Mindy Ella Chu
Mezzo-Soprano Mindy Ella Chu has been praised for her “expressive vigor” (San Francisco Chronicle), “liquid ornaments and a pleasantly earthy timbre” (San Francisco Classical Voice). Mindy made her international solo debut in 2015, performing in John Rutter's Magnificat and Handel's Messiah in Japan. In the 2016-17 season, she performed as soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Mozart’s C-Minor Mass, Bach’s Ascension Oratorio (Carmel Bach Festival), Haydn’s Nelson Mass (Voices of Ascension NYC), Mozart Requiem (Soli Deo Gloria), and Duruflé Requiem (Peninsula Symphony). Mindy has recorded an album of Bach motets with American Bach Soloists and sacred works of Fauré with Yale Schola Cantorum (Hyperion Records) where she is heard in the ensemble and as soloist.
As a chamber musician, Mindy has performed with Boston Early Music Festival, Quicksilver, Bang on a Can All-Stars, The Thirteen, Gaude SF, JSB Ensemble Stuttgart and Yale Choral Artists. Recent operatic roles include Dorabella in Cosi Fan Tutte, Apollo in Handel's Parnasso in Festa and Leonoré (understudy) in Campra's Le Carnaval de Venise. Highlights in the 2017-18 season include: Chinese Baroque works with SF-based period ensemble MUSA, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with Apollo’s Fire, and Bach’s B-Minor with Masaaki Suzuki at the American Bach Society Conference.
Chu received an MM in Early Music, Oratorio & Chamber Ensemble from Yale University. Chu has been heard live in performance on BBC Radio 3 in the United Kingdom and WQXR New York City.