biography

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Sven Edward Olbash has credits as a conductor, opera singer, musical theater performer, stage director, organist, theatrical clown, acrobat, and trapeze performer. He completed a Music Performance Residency with San Francisco Opera and has been a guest clinician with SF Choral Society, Piedmont Choirs, SF Lyric Opera, Lincoln Center Education, Gregorian Institute of Canada, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He is artistic director of Lacuna Arts Chorale and Euouae, with whom he directed and produced the album you who sow in tears will reap in joy. He has performed at La Sainte Trinité, Longwood Opera, Lowell House Opera, New England Light Opera, Center for New Music, Old First Concerts, Other Minds Festival, Rick Berlin’s Cha Cha Club, Infusion Lounge, Barnaby’s World of Wonderment, and Phènix Opera and has premiered works by over forty living composers with new music ensemble Volti. He teaches singing in his private studio.

education

New England Conservatory, Master of Music in vocal pedagogy

Boston University, Bachelor of Music in voice performance

blurbs

You’ve heard of ‘triple threat’ talents, well Sven Edward Olbash is more than a ‘quadruple threat’ when you add in his professional development smarts. Get him to design a workshop for you now, while you can still afford him.
— Eric Booth (Kennedy Center, Juilliard School, author of The Everyday Work of Art)

A keen and questioning mind.
— Daniel Renner (Director of Education, Theater Development Fund)

 
That rare combination of precision and verve that creates wonder and delight for his students, musicians, and audiences.
— Matt Wolka (Director, Old First Concerts)

A wealth of knowledge, a ton of passion, an abundance of educational strategies...and Sven is a pleasure to work with.
— Lisa Edsall Giglio, EdD (Education Programs, San Francisco Symphony)