Lauded by The New York Times as a “terrific singer” and The Friday Morning Music Club as “possessing great potential to seize a World-Class vocal career”, Sidney Outlaw was named the 2010 Grand Prize winner of the Concurso Internacional de Canto Montserratt Caballe. This rising young baritone from Brevard, North Carolina, has already performed in some of the finest houses in America recently completing the prestigious Merola Opera Program, as well international debuts as Guglielmo (Cosìfan tutte) in both Germany and Israel. Mr. Outlaw is also a graduate of the acclaimed Florida Grand Opera Young Artists. Mr. Outlaw’s orchestral and recital performances include debuts of renowned works at major concert halls: The Messiah at Carnegie Hall, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor at Avery Fisher Hall and “Wednesday At One” at Alice Tully Hall. He has appeared in recital as part of the New York Festival of Song with pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett and as part of the Marilyn Horne Foundation where he debuted “On Wings of Song” with Tamara Sanikidze. His other awards include national semi-finalist Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions; semi-finalist Francisco Vinas International Singing Competition; finalist for both Concour International Musical de Montreal and George London Foundation; and grand prize Florida Grand Opera/YPO Vocal Competition. Mr. Outlaw holds a master’s degree in vocal performance from The Juilliard School and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina. Recent engagements include a Schwabacher Debut Recital, Elijah at Carnegie Hall, and an appearance with St. Louis Opera Theatre.