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American soprano Anne-Kathryn Olsen is a versatile vocal artist with a passion for historical music: from the gothic Italian avant-garde to the early folk music of Appalachian America; Mediterranean vocal traditions to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. Performances have brought her to the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, La Monnaie in Brussels, the Konzerthaus in Vienna and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. She is regularly invited to take part in Europe’s most important music festivals such as Festival Oudemusiek Utrecht, Festival Saintes, the Berliner Festpiele, Resonanzen, Songs of our Roots, Actus Humanus and Early Music St. Petersburg Festivals. She has collaborated with Björn Schmelzer and graindelavoix, Guillermo Pérez and Tasto Solo, Pedro Memelsdorff and Mala Punica, Václav Luks and Collegium 1704, Gli Angeli Genève, Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Soloists, Helmuth Rilling, and the American Bach Soloists in San Francisco. Also a proponent of new music, she was seen in La Monnaie’s multidisciplinary project Orfeo et Majnun as part of a new opera written for the occasion by Scottish experimental composer Jane Dickson. She appears on recordings with graindelavoix on the Glossa label.