Renée Fleming, AOTVA co-artistic director

Instrumental Focus

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Renée Fleming, soprano, is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time. In 2013, President Obama awarded her America's National Medal of Arts. Winner of four Grammy Awards, she has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee Concert for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2014, she was the first classical artist ever to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Ms. Fleming has recorded everything from complete operas, orchestral works, and classical songs to jazz, indie rock, and the soundtrack for The Lord of the Rings; she is an exclusive recording artist for Decca and Mercury Records (UK). Her 2017 tour schedule includes concerts in New York, Amsterdam, Budapest, Madrid, Vienna, Brussels, Beijing, and Tokyo. In June, she spearheaded a collaboration between the John F. Kennedy Center and the National Institutes of Health called Sound Health: Music and the Mind, focused on the intersections of music, health, and neuroscience.  Among her awards are the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, and France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. Renée Fleming appears by arrangement with IMG Artists, www.imgartists.com. www.reneefleming.com