Classical Voice Adjudicators

Fabiana Katz B.Mus., M.Mus
mezzo-soprano / vocal technician / pedagog / conductor

While critics have used words like “chocolate” and “caramel” to describe the richness
and shimmering quality of this Argentinean-Canadian mezzo, she has acquired a range
and an edgy and dramatic vocal timbre that make her performances both intimate and

Fabiana has appeared as a soloist with the Regina Symphony Orchestra, the Berkshire
Choral Festival, Symphony Nova Scotia, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the
Pacific Baroque Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra, the Prince
George Symphony Orchestra, the CBC Radio Orchestra, the Chilliwack Symphony
Orchestra, and the New Westminster Symphony Orchestra, to name a few.
Fabiana has sung professionally with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, under the
direction of Jon Washburn, for over 20 years, and has been a guest soloist with Erato
Ensemble, Vancouver’s Sonic Boom Festival, the Monteverdi Symposium, a Company
of Instruments Baroque Orchestra, Vivaldi Chamber Choir, and the Vancouver Latin
Music Festival.

In addition to her guest appearances with vocal and instrumental ensembles, Fabiana
keeps busy performing recitals for Concerts In Care, an initiative of the HealthArts
Program of Vancouver, dedicated to bringing the rich experience of of high-quality
performance arts to people in residential and palliative care.
As a recitalist, Fabiana focuses on repertoire which highlights her varied cultural
background: Argentinean Latin, and Jewish, both Yiddish and Sephardic. Her opera
experience include the title role in Handel’s Amadigi di Gaula with Opera
Appassionata, Cherubino in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, and Eugenia in the concert
premiere of Vancouver composer Lloyd Burritt’s Miracle Flight 571.
Fabiana’s knowledge of the singing mechanism and vocal technique is vast, and her
intuitive and empathic nature is of great value when teaching. Her approach to vocal
pedagogy is holistic and organic, based on the natural and proper structure of the
singing apparatus and efficiency of the mechanism, and is tailored to the individual
and their particular issues at the time. Her first priority is always to reveal and ease
tension in the body, thereby releasing trapped sound energy and achieving a free, more
resonant voice and greater physical relaxation.

Fabiana lives in Vancouver, where she is in demand as a teacher and clinician. Visit