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ABOUT BETH

Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, soprano Beth Buono began her pursuit of music at the age of five with piano. This soon led to lead roles in school and community musicals, winning awards with instrumental and vocal categories in music festivals, singing in community choirs, playing trumpet in high school band, playing cello, and the violin - as concertmaster in the community youth orchestra, and later studies at the Vancouver Academy of Music, with VSO and VOA violinist Angela Cavadas throughout her teens.

Leaving the Sunshine Coast in 2002 Beth began her university studies in Arts before transferring into the Music program, majoring in Linguistics with a minor in German; spending a summer at the University of Udine, Italy, and studying Italian.

A 2008 graduate from the UBC School of Music, Beth completed a Major in voice and continued lessons in piano. Under the tutelage of Heather Thompson-Price, Bruce Pullan, and the coaching of Nancy Hermiston in the UBC Opera, Beth performed in multiple singing tours to Scotland, England, Beijing and Chengdu in China.

Following graduation, Beth continued as an active voice recitalist, entertaining her versatility with a wide variety of genres ranging from early music and opera, to the greats of jazz and musical theatre.

Further endeavors included awards in Vancouver’s Sonic Boom Music Festival, singing the national anthem before 30,000 BC Lions football fans, and continuing with Bruce Pullan, in his final season of the Vancouver Bach Choir. World famous composer Eric Whitacre extended a personal invitation to selected members of the choir to perform in his commissioned opera Paradise Lost. Beth then traveled to New York to sing at Carnegie Hall.

From 2010 to 2016, she was the soprano section lead and soloist at one of the most highly regarded church choirs in Canada, Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, under the direction of Canadian composer and conductor Rupert Lang.