top of page
Kathleen Roland



Kathleen Roland-Silverstein is a highly regarded concert soloist and specialist in  the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. She has been a featured singer with many music festivals, including the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Britten-Pears Institute and the Tanglewood Music Festival. The soprano has appeared frequently with the Grammy award-winning Southwest Chamber Music Society of Los Angeles, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and with the New York New Music Ensemble, in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and San Diego. International performances include concerts in Sweden, Finland, Vietnam, Cambodia, Australia, and Germany. Recordings include a CD created with American composer Libby Larsen of her song cycle, Songs from Letters: from Calamity Jane to her daughter Janey, Aura, for orchestra and soloists, and Spirals XII, both by Cambodian composer Chinary Ung. Dr. Roland is a Fulbright senior scholar, and a two-time American Scandinavian Foundation grantee.  She is a frequent lecturer and master class clinician on the topic of Scandinavian song, and has taught at the Tanglewood Festival, the Songfest festival in Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, the Eastman School of Music, and the Manhattan School of Music. She is a member of the faculty at the Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University, and is the author of an anthology of Swedish art song, Romanser: 25 Swedish Art Song with Guide to Lyric Diction.  Dr. Roland is also music reviewer for the Journal of Singing, assistant editor for the Opera Journal, and is currently working on a performance guide to the songs of Jean Sibelius.

bottom of page