B. A., Wellesley College
M. S., Brown University
M. M., SUNY Fredonia
Mezzo-soprano Mariami Bekauri is a rising performer in Central and Western New York. She has appeared with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Western New York Chamber Orchestra, the Hillman Opera, Buffalo Opera Unlimited, Geneva Light Opera, and Finger Lakes Opera. Ms. Bekauri is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Music Department at SUNY Buffalo State where she teaches voice.
Most recently Ms. Bekauri appeared with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra as the alto soloist in Bach Cantata BWV 79, Gott der Herr ist unser Sonn und Schild, and with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra as the alto soloist in Salieri’s Emperor Mass in D major.
Her operatic role credits include, Berta (The Barber of Seville), Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Prioress (Dialogues of the Carmelites), Second Lady (The Magic Flute), Dorabella (scenes from Cosi fan tutte), Cecilia March (Little Women), Mrs. Nolan (The Medium), Maria (Maria de Buenos Aires), Mad Margaret (Ruddigore), and Melior (The Legend of the Fairy Melusine).
Equally at home on the concert stage, Ms. Bekauri has been a soloist for several works including the Bach Magnificat BWV 243 (alto soloist), Bach Cantata BWV 79 Gott der Herr ist unser Sonn und Schild (alto soloist), Kim Andre Arnesen’s Requiem (mezzo-soprano soloist), Vivaldi’s Gloria (alto soloist), Aaron Copland’s In the Beginning (mezzo-soprano soloist), and Handel’s Messiah (alto soloist).
In addition to her solo credits, Ms. Bekauri is the alto section leader of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus for their 2018-19 season and is on the roster of the chamber choir QED.
In addition to her Master of Music from SUNY Fredonia, she holds a Master of Science in Materials Science Engineering from Brown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Physics and in Music from Wellesley College.
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