Liana Gineitis – Voice & Piano
Liana Gineitis, mezzo-soprano, holds degrees from Northwestern University (MM) and the University of Massachusetts Amherst (BM) for Vocal Performance. While at Northwestern, Liana taught voice lessons to non-music majors as part of her Graduate Assistantship. Since graduating in 2017, Gineitis has worked with multiple companies in the Chicago-area including Petite Opera, New Moon Opera, and Opera for the Young. She is currently singing Jezibaba/Foreign Princess in Opera for the Young’s tour of Rusalka, which brings professional opera to elementary schools throughout the Midwest. Other past roles include Rosina (The Barber of Seville), Ma Moss (The Tenderland,) Mrs. McLean (Susannah,) Miss Todd (The Old Maid and the Thief,) Zita (Gianni Schicchi,) Petra (A Little Night Music,) and Rose Maurrant (Street Scene,) for which she was awarded the Lorna Peterson Five College award in 2014. Other awards and honors include the 2017 George and Phyllis Muccianti Scholarship, 2017 Northwestern University Concerto Competition Finalist, 2015 Dorothy Ornest Undergraduate Award, and 2015 University of Massachusetts Friends of Music Award.
Equally passionate about concert work, Liana was recently seen as the soloist for La Légende de Sainte Cécile at the 2017 American Liszt Society Festival. Other past solo concert work includes Elijah (Mendelssohn,) Grand Mass in C minor (Mozart,) The River of Life (Crumb), and Sandburg Reflections (Buckley.) Gineitis sings as an associate member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus and a supplemental member of the Grant Park.
A passionate believer in the healing power of music, Miss Gineitis sings daily with the Songs By Heart Foundation, a program that brings music therapy to Dementia and Alzheimer’s residents in nursing homes in the Chicago area. Liana focuses on the American Songbook, Golden Age Broadway tunes, and Jazz standards for Songs by Heart sessions.