Soprano Kristin Mueller-Heaslip is known to Canadian audiences as an intelligent and sensitive performer of new and unusual music. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto, where she studied piano with William Aide and voice with Jean MacPhail. Winner of the 2008 Eckhardt-Grammate National Music Competition, Kristin is passionate about contemporary music, art song, and the traditional bel canto coloratura repertoire. Recent appearances include Les Illuminations (Montreal Chamber Orchestra); Fallen Voices: Three Operas for Two People (Evil Diva Productions); the role of Elvira in I Puritani (Opera in Concert) and the role of Sophie Scholl in Udo Zimmerman’s Die Weisse Rose. She created the role of Ciel in the original SummerWorks Festival production of Judith Thompson’s unique music drama Enoch Arden in the Hope Shelter, which she later reprised in 2005 at the Toronto Theatre Centre and in 2007 at the Rosemary Branch Theatre in London, England. Other recent performances include a live performance of a new score for the silent film Metropolis by David Ogborn; Exsultate, Jubilate with the Silverbirch String Quartet; the monumental Kafka Fragments by Gyorgy Kurtag with violinist Christian Robinson; the world premiere of tampobata by Andrew Staniland for singing pianist; and Soprano/Soprano, a duo recital with New York saxophonist Rob Mosher.