With her performances of exacting virtuosity and sensual earthiness, Maria Tegzes' voice has been described as having a "dark and highly emotional...quality" (The Worcester Telegram & Gazette), while being capable of skipping from "ionospheric high hums to a sultry baritone with verve and nerve." (The Boston Globe). She has performed with a variety of new music ensembles including Taller Instrumental of Spain, The New York Arts Ensemble, CUBE of Chicago, and The Princeton Ensemble of Princeton University. About her interpretation of Berg's Lulu, Richard Dyer of the Boston Globe wrote "...you can't take your eyes off her."
An artist with an extremely eclectic sensibility, Maria has received enthusiastic response to her innovative cabaret performances in the US and Europe, particularly in Spain, England, and Switzerland. Currently she is the vocalist and collaborative lyricist/ composer/arranger with a new group called Impetus, at present a trio comprised of voice, piano (Geoffrey Burleson) and electric guitar (David *Knife* Fabris). Blatant genre mixers are they (Ravel with guitar distortion, Reznor with a bit of a conservatory twist). And don*t forget the critical acclaim for her opera performances too, yeah - "dominating," "heroic," and even "enchanting." Recordings on Neuma, CRI, and BDF Sound Studio.
photo by Kris Carr