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Varvara Tishina

Soprano Varvara Tishina has built a reputation as a charismatic, intelligent and versatile performer of oratorio, lied duo repertoires and operatic roles. She has a smooth and even throughout its range voice with a crystal clarity and warm touching nuances in the shimmering timbre. Her performances registers as a deeply personal expression of what she has observed and what she believes. One of her main qualities is her versatility which is reflected in the wide variety of projects she is involved in. During last years her engagements include pieces ranging from Bach’s Mattheus Passion to the work of Olivier Greif, Will Todd, Frangis Ali-Zadeh and Djuro Živković.

In season 2018/2019 she was appeared in the role of Violetta in La Traviata, Amina in La Sonnambula and as Catherine (Gretry) and Mariette (Donizetti) in De Ontmaskering van Peter de Grote with Barokopera Amsterdam. In May 2019 with pianist V. Dmitrieva she have appeared in International Lied Festival in Zeist with new lied program. In summer 2019 she might be heard in Festival Rive Gauche and Festival les Opéras d’été de Dinard (France).


 Highlights of the past seasons include the debut in title role Nedda in “I Pagliacci” by Leoncavallo with Opera Hogeland. Solo in new works of Frangis Ali-Zadeh and Djuro Živković with Concertgebouw orchestra and Dutch Radio Choir under Martyn Brabbins. Dutch premier of „Requiem” and “Te Deum” by Will Todd. Mozart Messa in C-moll, F. Poulenc Gloria, Brahms “Ein Deutsches Requiem“, “Matthäus-Passion” J.S. Bach with SKA. In 2015 she represented Prince Claus Conservatory in final round of Grachtenfestival Conservatorium Competition (Amsterdam). In May 2015 she won the Nederlands choir society prize (“VTN Aanmoedigingsprijs”) as the best young oratorio singer.

She graduated Master Program in Prince Claus Concervatorium in 2015 under Hanneke de Wit. During her study she has honed her vocal and artistic skills under guidance of famous artists such as Miranda van Kralingen, Margreet Honig and other. Also she mastered her artistical scills in 2014 International Opera Academy „Le Nozze di Figaro“.

Besides her rising career as a soloist, Varvara also much in demand as a choir singer. She works with the Groot Omroepkoor (Dutch Radio Choir), Nederlands Kamerkoor and Collegium Vocale Gent. Trough choral singing, she has had the opportunity of working with conductors from all over the world as Gianandrea Noseda, Antonio Pappano, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Michele Mariotti, Jaap van Zweden, Martyn Brabbins, James Gaffigan, Vasily Petrenko etc.