Mary Bonhag Show Notes

Mary Bonhag


Photo: Arielle Doneson

Photo: Arielle Doneson

The “extraordinary” (Classical Voice N. America) soprano Mary Bonhag is captivating audiences around the country with her “marvelous versatility” and “supple, expressive” voice (San Antonio News).  Mary made her Carnegie Hallsolo debut in 2009 and orchestral debut with the American Symphony Orchestra in the same year.  She is co-artistic director of Scrag Mountain Music with her husband, composer/double bassist Evan Premo.  Together they organize chamber music residencies and innovative and affordable concerts around VT.  A consummate collaborator, Mary has performed with the Aizuri QuartetDecodaSpektral Quartet, as well as chamber music festivals around the country including Cactus Pear (TX), San Francisco Contemporary Players21st Century Consort, and Yellow Barn.  As a recitalist, she has been presented at Dartmouth, Smith, Goucher, and University of Vermont, and was a SongFest Stearns Fellow.  Mary has premiered and commissioned works by Lembit Beecher, C. Curtis-Smith, Premo, Shawn Jaeger, and Evan Chambers.  She has been featured on the NPR shows Performance Today and From the Top and appears on Albany Records.

Upcoming: Mary is a 2017 Tanglewood Fellow, she again sings the role of Eve in Premo’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve, at the Sembrich Opera Museum on Lake George, is a featured performer on the Resonant Bodies Festival in NYC, appears at the Beethoven and Banjos Festival in Michigan, and is in residence at the University of Michigan School of Music.

In between travels, she and her husband Evan make music and homestead in Vermont where they tend to their two young boys, animals, and gardens.