Elena Kuzheleva Soprano
Elena Kuzheleva was born in Odessa and graduated from Odessa’s P.S. Stolyarsky Special Musical School as well as completing studies in two faculties of the city’s A.V. Nezhdanova State Musical Academy: musicology and solo singing in the class of Professor Vasily Navrotsky. She defended her Doctorate thesis on “Non-actual style as a phenomenon of composer's poetry in 20th century” and she has taught at the Odessa Conservatory.
Elena was a soloist in the Odessa Philharmonic Theatre and studied in Moscow at the V.S. Popov Academy of Choral Art in the class of Professor Svetlana Nesterenko, Vocal Coach of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre. She also took part in Mariella Devia’s master-classes in Rome.
She has worked since 2014 in the Solomia Krushelnitskaya National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre in Lviv and, since 2015, with the National Philharmonic Orchestra in Odessa under Maestro Hobart Earle.
Elena began her international vocal career with concerts in Austria, Russia, Luxembourg, Germany. She appeared at the “Spring in Russia” festival In 2010; at the “Viennese Ball” 2011; at the Northern Lights International Music Festival in the USA in 2012; at the Festival de Wiltz in Luxembourg in 2014; at the “Renaissance” festival in Gyumri, Armenia in 2016; at “The Grand Venetian Masked Ball in Monte-Carlo” under the high patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2018; at the “Voix des Merveilles” Festival in France in 2019 .
Elena sang 7 concerts with the Wiener Rezidenzorchester in Vienna 2019.
She was invited to be on the jury of the “Renaissance VIII International Contest” in Armenia in 2016 and the “Vienna International Music Competition” in Austria in 2018. She is a regular participant in chamber music projects with outstanding musicians such as Aleksandr Ghindin, Yuri Martynov, Aleksey Semenenko, Igor Fedorov. Elena is also the founder of “Vienna Musical Express”.
The 2020/21 season brings several exciting debuts for Elena Kuzheleva. Further highlights include Elena singing program «In Love with Mozart» (Germany); first annual Maria Callas Monaco Gala & Awards 2021 Under The High Patronage H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and the season continues with concerts in France, Scandinavia and Austria.
Incoming UNESCO concert in France will be called “Les Journées du Patrimoine 2021 à Nice”
The Grand Masked Ball in Monte-Carlo 2018
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Odessa / Ukraine