University of Wisconsin–Madison

Cheryl Bensman-Rowe

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Grammy award winner Cheryl Bensman-Rowe, A former member of the Waverly Consort and Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, she has also performed with King’s Noyse, the Folger Consort, The Smithsonian Chamber Ensemble, and Pomerium Musices. Orchestral engagements include the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Israel Philharmonic, and the St. Louis Symphony. She has toured extensively in North and South America, Europe, and Japan. Appearances include concerts at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Aspen Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Ravinia, Casals, Mostly Mozart, Wiener Festwochen, and Holland Festival. She has recorded for Nonesuch, ECM, and CBS Masterworks. In Wisconsin she has been a member of the Madison Choral Project, appeared with Madison Opera, Opera for the Young, Four Seasons Theatre, and performed in Milwaukee with Present Music. She is a member of the new ensemble, Just Bach, which performs different cantatas of J.S. Bach every month at Luther Memorial Church. Ms. Bensman-Rowe is the Co-Artistic Director of the Madison Early Music Festival and former Artistic Director of the Handel Aria Competition.