SonyaKnussenPraised by The New York Times for her “gracefully shaped vocal lines,” The Washington Post for her “confident and penetrating account of line” and The Albany Times Union for her “dead-on surety of pitch and attractive tone,” Sonya Alexandra Knussen, contralto, is equally at home performing new music and established repertoire. Knussen has also premiered works at festivals in the U.S. and U.K. 

As a featured soloist, she has performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Bach in Baltimore, Cathedral Choral Society of Washington, Washington Bach Consort, Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival and Tanglewood Festival Chorus at venues including the Snape Maltings, Symphony Space and Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood. Her operatic roles include Bianca in The Rape of Lucretia, Alte Nonne in Sancta Susanna, Rebecca Nurse in The Crucible and Florence Pike in Albert Herring. Knussen is a seasoned ensemble singer performing regularly with the Choir of the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Chantry Early Music, and her own ensemble, hexaCollective.  Visit