Ben Kazez

Baritone Ben Kazez has performed in the Monteverdi Choir under Sir John Eliot Gardiner and as soloist at Barcelona's Petit Palau, Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, and London’s St John’s Smith Square and Milton Court.

While living in the UK, he gave solo concerts under Dame Emma Kirkby, Dame Sarah Connolly, Mark Padmore, and Christian Curnyn. He also sang in the Monteverdi Choir under Sir John Eliot Gardiner with English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique at the Salzburg Festival, BBC Proms Royal Albert Hall, Vienna Musikverein, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Berlin Philharmonie, Venice's Teatro La Fenice, and Versailles. In Italy's Ghislieri Coro e Orchestra, he has recorded an album of Jommelli and Gregorian chant, released on Arcana in 2020.

As a teacher, Ben draws on his experiences studying technique, interpretation, and diction with teachers at the San Francisco Opera Center and London's Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music. He also draws heavily on his own research on historical singing pedagogy and modern voice science and acoustics. Though grounded in science, Ben's teaching is simple and practical.

In his spare time, Ben enjoys speaking foreign languages, hiking, and maintaining the Vocal Music Instrumentation Index.

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Berkeley, CA (94702)

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Ben Kazez
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Baroque Music, Bel Canto
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High School

Master of Music, Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London)
Young Artist, Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme, 2016–18
Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, Carleton College, Minnesota, 2007

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Technique, interpretation, and diction. Scientifically and historically grounded, but presented simply and pragmatically.

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