Baritone RANDALL SCARLATA won First Prize at the 1999 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. He was also awarded The Diallo Prize, The Lindemann Vocal Chair and The Walker Fund Prize, which sponsored his Washington, DC debut in the Young Concert Artists Series at the Kennedy Center in February, 2000. On December 11, 2000, the Young Concert Artists Series will present Mr. Scarlata at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, sponsored by the Summis Auspiciis Prize. Mr. Scarlata's other major awards include First Prize at the 1997 "Das Schubert Lied" International Competition in Vienna, First Prize at the 1997 Joy in Singing Competition in New York, the 1998 Alice Tully  Vocal Arts Debut Recital Award of The Juilliard School, and Second Prize at the 1999 Walter W. Naumburg Foundation International Vocal competition. In recital, Mr. Scarlata has performed in Europe at the Musikverein in Vienna, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, the Liederhalle in Hamburg, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Salzburg Easter Festival, the Bolzano Festival of Song in Italy, and France's Museum of Contemporary Art in Nice. In the U.S., he has given recitals in New York at Alice Tully Hall and Merkin Concert Hall, in Boston at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, at Princeton University, and at the Cleveland Art Song Festival, the Marlboro Music Festival and the Ravinia Festival. Mr. Scarlata has also traveled to Caracas, Venezuela to perform. 
Mr. Scarlata has performed opera roles including the Count in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Mercutio in Gounod's Roméo et Juliette and Pelléas in Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande. His oratorio engagements include the role of Jesus in Bach's St. John Passion, and in the world premiere of Samuel Adler's Ever Since Babylon in Washington, DC. He has also performed Bach Cantatas, Peter Maxwell Davies' Excuse Me, and the title role in Stravinsky's L'Histoire du Soldat. Engagements during the 2000-2001 season include recitals at the Lied Center for the Performing Arts in Lincoln, NE, the Madison Civic Center, Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Weber State University in Ogden, UT, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York and for the Buffalo Chamber Music Society and the Network for New Music in Philadelphia. During the 2000-01 and 2001-02 seasons, Mr. Scarlata will give concerts as a member of Lincoln Center's Chamber Music Society Two.  
Mr. Scarlata earned a bachelor's degree from the Eastman School of Music, and then continued his studies in Vienna on a Fulbright Grant.He received his master's degree at The Juilliard School as a student of Beverley Johnson, and is currently a member of the Juilliard Opera Center. Mr. Scarlata began studying with Gérard Souzay at the age of 20, and has since continued working with him, as well as participating in masterclasses of artists such as Elly Ameling, Dalton Baldwin, Graham Johnson, Ernst Haefliger, Christoph Eschenbach, Roger Vignoles and Peter Schreier.