Siri Vik is recognized within the Northwest music scene as a singer of versatility, power, and emotion. Since winning Grand Prize at the International Lotte Lenya Competition 15 years ago when still singing opera, Siri found a niche interpreting songs ranging from classical to pop to jazz to musical theater—-songs with history, edge, theater, and a healthy dose of human suffering. For several years Siri has created and premiered cabaret evenings at Eugene’s John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts, and has since performed concerts devoted to this eclectic repertoire throughout Oregon and the Northwest region, most often reprising her two shows rooted in old-world cabaret: Moon Shines Red: Weill & Brecht, and La Môme Edith Piaf.
Recent performances include singing the Acid Queen with Eugene Ballet’s production of The Who’s Tommy, opening for comedian Bob Newhart at Seven Feathers Casino and for Tori Amos at Britt Festival, and appearing with her band The Red Propellers on the vaudeville stage at Oregon Country Fair. In 2015 Siri performed her third album tribute show with the Joe Manis Quartet at Jimmy Mak’s in Portland, Christo’s in Salem, the Shedd, and at the Pleasant Hill Jazz Festival. She is a frequent featured soloist with the Emerald City Jazz Kings, and at Oregon Festival of American Music. In 2016 and 2017 Siri created 2 additional musical tribute at The Shedd: Do I Move You?, honoring her most beloved musical icon, Nina Simone, and Femme Fatale.
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