Dr. Isabel Bayrakdarian (photo by Dario Acosta)
UCSB Assistant Professor of Voice Dr. Isabel Bayrakdarian has been nominated for a Juno Award (Canada’s Grammy equivalent) in the Classical Album of the Year (Vocal or Choral) category for her album Mother of Light: Armenian hymns & chants in praise of Mary with Coro Vox Aeterna! Dr. Bayrakdarian is a four-time winner and seven-time Juno Award-nominee. Her albums Mozart: Arie e Duetti (2007), Viardot-Garcia: Lieder Chansons Canzone Mazurkas (2006), Cleopatra (2005), and Azulão (2004), have all won Classical Album of the Year (Vocal or Choral). The 2018 Juno Award winners will be announced on Sunday, March 25th.
Dr. Bayrakdarian’s performing career was launched in 1997, the year she was a winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and the same year she graduated from the University of Toronto cum laude with a biomedical engineering degree. Since then, she has performed in major opera houses across the globe and with many of the world’s finest orchestras. Her versatility is also reflected in being the featured vocalist on the Grammy Award-winning soundtrack of the blockbuster film The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers, and on the soundtrack of Atom Egoyan’s Ararat. Dr. Bayrakdarian is the winner of many prestigious awards, including four consecutive Juno Awards, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee and the Diamond Jubilee Medals, and most recently, she was awarded the “Movses Khorenatsi” medal—the Republic of Armenia’s highest cultural award.
Learn more about Dr. Bayrakdarian at www.bayrakdarian.com
February 6, 2018 - 1:24pm