Renée Fleming

Organization/Affiliation (no abbreviation): 
Renée Fleming Foundation / Kennedy Center
McLean, VA 22101
United States
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Renée Fleming is one of the most highly acclaimed singers of our time, performing in the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls. Honored with four Grammy® awards and the US National Medal of Arts, she has sung for momentous occasions from the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony to the Diamond Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. In 2014, she became the first classical artist ever to sing The Star-Spangled Banner at the Super Bowl.
Last May, Renée launched Music and Mind LIVE, a web series exploring the intersection of music and arts with human health and the brain, earning more than 650,000 views, from 70 countries. Renée was inspired to launch the series by the Sound Health initiative she leads as Artistic Advisor to the Kennedy Center, in partnership with the NIH. She has given presentations with scientists and practitioners on this subject around the world.
Renée’s other awards include the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal, Germany’s Cross of the Order of Merit, and France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur.