Equally at home in oratorio, opera, and chamber music, Helen Karloski is an in-demand mezzo-soprano based in New York City. Ms. Karloski most recently won the Ellen Lopin Blair Award for First Place in the 2015 Lyndon Woodside Oratorio Solo Competition. Her notable performances include Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessore under the direction of Iván Fischer, The Cunning Little Vixen (Hen) and Le Grand Macabre with the New York Philharmonic, and Bach's St. Matthew Passion and Brahms Alto Rhapsody with the St. Andrew Chorale and Orchestra. Ms. Karloski was featured on the 2015 Grammy-Award Winning recording The Sacred Spirit of Russia with Conspirare under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson. As a successful freelance singer, she has actively performed with the New York Philharmonic, Conspirare, Voices of Ascension, Musica Sacra, Mostly Mozart Festival, Bard SummerScape Festival, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Tucson Chamber Artists, Oregon Bach Festival, and the Handel and Haydn Society. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University. Helen is a proud member of AEA and AGMA.