Pamela Kuhn has dedicated her life to the art of singing. She earned her Bachelor of Music from the University of Oregon and went on to study with legendary accompanist/coach Gwendolyn Koldofsky at the University of Southern California gaining a Master of Music in Vocal Performance. She then moved to London to further her vocal studies with Vera Rozsa, teacher to Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Her London recital debut was in 1985 with Graham Johnson at the Wigmore Hall. In competition she was a finalist in the Shell Oil/Scottish Opera Prize, Paris Competition and the Belvedere Competition for Opera Singers in Vienna. Her operatic performances include Tosca, High Priestess, Aida, Sieglinde, Adalgisa, Ines (world premiere of INES DE CASTRO by James McMillan) and Leonora (FIDELIO) with Scottish Opera; Rezia in the Edinburgh Festival production of OBERON conducted by Seiji Ozawa touring to Tanglewood, Edinburgh and Frankfurt and at La Fenice Teatro in Venice conducted by Peter Maag. Other operatic roles in English Festivals include Pamina, Donna Elvira, Ariadne, Fiordiligi and Gretel. Her American operatic debut was as Aida for Florentine Opera in Milwaukee with Louis Salemno conducting. She has performed the VERDI REQUIEM conducted by Helmuth Rilling and the Penderecki POLISH REQUIEM conducted by Penderecki at the Oregon Bach Festival, broadcast on PBS. Having performed many times with the legendary accompanist Geoffrey Parsons, she was invited to sing at his memorial service in London alongside distinguished artists Dame Janet Baker and Victoria de Los Angeles.
She has studied with distinguished artists such as Sir Peter Pears, Elly Ameling, Dalton Baldwin, Gerard Souzay, Hugues Cuenod, Erich Vietheer, Josephine Veasey, Ruth Falcon and Anthony Manoli. She has performed throughout England and Europe as soloist in orchestral and oratorio performances with Sir Richard Armstrong, Seiji Ozawa, Peter Maag and Mark Wigglesworth performing with such orchestras as the London Philharmonic, the Royal Philharmonic, the Bournemouth Symphony, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Junge Deutsche Orchestra. Her recordings include the Operatic Gala dedicated to the memory of Princess Diana with the London Philharmonic London under Paul Wynn Griffiths, operatic excerpts with the Royal Opera House Orchestra at Covent Garden, OBERON with Maestro Seiji Ozawa at the Edinburgh Festival, Mahler Songs with Grant Loehnig, the sacred compilation, “Reverence” with David Holkeboer and the Beethoven MISSA SOLEMNIS with Radio Studio Lugano, Switzerland. As a teacher Miss Kuhn has maintained prominent vocal studios in New York City and Greenwich, CT with Master Classes in London and American Universities. Her encouraging attitude and endeavor to reach the soul of her students’ music making is reflected in the dedication of her singers. As a former student of Madame Gwendolyn Koldofsky she furthers the tradition of fine recital repertoire coaching.
In 2010, Miss Kuhn established the charitable group, The Angel Choir, for anyone who would like to sing to revivify their spirits while raising money for breast cancer awareness and research.
‘Mein Elemer’, Arabella, R Strauss
‘Vissi d’Arte’, Tosca, G Puccini
‘Brindisi’, La Traviata, G Verdi
‘Song To The Moon’, Rusalka, A Dvorak
‘Du Bist Der Lenz’, Die Walküre, R Wagner
‘Au pays ou se fait la guerre’, H Duparc
‘Porgi Amor’, Le Nozze di Figaro, WA Mozart
‘Zerfließe, Mein Herze’, St. John Passion, JS Bach