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Marja Liisa Kay

Marja Liisa Kay, soprano, is dedicated to the performance and promotion of contemporary music, and is recognized for her fearless sense of adventure.  She has premiered principle roles in a number of new operas, and international performances have taken place in Sweden, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, England and Costa Rica.  Dr. Kay is known for her performances of Esa-Pekka Salonen's Floof and Claude Vivier's Lonely Child in England, and has sung with the York Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony of the Redwoods.  She is especially well-versed in the vocal music of Finland's composers and has worked as a studio singer for James Horner and Phantom Recordings during research sessions for the feature film, Avatar.  Marja Liisa Kay holds a PhD from the University of York in England, an MFA from California Institute of the Arts under the tutelage of Jacqui Bobak and a BM from Chapman University as a Presidential Scholar.

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