Praised for her “bejeweled lyric soprano" (The Boston Globe), as "a marvel of perfect intonation and pure tone" (New York Arts), and with a voice of “extraordinary suppleness and beauty” (The New York Times), soprano Teresa Wakim was First Prize Winner of the 2010 International Soloist Competition for Early Music in Brunnenthal, Austria.
Much sought-after in Europe and North America for her interpretations of concerted repertoire, she has performed under the batons of such conductors as Roger Norrington, Harry Christophers, Laurence Cummings, Martin Haselböck, Ton Koopman, and Nicholas McGegan. Noted solo engagements include Bach’s Mass in B Minor, St. John Passion, and Magnificat with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Bach’s Wedding Cantata and Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer with the Cleveland Orchestra, Bach's Missa Brevis with the San Francisco Symphony, Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 with Boston Baroque, Bach's Magnificat with Wiener Akademie Orchester, Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem with the Omaha Symphony, Bach's Mass in B Minor with Louisiana Philharmonic, Mozart's Exsultate Jubilate with New World Symphony and the Handel & Haydn Society, Handel's Messiah with the Charlotte, San Antonio, Alabama, and Tucson Symphonies, and Orff's Carmina Burana with Boston Landmarks Orchestra.
In addition she performs with many of North America's top early music ensembles, including Mercury Chamber Orchestra, Apollo's Fire, Vancouver Early Music, Dallas Bach Society, and Atlanta Baroque Orchestra. She has portrayed and recorded multiple operas by Charpentier and Lully with the Boston Early Music Festival, including the roles of Flore, Aréthuse, and Daphne on their GRAMMY-winning recording of La Descente d'Orphée aux Enfers and La Couronne de Fleurs.