Bestselling artist Charity Tillemann Dick is a soprano, composer, and writer. As a musician, her repertoire spans the great coloratura roles of Verdi, Bellini, Donizetti as well as contemporary and avant guard works of Ives, Schönberg and Rorem. A champion of women composers, Charity has performed world premiers of roles and songs by Amy Beth Kirsten and Lori Laitman. A composer herself, Charity's debut album, American Grace, reached number one on Billboard classical charts, and it's music has been heard on NPR. She's headlined at Lincoln Center, The National Palace of the Arts (Budapest), Severance Hall (Cleveland), The Kennedy Center, The US Embassy in Beijing, The Boboli Gardens (Florence) and elsewhere, performing alongside artists including Marvin Hamlisch, Zoltan Koscis, Bono, Joshua Bell and Jessye Norman.
Her memoir, The Encore, scheduled to be published by Simon & Schuster in fall 2017, tells Charity's unlikely story of love, faith, music and success despite the seemingly insurmountable odds of two double lung transplants. Charity presents regularly for Fortune 500 companies, major conferences, and ideas festivals. Her talks and stories have been featured on PBS, CNN, CBS, the Washington Post, TED.com and other major outlets.
The artist is a leading advocate for organ donation, stem cell research, and orphan diseases. She has testified before the US Congress, published articles, and served as a national spokesperson.
A former Fulbright Scholar, Spelman Fellow, GLAMOUR Hero and member of USA Today's All Academic Team, Charity studied at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest and the Peabody Institute of Music at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She is one of eleven children and currently resides with her husband between Washington DC, Denver, and New York City.
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