I would like for you to meet Jackie Evancho ten years old and lives Pittsburgh ,Pennsylvania. You are not going to find many people at Jackie`s age or even older that has the range as Jackie. The video above is a great example of her range, singing ” Ave Maria ” ( Bach ) She did this classic brilliantly, it is so beautiful.
Jackie is!, a true prodigy, she started with a 2.5 octave range and now with training it has brought her closer to 3 octaves , her range currently is F3 to E6 this is extraordinary for someone at age ten. I have listened time and again to her music , with complete amazement. She,_ was truly born for classical music.
Jackie says , she prefers pop , but because her voice is more naturally classical in sound she dosen`t sing pop because she dosen`t want it to effect her classical voice. Her goal is to have a solo singing career in classical crossover and she is well on her way. Jackie got her start in a local talent contest Kean Idol, ” she says ” it was so much fun. There she was a finalist in 2008 and first runner-up in 2009 then went on to win first place in the 8 to 18 soloist category , USA World Showcasein Las Vegas 2009 she says , this was her first ” rush ” feeling from being on a big stage. Also in 2009 she was a semi finalist in David Foster`s Hitman talent search and performed live on the David Foster and Friends concert tour. She has earned several awards in 2008 and 2009 won the Audience Choice Award at the Kean Idol talent contest, in April 2009 she won the Golden Ribby – Wonderworld TV in Massachusetts and ten more in July and August. A couple of her performances I would like to point out are , July 9 , 2009 on TV at the Nashville Palace with song writer James Breedwell , October 9 , 2009 on PBS solo for WQED with conductor/songwriter Tim Janis titled Celebrate America this was broadcast locally then national. All this as impressive as it is , is only a small portion of her awards and performances. One of the performances coming up would be a great honor for anyone. On December 2 , 2010 she will be performing with Tim Janis at Carnegie Hall and not just anyone gets to perform here.
Jackie is gifted with a high range, but in the video ( above ) She is singing ” Lean On Me ” using her low range for a special project and because she has a wide range she did this song with perfection. As you can see not even a challenge when she had to switch up , she could do it with ease. All the songs she performs is done with outstanding precision and perfection. The control she has with her voice is impeccable. The training she had enables her to do so much and here is her training resume : Acting, Singing, Dance – Pittsburgh Musical Theater
Children’s Festival Chorus – Christine Jordanoff In Residence at The Duquesne University School of Music
Children’s Festival Chorus troubadour – Lisa Jaworowski In Residence at The Duquesne University School of Music
Vocal Coaching — Paula Signor-Richter University Music Education Graduate and Matthew Evancho, Masters CMU in music education
Cover EP — private, Audible Images, Pittsburgh, PA Release Date 11/09.
Jackie is a true artist in every sense of the word. Not only can she sing, she has such grace and beauty , combined it is pure elegance. I know you will enjoy listening to her as much as I. Jackie has a CD available entitled ” Prelude To A Dream ” which you can purchase through her web site , Jackie Evancho . She is also currently seeking funding for her next CD . Jackie`s first was amazing I know that her next will be even more spectacular , there will be a live orchestra backing her. It is hard to believe this powerful voice is coming from a sweet little ten-year old , whom you can find frequently playing with her ducks. For more about Jackie… ( Sorry CDS are sold out )