Recognized for her “vibrant and colorful” singing (The New York Times) in works spanning the Renaissance to contemporary composers, mezzo-soprano Kate Maroney was featured worldwide in over 75 performances of Einstein on the Beach with the Philip Glass Ensemble, including recent performances in Gwangju, South Korea. A frequent collaborator with ensembles and orchestras throughout the country, Kate has appeared as a soloist at Lincoln Center with the American Classical Orchestra and Sacred Music in a Sacred Space (Bach Mass in B-Minor), at LA Opera (Missy Mazzoli Song From the Uproar), Oregon Bach Festival (Bach Christmas Oratorio), New York City Ballet and Musica Sacra at Lincoln Center (Mendelssohn A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Amor Artis and Fairfield County Chorale (Bach Magnificat), Princeton Pro Music (Bach Christmas Oratorio), Carmel Bach Festival, Clarion Music Society (Steinberg Passion Week), “A Memorial to Allen Forte” at Yale University with Cantata Profana (Webern Op. 4 Fünf Lieder nach Gedichte von Stefan George), Bach Vespers at Holy Trinity, Bard Music Festival, with Anonymous 4 and The Bangor Symphony, Ekmeles Vocal Ensemble at the MATA Festival, Bach Collegium San Diego, Mark Morris Dance Group, Yale Choral Artists,Vox Vocal Ensemble at The Guggenheim Museum, St. Luke in the Fields, Trinity Wall Street, American Opera Projects, Berkshire Bach Society, Brooklyn Art Song Society, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Kate was 2013 prizewinner in the New York Oratorio Lyndon Woodside Soloist competition and debuted as a soloist in H andel’s Dixit Dominus in Carnegie’s Zankal Hall and Chicago’s Orchestra Hall.
A champion of new music, Kate performed the U.S. premiere of Damon Albarn’s Monkey: Journey to the West at the David Koch Theatre during the Lincoln Center Festival in 2013 under Brad Lubman. She premiered Missy Mazzoli’s Song From The Uproar at The Kitchen in 2012 and is heard on the premiere cast recording on New Amsterdam Records with the Now Ensemble under Steven Osgood. Kate recorded James Adler’s Reflections upon a September morn for Albany Records and is heard on the recording of Julia Wolfe’s Pulitzer-winning piece, Anthracite Fields, with the Bang On A Can All-Stars and The Choir of Trinity Wall Street. Kate has worked closely with and premiered works by composers Philip Glass, Julia Wolfe, Dominick Argento, Daron Hagen, Matthew Welch, Hannah Lash, Paola Prestini, Ted Hearne, Olga Bell, Lisa Bielawa, Harry Stafylakis, Chris Cerrone, Jacob Cooper, Michael Rose, Marie Incontrera, Andrew McKenna Lee, Ola Gjeilo, and Scott Wheeler.
Kate holds a a D.M.A. from Eastman in Voice Performance and Literature with a Minor in Voice Pedagogy, as well as degrees in music from SUNY Purchase and Yale. She recently joined voice faculty at Mannes (The New School) where she teaches a voice pedagogy course and private students. Kate loves being home in Brooklyn with jazz-musician and composer husband Red Wierenga and their two cats.