On Saturday, March 21st, Soprano Arianna Zukerman is set to sing “Annelies,” Anne Frank’s Diary in song. She will bring the work to Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, under the baton of church conductor Michael Diorio. As a granddaughter of Holocaust survivors, the work carries significant personal meaning.
Zukerman, in addition to being an acclaimed performer, is a voice teacher, a mother of two, and a cancer survivor. She comes from a family of internationally recognized artists. Her father is violin/viola virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman, and her mother is flutist Eugenia Zukerman. Pedigree, without the desire and drive to carve one’s own path to success in the music industry, can get a person only so far, and Zukerman has worked her way to stellar success in the vocal world. She was a soloist on a Grammy-nominated CD, has sung leading roles with James Levine, as well as the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and now teaches as the Senior Director at Potomac Vocal Institute (PVI).