Soprano Denise Konicek is a well known soloist in the New England area, having performed with a wide range of choral, chamber and orchestral groups, including Assabet Valley Mastersingers on several occasions. Her solo performances have been broadcast on WGBH, KSJN, and National Public Radio.
High points of Ms. Konicek’s professional development have been master classes with Elly Ameling and Martin Isepp and a fellowship to Stonybrook Bach Aria Institute. She was also a semifinalist in the International Concert Artists Guild Competition.
Ms. Konicek’s repertoire ranges from early music to world premieres. She is a featured soloist on several CD recordings, including her own critically acclaimed project disc of Dvorak and Shostakovich art songs on Arsis Audio. A review of “Google” entries for Denise Konicek will guide interested parties to several samples of her solo recordings on the internet.
She is particularly sought after for the more challenging coloratura repertoire such as Mozart’s Mass in C Minor. Ms. Konicek’s reviews have described her “…dewy tone, true intonation, and graceful phrasing” (Boston Globe); found her “spellbinding in her interpretation” (South Coast Today); praised her singing as she “forged effortlessly through the coloratura rills and trills” (City Side); and have found her capable of offering “one of the solo high points” (Worcester Phoenix).