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Alexandra Olsavsky


Alexandra Olsavsky, a "beautifully voiced" soprano (Herald-Times, Bloomington Early Music), is a collaborative musical artist who actively performs with a diverse array of artistic ensembles, including those specialized in Renaissance and Baroque era music, world music, chamber works, music of living composers, interdisciplinary art-making, social justice, and outreach. Notable credits include an international debut with Italy’s acclaimed early music fusion ensemble, La Chimera (Eduardo Egüez) performing the works of John Dowland; continued work with the Bach + Beethoven Experience, including the (re)premiere of Allan Ramsay’s Scottish folk opera, The Gentle Shepherd, and their newly commissioned Chicago Stories project; numerous U.S. outreach tours with Concerts for Hope composer, Eric Genuis; and continuing performances with Chicago’s female-forward, cross-genre vocal trio, Artemisia, of which Alexandra is a founding member. Alexandra has also performed with the Alchemy Viols, Bacheler Consort Lute Ensemble, Baroque Band, Chicago Acapella, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Opera Playhouse, Chicago Sinfonietta, CUBE Ensemble, Haymarket Opera Company, Lakeside Singers, Lira Ensemble, Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, Oriana Singers, Savoyaires, and as a member of the backing ensemble for the Chicago performances of the Rolling Stones’ "50 and Counting" tour.

Profile image by: Karjaka Studios

Featured Artworks

  •  Three women appear mid song. Their mouths are wide and they appear pensive and focused.
  •  The photo reads “Artemsia, three women, one voice, no net”. Below, three women look at the camera.
  •  A band appears on stage with a crowd of attendees smiling behind them.
  •  A white woman appears in the center of the image. She has her hands framing her face and appears be about to sing or say something. The woman wears a dress with puffy sleeves and seems to be acting on stage.

Alexandra Olsavsky has crowd-funded a project with 3AP

  • She Was

    • $4,943 raised of $4,000 goal
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      • 3Arts matched
      • 124% funded

    As a singer, I’ve always been interested in how the musical voice can be used to convey emotion, make connections, and communicate story. Recently, I’ve been co-developing a new performance work with Kaitlin Foley and Diana Lawrence of Artemisia that …

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