Praised for her “crystalline tone and delicate passagework” (San Francisco Chronicle), soprano Arwen Myers captivates audiences with her timeless artistry and exquisite interpretations. Transmitting a warmth and “deep poignancy” (Palm Beach Arts Paper) onstage, Arwen shines in solo performance across the US and beyond. With outstanding technique and mastery of a wide range of vocal colors, Arwen’s dazzling oratorio and solo appearances feature repertoire from the Baroque to modern day, and everything in between. Her history includes appearances with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Early Music Vancouver, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and Lorelei Ensemble, working with such notable conductors as Nicholas McGegan, Monica Huggett, David Fallis, John Butt, David Hill, Beth Willer & Scott Allen Jarrett.
Recent solo highlights include Handel with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra; Bach, Purcell & Mozart with Portland Baroque Orchestra; concert tours with Early Music Vancouver; two albums and a concert tour with Lorelei Ensemble; Handel with Oregon Bach Festival; Fauré with Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra; and the world premiere of Zachary Wadsworth’s When There is Peace with Chor Leoni, which received national broadcast across Canada. Of her title role in Handel’s Semele with American Bach Soloists Academy in 2018, San Francisco Classical Voice noted, “some of these star turns were shiny indeed, with soprano Arwen Myers leading the way… her musicality and demure demeanor remained a renewable pleasure.”
A passionate collaborator, Arwen features with some of the nation’s leading chamber ensembles, including Seraphic Fire, Bach Akademie Charlotte, Spire Chamber Ensemble, Bach Collegium San Diego, & Fear No Music. Her performances of new music include the world premieres of two title roles written specifically for her by celebrated composer Robert Kyr. Additional solo roles in world premiere performances & recordings include Zachary Wadsworth’s JUNO-nominated oratorio When There is Peace which received national broadcast across Canada, GRAMMY-award winning J.J. Wright’s Billboard chart-topping commercial release O Emmanuel, and James Kallembach’s Antigone with Lorelei Ensemble.