About the Author, Barrett Cobb

Published December 20, 2016

Walk Shepherdess, Walk | Barrett Cobb

About the Author, Barrett Cobb:

Barrett Cobb is an American painter, singer and flutist. Her paintings have been exhibited in three one-woman shows in New York City and in two group shows at the Broome Street Gallery. She was twice a prize-winner in juried transparent watercolor shows at the Church of the Covenant in Manhattan. She created projections for the Brooklyn Repertory Opera’s productions of Orfeo ed Eurydice and Ariadne auf Naxos. She studied painting at the Aegean Center for the Arts in Paros, Greece, the American Academy of Design, in New York, and privately with Alice Meyer Wallace, Wade Schuman, Jane Morris Pack, and Jack Stewart.

Ms. Cobb has appeared in the United States and Europe as a soloist in opera, oratorio and recital. She has performed as alto soloist with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, the Paris Choral Society, the National Chorale, the Sine Nominee Singers and Orchestra, the AIMS Orchestra, and the Orchester Landesteater Dessau. She is the alto soloist in the Sine Nominee Singers’ recording of Handel’s Isreal in Egypt, on the Newport Classic label. Her singing has been described in the New York Times as “deeply moved and moving.”

Ms. Cobb has served as principal flutist in numerous orchestras, among them the American Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet Orchestra, and the Orquesta Sinfonia de Colombia. She has been featured as the soloist in concerti with many orchestras and has toured the United States extensively under the auspices of Columbia Artists Management. She was a founding member of the award-winning Quintet of the Americas. Ms. Cobb hold a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Musical Arts degree from Yale University. Ms. Cobb also writes for the New York Concert Review.