STEFANIE QUINTIN, soprano
Described by The Straits Times as a singer who “possesses a voice with remarkable flexibility and a truly commanding musical presence,” soprano Stefanie Quintin embraces multivocality in her practice as a performer, with a repertoire that ranges from Renaissance to contemporary music – including world premieres.
She attended the Vielklang Akademie für Alte Musik in Tübingen, Germany, and studied with early music specialists - lutenist Lee Santana and soprano Sybilla Rubens. She also collaborated and performed with classical guitarist Carsten Linck, specializing in the performance of English ayres and German Lied. As a proponent of contemporary music, she frequently collaborates with composers and continues to explore the capabilities of the human voice. She is a member of the Ripieno Ensemble PH; a Pierrot ensemble based in Manila, dedicated to the promotion and performance of contemporary music in the Philippines and Southeast Asia.
Stefanie has performed as a soloist in various international festivals such as the Asia-Europe New Music Festival (Vietnam), Yilan International Arts Festival (Taiwan), soundSCAPE Festival (Italy), Baroque Festival (Singapore), and many others. She has been featured in concerts/performances with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Asia Traditional Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Bach Choir and Orchestra, and the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.
Her operatic credits include Domenico Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Henry Purcell's Fairy Queen, and Samuel Barber's A Hand of Bridge, among others. In 2019, Opera Wire described her as the "star of the show, [with] her sweet soprano soaring throughout" for her title role performance in the North American premiere of Eli Marshall's contemporary chamber opera - MILA.
Stefanie graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines, and a Master of Arts in Contemporary Music Performance from the University of California San Diego. She studied with National Artist for Music Fides Cuyugan-Asensio, Rica Nepomuceno, Ena Aldecoa, Arthur Espiritu, Susan Narucki, and Christopher Arceo.
She is a recipient of the Delphic Lyra Award for Traditional Music at the 3rd International Junior Delphic Games, PGMA Presidential Award for Culture and the Arts, Rey Paguio Scholarship, and the Trovillo-Graham Award for Voice. Stefanie is a prize winner in various vocal competitions such as the Hawk Vocal Awards Competition, Musical Merit Foundation Competition, La Jolla Symphony Young Artists Competition, and the Singapore Lyric Opera - ASEAN Vocal Competition (Opera-Professional Category).