Alina Roitstein

Lecturer in Music; Voice
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    Los Angeles native Alina Roitstein is known for her “beautiful voice and equally beautiful presence” (El Nuevo Herald). Her career spanning opera and art song, jazz and Latin music, chamber music and contemporary works, and choral music has taken her to venues all over the world, including Japan’s Symphony Hall in Osaka, South Korea’s Seoul Arts Centre Concert Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, Scotland’s Royal Conservatoire, Carnegie Hall’s Neighborhood Concert Series, Chicago’s Poetry Foundation, and Los Angeles’ REDCAT, Disney Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and Hollywood Bowl. One of Alina’s passions is performing new works, and she has premiered pieces by Juhi Bansal, Jordan Nelson, Thomas Kotcheff, Gregory Uhlmann, Allen Menton, David Rentz, Trevor Anderies, David Roitstein and others. She also premiered the role of Emily in The Discord Altar, the first of OperaWorks’ Arts for Social Awareness Project, a groundbreaking musically improvised opera created to bring awareness to current social issues.

    Roitstein’s recording credits include Trevor Anderies Quintet’s Promise of a Tree (Orenda Records), River Song Quintet’s Monarchs, and Toomai String Quintet’s Cuerdas Cubanas. As a member of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, she also sang on the Los Angeles Philharmonic‘s Deutsche Grammophon recording of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, which earned the Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance.

    A committed educator, Roitstein is on the voice faculty at Pomona College and Pasadena City College and has performed workshops and master classes at universities throughout the United States.