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KAYLEEN SANCHEZ

SOPRANO

MUSIC

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FAR SONG (Kayleen Sánchez and Paul Sánchez) presents new music by David M. Gordon.

Three song cycles composed by Paul Sánchez, pianist, performed by Kayleen and Paul Sánchez.

BEDLAM's debut album,

featuring Scottish lute songs of the 16th century.

BEDLAM's second album, featuring Scottish, English, and Irish lute songs of the 16th and 17th centuries.

Kayleen Sánchez and Johnandrew Slominski perform Schwanengesang using historical performance practice.

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Kayleen Sánchez and Paul Sánchez perform

new music with clarinetist Jun Qian.

VIDEOS

FAR SONG's preview of Nefertari: A Musical Epic
Kayleen Sánchez performs "La Tierra," by Yiorgos Vassilandonakis
Kayleen Sánchez performs Eric Whitacre's "Goodnight, Moon."
BEDLAM performs "The Death of Queen Jane."
 
 

BIOGRAPHY

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“Kayleen Sánchez' wonderfully sensitive interpretations evoke the full sway of Sappho’s fervent, impassioned imagination. Indeed, Sánchez' keen technical virtuosity manages to capture the finely shaded gradations of emotion that all three song cycles draw up from the well of human experience. Listen closely and you’ll discover that, long after the final syllable is sung, her voice still thrills along the spine.”

-  Sherod Santos

"Soprano Kayleen Sánchez has the perfect voice, pure and unshakably direct in delivery.... [her] purity of voice and total control of her instrument is utterly remarkable...."

-  Colin Clarke

"Sanchez has a pure, lyric voice which she uses with imagination."

-  Henry Fogel

Photo By: Paul Sánchez

Praised for her “keen technical virtuosity... her voice [that] thrills along the spine” (Sherod Santos, 2016), soprano Kayleen Sánchez is a recitalist, pedagogue, and recording artist with particular passion for early and new music.

 

Recent CD releases on the Albany Records and Soundset Recordings labels include Magus Insipiens and West Meets East, featuring works by Paul Sánchez; Schubert’s Schwanengesang with fortepianist Johnandrew Slominski; and Died for Love, featuring Renaissance works performed by her lute-song duo Bedlam. Described as "the magical duo BEDLAM" (Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine), she and her duo partner, lutenist Dr. Laudon Schuett, have been praised by the Lute Society of America for their “subtle and delicate” interaction.” Her album Mysteria Fidei, featuring new music by David M. Gordon, was released on the Innova Records label in 2020.

 

Sánchez is on faculty at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She studied with Rita Shane and Carol Webber at the Eastman School of Music.

LIVE

​December 19, 2021
Candlelight Orchestra  | Society Hall Charleston, SC

December 17, 2021

"Holiday Spirits" with Charleston Opera Theater  |  Charleston, SC

December 3–4, 2021

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra |  Washington Pavilion  |  Sioux Falls, SD

December 18–19, 2020

Charleston Symphony Orchestra |  Gaillard Center  |  Charleston, SC

November 2, 2019

BEDLAM Recital |  1867 Sanctuary  |  Ewing, NJ

October 29, 2019
Rodrigo: A Life in Music |  International Piano Series  |  Charleston, SC

October 6, 2019
BEDLAM Recital |  Isle of Palms First United Methodist Church  |  Isle of Palms, SC

August 20, 2019
Vassilandonakis: La Tierra  |  San Francisco Int'l. Piano Festival | San Francisco, CA

August 17, 2019
Music of David M. Gordon  |  San Francisco Int'l. Piano Festival | San Francisco, CA

August 15, 2019
Festival Kickoff  |  San Francisco Int'l. Piano Festival |  San Francisco, CA

July 13, 2019
Sánchez Art Songs |  Music at Grazhda Festival |  Catskills, NY

July 11, 2019
BEDLAM  |  Private House Concert | Hunter, NY

May 30, 2019
"American Voices" Recital |  Dakota Sky Foundation  | Sioux Falls, SD

May 20–24, 2019
Resident Artist  |  Baylor Communio |  Leakey, TX

April 13, 2019
Adjudicator  |  Kentucky Bach Choir Competition |  Lexington, KY

April 5–7, 2019
BEDLAM  |  Pegasus Early Music Concert Tour |  Western NY
 
March 9, 2019
Works by Vassilandonakis and Hart | College of Charleston |  Charleston, SC

March 2, 2019
Art Songs by Paul Sánchez  |  University of Mississippi |  Oxford, MS

February 8, 2019
Magnetic South  |  Charleston Symphony Orchestra |  Charleston, SC

December 17–22, 2018
Recording  |  Mysteria Incarnationis by David M. Gordon |  Charleston, SC

December 10–11, 2018
BEDLAM  |  Recording Sessions |  Charleston, SC

November 2, 2018
BEDLAM | 1867 Sanctuary |  Ewing, NJ

October 12, 2018
Magnetic South  |  Charleston Symphony Orchestra |  Charleston, SC

October 8, 2018
BEDLAM | CofC Second Monday Series |  Charleston, SC

September 29, 2018
Recital of American Music | Autunno Musicale |  Caserta, Italy

September 10, 2018
Works by David M. Gordon | CofC Second Monday Series |  Charleston, SC

August 17, 2018
Art Song Recital  |  New Piano Collective  |  San Francisco, CA

July 20, 2018
BEDLAM Lute Song Recital | The Music House |  Greenville, NC

June 4–5, 2018
BEDLAM  |  Piccolo Spoleto Festival Celtic Arts Series |  Charleston, SC

