Karen Wierzba is a Canadian soprano who has had an engaging solo classical singing career over the last 30 years since graduating from the University of Toronto’s Music Performance programme, with a focus in voice pedagogy.
Since landing a major role with Seiji Ozawa at Tanglewood aged 23, she has travelled to sing with major symphonic orchestras and opera houses around the world. In 2000, she came to Paris to sing on the apprentice programme at the age of 26, to get work in Europe.
Karen has also taught singing throughout her entire adult life. She also teaches piano, arranges music, has written scenarios and screenplays, and currently directs a community choir of 60 people.
She is employed by the Radio France Professional Choir, and this has given her a whole new skill set, as well as technical prowess and a boost in terms of confidence, commitment and stamina. Each year, she participates in over 40 choral singing/conducting/solo performances.
Karen Wierzba’s journey of discovery… and recovery!
Jody SparrowFriday 10th November 2023
In April 2021, Canadian soprano Karen Wierzba was diagnosed with laryngeal dystonia (LD), which inspired her to apply for the Voice Study Centre’s MA Voice Pedagogy programme and continue her learning. Two and a half years later, she has just...Read More...
Student & Alumni News
MA Voice Pedagogy student Karen Wierzba recently presented at the 11th International Auriculotherapy Symposium
Voice Study CentreFriday 6th October 2023
We are delighted to report that MA Voice Pedagogy student Karen Wierzba recently presented at the 11th International Auriculotherapy Symposium, held at Villa Copenhagen (Copenhagen, Denmark) from 8th-10th September 2023.Read More...