From chamber music and Baroque repertoire to opera and solo recordings,
Tamara Matthews performs in all classical genres as a soprano. She has
risen to international status with debuts in France, Italy, Spain,
Israel, Singapore, Mexico, Canada, and Hong Kong, as well as many major
venues in the United States. Possessing "a glorious instrument, velvety
and warm, glistening with light and dramatically forceful", Matthews'
singing resulted in her acclaimed Carnegie Hall debut in 1994 as
first-prize winner of the Musica Sacra Bach Vocal Competition.
International debuts for Matthews include the Orchestre Philharmonique
du Strasbourg (Strauss Vier Letzte Lieder, Wagner Liebestod/Jan Latham
Koenig conducting), Violetta (La Traviata) with the Festival
Lyrique-Belle Ile en Mer, Haifa (Israel) Symphony (Opera Arias and
Mahler Symphony#4/Stanley Sperber), a concert tour and recording with
the Orchestra of New Spain (Madrid) of classic works by Nebra and Soler,
and Messiahs with the Singapore Symphony and Mexico City Symphony
Matthews has been featured as soloist in over 15 professional albums,
including the repertoire of Alma Mahler, Beethoven, Bach, Haydn,
Vivaldi, and Buxtehude. She has taught at Westminster Choir College,
Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford Colleges, as well as a private
studio in Paris, France.