Clara Osowski *** Voice 2018

Clara Osowski ***
United States

VOICE 2018 Edition – Art Song division

Third Prize and Radio-Canada People’s Choice Award

Voice 2018   



Biography 2018: Mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski is an active soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe. In her most recent competition success in 2017, she was named the winner of the Houston Saengerbund Competition and placed third in the Madison Handel Aria Competition. In March, Clara became the first ever American prize winner when she placed second at the Thomas Quasthoffs International Song Competition in Heidelberg, Germany, and in September she was awarded the Richard Tauber Prize for the best interpretation of Schubert lieder at the Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation Song Competition in London. Recent recital appearances include the Dame Myra Hess Series in Chicago and the Schubert Club International Artist series in St. Paul.

Clara received her Bachelor of Musical Arts degree with emphasis in Voice from North Dakota State University in 2008, and Master of Arts Degree in Voice from the University of Iowa in 2010. She currently studies voice with Emma Small of Minneapolis.

Clara Osowski is generously sponsored by par Nathalie Pratte.


Clara Osowski website

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Voice 2018 Program



Franz Schubert
Memnon D. 541

Francis Poulenc
Homme au sourire tendre (La Fraîcheur et le Feu FP 147)

Benjamin Britten
Sephestia’s Lullaby (A Charm of Lullabies op. 41)

Dominick Argento
Parents (From the Diary of Virginia Woolf)

Franz Schubert
Bei dir allein! D. 866 n° 2



Franz Schubert
Heliopolis 1 D. 753    
Auflösung D. 807       
Die Sterne D. 176      

Jean Sibelius
Den första kyssen op. 37 n° 1

Ralph Vaughan Williams
Tired (Four Last Songs)

Gabriel Fauré
Clair de lune op. 46 n° 2

Joseph Marx
Pierrot Dandy

Francis Poulenc
Pierrot FP 66

Virgil Thomson
Let’s Take a Walk



Franz Schubert
An Sylvia D. 891

Hector Berlioz
La mort d’Ophélie H. 92A

Robert Schumann
Gedichte der Königin Maria Stuart op. 135 
Abschied von Frankreich

Robert Fleming
The Confession Stone (Songs of Mary)         
Bring me those needles, Martha
Everything is black
Oh, my boy Jesus

Franz Schubert
Die junge Nonne D. 828

Virgil Thomson
A Prayer to Saint Catherine

Official pianist: Olivier Godin