Vlad Smishkewych joined Resurgam as general manager in November 2021. A tenor vocalist who specialises in early music and new music, Vlad is well-known to Irish radio listeners as the host and researcher of Vox Nostra, lyric fm’s Sunday morning Early Music show, shortlisted for the IMRO Award for Best Specialist Music Programme.
A member of acclaimed groups Sequentia and Theatre of Voices, he has performed with artists and ensembles such as Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI, The Harp Consort, Carlos Núñez, and Capella Romana, and he has recorded for Sony/BMG, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, Focus, and Capella Records. Vlad holds a Doctor of Music in Voice Performance from Indiana University, and has lectured at universities in the United States, South America, Canada, and Europe. His passion for writing and creating media about music and culture brought him to Spain as a Fulbright Fellow in 2006. In 2011 he moved to Ireland to become director of the MA in Chant at the University of Limerick, Ireland, where he taught until 2014. He then returned to performing and the world of broadcasting, joining Ireland’s RTÉ lyric fm as well as the European Early Music Network, as radio announcer and producer.
In 2020 with harpsichordist Dr. Yonit Kosovske, he launched H.I.P.S.T.E.R. Ireland (Historically Informed Performance Series, Teaching, Education and Research) to present early music performances and courses and publish audio and video media to support Ireland’s historically-informed performance artists and increase national early music audience reach, and together in 2021 they launched the new Limerick Early Music Festival.