Yvonne Frazier - Soprano
In the Prologue of Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, the Composer sings this text:
Musik ist eine Heilige Kunst
(Music is a sacred art).
This sums up my philosophy and guiding force.
The American born soprano, Yvonne Frazier, began her classical musical journey early in the Cleveland, Ohio public school system with study in violin, choral singing and dubious encounters with the piano. At the same time in a parallel universe, Ms Frazier, a descendant of a devoutly religious family, was immersed in the rich black American church music tradition. Those two sturdy pillars of musical education have influenced, accompanied and served Ms Frazier throughout her educational and professional life.