Hope Wechkin is best known for the simultaneously performed virtuosic and innovative pairing of voice and violin that combines elements of folk, classical and world music. She is also known as a soprano soloist and interpreter of contemporary music for the voice. She performed the one-woman show Charisma featuring her unique compositions and arrangements, to soldout audiences in an extended run at Seattle’s ACT Theater. She is also a founding member of the quartet Sorelle, specializing in 20th- and 21st-century music for piano, cello, flute, and voice, and she has appeared as soloist with numerous Northwest musical ensembles. A graduate of Yale University, she was conductor of the Yale Slavic Chorus. Additionally, she works as a physician in palliative medicine and lives in Seattle with her husband and son.