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					     BIRAJ BARKAKATY - COUNTERTENOR
                                                    Room 513,
Anderson Hall, 134 Claremont Avenue, NY 10027, New York, USA

          birajb@hotmail.com     646 591 9782


 EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE

           Manhattan School of Music
 Master of Music in Vocal Performance, expected 2008
           The College of St. George, Windsor Castle
 Alto Lay Clerk, St.George’s Chapel Choir Windsor Castle 2002-2006
           Trinity College of Music
 Postgraduate Advanced Diploma in Vocal Performance with Distinction
2002

                                      Postgraduate Certificate in Vocal
                                 Performance with Distinction 2001
          University of Manchester
 Bachelor of Arts (History) 2000

     PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

     Concert, Choral and Oratorio
                               Professional Choirs
                                                      (UK)St.George’s
                           Chapel Choir Windsor Castle, St. Paul’s
                           Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral,

                                 Guard’s Chapel, Temple Church


                                 (USA) Christ’s and St. Stephen’s, St.
                           Thomas Fifth Avenue, St. Mary the Virgin,
                           Grace Church,

                                 St. Luke in the Field, Chelsea, St.
                           Ignatius Loyola

                                 Vocal consorts
                                                       Tafelmusik
                           Baroque Chamber Choir, The Tiffany
                           Consort, National Chorale of New York,

                                The American Classical Orchestra,
                           Oxford Philomusica (UK),

          Solo and Recital
 Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute 2007

 Britten Pears School for Advanced Studies 2004

 Baroque Aria Ensemble (Manhattan School of Music) 2007

                           Dartington International Summer Festival
                     2002, 200

                           Edington Festival of Music 50th Anniversary

           Alto Soloist
 St. John Passion, The Messiah, Bach B Minor Mass ,Saint Saens
Christmas Oratorio

                          Chichester Psalms, Vivaldi Gloria and Stabat
                     Mater, Charpentier Dies Irae,

                           Purcell Ode to Saint Cecilia, Handel’s
                     L’allegro, Il penseroso ed Il moderato
    Opera Experience

     Roles Performed
           Silla                     Silla (Handel)
Bay Area Opera Institute( US Premiere)      2007
           Orpheus                   Orpheus and Eurydice (Gluck)
Opera de Valladolid                         2004
           Oberon                    A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Opera Minima                                2005
           Athamas                   Semele
British Youth Opera                         2004
           Oronte                    Alcina
Manhattan School of Music                        2007
           Orfeo                     Orfeo (Campra)
Benslow Baroque Opera                       2002
           Don Quixote               Don Quixote (Boismortier)
Benslow Baroque Opera                       2003
           Ottone                    The Coronation of Poppea
Trinity College of Music                    2002
           Judge                     The Play of Daniel
Dartington International Festival                2005
           Mopsa                     The Fairy Queen (Scenes)
Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute         2007
           Secrecy                   The Fairy Queen (Scenes)
Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute         2007

         Young Artist Training
Coaches and Teachers
         Bay Area Opera Theatre Institute
Joan Patenaude Yarnell Voice
         Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute
Nicholas Clapton Voice
         British Youth Opera
Kathryn LaBouff Diction
         Britten Pears School for Advanced Studies
Marianne Barrett Diction
         Dartington International Summer Festival
Mary Hill, Anne Lewin Coaches
         Besnlow Baroque Opera
Rhoda Levine Acting
         Opera Minima
Francis Patrelle Dance

    Masterclasses

          Emma Kirkby
Dartington International Summer Festival
          Della Jones
Britten Pears Young Artist Programme
          James Bowman
British Youth Opera
          Jeffrey Skidmore
Vocal Chamber Music
          David Thomas
Handel Arias
          Noelle Barker
Purcell songs
          David Millar
Lute song interpretation

    ADDITIONAL

    Skills
Spanish Speaker (Fluency), Baroque Dance, Baroque Gesture ,

                                           BasicHistorical Dance

    Recording and Broadcasts

          Abide with Me
Naxos     St. George’s Chapel Choir, Windsor 2004
          Music for a Royal Celebration
St. George’s Chapel Choir Windsor 2005
         O How Glorious is thy Kingdom
Delphian St.George’s Chapel Choir Windsor 2006
         Sir William Harris – Anthems
Naxos    St.George’s Chapel Choir Windsor 2007
         Victoria Vespers
Delphian The Exon Singers 2004

         Service of Blessing and Dedication
         HRH Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Wessex
BBC Television
         Funeral of HRH Princess Alice
BBC Radio
         80th Birthday of Queen Elizabeth II
BBC Television
         Windsor Castle – A Royal Year
BBC Series
         Good Morning America
ABC

   Management

         Harwood Management Group
         James C. Harwood,
         President PO Box 250390
         New York, New York 10025
         Phone: 212-864-0773 / 212-663-2447
         Fax: 212-663-1129