“Her singing is utterly delectable and completely assured…Sheer ‘joie de vivre’ and mastery come spilling across,
to the eyes as well as the ears.”
-The New York Times
“One of the most sought-after singers on the planet.”
- BBC Radio
Called “opera’s coolest soprano” by The New York Times, Danielle de Niese will perform on Shriver Hall Concert Series
with pianist Cameron Stowe on Sunday, November 16. With a dynamic and varied program that includes opera arias by
Mozart and Handel, and songs spanning three centuries and the European continent, the duo’s artistic prowess and
engaging stage presence will be on full display.
Danielle de Niese’s “sweet, gleaming soprano,” “phenomenal musicality,” and “sharply comic, yet utterly moving
acting,” have launched her into a spectacular career. The Australian-born American singer regularly appears on the
world’s most prestigious opera and concert stages and has had an extensive selection of recordings on the Decca
label. For her 2007 debut solo album, Handel Arias, de Niese was named New Artist of the Year at the ECHO Awards,
received the 2008 Orphée d'Or by l’Académie du Disque Lyrique and was nominated for the 2009 Classical Brit Award
for Female Artist of the Year. The Mozart Album followed in 2009, while Diva was released in July 2010 throughout the
United Kingdom. Through her recordings, live performances and television exposure, de Niese has gained wide
recognition as a highly respected and popular classical artist, who combines effortless grace with the ability to
communicate on every level. At age eighteen, de Niese became the youngest singer ever to enter the Metropolitan Opera's
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. A year later she made her Met debut as Barbarina in Le nozze di
Figaro in Jonathan Miller's acclaimed new production with James Levine. The soprano has enjoyed continued successes
on the top operatic and recital stages of the world, and has made orchestral appearances with the New York Philharmonic,
Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony, San Francisco Symphony and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. In
addition to her accomplished musical abilities, de Niese passionately pursues philanthropic causes, including working
closely with HRH Prince Charles and his Foundation for Children and the Arts and with Dame Judi Dench for Future
Pianist Cameron Stowe is a leading specialist in the study and performance of song recital repertoire. For more than a
decade his work has been led by his passion for poetry and song, and he has received much critical praise and numerous
awards for his commitment to this art form as a performer, scholar and teacher. Noted for his spirited and sensitive
playing, he maintains an active international performance schedule as a song recital collaborator, appearing regularly in
recital with many of the most prominent concert singers and opera stars of his generation. Also dedicated to his role as an
educator, Stowe is a faculty member at The Juilliard School, Chair of the Collaborative Piano department at New England
Conservatory, and has taught at Aspen Music Festival and the Vancouver International Song Institute. Stowe holds a
doctorate from Juilliard with a specialized focus in song and vocal chamber music. He earned a Masters degree from The
Peabody Conservatory (Johns Hopkins) and a Bachelors degree from Oberlin College Conservatory. He also studied at the
North Carolina School of the Art, the Académie de Musique de Sion, and Tanglewood Music Center.
Danielle de Niese and Cameron Stowe will perform in Shriver Hall Auditorium on Sunday, November 16, 5:30pm.
Tickets are $42 for adults and $21 for students. Subscriptions for Shriver Hall Concert Series’ 2014-15 season, featuring
other world-renowned musicians, are also on sale for $249 (student: $129).
Now in its 49th season, Shriver Hall Concert Series is Baltimore’s premier presenter of chamber music ensembles and
solo recitalists with the mission of making music consonant with the highest aspirations of musical art, creating
performances and providing educational training programs at the highest level of excellence. Presenting its coveted
subscription series each year, free ‘Discovery Series’ concerts around the Greater-Baltimore area, and other special
events, the Series has featured many of the world’s most renowned soloists and ensembles. The Series has been called
“Baltimore’s finest importer of classical music talent” by The Sun and is the five-time recipient of Baltimore magazine’s
distinction “Best Classical Music” in its annual “Best of Baltimore” issue.
For more information or to order tickets, call 410-516-7164 or visit