Leah Creek Biesterfeld

Described as “vibrant and full-voiced” (The Denver Post) and praised for her “tangy, nut-brown mezzo” (Opera News), Leah Creek Biesterfeld appears frequently as a soloist along the Front Range.  Recent engagements included an appearance as alto soloist in Bach’s BWV 80 Ein Feste Burg with Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra and as alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah with Colorado Bach Ensemble.  Named a National Winner of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Ms. Creek Biesterfeld has accumulated numerous performance credits in opera, performing leading roles with New York City Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Opera Colorado, Santa Fe Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Syracuse Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Utah Festival Opera.  Solo concert appearances include Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Boulder Philharmonic, Mozart’s Requiem with the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, the Boulder Chamber Orchestra, and Pro Musica Colorado Chamber Orchestra, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with Philadelphia Chamber Chorus, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Monteverdi’s Beatus vir and Dixit Dominus, and the role of Second Witch in Dido & Aeneus with Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, and Bach’s BWV 106 Actus Tragicus with Seicento Baroque Ensemble.  Ms. Creek Biesterfeld made her Carnegie Hall debut with Mid-America Productions as a soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and returned twice as the mezzo-soprano soloist in the Duruflé Requiem and the Mozart Requiem. Ms Creek Biesterfeld earned a Master of Music in Voice from Indiana University and trained at some of the country’s leading Young Artist Programs, including Santa Fe Opera and Wolf Trap Opera.  She and her husband co-direct Petite Musician, an early childhood music and movement program that offers Music Together classes in the greater Denver area. They are the co-executive directors of the Colorado Suzuki Institute, which provides an intensive, week-long experience in beautiful Beaver Creek, Colorado working with some of the country’s leading Suzuki educators.  Additionally, they are the co-executive directors of its “sister” programs, the Colorado Vocal Institute and the Colorado Chamber Music Institute, which run congruently and offer a week of study for high school students.