gitanjali MATHUR / soprano
itanjali Mathur has quickly established herself as a singer of oratorio, baroque opera, and chamber music. She was born in India, and immigrated to the United States at the age of 8. She finished her bachelor, master, and performer diploma degrees in voice performance at Indiana University, Bloomington, along with minors in mathematics and computer science. Most recently, Gitanjali has sung solos in Virginia, New York, Miami, Eugene, Stuttgart and Esslingen in Germany, Rome, Copenhagen, and Austin, appearing with numerous ensembles as soloist and chorister: Austin Chamber Music Festival, La Follia Austin Baroque, Viola By Choice, Seraphic Fire, Canzonetta, and Santa Fe Desert Chorale. She has frequently sung with the Oregon Bach Festival, conducted by Maestro Helmuth Rilling, and had the pleasure of making her Carnegie Hall debut with him in J.S. Bach's St. Matthew Passion. She is also featured regularly with The Victoria Bach Festival and the Grammy-nominated group Conspirare, led by Craig Hella Johnson, and can be heard on their Harmonia Mundi recordings, The Threshold of Night and Requiem. She has worked with Daniel Johnson and The Texas Early Music Project since 2003, and was nominated in the "Best Singer" category for the Austin Critics Table Awards. She teaches private voice lessons at home, West Lake High School, and West Ridge Middle School. Along with music, her passion is dance, most recently in the form of an Indian folk/bollywood dance troupe called "Texas Tadka."