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VOICE AND OPERA
Galina Sakhnovskaya, Founder and Director of EMA
Galina Sakhnovskaya, a lyric soprano, has emerged as an artist of remarkable
versatility and great vocal beauty. Born in Moldova, Ms. Sakhnovskaya has
brought her impressive voice and sensitive musicianship to performances in
numerous cities in the United States as well as Denmark, Sweden, Germany,
Israel, Moldova, and St. Petersburg, Russia. Her repertoire encompasses a
vast gamut and includes lieder, chamber music, oratorio, and opera, sung in
various languages, including German, French, Italian, Russian, Czech, English,
and Spanish. Galina’s most recent roles include the title role in
Suor Angelica with OperaOggi NY, Amelia in Un ballo in maschera with Concert
Opera Philadelphia, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni (New York Lyric Opera Theater),
Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte, Nedda in I Pagliacci, Mimì and Musetta in La
Bohème, and Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi. Some of her other roles include
Violetta in La Traviata, Tatiana in Eugene Onegin, the title role in Iolanta,
Marfa in Tsar’s Bride, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, and Konstanze in Die
Entführung aus dem Serail. In oratorio Ms. Sakhnovskaya has performed as a
soprano soloist in the Lord Nelson Mass and Theresa Mass of Haydn, Handel’s
Messiah, J. S. Bach’s Magnificat, and the Neue Liebeslieder, Opus 65 by
Brahms. Her recital and chamber repertoire include songs and song cycles
by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Mussorgsky,
Prokofiev, Shostakovich, Dvořak, Manuel de Falla, Poulenc, and Messiaen.
Ms. Sakhnovskaya has been the recipient of several awards and
scholarships which include the Washington International Competition in
Washington DC, the Center for Contemporary Opera Competition in New York, the
Giulio Gari Foundation International Vocal Competition in New York, the New
York Vocal Artists Competition, the Peabody Conservatory Graduate Performance
Diploma Scholarship and grant, and Mayor’s Scholarship from the University of
Pennsylvania. Galina has also been chosen to participate in the
International Music Competition of the ARD in Munich. Galina is a
graduate of Peabody Conservatory of Music where she received a Master’s Degree
in Vocal Performance, and the University of Pennsylvania, which she finished
with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and Computer Science Engineering. Ms.
Sakhnovskaya has been a dedicated and enthusiastic voice teacher for over ten years.
Many of her students have become soloists in their schools’ musical
productions, and several went on to continue their studies at major
conservatories. She has taught at Cabrini College, Settlement Music
School, and the Leopold Mozart Academy. She is the founder and director
of the Elite Music Academy.
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