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The Swedish soprano Anna Büchel obtained her master’s degree in Opera and Music theatre at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg last year. In June 2015, she finished her Bachelor’s degree in Classical Voice at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. She also holds a diploma from the Stockholm Operastudio in Sweden.


Elenora Maria Yin Lian Hu (Delft, March 8, 1995) is a young Dutch soprano. Whilst completing her bachelor’s studies English Language and Culture at Leiden University, Elenora began her training as a professional vocalist. As of 2016, she is attending HKU Utrecht Conservatory studying under soprano Dobrinka Yankova.


Solen Mainguené is a soprano from Orange, south of France. She has a BA from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore and a Master from the Opernklasse of the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Her teachers and consultants include:Boris Bakow, Alessandro Misciasci, Cheryl Studer, George Petean und Tatjana Liscnic.


The Romanian tenor Marius Zaharia was born in Timisoara (Temesvar) in Romania, a beautiful city on the Bega River also called „The little Vienna”. Mr. Zaharia went to college in the same city and received a Bachelor’s degree in music with a major in vocal performance from The West University of Timisoara – Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Hystory and Theology.


Native Hawaiian mezzo-soprano, Sidney Walker, holds a MM from the University of Minnesota and had received top prizes at the
Minnesota-NATS, the Schubert Club and the Classical Singer competitions. While she has
performed many of the great roles from the standard repertoire including Humperdinck’s
Hänsel, Strauss’ Komponist, Rossini’s Isabella, or Mozart’s Dorabella, she has also collaborated


Aleksandra Kirsanova, soprano lirico,era nata in Russia in Ekaterinburgo. Attualmento lavora come solista in Filarmonica accademica statale di Ekaterinburg e impegnata nel concerti operistici e concerti di musica da camera. 

Irina Solomon

Soprana Eliza Solomon, în prezent doctorandă în cadrul Universității de Arte „George Enescu” din Iași, și-a început studiile la Liceul de muzică „Tudor Ciortea” din Brașov, sub îndrumarea domnilor profesori, Doina și Virgil Mihailescu, ca mai apoi să finalizeze studiile de licență și de master ale Universității de Arte „George Enescu”, la clasa conf.univ.dr Paula Ciochină.

Andreea Diana

Data nasterii: 15.09.1993
domiciliu: Bucuresti, sector 4, str. Putul cu Tei, nr.34e-mail: blidariu.andreea@yahoo.comtel: 0767 521 819
STUDII:2016-2018- Masterat la Universitatea Nationala de Muzica Bucuresti- setia canto clasic;2012-2016- Universitatea Nationala de Muzica Bucuresti- sectia canto clasic.


Born in Romania, Beniamin Pop studied singing at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy of Cluj Napoca, under the guidance of the tenor Marius Vlad Budoiu.
In the year 2012, he joined the philharmonic choir of Cluj Napoca, then in 2014 he became a soloist of the National Opera House of the same city. Between 2016-2018 he was a member of the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Opera Studio where he currently is a member of the ensemble.


The soprano Nadia Cerchez was born in Orhei, Republic of Moldova in 16 September 1985. After completing the Faculty of Music, Theater and Fine Arts in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, she continued her Master Studies in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, at „Gheorghe Dima” Music Academy. She is a native speaker of Romanian and Russian, but also knows Italian, French and German. Critics describe her as having „impressive ease, confidence, musicality in her voice, scattering the hardest coloratura”.


Soprano Caren Maxerath studied at the University of Music in Nürnberg. She was awarded the „Deutschlandstipendium“ and is currently holding the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now scholarship. In 2015 she was awarded a special prize at the vocal competition Opera Classica Europa. She has attended several master classes lead by Teresa Berganza, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Prof. Helmut Deutsch, KS Ildiko Raimond, etc.


My name is Vlada. I am 22 years old. I'm from Ukraine. I was born and live in Odessa. I graduated from a specialized music school named after Peter Stolyarsky.

Karolina Róża

In 2017 she started Masters in Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw in a class of prof. Włodzimierz Zalewski.
Her main engagements:
W. A. Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Queen of the Night
2018: Warsaw Chamber Opera
W. A. Mozart - Bastien und Bastienne - Bastienne
2016, 2017, 2018: Warsaw Chamber Opera
G. Rossini - Il Turco in Italia - Donna Fiorilla
2018: Warsaw Chamber Opera
W. A. Mozart - Le nozze di Figaro - Susanna


Im a student in 4th year at Gheorghe Dima, Cluj Napoca Music Academy, studying Bel Canto.
Last year Ive won the third prize at Ionel Perlea festival, lied category.
This year in January Ive won the first prize at Hong Kong International Vocal Open Competition, Operatic Aria category.


Young Montenegrin Soprano resident in the United Kingdom, Tamara Radjenovic graduated at the Royal College of Music in London. She is also awarded a Scholarship to do the Master studies at the same college.


Lorena Puican este absolventă a Academiei Naționale de Muzică „Gheorghe Dima” din Cluj Napoca, fiind în prezent studentă în anul doi de masterat, la secția canto.


Ms Vallinoja is a graduate of the Sibelius Academy.
2018 2nd price and Lied price in the international Haydn competition for classical lied and aria.
2016 finalist in international Zinka Milanov competition and Wilhelm Stenhammar competition.


