Soprano Shereen Pimentel, from New Jersey has been described as a promising young vocal artist. She is currently a third year undergraduate at the Juilliard School, where she is pursuing a Bachelors of Music degree in Vocal Performance. She is a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Edith Wiens.
This season, 2018-2019 she has performed in the Juilliard Vocal Arts production of Orpheus in the Underworld and is scheduled to appear in the 2019 production of Dido and Aeneas which will also go on tour to Aiken, SC, Holland Park, London, and Versailles, France She performed the role of Rapunzel in the Juilliard drama production of the musical Into The Woods directed by Sarna Lapine.
She also performed with New York Festival of Song in their season opening concert - "WC Handy and the Birth of the Blues"
In the 2017-2018 season, she performed in the Juilliard production of Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor by Otto Nicolai directed by John Giamperto. She was featured in the New York Festival of Song’s, concert “Protest”, Steven Blier at the piano. She has also been featured in numerous Juilliard songbook recitals, and has performed select scenes of operatic roles, including Fiordiligi in Mozart's Cosi fan Tutte. She was a Voice Fellow at the Music Academy of the West and appeared as Barbarina in their production of Le Nozze di Figaro (Mozart), conducted by James Conlon.
In summer 2016, she attended the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie in Neumarkt, Germany. While there she sang in several concerts including a gala with the Nürnberger Symphoniker
Shereen started performing professionally at a very young age when she debuted on Broadway at the age of nine as Young Nala in The Lion King. She sang with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City for 2 years and then attended the pre-college vocal training program at The Juilliard School where she studied with Lorraine Nubar.
She most recently won the first prize in the 2018 New York Lyric Opera Competition.
Additional awards include 2015 Young Arts Merit Winner for Classical Music and first place in the 2016 Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition.