Grace Svatek (BMUSE ’13, Studio of Professor Ronald Burrichter) is entering her second year of study at Westminster Choir College (WCC) in Princeton, New Jersey. Svatek is seeking a Master of Music in Voice Performance and Pedagogy degree and studying with Laura Brooks Rice. During her first year at WCC, she covered the role of Flaminia in Haydn’s Il mondo della luna. She was the first-place winner of the New Jersey NATS competition, second-place winner in the regional competition, which includes the New York and Philadelphia areas, and was one of 14 singers selected to sing at the national NATS competition.
As a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir, Svatek has sung with the New Jersey Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic in venues such as the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia and New York’s Carnegie Hall. This spring, Svatek made her solo debut in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with The Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin.