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Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director
Born in Chittagong, Bangladesh and raised in New Jersey, Monica Yunus is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Sing for Hope. Monica has performed with the world’s leading opera companies, including Washington National Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, and The Metropolitan Opera, where she spent ten seasons as a principal artist. She has performed in concert and recital in Spain, Guatemala, Bangkok, and Lebanon’s Zouk Festival. Monica has been honored with a 21st Century Leaders Award and named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a “New Yorker of the Week” by NY1, and one of the “Top 50 Americans in Philanthropy” by Town & Country. A leading voice in the “artist as citizen” discussion, she has performed and spoken at Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship, The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, Aspen Ideas Festival, and The United Nations. She is an Artist Lecturer at Carnegie Mellon University, and has been the Housewright Eminent Artist-Scholar in Residence at Florida State University and the inaugural Reflexions Artist in Residence at University of Arkansas. The daughter of Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus, Monica is a graduate of The Juilliard School.
Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director
Raised in Texas and Mexico, Camille Zamora is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Sing for Hope. An internationally acclaimed soprano, she has appeared with collaborators ranging from Yo-Yo Ma to Sting, ensembles including London Symphony Orchestra and Glimmerglass Opera, and live broadcasts on NPR and BBC. Her last two albums (Si la noche se hace oscura/ If the night grows dark and Le dernier sorcier/The Last Sorcerer) debuted on Billboard’s Top Ten Classical Chart. Camille has been recognized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, received a 100 Hispanic Women Community Pride Award, and been named NY1’s "New Yorker of the Week,” one of the “Top 50 Americans in Philanthropy” by Town & Country, and one of CNN’s "Most Intriguing People." She has been the Housewright Eminent Artist-Scholar in Residence at Florida State University, the inaugural Reflexions Artist in Residence at University of Arkansas, and given masterclasses and guest lectures at Juilliard, Harvard, NYU, Claremont Graduate University, and others. A graduate of The Juilliard School and a leading voice in the “artist as citizen” discussion, Camille has performed and spoken at Skoll World Forum for Social Entrepreneurship, The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, Aspen Ideas Festival, and The United Nations.
Healing Arts Project Leader
Praised by the New York Times for his “vibrant playing, full of texture and nuance,” Israeli Cellist Elad Kabilio is an active soloist, chamber musician, and a teaching artist. An active Sing for Hope Artist Partner since early 2020, Elad is passionate about his SFH’s mission of “art for all,” and is particularly gifted in sharing interactive performances that illuminate the lived histories of community audiences. Recent performances include Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Morgan Library, the Joyce Theater, Aspen Music Festival, Young Artist Festival in Bayreuth, Germany, and a feature on WQXR Radio. Elad collaborates frequently with world-renowned dancers including Misty Copeland, Ashley Bouder, Amar Ramasar, and Michele Wiles, and he has served as Music Director of Ballet Next and The Ashley Bouder Project. He is also the Founder and Artistic Director of MusicTalks, which brings classical music to intimate and informal settings. He holds diplomas from Tel Aviv University, Mannes College of Music, and Manhattan School of Music, where he currently serves as a faculty member at the Pre-College division and Summer program. He plays on a French cello on generous loan by the America-Israel Cultural Foundation.