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With luminous tone and distinctive artistry, American soprano Susan Narucki has earned international acclaim for over two decades. She has appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Netherlands Opera, San Francisco Symphony, MET Chamber Ensemble, on the Great Performers Series at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall with conductors such as Boulez, Levine, Salonen, Tilson Thomas, de Leeuw and Knussen. She has appeared as soloist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, at the Aspen, Ojai ,Norfolk and Yellow Barn Festivals, and with contemporary music groups across the globe, including ASKO/Schoenberg, ICE, Speculum Musicae, BCMG, Ensemble Modern among many others. A dedicated advocate of the music of our time, Ms. Narucki has given over one hundred world premieres, and has enjoyed close collaborations with composers including Andriessen, Kurtág, Carter, Dusapin and Crumb. Her extensive discography includes both a Grammy Award and Grammy Nomination for Best Classical Vocal Performance.
Increasingly, Ms. Narucki has turned her attention to creating projects that introduce modern music to audiences outside traditional concert hall settings and which illuminate broader issues in society. Her work has been supported by major grants from the Creative Capital Foundation, the MAP Fund for the Performing Arts/Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the University of California. She serves as artistic director/ soloist in Cuatro Corridos, a critically acclaimed chamber opera with libretto by Mexican novelist Jorge Volpi that addresses the subject of human trafficking across the U.S- Mexican border. She is a Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego.