Fabiana Katz

Fabiana Katz, alto

Immersed in music in her native Argentina, Fabiana Katz moved to Canada at the age of 14. She earned her B.Mus. at the University of Calgary and her Master of Music in choral conducting from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

Whereas critics have used words like “chocolate” and “caramel” to describe the richness and shimmering quality of Fabiana’s voice, she has also acquired a range and an edgy and dramatic vocal timbre that make her performances both intimate and powerful. She has appeared as a soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, the Prince George Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Radio Orchestra, the Regina Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver New Music, the Erato Ensemble, and others.

As a recitalist, Ms. Katz focuses on repertoire which highlights her varied cultural background: Spanish, Latin American and Sephardic. Fabiana is also a member of a Balinese Gamelan ensemble and an Argentinean folklore combo. In her role as conductor, she is currently artistic director of The Richmond Singers, which celebrates its 52nd anniversary this year, and director of the Beth Israel Synagogue Choir.

Because of her holistic and organic approach to vocal technique, her intuitive and empathic nature as a teacher, and her ability to understand and work through vocal issues, Fabiana is sought after as a voice pedagogue. She has sat as adjudicator on Festival panels throughout BC, Alberta and the Yukon.