B i o g r a p h y
Austin Burns is a New England-based performer, composer, arranger, and curator of original concert programs. He is the founder of Sole Durato, an ensemble consisting of singers, guitarists and pianists, as well as percussionists on occasion. The group performs a wide-ranging repertoire of works that Austin curates and arranges, including programs highlighting the poetry of Robert Burns, Neapolitan songs, American songs, Irish songs, an exploration of opera arias, and more. Sole Durato performs across the Northeast and in the greater Boston area, including presenting music in private homes using the innovative concert presenting platform, GroupMuse.
Austin and his ensemble have performed in many historic venues including Marble House (Newport), The Rotch Jones Duff House (New Bedford), Hamilton House (ME), The Boston Public Library, the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), and The Harvard Club (Boston) to name a few. Austin is also in the process of planning a tour through the east coast of the US next July to promote his debut album
Austin received his Masters degree in vocal performance from New England Conservatory in 2015 and a bachelor’s degree in composition from LaGrange College in 2013. He also serves as the Music Minister at the Pilgrim United Church of Christ in New Bedford MA.