Colombian-American soprano Stephanie Lamprea is an architect of new sounds and expressions as a performer, recitalist, curator, and improviser, specializing in contemporary classical repertoire. Trained as an operatic coloratura, Stephanie uses her voice as a mechanism of avant-garde performance art, creating “maniacal shifts of vocal production and character… like an icepick through the skull” (Jason Eckardt). She has received awards from the Concert Artist Guild, St. Botolph Club Foundation, the John Cage Orgel Stiftung in Germany, and the Puffin Foundation. Stephanie has performed as a soloist for Sound Scotland's 2021 soundfestival, Roulette Intermedium, Constellation Chicago, National Sawdust, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. As a passionate educator and speaker, Stephanie has taught and performed in residency for several universities including the University of California at Davis, Temple University, and the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. She has presented her artistic research and performances for the 2021 Young Women Composers Conference (USA) and the 2021 Shared Narratives Conference (UK), and she was a featured TEDx Speaker for TEDxWaltham: Going Places.
Stephanie is a candidate for the Doctor of Performing Arts degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, supervised by composer/zoo-musicologist Dr. Emily Doolittle and co-supervised by Dr. Laura Gonzalez and Jean Sangster. She is very grateful to be the recipient of a scholarship which allows her to fully concentrate on her doctoral studies and artistic development. Stephanie looks forward to developing her research and artistic projects centered on the contemporary classical voice through extended techniques, multi-disciplinary performance, and vocal composition and improvisation via various eco-materialist perspectives. www.stephanielamprea.com