Mariya Bednaskaya is a Lyric soprano and was born in Russia. She studied Musical artist at the Novosibirsk Theatrical Institute in 2009. In 2014 she continued her studies in Novosibirsk state conservatory as Opera singer and concert singer teacher
In 2016 she was Intern - Assistant on classical vocal faculty. She was trained by professor Zinaida Didenko, national artist of USSR, Irene Sylya Irina Dolzhenko, national artist of Russian Federation, Peter Dvorsky, Marina Achmedova, honored artist of Russian Federation and Marina Mescheryakova.
She took part on several competitions as the International youth competition-festival «Wings of talent» in Novosibirsk, the III International contest of young performers Operetta and Musical of V.A.Kurochkin in Ekaterinburg both in 2010 and the XV International competition for opera singers of Alfredo Giacomotti, in Voghera, Italy in 2016 where she was finalist.
From 2009 till now she worked as main soloist in the Novosibirsk state musical theatre, where she sang the Adele in the Fledermaus by J. Strauss, the Valentina in Die lustige Witwe by F. Lehar and The Poline in La Vie parisienne by J. Offenbach.
From 2011 till 2014 she took part in the young artist program of Novosibirsk Academy Opera and Ballet Theatre. Her roles there where the Olga in Rusalka by A. Dargomizhckiy, the Frasquite in Carmen by G. Bizet, the Ciesca in Gianni Schicchi by G. Puccini and Маjenka in Prodaná nevěsta by B. Smetana.
In 2016 she took part in the young artist program in the Opera summer festival in moscow "New opera world" where she sang the Tatiana in Eugene Onegin by P. Tchaikovskiy.
She worked under the conductors Conducters G.Buchalter, E. Ionesyan, honored artist of RF, P. Belyakin, M Pevzner and E. Achmedov, honored artist of RF. She also worked with the stage directors G. Abaidullov, state prize laureate, N. Androsov, A. Lebedev, S. Ziruk and M. Tihonova.
In September 2017 she sang the role of Nunzio I in the opera Arianna by Monteverdi and A. Lawrence-King in the State Academy music theater named after N. Sats.
Sophia Berati was born in Patras. She is a graduate of the Greek Conservatoire, (Diploma of Monody and Melodramatic in 1998) with Professor Yolanda di Tassos.
Further she is a graduate of the "Higher School of Dramatic Arts - Diomidis Fotiadis" (Diploma 2002) with professors, Diomidis Fotiadis, Voula Zoumboulaki, Kati Imbrohori, Alexandra Ladikou, Elpida Braudaki, Popi Papadaki.
He specialized in Ancient Greek Tragedy and Metric of Speech, according to the Aristotelian thought with Professor Antonis Andriopoulos in "Theatrical Art" (2002-2012).
He studied at the Hellenic Open University-School in the field of Humanities-Studies in Greek Culture, (2009-2013).
She was a scholar of the Municipal Conservatory of Patras (1987-1994), Monody – class of Stella Kourti Apostolakou, piano – class of Epi Pappas, Higher Theory and Harmony, solfege, dectee and History of Music.
She was also a soloist and choir at the Children's Choir of Patraiki Mandolina (1983-1987) as well as the "Santa Cecilia" Musical Society of the Catholic Church of Saint Andreas Patron "(1987-2005).
She participated as a soprano in the Greek-Italian film "A Hero in Rome" 2005 by Panos Angelopoulos on the search for Luciano Pavarotti.
As actor and as a soprano she has starred in leading roles at Kallithea Municipal Theater, Victoria Theater, The Theater Kolono, Theater Fournos and Theater Studio Kypseli.
She was born in Patras. She studied Geology at the University of Patras, where she got her Degree. She started taking piano lessons at the age of 7 in Achaiko Conservatory of Patras and a few years later she began studying harmony.
After many years of Music Education she received her Diploma in Piano and also in Choral Conducting. In addition, she holds degrees in harmony and singing. She continues her singing education with mezzo soprano Irini Karaianni.
Furthermore, she is highly experienced in choir singing, given the fact that she’s been a member of many choirs for over 20 years. As a piano accompanist she has been playing for both choirs and singers. She took jazz piano lessons for 2 years. She teaches piano and advanced harmony in Polyphonic Conservatory of Patras.
