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Anastassiya Kozhukharova

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Anastassiya Kozhukharova

Singer/Soprano

Anastassiya Kozhukharova, soprano
Was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
Graduated from the Prokofiev Music school as a pianist and then – Kazakh National Conservatory as an opera singer, class of Docent Snezhana Brinyuk. As a participant of Academic mobility program of Ministry of culture of Kazakhstan in 2012, has studied in The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, class of Prof. Yadviga Rappe. Was a holder of scholarship and a grant from The Foundation of First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Leader of Nation.
In addition, took classes from Maestro Vincenzo Manno, participated in masterclasses held by Madame Montserrat Caballé, Theodore Coresi, Nurlan Bekmukhambetov, Marco Balderi and participated at 2014 Salzburg Voice Festival, where was chosen as the public's favorite nominee at the Great Hall of the Leopoldskron Palace in Salzburg.
A recent 1st premium winner of the 7th Alfredo Giacomotti International Singing Competition, 2015, Italy; 3rd place winner of the 7th Shizuoka International Opera Competition (WFIMC), 2014, held in Japan, 2nd place at International Opera Singers Competition organized by Ministry of culture of Kazakhstan, 2nd place of Kazakh Romanciada international competition, 1st place of Pushkin poetry Lied competition. Has performed all over Kazakhstan, Russia, Italy, Luxemburg, Austria, Germany, Bulgaria, South Korea and Japan.
Highlights of previous seasons include the stages of the Abai Kazakh State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Kazakh Concert Hall, "Zhas sakhna" Theater, first staging of St Matthew Passion by Illarion (Alfeev) at the Great Hall of the Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy. Performed as a soloist with the Kazakh State Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Yerbolat Akhmediyarov, Rinat Salavatov, Nurzhan Baibussinov and Vag Papyan as well as with the Mahler Philharmonic Orchestra at Schlosstheater Schönbrunn as a finalist of the 2014 Leo Slezak International Singing Competition. Operatic performances include Violetta in La Traviata, Hanna Glawari in Die Lustige Witwe, Königin der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Addina in L'elisir d'amore and Musetta in La Bohème.
Currently is an artist of Abai Kazakh State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet and Artist of the Mahler Philharmonic Society in the city of Vienna.