Profile Type: Artist
Zoe Vandermeer, Soprano and Harps

Zoe Vandermeer is a dramatic coloratura soprano and accompanies her singing on Welsh triple harp in Baroque, Classical, and Bel Canto repertoire, as well as her original compositions with Celtic harp.  She was named to the Roster of the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism in 2011.  A prize-winning graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Zoe Vandermeer performs internationally.  Venues include include the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia, King's Chapel Boston, New Britain Museum of American Art, Carnegie Hall, Sao Paulo Harp Festival Brazil, International Festival de Deia Spain, Glasgow International Early Music Festival, Bloomington Early Music Festival, American Harp Society, Somerset Harp Festival, HarpCon2003, San Mateo Convention Center, San Francisco Academy of Art Museum, Pollok House National Trust Museum Scotland, Nairn Little Theatre Scotland, Kelvingrove Art Gallery Scotland, Historical Harp Society Conference, San Francisco Choral Society, Festival Opera, Russian River Concerts, Trinity Chapel Concerts Berkeley, Nova Scotia Early Music Society Concerts, Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies UMASS, Pasadena Chamber Music Society Concerts, UC Davis Early Music Series, Westmont College Concerts, and many others.   She was Operatic Finalist and Artsong Finalist in the American Prize Competition in 2014 and 2016, and was Finalist in the same competition in 2019 as a singing harpist. Ms. Vandermeer won First Place in the Bay Area Arts Vocal Competition and was Finalist in the London Young Artists Early Music Competition as well as the Wilfred Laurier Concert Aria Competition in Canada. Ms. Vandermeer is a recipient of the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, Music Teachers National Foundation Fund, Emerging Artists Fund, CT Office of the Arts Grant 2020, Burkhardt Scholarship, Hartt School Faculty Development Fund, and Musicians Foundation. Articles about Ms. Vandermeer can be found in the Swiss publication 'Harpa', Classical Singer Magazine, and the Litchfield County Times. She is a recording artist with upcoming CDs with Centaur Records, and has been a featured guest on numerous radio stations in the US and UK.   Ms. Vandermeer is fiscally sponsored by Fractured Atlas, and is eligible for matching grants through NEFA. 

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Zoe Vandermeer is a dramatic coloratura soprano and harpist specializing in Baroque, Classical, Bel Canto repertoire and her own compositions.
Zoe Vandermeer, dramatic coloratura soprano, accompanies her singing on Welsh triple harp the aria 'Al dolce guidami', from the opera Anna Bolena, by Donizetti.

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  • December 2020

    Zoe Vandermeer, soprano and harp, in a concert: Tribute to Jenny Lind, a 200 year anniversary celebration of her voice, life and work.

  • November 2020

    Solo Concert: Zoe Vandermeer accompanies her singing Baroque music on Welsh triple harp.

  • October 2019

    Zoe Vandermeer, soprano and harp, in a concert: Tribute to Jenny Lind, held at the American Swedish Historical Museum in Philadelphia.  Zoe Vandermeer was joined by New York City conductor and pianist Richard Nechamkin.


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Contact Information

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Job Title/Position: 
Soprano and Harps
Physical Address: 
West Hartford, CT 06119
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Profile Type: 
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Solo / Recital
Additional Disciplines: 
Literary Arts - Poetry
Music - General
Music - Chamber
Music - Children's
Music - Choral
Music - Composition
Music - Opera
Music - Orchestral
Music - Solo / Recital
Theater - Storytelling
Populations Served: 
General Public
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Arts in Healthcare
Arts Instruction / Lessons
Audio or Video Recording
Consulting - Curatorial Services
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Residency - Production / Development
Residency - Other
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
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Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
Multi-County Region
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Professional Associations: 
Early Music America
American Harp Society
New York Singing Teachers Association
B.Mus. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
First Place Winner, Barry Alexander International Vocal Competition, 2014
Finalist, American Prize Competition, Opera Division, 2014 & 2016
Finalist, American Prize Competition, Art Song Division, 2014 & 2016
Special Commendation, American Prize Competition, Voice/Harp 2014
First Place Winner, Bay Area Vocal Arts Competition 1997
Second Place Winner, Best Classical Album, 'Angel's Wine, the Songs of John Dowland for Soprano and Baroque Harp', JPF 2002
Second Place Winner, Best Classical Song, 'Hiding in the Light', by Zoe Vandermeer, JPF 2002
Third Place Winner, Sigma Alpha Iota Singing Competition, Berkeley, CA 1993
Finalist, London Young Artists Early Music Competition, 1991
Recipient, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, 2012
Recipient, MTNA Foundation Grant Fund, 2015
Recipient, Hartt School Faculty Development Fund, 2007
Commission: 'The Enchanted Nightingale', by Zoe Vandermeer (composer and soprano soloist) Contra Costa Chamber Orchestra, Oakland Symphony Chamber Chorus, Sonos Handbell Ensemble, 1995
Premiere: 'In Man's Heart is a Little Room', by Zoe Vandermeer, for soprano, violin soloist and strings, San Francisco Sinfonietta, 1997
Recipient, Trust Scholarship and Prizes, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Recipient, CT Office of the Arts Grant 2020

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
Technical Requirements: 
For concerts, chair, music stand, light for music stand, (piano if needed for a particular program).
amplification for outdoor performances (late May - early September)
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I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Community Site / Center
Corporate Business
Healthcare Facility
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Arts Integration - English as a Second Language
Arts Integration - Foreign Languages
Arts Integration - History and Social Science
Ages Served: 
Elementary School-age
Middle School-age
High School-age
Certifications / Training: 
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Fee Range Minimum: 
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