Instructor of Voice & Concert Choir Director
Born in Russia, bass Konstantin Kvach has enjoyed recognition as one of the Pacific Northwest's leading bases. He has performed as a soloist in Germany, the Czech Republic and in the Baltic States. He has been a featured soloist with the Prague Sinfonietta at Dvořak Hall (Rudolfinum) and Jablonec Municipal Theatre, also with Northwest Chamber Orchestra at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, and has performed throughout the northwest with orchestras, opera companies and choral ensembles including Portland Opera, Washington East Opera, Opera Coeur d'Alene, Vancouver Opera, PSU Opera, the Oregon Symphony, Southwest Washington Symphony, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Oregon Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Central Oregon Symphony, Lower Columbia Symphonic Band, Portland Symphonic Choir, Bravo!Vancouver, Oregon Chorale, Willamette Master Chorus, Columbia Chorale, and others.
Mr. Kvach has appeared repeatedly as a guest artist at the Astoria Music Festival, Northwest Performing Arts, Portland SummerFest and Bel Canto Northwest. Among extensive oratorio repertoire, he has performed the roles of Judge in Orphée by Philip Glass, Raimondo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Grenvil in La Traviata, Eutifronte in Der Stein der Weisen, Don Alfonso in Cosi fan tutte, Colline in La Bohème, Simone in Gianni Schicchi, Pistola in Falstaff, Bartolo in Le Nozze di Figaro, Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, Alidoro in La Cenerentola, Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring, Gremin in Eugene Onegin, and Kum in Mussorgsky's Sorochintsy Fair.