The Argentinian Mezzo-soprano Raquel Winnica Young earned her Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from the Colon Opera House in Buenos Aires. She received her Artist Diploma in Voice from Duquesne University working with her teacher Mrs. Claudia Pinza. Ms. Winnica Young participated in EPCASO (Ezio Pinza Council for American Singers of Opera) in Oderzo Italy in both 2007 and 2008, and in the Interharmony International Chamber Music Festival in San Francisco in 2009. Ms. Winnica Young also had scholarships from the Chamber Music Foundation and Antorchas Foundation in Argentina.
In addition to performing roles such as Cherubino, Hansel, L’Enfant, Third Spirit, Dido and Orfeo in South America, Ms. Winnica Young made her debut in Europe in Pascal Dusapin’s Medeamaterial. She performed in the world-premiere opera Marianita Limenia by Valdo Sciamarella in Buenos Aires, as well as recitals for Festival Martha Argerich at the Colon Opera House. Recently, Ms. Winnica Young sang in Handel’s La Resurrezione at the Bach Festival in Lausanne Switzerland, Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in New Kensington PA, C. P. E. Bach’s Die Israeliten in der Wüste in Argentina and Vivaldi’s Gloria at the Strings Festival in Colorado. In addition, she has performed as a soloist with the Pittsburgh Camerata (Debussy’s La Damoiselle Elue), Alia Musica Pittsburgh and for the Altoona (PA) Symphony.