Mezzo-Soprano Kristin Hoff debuted at Carnegie Hall singing Elliot Carter’s Syringa with Maestro James Levine conducting. She has been a soloist with the Boston Pops Symphony Orchestra, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, among many others. Kristin has performed in many operas, including as Carmen on tour with the Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, the role of Dryade in Ariadne auf Naxos at Tanglewood with conductor Christoph von Dohnanyì, and Tebaldo in Don Carlo with Vancouver Opera. She has won several prizes, including the Prix Lyrique Allemand of the Jeunes Ambassadeurs Lyriques du Canada, 1st prize in the NYCO Mozart competition and the Place St. Moritz competition, and she was also a finalist at the International Voice Competition of Canari, Corsica. She was chosen as a Caramoor Vocal Rising Star in 2012 and sang also as a part of the New York Festival of Song, about which the New York Times referred to Ms. Hoff as having « sung with an appealing clarity and emotional heft ». Kristin has performed in recital with Music Niagara, the Vancouver Island Chamber Music Festival, the Qualicum Beach concert series, the Silk Purse concert series, the Chapelle Historique du Bon-Pasteur, Place St. Moritz, among others. An avid performer of new music, Kristin has performed Ana Sokolovic’s solo acapella opera “Love Songs” with the Festival de Lanaudière, the Kitchener Open Ears Festival, in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver and at the Musée des beaux-arts in Montreal. She also recently performed Messiaen’s Harawi and two world premieres: Triptych by Luna Pearl Woolf and White Wines by Dorothy Chang.