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Barbara Hendricks


Barbara Hendricks


Stephens, Arkansas, USA, 1948

Internationally acclaimed soprano and Goodwill Ambassador for the UN. At the age of twenty she gradu- ated in Mathematics and Chemistry and went on to study at the Julliard School of Music in New York. In 1974 she made her debut at the San Francisco Opera and the Glyndebourne Festival, and gave her first recital in New York’s City Hall. Since then, her artistic career has gone from strength to strength, and she has performed on the world’s main stages under the direction of great composers and accompanied by the most renowned orchestras. In 1994 she made her jazz debut at the Montreux Festival. She has made eighty recital, opera and jazz recordings, as well as other records with major orchestras and chamber orchestras. Since 1987, she has been working actively with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. In 1998 she set up the Barbara Hendricks Foundation for Peace and Reconciliation. She has received numerous awards for her artistic and humanitarian work, among them the Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts in 2000. 

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