has been praised by the New York Times for her “beautiful soprano voice, melting passion” and “vocally ravishing” performances. A recognized leader in the performance of Spanish Renaissance/Sephardic song, she was featured on Canada’s CBC radio alongside Montserrat Figueras and Victoria de los Angeles. Her studies with Nico Castel at the Mannes College of Music opened her eyes to this magnificent repertoire. Soon after graduation she began to specialize in Ladino Song and continued her studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary. For many years she sang in the Gerard Edery Ensemble, led by Gerard Edery, winner of the Sephardic Heritage Award. Of Uruguayan-American descent, Ms. Snaidas began her career singing zarzuelas in New York City’s Repertorio Espanol. Favorite projects include appearances with the Boston Early Music Festival, singing with LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and recording the movie-soundtrack of The Producers with Mel Brooks in the booth. In addition to serving as Spanish/Latin American language coach to many of the leading early music ensembles in the USA, Ms. Snaidas is the co-Artistic Director of GEMAS, a concert series in New York City devoted to early music of the Americas. She is featured on the 2012 Grammy-nominated recording by the ensemble El Mundo, Kingdoms of Castille. She can be heard on the Sony Classical, Sono Luminus, Koch International and Naxos labels.