Thomas Meglioranza, an American baritone of Thai, Italian and Polish heritage, was born in Manhattan, grew up in northern New Jersey, and graduated from Grinnell College and the Eastman School of Music. He was a winner of the Walter W. Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Franz Schubert/Music of Modernity, and Joy in Singing competitions. He has sung Messiahs, Bach Passions and Carmina Buranas with many of the country’s top orchestras, as well as Copland's Old American Songs with the National Symphony, Eight Songs for a Mad King with the LA Philharmonic, Bach cantatas with Les Violons du Roy, Harbison's Fifth Symphony with the Boston Symphony. Described in The New Yorker as “an immaculate and inventive recitalist” his Songs from the WWI Era program was named one of the “Ten Best Classical Performances of the Year” by the Philadelphia Inquirer. His operatic roles include Mozart's Count Almaviva and Don Giovanni, as well as Fritz in Die tote Stadt, Chou En-Lai in Nixon in China and Prior Walter in Peter Eötvös' Angels in America. His discography includes orchestral songs of Virgil Thomson with BMOP, several acclaimed discs of Schubert songs and French mélodies with pianist Reiko Uchida, and Bach cantatas with the Taverner Consort. He is a Visiting Artist at the Longy School of Music of Bard College.
Reiko Uchida was born in Torrance, California and is a graduate of the Curtis Institute, Mannes College of Music, and the Juilliard School. Her recording String Poetic with violinist Jennifer Koh, was nominated for a 2008 Grammy Award. She has performed concertos with the LA Philharmonic, and the Santa Fe, Greenwich, and Princeton symphonies. As a chamber musician, she has performed at the Marlboro, Santa Fe, Tanglewood and Spoleto music festivals and has collaborated with Anne Akiko Meyers, Sharon Robinson, Jaime Laredo, as well as the Borromeo, St. Lawrence and Tokyo string quartets. As a youngster, she performed on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. She is a past member of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Two and studied with Claude Frank, Leon Fleisher, Edward Aldwell, Sophia Rosoff and Margo Garrett. Ms. Uchida currently lives in New York City where she is an associate faculty member at Columbia University.