Marville Young Artist Fellowship

The Blue Hill Bach Marville Young Artist Fellowship

Blue Hill Bach is grateful to Jan and Robert Marville for their support enabling a promising young musician to participate in the Festival as both a performer and as an apprentice member of the management team, with the opportunity to learn the nuts and bolts of producing concerts in a small community. The Fellowship is awarded to a gifted young artist who seeks a career singng or playing the music of Bach and his contemporaries in a historically-informed style, and who can benefit from performing side-by-side with some of the most distinguished professional Baroque musicians in the United States.

The 2017 Blue Hill Bach Marville Young Artist Fellow is Catharine Cloutier, mezzo-soprano, a recent graduate of the University of Maine at Orono where she studied with Francis John Vogt. A music education major with a vocal concentration at the University, Catharine performed in ensembles that included the University of Maine Singers, Opera Workshop, Oratorio Society, and Orono’s chamber choir, Euphony. She also served as the director of Renaissance, the University’s premier women’s a cappella group. She has toured New England, New York, Ireland, and the United Kingdom with the University Singers and her recent performances include two programs with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, British Masters and Celebrating Women. She also performs regularly with the Somerset Consort and Blue Hill Bach, and has appeared with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Maine. She will be attending Longy School of Music of Bard College in the fall to study Early Music Performance.
Catharine Cloutier will perform at the 2017 Blue Hill Bach Festival singing solo repertoire by Bach and Handel and as a member of the vocal ensemble. She will also be featured at a special pre-festival donor event.