Mezzosoprano Florentina Soare, who sang in Romanian, Italian and German opera houses, won the Great Prize at the Hariclea Darclée International Voice Competition as well as the First Prize and the Elena Obraztsova Award at the Ferruccio Tagliavini International Song Contest. She studied at the Bucharest National University of Music with Professor Claudia Codreanu and participated over the years at Mariana Nicolesco’s Master Classes, working also with Mirella Freni or Daniela Barcellona.


Jan Wouters(Antwerp 1993)studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. He performed Tolomeo in Handel’s Giulio Cesare (2017) and Herr C/Evangelizzatore in the world premiere of the contemporary opera liminal space (2018) in Munich’s Reaktorhalle. He made his debut in the main character Refugee in Dove’s Flight at Munich’s Prinzregententheater in 2017. He will return to the latter for a new production in March 2020.


Brigitta Volsik studied at National Music University, Bucharest. Her first appearances on stage of the Hungarian State Opera in Cluj Napoca, where she performed in Opera Gala and Iași Philharmonia where she performed Tatiana from Evgeni Onegin. She sang also at National Music University, Bucharest, where she performed Tatiana and Donna Elvira.
She won First prize at Victor Giuleanu competition.


2012-2016 Korea National University of Arts ( Bachelor)
2017- Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg (Master)


2019 The Zoo „Eliza Smith“ by Sullivan
2019 Sour Angelica „Zelatrice“ by G.Puccini


Emma Posman studied at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent & 'Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel' with Valérie Guillorit. She jumped in at the Salzburger Festspiele 2018 as 'Koningin der Nacht' in 'Die Zauberflöte'. She sang the same role in Komische Oper Berlin & Gärtnerplatztheater München. She was part of the YSP where she sang the Queen in the children's production.


Franciska Volsik studied at National Music University, Bucharest. Her first appearances on stage of the Hungarian State Opera in Cluj Napoca, where she performed in Opera Gala, Ploiești Philharmonia and Radio Hall, Bucharest. She sang also at National Music University, Bucharest, were she performed in Tatiana and Donna Anna.
She won First prize at Victor Giuleanu competition.


Currently doctorate student at the National Music University of Bucharest
Master of Music in voice performance National University of Music Bucharest 2009-2011
Bachelor’s degree in voice performance National University of Music Bucharest 2004-2009
Trained in Italian, French, German and English diction.
Young artist programs
Experimental Opera and Ballet Studio at National Opera of Bucharest 2011-2012


Latvian soprano Margarita Vilsone's guest appearances include opera houses and concert halls throughout Europe. Critics and audiences are bowled over by her expressive interpretation and the rich, warm timbre of her voice.
The 2018-19 season sees Margarita Vilsone's debut as Amalia in Verdi's I Masnadieri at the Volksoper Wien, and she appears for the first time in Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 on the concert stage.


Australian soprano Zoe Drummond studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Sydney Conservatorium, and Melba Opera Trust. She won the 2018 IFAC Handa Australian Singing Competition, 2018 Australian Music Foundation Award and the 2016 Opera Foundation for Young Australians Lady Fairfax New York Scholarship.


American soprano Emma McDermott recently made her European debut as Tosca with Mythos Opera Festival in Catania. Upcoming performances include Sieglinde and Aida. She received a master of music in piano and vocal performance from George Mason University in 2013 and a certificate in opera performance from Manhattan School of Music in 2016.

Jędrzej Tomczyk

Graduate of the Wrocław Academy of Music, opera singer and trumpet player. In 2017
he made his debut at the Wrocław Opera, singing Don Ramiro in Gioacchino Rossini’s
La Cenerentola. One of the founders of the LOWER SILESIA “Eurochestries” International


Born in Cugir, Popescu presents an early musical talent and sings in the choir of St. Nicholas Church in his hometown. His father, being the parish priest, encourages him to sing in the cantor party of the church, and after a while he becomes a cantor.

Leo Hyunho

Since 2014 Baritone Leo Hyunho KIM has been living and working in Vienna, Austria where he studied opera, lied, and oratorio and voice performance at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Furthermore, he has participated in masterclass given by Leo Nucci, Krassimira Stoyanova. In Summer 2018, he was a Scholar of "Mozart Residency - Académie du Festival d’Aix-en-provence.


Recently named a New York Finalist for the 2018 International Talents of the World Competition, Ms. Spina has proven to be an exceptional talent as a rising star in the world of opera today. Ms.


Paula Iancic studied singing at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj/Romania. She gained her first stage experience at various Romanian opera houses playing roles such as Lauretta (GIANNI SCHICCHI), Adele (DIE FLEDERMAUS), Micaëla (CARMEN), Musetta and Mimi (LA BOHÈME).


Alexandra Leșiu made her debut in 2018 at the Romanian National Opera from Cluj-Napoca as Suzuki in Puccini’s „Madama Butterfly” under the guidance of conductor David Crescenzi. Her list of awards include: Best Young Singer award at the „National Romanian Lied Competition” hosted by soprano Mariana Nicolesco, first prize at the lied section and third prize at the arias section of the 2019 „International Vocal Compotition” in Hong Kong.

George Ionut

The Romanian tenor George Ionut Virban was born in Tulcea, and began studying Classical Canto at the High School of Arts in Galati. In 2017 he graduated from the National University of Music in Bucharest and currently he is in the second year of master in the same University at the Conf. Univ. Dr. Mariana Colpos,