Amanda Balestrieri teaches Applied Voice at Regis University.

Balestrieri has a long and illustrious performance background in London, Europe and the U.S. She won two scholarships to Oxford University where she received her B.A./M.A. in German and French, and studied voice in London and Milan. She sang with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields under Neville Marriner for the soundtrack of the movie Amadeus and was a regular soloist in contemporary music with The New London Chamber Choir. After moving to the United States, Balestrieri made several notable appearances with the National Symphony under Leonard Slatkin and Christopher Hogwood, and with the Smithsonian Chamber Players under Kenneth Slowik. Renowned for her “radiant intelligence” and her “unusually versatile” voice with its “luminous warmth” (Washington Post, Santa Fe New Mexican), she is in high demand for her musicianship and skills in baroque repertoire and has appeared with the major period instrument ensembles throughout the U.S.

Since moving to Denver, Balestrieri has been a guest soloist with area symphony orchestras, including the Colorado Symphony, and with most of the area period instrument ensembles. She was recently appointed Artistic Director and Conductor of the Seicento Baroque Ensemble.