John von Rhein of the Chicago Tribune writes, “anything sung by soprano Tony Arnold is worth hearing.” Hailed by the New York Times as “a bold and powerful interpreter,” she has gained international acclaim for sparkling and insightful performances of the most daunting contemporary scores. In 2001, Ms. Arnold became the only vocalist ever to be awarded first prize in the Gaudeamus International Interpreters Competition. Later that year, she claimed first prize in the Louise D. McMahon International Music Competition. She has received critical acclaim for her performances with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Chicago Symphony Orchestra MusicNOW, L.A. Philharmonic New Music Group, New York New Music Ensemble, eighth blackbird, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, and many others. International festival appearances include Darmstadt (Germany), Cervantino (Mexico), Luzern (Switzerland), Tongyeong (Korea), and SoundSCAPE (Italy), where she performs and teaches each summer. Since 2003 Ms. Arnold has served on the faculty of the University at Buffalo. In 2009 she was the Howard Hanson Visiting Professor of American Music at the Eastman School. Her numerous recordings include chamber songs by Webern and Berio’s Sequenza III on Naxos, and Kurtag’s Kafka Fragments and a 2006 Grammy Nominated performance of Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children on Bridge Records.
Jason ECKARDT: Undersong (mode 234)