Ella Petnichenko soprano

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         The soprano Ella Petnichenko was born in 1993 in Ukraine. In 2018 she graduated from Kharkiv National Kotlyarevsky University of Arts (Master’s degree with high distinction) where she performed as The Wise Girl in Orff’s Die Kluge and Tatiana in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin. Being passionate about languages, she also got a Master’s diploma as English teacher at Skovoroda Kharkiv National Pedagogical University (2010 – 2015). During her studies she became fellow of the charity project Rotary Kharkiv Assemblies (2016, 2017). In 2017 she was selected to participate to the International Rotarian Concert « Resonance : promoting peace with music » in Belgium. After that she continues her professional development in Belgium, at the Conservatoire Royal de Liège and gets her Master’s degree in Art lyrique. Currently she is studying at the Institut de Musique et Pédagogie de Belgique (IMEP) and at the Conservatory of Luxembourg.

           Ella won the second prize of the International Dvorak Singing Competition (Czech Republic, 2016), the third prize of the Léopold Bellan International Music Competition (France, 2020). She was also a semi-finalist of the Marmande International Competition Nuits lyriques (France, 2020) and of the Concours International d’Art lyrique de Namur (Belgium, 2019). In 2020 she became a member of the MM Academy of Brussels Opera Theatre La Monnaie / De Munt. During her stay in Belgium Ella took part in the festival Rencontres Internationales d’Enghien (2019, 2020) and in the festival Rencontres Musicales Jeunes Talents « Il pleut des cordes » in Malmedy (2019, 2020).

In 2021 she will sing Verdi’s Violetta at the festival « Il pleut des cordes » in a concert version in Malmedy (Belgium).

             Her repertoire includes roles such as Violetta in Verdi’s Traviata, Soeur Constance in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmelites, Mimi in Puccini’s La Bohème, Micaela in Bizet’s Carmen.