Andrea Folan has had a busy career primarily as a solo recitalist and chamber musician. She is a specialist in the performance of German Lieder, and has appeared regularly both in the U.S. and abroad with acclaimed fortepianists, including Malcolm Bilson and Kristian Bezuidenhout, in festivals and on recital series, including the Festival Flanders in Brugge, Belgium, festivals in the Netherlands, at the Bard Festival, in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City, and at Jordan Hall in Boston.
As a chamber musician, she has interpreted works from Hildegard von Bingen’s chants to English lute songs, medieval plays to Handel arias and Bach cantatas. She has performed as soloist with orchestras in performances of repertoire from Mozart concert arias to Handel and Haydn Oratorios, Bach passions, as well as the Mass in B Minor with original instrument orchestras, to Brahms’ Requiem and Orf’s Carmina Burana, to name but a few. The ensembles with which she has appeared include Publick Musick, the Folger Consort, NYS Baroque, Apollo’s Fire, and the Mannes Camerata, and regional orchestras including the Harrisburg, Syracuse, and Erie Philharmonics. She made her Lincoln Center debut as a featured soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra in a rarely performed Haydn oratorio Il ritorno di Tobias.
In addition to recording for the Musica Omnia, all available on youtube, iTunes, and Google, and at http://www.musicaomnia.org/artist/andrea-folan/, she appears on the Bridge and Leonarda labels.
Ms. Folan has been on the voice faculty at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY, for over 13 years, previously being a voice instructor at Cornell and Syracuse Universities. She has a specialization in voice science, with a vocology certification and graduate studies in Speech Language Pathology, and she teaches vocal pedagogy. A childhood spent living in Germany and an additional degree in German Literature underpins her expertise in German diction, which she also teaches at Nazareth.