Originally from the Los Angeles Area, American mezzo-soprano Maggie Reneé Valdman is completing her BM in Classical Voice at The Juilliard School in NY, where she has been awarded Juilliard's Gluck Community Service Fellowship and the Juilliard Entrepreneurship Grant. She was named Juilliard Emerging Leader of 2016 and has been hailed by Downbeat Magazine as one of the 'best student musicians of 2016' and by the HuffPost as having 'stunning pop and jazz riffs'. She is currently in her third year at Juilliard studying with Professor Edith Bers who is the Voice Department Chair at Juilliard.

Valdman performances range from early music to modern day music. She loves different genres and sings in several languages including: Italian, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, Yiddish.  She is fluent in English, Russian and Spanish and is currently studying Italian, German and French.  She is a black belt in Karate and enjoys Gymnastics, Tennis, Art, Dance and Swimming.  Valdman regularly performs for charities and fundraising events in NY and in LA.

In May 2019 Valdman will be covering the role of Carmen in City Lyric Opera's presentation of Peter Brook’s La Tragédie de Carmen. She will be singing Carmen during 2 performances on May 8th and May 11th at the West End Theater in NY.  In April Valdman had her debut at Alice Tully Hall in New York singing the Nursery Cycle by Mussorgsky.  She performed in Opera Comp singing new music at Juilliard in March and sang in and covered the role of Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas at the Aiken Festival in South Carolina.

This summer, Valdman will be touring Europe with Juilliard's Graduate Opera covering Sorceress in Dido and Aeneas, singing the role of La Ciesca in AVA's production of Gianni Schicchi, and studying with Dolora Zajick at the Institute of Young Dramatic Voices.  Last summer, Valdman sang the roles of Dorabella and Marcellina as an apprentice artist at 'Teatro Nuovo' (formerly Caramoor).

In 2018, Valdman was in the chorus in Juilliard Opera's production of The Merry Wives of Winsor,  in Juilliard's Songbook concert under the direction of Adam Nielsen, and performed in over a dozen Gluck Fellowship performances all over NY and surrounding cities. 

Valdman had her European debut in 2017, where, at 18 years old, she successfully sang the role of Cherubino in Berlin Opera Academy's fully staged opera production of Le nozze di Figaro in Berlin, Germany.  She was directed by David Paul and starred opposite Lawson Anderson who played Figaro. She also participated in the Gala Concert in Germany and received praise from European Agents.

In past seasons, Valdman performed at Disney Hall, Carnegie Hall, House of Blues, Disneyland, and a variety of other venues. Valdman was Kate in a production of If/Then the musical, a chorus member and cover of Dorabella in Center Stage Opera's production of Cosi Fan Tutte, as well as a merchant in a production of Amahl and the Night VisitorsValdman performed at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Scherr Forum Theatre in A Musical Carousel and in Juilliard's Aria Night, International Festival, and Fall and Spring Chamber Concerts of 2016-17.  She performed in Amici della Musica in LA with Center Stage Opera and at Disney Hall with the California Philharmonic Orchestra under maestro Victor Vener.  In 2014 she performed in Carnegie Hall in an Honors Choir Performance.

Valdman is the recipient of the Pyrenèes Music Society Encore Award for Excellence in Vocal Performance, the Village Voices Scholarship, and the Michael Castle Memorial Scholarship.  Valdman was the Semi Finalist in 2016 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition and a Semi Finalist in the 2016 JTVA Competition. She was the Music Scholarship Winner in 2016 Rotary Pageant of the Arts and a 2016 YoungArts Winner.  She was the 2015 Spotlight Semi Finalist in both Classical and Non-Classical Categories at the Music Center in Los Angeles and the 2015 Kiwanis Club Music Scholarship Winner.  She received Downbeat’s Magazine 39th Annual Student Music Award in the Blues/Pop/Rock Solo Outstanding Performance category.  She  won the American Idol Experience in Florida and was a Grammy 2015 Early Acceptance Merit Scholarship Winner.  Her 1st album, called "Craziest Feelings," produced by a team of Grammy Award winning producer Ted Perlman and Peggi Blue ("Vocal Coach From Hell" from American Idol) was released in 2014.