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Praised for her “rich, smooth mezzo soprano” (St. Louis Post), Kim Leeds has appeared as a soloist with Apollo’s Fire, Bach Akademie Charlotte, Back Bay Chorale, Les Délices, Handel Society of Dartmouth, Cantata Collective, Artek, Ad Astra Musical Festival, True Concord, Bach Society of St. Louis, Tafelmusik, and the Oregon Bach Festival. As a choral artist, Ms. Leeds has performed with the Weimar Bach Academy, the Junges Stuttgart Bach Ensemble, the Handel & Haydn Society, the Grammy-nominated ensembles Clarion Society and Seraphic Fire, and Grammy-award winning ensemble The Crossing. Ms. Leeds has garnered multiple accolades, including winning the Tafelmusik Vocal Competition in 2016, being selected as a Virginia Best Adams Fellow at the 2017 Carmel Bach Festival, working with Philippe Herreweghe as a Britten-Pears Young Artist in 2019, and being a semi-finalist in the New York Oratorio Competition in 2022. Last year Ms. Leeds co-founded Filigree, a New England-based early music ensemble. She can be heard on the 2017 Boston Modern Orchestra Project recording of Jeremy Gill’s Before the Wresting Tides and on Blue Heron’s Johannes Ockeghem: Complete Songs, vol. 1.