Praised for her “bejeweled lyric soprano," and “perfect early music voice," soprano TERESA WAKIM won First Prize at the International Soloist Competition for Early Music in Brunnenthal, Austria. In demand for her interpretations of concerted repertoire in the U.S. and abroad, she has performed under the batons of such illustrious leaders as Roger Norrington, Harry Christophers, Martin Haselböck, Ton Koopman, Stephen Stubbs, and Nicholas McGegan. Solo engagements include Bach’s Mass in B Minor, St. John Passion, and Magnificat with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Bach’s Wedding Cantata and Mendelssohn's Hear My Prayer with the Cleveland Orchestra, Bach's Missa Brevis with the San Francisco Symphony, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 with Boston Baroque, Bach's Magnificat with Wiener Akademie Orchester, Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate with the Handel & Haydn Society and New World Symphony, and Handel's Messiah with the Charlotte, San Antonio, Tucson, Alabama, and Houston Symphonies. In addition she performs with many of North America's early music ensembles, including Boston Early Music Festival, Apollo's Fire, Vancouver Early Music, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Mercury Baroque Orchestra and Pacific Musicworks. She has performed and recorded numerous operas from the French baroque repertoire, including the roles of Flore and Arethuse in the Grammy-winning recording of Charpentier's La Descente d'Orphee aux Enfers with the Boston Early Music Festival.