The “extraordinary” (Classical Voice N. America) soprano Mary Bonhag is captivating audiences around the country with her “marvelous versatility” and “supple, expressive” voice (San Antonio News). Since making her Carnegie Hall solo debut and orchestral debut with the American Symphony Orchestra in 2009, she has sung in large and intimate venues from Herbst hall in San Francisco to cozy barns in Vermont, where she is co-artistic director of Scrag Mountain Music with her husband, composer/double bassist Evan Premo. Together they organize chamber music residencies and innovative and affordable concerts around VT. A consummate collaborator, Mary has performed as part of numerous chamber music festivals including Cactus Pear, San Francisco Contemporary Players, Strings, 21st Century Consort, and Yellow Barn. As a recitalist, she has been presented at Dartmouth, Smith, Goucher, and University of Vermont, and was a SongFest Stearns Fellow. Mary especially enjoys working closely with composers, and has premiered works by C. Curtis-Smith, Lembit Beecher, David Little, Evan Premo, Shawn Jaeger, and Evan Chambers. She has been featured on the NPR shows Performance Today and From the Top and appears on Albany Records.
After studying at the University of Michigan, she worked closely with Dawn Upshaw while earning her master’s degree at Bard College, winning concerto competitions at both institutions.
She and her husband Evan make music and homestead in Vermont where they tend to their two young boys, animals, and gardens.