Audrey Luna enjoys a varied career singing art song, chamber music, contemporary music, oratorio, teaching The Alexander Technique and Voice.
Ms. Luna has earned wide acclaim singing in international festivals and concert halls across the US, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. She launched her career abroad on tour with the renowned Hagen Quartet and in Germany as a fest soloist with Bremen Opera where she was lauded as “musically and theatrically first class…with technical sovereignty, she laid before us so much warmth, expression, and sensitivity that it was pure joy.” (Orpheus) Concerts of note include performances at The Salzburg Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Ludwigsburg Schloss Festival, Mettlach Chamber Music Festival, Lucerne Festival, Jerusalem Festival, Shanghai International Spring Festival, Lexington Bach Festival, Konzerthaus Wien, Berlin Philharmonie, Wigmore Hall, Queens Hall, the Louvre, Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, St. John the Divine and the Kennedy Center. Ms. Luna has been featured in concert with conductors Stephen Cleobury, Stephanie Gonley, Niklaus Harnoncourt, Jesús López-Cobos, Marcello Viotti, Anthony Pappano,, Helmut Rilling, and José-Luis Novo.
Ms. Luna’s love of chamber music has led to collaborations with not only the Hagen Quartet, but also the Artis Quartet, Baseler Quartet, Ciompi Quartet, Amernet Quartet, Carpe Diem Quartet, Bennewitz Quartet, with pianist James Tocco, and with percussionist Allen Otte and Percussion Group Cincinnati. Her love of song has taken her in recital to concert halls across the US and Europe performing regularly with her duo Detour de Force.
Ms. Luna’s extensive work in contemporary music was marked by her invitation to sing with the Hagen Quartet at the historic opening of the Schoenberg Institute in Vienna. Projects of note include premiers by composers Mara Helmuth, Wolfgang Netzer, Qu Xiao-Song, Chen Yi, Allen Otte, her commission of the monodrama Clotho based on the writings of Camille Claudel, and the midwest premiere of John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Songs of Bob Dylan.
Recent performances include Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the Binghamton Philharmonic, Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Annapolis Symphony, Fauré’s Requiem with Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble, and in recital with Brad Caldwell. In June 2015, a two year collaboration with composer Libby Larsen and soprano Gwen Detwiler resulted in the commission and world premiere of the song cycle The Birth Project in Los Angeles at SongFest.
Ms. Luna teaches Voice at Miami University of Ohio and Voice and The Alexander Technique at SongFest. Her students are singing in opera houses internationally, in young artist programs and in opera houses across the US, have toured worldwide with William Christie and Chanticleer and are winners in competitions in the US including the Metropolitan Opera Regional and District Council Auditions, Columbus Opera, and NATSAA. She can be heard on the Bonneville Classics, Oehms Classics, and arsmoderna labels.