Tony Arnold

Tony Arnold, soprano (Boston, MA), is internationally acclaimed as a leading proponent of contemporary music in concert and recording, having premiered hundreds of works by established and emerging composers. Her unique blend of vocal virtuosity and communicative warmth, combined with wide-ranging skills in education and leadership were recognized with the 2015 Brandeis Creative Arts Award. Tony is the soprano of the International Contemporary Ensemble, and enjoys regular guest appearances with leading ensembles and presenters such as the JACK Quartet, Orion String Quartet, Ensemble Modern, Talea Ensemble, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Now, Los Angeles Philharmonic Green Umbrella, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and the Library of Congress. With more than thirty discs to her credit, Tony has recorded a broad segment of the modern vocal repertory with esteemed chamber music colleagues. Her recording of George Crumb’s iconic Ancient Voices of Children (Bridge) was nominated for a 2006 Grammy Award. The growing repertoire of vocal chamber music now includes major works written for her voice by Aperghis, Crumb, Brett Dean, Jason Eckardt, and John Zorn, amongst others. Tony is the first-prize laureate of both the 2001 Gaudeamus International Competition (NL) and the 2001 Louise D. McMahon Competition (USA). She serves on the faculty of the Tanglewood Music Center, as well as the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.