Ms. Kim Leeds
Kim Leeds, mezzo-soprano, is a native of the Chicago area. Noted for her “rich timbre and flexible voice” Ms. Leeds has appeared as a soloist in numerous concert performances, most notably Mendelssohn’s Lauda Sion and Bach’s Weihnachts-oratorium with Christ Church, NYC. In 2006 and 2008 Kim Leeds attended the International Vocal Arts Institute in Puerto Rico where she sang in masters classes with Joan Dorneman, Paul Nadler, and Diana Soviero. Some of her most recent roles include playing the title role in The Rough Faced Girl by Gabriella Snyder, The Wife in the world premiere of Ronnie Reshef’s Reqiuem for the Living, Daphne in Musica Nuova’s Sibling Rivalry, and Misericordia/Amor Celestis in Hildegard von Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum.
In addition to multiple contemporary performances, Ms. Leeds enjoys early music. In 2010 she attended the Amhearst Early Music Festival with Musica Nuova as artist-in-residence and has sung for many years with the critically acclaimed group Cappella Clausura. Balancing her career between performing and teaching, Ms. Leeds recently received her Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy and Performance from the Boston Conservatory under the tutelage of Kevin Wilson.