Stepahnie Aston is a committed performer of contemporary music. She has participated in numerous American and world premieres, including Luigi Nono’s Guai ai Gelidi Mostri, Michael Gordon’s What to Wear, and George Aperghis’ Sextuor: L’Origine des Espèces. She has appeared on the L.A. Philharmonic Green Umbrella and Chamber Music Series, wasteLAnd, (Re)Sounds at Stanford University, and at REDCAT. She has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Long Beach Opera, The Industry, Red Fish Blue Fish, the La Jolla Symphony, Gnarwhallaby, Chamber Cartel, 18 Squared, and various ad-hoc ensembles at Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, the Norfolk Contemporary Music Festival, the University of California San Diego, Stanford University, and in Los Angeles. Stephanie is an affiliated artist with San Diego New Music. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of California San Diego, a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Music from University of North Texas. She currently teaches at Moorpark College.
Colleen Graves, soprano, was raised in Ashland, Oregon where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Southern Oregon University. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2012, Ms. Graves has been a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, performing at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. While singing in numerous large productions, Ms. Graves has sung with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel, Lionel Bringuier, Juanjo Mena and Michael Tilson Thomas. She has also sung with the New York Philharmonic, under the direction of Alan Gilbert. Ms. Graves joined the de Angelis Vocal Ensemble and the singing staff at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills during their 2016 seasons.
Katya Gruzglina, soprano, relocated from New York City to Santa Monica in early 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Music from The Juilliard School and a Master of Music from Rice University in Vocal Performance. Passionate about early music, she has worked with specialists such as Emma Kirby and Jakob Lindberg. She is very excited to be joining the de Angelis Vocal Ensemble for their thirteenth season. In the fall of 2017 Katya will also join Chamber Music Silicon Valley as a Young Artist and the First German United Methodist Church as a soprano section leader. Ms. Gruzglina will be joining the Orange County Opera Outreach as Adina for the 2017-2018 season.