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."
“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.