Praised for singing with “passion and emotional depth” (Richmond Times-Dispatch), soprano Jennifer Piazza-Pick has performed with the Nationaltheater Mannheim, Germany as well as with US military bands in Belarus, Latvia, and Lithuania. In the US, she has performed with Opera Piccola of San Antonio, the Princeton Festival, Ithaca Opera, Long Beach Opera, Cincinnati Opera, the Princeton Festival, the Charlottesville Symphony, and at Carnegie Hall. She has also performed with the Richmond and Alamo City Ballet companies, Oregon Bach Festival, Virginia Chorale, San Antonio Chamber Choir, Bach in Baltimore, and in concert series' throughout the country.
Known for her expressivity as a performer, Jennifer focuses on engaging audiences with concert experiences that resonate in the imagination. Her clear diction and sensitive interpretations allow audiences to engage with the text, helping listeners connect to their past, present, and future shared humanity.
Ms. Piazza-Pick has premiered works by Liam Wade, James MacMillan, Eric Whitacre, Kevin Salfen, Ashi Day, and Dannielle McBryan, including settings of poetry by San Antonio’s poet laureate, Camen Tafolla. Jennifer’s musical curiosity has led to research on women composers, which has been presented at the International Music by Women Festival, Darkwater Women in Music Festival, and the Women Composers Festival of Hartford. Recent recitals have showcased works by American women composers Juliana Hall, Margaret Bonds, and Cherise Leiter.
Collaborating with other artists is another of Jennifer’s passions. She has performed with Alamo City Ballet and the Richmond Ballet, as well as with dancers for individual projects. She regularly performs vocal chamber music with various instruments, especially works for soprano and clarinet duo and works with organ.
The winner of Hawaii Public Radio’s art song contest, Ms. Piazza-Pick was also a finalist for the American Prize in the women’s art song division and the winner of the George Cortes Award for Classical Singing by the Artist Foundation of San Antonio. Her work has been featured on NPR and the TV show Virginia Currents.
Based in Columbia, MD, Jennifer performs with a wide variety of ensembles, including Whistling Hens, which focuses on works by women composers. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at the University of Maryland, College Park.