Kate Conklin sings opera, folk music and original works, and specializes in the highly ornamented vocal music of Bulgaria. She performs to have profound, joyful communication with other beings, exploring the qualities of delicacy and resiliency, wildness and precision. Kate sings in seventeen + languages.

“When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, they can fit in with any style.”
– Bruce Lee


Kate Conklin & Bryan Landers

Voice and banjo duo featuring creative recontextualizations of folk music, particularly Bulgarian music. Kate and Bryan have been performing together for 20 years. Hear the new album Mesechinko Ljo (Dear Little Moon) here.

Recreational Science

A one-woman opera written for Kate Conklin by Javier Navarrete, with text by Victor Nubla. Recreational Science explores discoveries, curiosities and scientific innovation between the 18th and mid-20th centuries, investigating the euphoria and despair of the scientific process. (Recording in progress)

Performance Chronology


Cirque du Soleil, “O”

Film/ Television

Avatar: The Last Airbender


Bryan Landers
Jodie Landau
Ivan Johnson
Danny Holt
John Bergamo
Miroslav Tadić
Ben Wynn/ Deru
Machine Project


Ivan Spassov Academic Folk Choir, Bulgaria
Kate Conklin All-Star Orkestra
Kate Conklin Bulgarian Ensemble

Kate speaks at TEDxFulbrightSantaMonica – “Responding to Desire”