BIOGRAPHY

Ukrainian-born soprano Antonina Chehovska was recently named the winner of several prestigious awards: First Prize winner of the Gerda Lissner International Competition, Grand Prize winner of the Leonie Rysanek Award with the George London Foundation after which the New York Times declared her as one of the“top choices” for her “heartfelt” Letter Scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin; Grand Prize winner of the Cooper-Bing Competition, the Schuyler Foundation Career Bridges Grant, Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship, Grand Prize winner of the Czech and Slovak International Voice Competition, and twice the winner of the Michigan District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. During the 2015-2016 season, Ms. Chehovska made her New York City recital debut at Opera America’s National Opera Center. In concert she performed  Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Ravel's Shéhérazade with the Dexter Symphony Orchestra, and will perform Mahler's Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”) with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Chehovska will also appear in recital with pianist, Liza Stepanova at the Festival of American Liszt Society in California. 

 

In 2013, Ms. Chehovska made her professional debut on the concert stage singing Mozart’s Requiem with the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra. She made her international professional debut singing Dvoƙak’s Stabat Mater with the Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, and presented a recital at the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava by special invitation. During the 2014-2015 season, Ms. Chehovska appeared as soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah with the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Verdi’s Manzoni Requiem with the University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra in historic Hill Auditorium, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with Kent Philharmonic Orchestra. In recital she performed on the stage of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as part of their pre-concert recital series during the Tchaikovsky Festival, and was a featured soloist in Shostakovich’s Seven Verses for Soprano, Violin, Cello, and Piano with members of the Toledo Symphony Orchestra at the Toledo Museum of Art. Ms. Chehovska was the winner of the University of Michigan Friends of Opera Competition and the University of Michigan Concerto Competition, which granted her a performance of Strauss’s Vier letzte Lieder with the University Symphony Orchestra.

 

As a student at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance Ms. Chehovska appeared as Sister Rose in Dead Man Walking (Jake Heggie), in the title role of Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss), Donna Elvira in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, and La Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. She holds two Master’s Degrees in Performance (Voice) and Conducting from the University of Michigan. She is an alumna of Grand Rapids Community College and summer programs such as International Vocal Arts Institute in New York City & Montreal, Quebec; Songfest in Los Angeles, where she was the Marc & Eva Stern Fellow; Oberlin in Italy, where she starred in the title role of Puccini’s Suor Angelica; the Moravian Master Class in Czech Republic; and Si parla, Si canta in Italy. 

 

 

 

New York Times

Concert Review: George London Competition, February 21, 2016

 

"Of the top choices, four were among my own picks: the Ukrainian-born soprano Antonina Chehovska, whose heartfelt “Letter Scene” from Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin” made her an audience favorite and mine."                                               

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International Vocal Arts Institute

Concert Review, New York City, July 15, 2015

 

"... matching her in versatility was soprano Antonina Chehovska who used her generous instrument and finely tuned dramatic sense to portray a reckless young woman and a wise and experienced aristocrat. Her Tatiana in Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin was filled with passion and trepidation; she employed facial and body gesture along with word coloring and dynamic variety to make this long scene seem brief. Later, she distinguished herself with her regal and generous bearing as the Marschallin in Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier.”                                                                                                                           - Voce di Meche

 

 

Ms. Chehovska is represented by Barrett  Artists.