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Name: Edmund Kimbell
Skills: Accompanist, Singer, Soloist, Teacher, translator (Provide programme or singing translations of German texts.)
Phone: +1 773 935 1803
Fax: +1 773 935 9180
Address: 450 West Melrose Avenue, #222, Chicago, Illinois 60657-3818, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Countertenor and pianist Edmund Kimbell is a versatile and multi-faceted artist who switches easily between voice and keyboard. As singer, his opera roles include the Czarevitch Feodor in "Boris Godunov" with the San Francisco Opera, Miles in Britten's "The Turn of the Screw" with the Sarasota Opera, and concert performances of the Page and Fourth Jew in "Salome and Amor" in Gluck's "Orfeo ed Euridice," as well as numerous Amahls. Concert and recital appearances include Bernstein's "Missa Brevis" at the Grant Park Music Festival, Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms" with the San Francisc Symphony Chorus, and Lieder recitals in California, Illinois and Canada.

As pianist, he performs both as soloist and as accompanist. Focusing on 19th and 20th century music, his repertoire ranges from Romantic Lieder through the lyric asceticism of Federico Mompou to the tumultuous "Fantasy Sonata" by contemporary prize-winning composer Michael A. Kimbell, which he has premiered. Mr. Kimbell frequently accompanies himself. He has also directed his own chamber arrangement of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" from the keyboard.

He can be heard (as boy soprano) in the world premiere recording of Daniel Kobialka's "Antiphony Across . . ." and as the voice of Young Bobbin in "Loom," an audio play produced by LucasFilm Games. His translations of two of the plays of the Austrian comic dramatist Ferdinand Raimund are published by Peter Lang. Side pursuits include theatrical lighting and sound design and intellectual property issues relating to the Internet.



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