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Praised for her “gorgeous, profoundly expressive instrument”(Cleveland Plain Dealer) and possessing a voice of “extraordinary suppleness and beauty,” (The New York Times), soprano TERESA WAKIM has garnered wide acclaim performing and recording music from the Renaissance to the freshly-composed, and is perhaps best known as “a fine baroque stylist.” (Miami Herald) She has performed as soloist under many of the world’s renowned early music specialists, including Harry Christophers, Laurence Cummings, Ton Koopman, Nicolas McGegan, Martin Pearlman, Stephen Stubbs, and Jeannette Sorrell. She recently won First Prize in the International Soloist Competition for Early Music in Austria, and was named Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellow by Emmanuel Music. Noted engagements include soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Handel & Haydn Society, Bach’s Mass in B Minor and St. John Passion with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Bach’s Wedding Cantata with The Cleveland Orchestra, Handel’s Messiah with the Charlotte Symphony, the role of Pamina in The Magic Flute with Apollo’s Fire, and a title role in Handel's Acis and Galatea with the Boston Early Music Festival. Wakim can be heard as soloist on numerous recordings, including four Grammy-nominated albums with the Boston Early Music Festival and Seraphic Fire, and the Handel & Haydn Society’s latest disc for CORO, Mozart Coronation.