Katerina Mina - Soprano
The Snowmaiden
Bloomsbury Theatre

Katerina Mina, a fiery Kupava, projected her sweeping lines with assurance and conviction.

Yehuda Shapiro – Opera Magazine

 

La Voix Humaine
Grimeborn Opera Festival

The casting of Katerina Mina is perfect. She is young, elegant, and her singing is superb.

Tom Aitken – Plays to See

 

Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni

Leading an outstanding cast, Katerina Mina made a welcome return to Bahrain to sing an stupendous Donna Elvira and her interaction with Jonathan Sells’ Leporello made his Madamina, il catalogo è questo all the more fun.

George Younis

 

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Katerina Mina

 

Biography

London-based opera singer Katerina Mina is a British-Greek Cypriot born Spinto Soprano. After her initial studies in Cyprus, Katerina moved to London to study at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, having received full scholarship from the City of London Corporation and the A. G. Leventis Foundation. Katerina was initially trained to become a concert pianist, but her love and passion for singing eventually took over. It was a few years after she joined the Guildhall School of Music & Drama that Katerina decided to devote herself to singing and embark her artistic career as an opera singer. Meanwhile her repertoire changed to the heavier roles of the Spinto Soprano. Katerina Mina is a prize-winner in two international singing competitions and the recipient of the Russian Federation’s Medal for ‘Peace and Friendship’.

A very experienced soloist, Katerina has performed with well-known orchestras at internationally renowned venues including: Queen Elizabeth Hall; Shrewsbury Abbey; Buxton Opera House; Auditorio de Tenerife; Hackney Empire; Wakefield Cathedral; Sheldonian Theatre; Bloomsbury Theatre; St James’s Piccadilly; St John’s Smith Square; De Montfort Hall; Konzerthaus Berlin; Gasteig Munich; Lichtwarksaal Hamburg; Steinway-Haus Hamburg and Munich; Les Invalides Paris; ‘Juhlasali’ at Helsinki City Hall; The Tsaritsyno Museum in Moscow; Athens and Thessaloniki Concert Halls amongst others.

Katerina’s concert performances include: Verdi’s Requiem and Beethoven’s Choral Symphony no.9 (London Chorus, St. John’s Smith Square); Haydn’s Nelson & Little Organ Mass (Shrewsbury Abbey); Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Te Deum and Mozart’s Requiem (Bishop’s Castle); Tippett’s Negro Spirituals and Fanshawe’s African Sanctus (Manama Singers Bahrain); Pitta’s symphonic piece 1973 at Athens Megaron (National Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of ERT); Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Stanley Hall Opera); Haydn’s Scena di Berenice (Georgisches Kammerorchester); A. Sakali’s oratorio Liturgy beneath the Acropolis (Oxford Philomusica); Rossini’s Stabat Mater; Theodoraki’s Oratorios and Duparc’s Orchestral Songs (Cyprus Symphony Orchestra) as well as a series of concerts with the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra under Enrique Bátiz.

 

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Katerina’s operatic roles include: Kupava Snegurochka (UCOpera London); Giorgetta Il Tabarro (Greek Opera Festival); Santuzza Cavalleria Rusticana (CyYSO); Donna Elvira Don Giovanni (Staatstheater Cottbus); Elle La Voix Humaine (Grimeborn Opera Festival and Kypria International Music Festival). Roles while she was a lyric soprano include: Nedda I Pagliacci (Kolobov Novaya Opera of Moscow); Violetta La Traviata & Fiordiligi Cosi Fan Tutte (European Chamber Opera); Vivika Vaftistikos (Cyprus Symphony Orhcestra); Mimi La Bohème (British Youth Opera); Karolka Jenufa (English Touring Opera).

A versatile artist, Katerina appeared as a special guest in Rick Wakeman’s symphonic concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with Orion Symphony Orchestra. She was also the main soloist during the closing ceremony of the International Festival of Astronomy STARMUS 2014, performing alongside theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and cosmonaut Alexey Leonov. Her acclaimed performance of Linda Lamon’s song Rainbow of Light Anthem represented UNESCO’s International Year of Light 2015, was played in over 60 countries worldwide and was released as a Single on the date of the winter solstice that year. Katerina has further performed at International Music Festivals KYPRIA, Manolis Kalomiris, Around the Piano, Roman River Music, Grimeborn, London Song Festival and Eure Poetique et Musicale in France. She participated in Masterclasses with José Cura, Nelly Miricioiu, John Fisher, Lubov Stuchevskaya and Dmitri Jurowski, and appeared live at BBC London Radio show 94.9 FM, ‘A World In London’.

Katerina has just finished recording a new CD Album with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Grzegorz Nowak. The CD with title ‘Angel of Fire’ will be released in the following months by the RPO’s Record Label and will feature operatic arias by Verdi, Giordano, Beethoven, Wagner, Cilea & Puccini, Andromache’s Farewell by Samuel Barber, as well as two world-première pieces by Swiss composer Stephan Hodel based on Katerina’s poetry. Katerina’s second Single Freedom for Me by Linda Lamon and UK producer Nigel Stonier was released on 2017 and is available to purchase on all online music stores. Katerina’s first CD with pianist Elena Mouzalas (released by Irida Classical Label) features Chopin’s 17 Polish Songs & Schumann’s Frauenliebe und-Leben.

Following an official invitation by UNESCO, in May 2018 Katerina will perform Linda Lamon’s piece Romance for the Stars during the official inauguration ceremony of the International Day of Light at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Further future engagements include: A ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Nick Davies; participation as a soloist at the International Composers Festival at De La Warr Pavilion in West Sussex; gala concerts at the Taritsyno Museum in Moscow; a collaboration with composer Ash Madni for the production of his new CD Album ‘Non Omnis Moriar’; a singing recital and masterclass at Corpus Christi College in Oxford and the world-première performance of Alessandro Valtulini’s symphonic piece Ave Maria in F Minor at Teatro alla Scala with the Philharmonia Orchestra.

 

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