May 14–18, 2018
Resident Artist  |  Baylor Communio |  Leakey, TX

April 20–22, 2018
Paul Sánchez Art Songs  |  MSU Song Cycle Conference |  East Lansing, MI

April 14, 2018
BEDLAM plays at McCann's Irish Pub, 6:30–9:30pm  |  Seabrook Island, SC

March 18, 2018
BEDLAM, featuring Beth Arnold & Dieter Hennings  |  Lexington, KY

March 11, 2018
BEDLAM, featuring Beth Arnold & Dieter Hennings |  Isle of Palms, SC

February 23, 2018
 Songs of Sappho |  Sappho Conference |  Charleston, SC

December 20, 2017
In Concert with Paul Sánchez  |  Carlton UMC |  Carlton, NY

December 11, 2017
BEDLAM  |  Taylor Music Group Celtic Christmas |  Charleston, SC

November 3–5, 2017
BEDLAM  |  Lute Song Workshop  |  Ewing, NJ

October 20–21, 2017
BEDLAM Performance and Masterclass  |  Cary School of Music  |  Cary, NC
 
September 11, 2017
BEDLAM  |  Second Monday Series  |  College of Charleston, SC

August 18–20, 2017
Art Song Recitals  |  New Piano Collective  |  San Francisco, CA

June 25, 2017
BEDLAM  |  Concerts on the Hill  |  Portsmouth, NH

June 11–16, 2017
Festival Artist  |  Dakoty Sky Academy  |  Sioux Falls, SD

May 27, 2017
Art Song Recital with Paul Sánchez  |  Piccolo Spoleto  |  Charleston, SC

April 1–2, 2017
Concerts  |  Taylor Festival Choir  |  South Carolina

March 2017
Recording Project with pianist Johnandrew Slominski  |  Rochester, NY

February 23, 2017
BEDLAM Lute Song Recital  |  University of North Carolina, Wilmington

February 18, 2017
Recital with pianist Paul Sánchez and tenor Ted Federle  |  High Point, NC

February 11–12, 2017
Concerts  |  Taylor Festival Choir  |  South Carolina

January 2017
BEDLAM Recording Project  |  Charleston, South Carolina

December 12, 2016
BEDLAM  |  A Celtic Christmas  |  Charleston, SC

December 11, 2016
BEDLAM  | A  Celtic Christmas  |  Savannah, GA
 
November 4–6, 2016
BEDLAM  |  Lute Song Workshop  |  Pennsylvania

September 18, 2016
BEDLAM  |  Cooper River Baptist Church  |  North Charleston, SC

June 2016
Taylor Music Group  |  Spoleto Festival USA  |  Charleston, SC
 
April 22–24, 2016
BEDLAM  |  Lute Song Workshop  |  Washington, D.C. 
 
April 10, 2016
Voces Intimae  |  Zion Lutheran Church  |  Dallas, TX
 
March 21, 2016
Music of David M. Gordon  |  Wheaton College  |  Wheaton, IL
 
March 18, 2016
Music of David M. Gordon  |  Baylor University  |  Waco, TX
 
February 7, 2016
Music of Paul Sánchez  |  Baylor University  |  Waco, TX
 
February 3, 2016
BEDLAM  |  Zion Lutheran Church  |  McGregor, TX
 
February 2, 2016
BEDLAM  | University of Mary Hardin-Baylor  |  Belton, TX
 
February 1, 2016
BEDLAM  |  McLennan Community College  |  Waco, TX
 
November 21, 2015
BEDLAM  |  Soli Deo Gloria  |  Chicago, IL
 
November 21, 2015
BEDLAM  |  Baker Memorial UMC  |  St. Charles, IL
 
November 20, 2015
BEDLAM  |  Wheaton College  |  Wheaton, IL
 
November 19, 2015
BEDLAM  |  Grace Lutheran Church  |  River Forest, IL
 
September 25, 2015
BEDLAM  |  Phoenix Early Music Society at ASU  |  Tempe, AZ
 
September 25, 2015
BEDLAM  |  Glendale Community College  |  Glendale, AZ
 
June 11–12, 2015
Festival Artist  |  Dakota Sky International Piano Festival  |  Sioux Falls, SD

 
 
 

GALLERY

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Publicity photo by Paul Sánchez

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Publicity Photo by Paul Sánchez

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Publicity Photo by Paul Sánchez

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BEDLAM: Kayleen Sánchez and Laudon Schuett

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BEDLAM: Kayleen Sánchez and Laudon Schuett

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BEDLAM: Kayleen Sánchez and Laudon Schuett. Publicity Photo by Paul Sánchez.

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BEDLAM: Kayleen Sánchez and Laudon Schuett. Publicity Photo by Paul Sánchez.

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Kayleen Sánchez as Euridice in Gluck's Orfeo. Photo by Nic Minetor.

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Kayleen Sánchez as Euridice in Gluck's Orfeo. Photo by Nic Minetor.

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Kayleen Sánchez as Euridice in Gluck's Orfeo. Photo by Nic Minetor.

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Kayleen Sánchez in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with Chicago's Haymarket Opera Company. Photo by Benjamin Brachi.

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Kayleen Sánchez in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with Chicago's Haymarket Opera Company. Photo by Benjamin Brachi.

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Deborah Fox, Laudon Schuett, and Kayleen Sánchez after a BEDLAM concert for Pegasus Early Music and NYS Baroque, in April 2019.

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