Simona Mihai - Soprano.  


Simona Mihai studied at the Dinu Lipatti Music School, Bucharest, under the direction of Cristina Magureanu and between 1997-1999 at the Bucharest, Music Academy, with Maria Hurduc. In September 1999, she was awarded the highest scholarship, A Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother Scholarship to the Royal College of Music where she studies with Kathleen Livingston. She recently gained one of the highest marks possible in her Final Recital.

Concert and recital appearances have taken Simona all over the world from Romania, Croatia, and Hungary to Japan, Switzerland, Germany & Greece. In May 2001, she made here debut at the Wigmore Hall, and in December 2001 won the First Prize at the National Mozart Competition, Southport. She was a soloist in Schumann Das Paradies und die Peri, collaborating with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic directed by Gerard Schwartz and in April 2002 was invited to perform as a soloist Mozart Vespers and Beethoven Mass in C with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.

Simona made her operatic debut as Celia (Mozart Lucio Silla) under the direction of Brigitte Fasbender, touring with the European Opera Centre in the Royal Opera House, Birmingham Symphony Hall, Scotland, Ireland, and Royal Danish Opera House, Copenhagen. Other roles include La Cesca (Puccini Gianni Schicchi) and Cis (Britten Albert Herring) with Sir Thomas Allan directing at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, RCM.

In June 2002, she was invited to take part in several important music events organized by the Greek Mozart Society, a recital of lied and arias in the Oloundion Amphitheater of Elounda Bay Palace, Crete, as well as arias from Ariadne auf Naxos performed with the Chamber ensemble in the New Amphitheater of Naxos island.

Simona received a full scholarship at the Benjamin Britten International Opera School, RCM, for 2003-2005 and has recently won the Miriam Licette Scholarship in conjunction with the Maggie Teyte Prize.


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Simona has an ever-increasing song repertoire. Currently it includes many works by mainstream composers such as Strauss, Poulenc, Mozart, Duparc and Schubert as well as entertaining songs by less-sung composers like Zemlinsky and Drofnatski.

Any suitable new repertoire could be prepared given reasonable notice. Contact Michael Hampton to discuss more detailed repertoire information, bookings, programming ideas and artist availability.


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