multi-genre vocal artist
Los Angeles native Amanda Achen is known for her “velvety soprano voice” and “divinely emotional interpretations”.
Ms Achen is a multi-genre vocalist who delights audiences the world over. Equally at home on the concert stage, the jazz club, and in the studio, she has performed to critical acclaim in LA and beyond, at venues including the Dolby Theater, Microsoft Theatre, the Hollywood Bowl, Staples Center, the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Benaroya Hall, and the Tokyo Garden Theater.
Sought-after by many modern composers for her ability to skillfully sing in a variety of styles, Amanda has recently risen to fame in the gaming world for her emotionally riveting recordings in the Final Fantasy XIV expansion packs Shadowbringers and Endwalker. During the pandemic and from the Square Enix studio in L.A., Ms. Achen performed virtually in the 2021 FFXIV Digital Fan Fest, which streamed live to millions of viewers on YouTube as it was broadcast to a sold-out Tokyo Garden Theater. She will be making her debut in Japan this December, premiering “Flow” in concert for Distant Worlds.
Recent classical engagements include the premiere of The Conference of the Birds, Mozart’s Requiem, Carmina Burana, Poulenc’s Gloria, Mahler’s Second Symphony, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Bach’s Magnificat, Haydn’s Creation, Purcell’s King Arthur, Handel’s Messiah, Handel’s Orlando and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem.
Ms Achen has performed on several film and TV scores, including Frozen 2, Mulan, Birds of Prey, and The Simpsons.
Amanda will begin releasing her highly anticipated original music on Spotify and YouTube this year.