Kseniia Isavnina, soprano, was born in Samara, Russia and started her basic musical education there in musical gymnasium. From her childhood she also studied several foreign languages and sang in a choir. She returned to serious music education in adult age after moving to Moscow and graduating from Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
In 2012 she started her vocal path as her second profession under the guidance of Evgeny Zhuravkin, assistant professor in The Russian University of Theatre Arts. Since that time she participates in festivals, competitions and gives concerts. Kseniia is a grantee of prestigious Herb Alpert School of Music at California Institute of the Arts (Los Angeles, USA) and obtained numerous diplomas as prize winner and a participant of different music events and competitions in Russia.
Kseniia constantly developes her vocal skills at master-classes. She participated in master-classes of Mirella Freni, Elena Obraztsova, Lucy Arner, Richard Barrett, Olga Makarina, Sara Alegretta and others. Kseniia persued her drama skills at greek theatre studio in Moscow under the guidance of Jorgos Panagopolous.
After moving to Finland due to her marriage she also passed the cource of Comedia dell’Arte in Helsinki University for Adults. In Finland Kseniia performed at the BRQ Festival in Vantaa and had solo performance in Myyrmäen kirkko, in Helsinki she had concerts in Tuomiokirkko, Lauttasaarenkirkko, at famous Temppeliaukion kirkko, she also performed in Espoo (Tapiolankirkko), Porvo (Tuomiokirkko) and Lohja (Pyhän Laurin kirkko). She also had the honour to perform in The Small Hall of the St.Petersburg Philharmonia named after M. Glinka.
A native of Hong Kong, Jessie Tse completed her Master of Music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in 2013, previously trained with Amanda Roocroft and Adrian Thompson, she has recently graduated from Master of Opera at Conservatori Liceu.
In 2016, Jessie participated in Singing Britten at Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme and iSing! Festival in China. She sang in Masterclasses with Thomas Allen, Dame Ann Murray, Roger Vignoles, Barbara Frittoli, Luciana Serra, Barbara Bonney and Mariella Devia. She is a recipient of Bourse Michelle 2015 and Frima and Zeev Markus Bursary for an exceptional singer 2017. She was awarded the 3rd prize in both Llangollen Eisteddfod 2015 International Voice of the future competition and 2016 Yokohama International Music Competition. In November 2016, She was also awarded the first Prize, Gitanilla Prize and Leoncavallo Prize in Antonio Bertolini Competition.
Operatic appearances include Queen of the Night The Magic Flute with Lyric Opera Studio Weimar and Conservatori Liceu, Papagena with Conservatori Liceu, Anna Reich The Merry Wives of Windsor with Theatre Rudolstadt and title role in Alcina with New London Opera Players, and Corilla in Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali (Viva la mamma) in Jerusalem August 2017.
Marios Maniatopoulos was born in 1994 and resides in Aegio. He studied singing in the classes of George Misailides and Vivi Kitsou. He has also studied piano with the composer George Diplas and accordion. From 2006 to 2009 he studied Byzantine music. He has also studied drama.
His professional experience includes singing and playing piano in bar-restaurants and cooperating with local institutions and associations from 2010 to 2015. He often participates in performances of theatrical groups of Aegio schools, playing piano and accordion, composing music and singing. He has performed in an operetta by N. Chatziapostolou in Greece and abroad, a co-production of the Philharmonic of Aegio and the National Opera of Greece. Since 2015 he is member of the Opera Studio of the Municipal and Regional Theater of Patras.
Marianna Messala was born in Patras in 1994. She has studied singing in Filippos Nakas Conservatory and in Filarmoniki Conservatory. She has a diploma in Classic Monody.
She has also studied classic guitar and piano. She has a bachelor of Economics from University of Patras Further she has participated in many seminars in opera singing, theatrology, speech training and choir conducting. She has performed in many concerts all over Greece. She has attended acting and dance lessons and worked professionally in many cultural associations of Patras as a singer and singing teacher. She is a member of Patras Public Folk Orchestra. She teaches classic monody in Filarmoniki Conservatory of Patras.
Chrisa Pantazopoulou was born in Patras. She has studied Monody and obtains a degree in Music and a diploma in Monody. She has participated in many seminars and many concerts-tributes. Since 1995 she has been an active member of the Polyphonic Choir of Patras.
In 2014 she became a member of the Patras Regional Theater Music Workshop and since 2015 she has been a member of Patras Opera studio. She currently teaches contemporary singing at the Conservatory of the Polyphonic Choir of Patras.
Lena Sourmeli (Soprano) was born in Patras. She studied piano, advanced music theory and singing. She has participated in various choral ensembles of the city. She studied at the Department of Music Studies of the University of Athens and has been teaching in Public Education ever since.
Her stage experience includes a plethora of concerts, competitions and festivals as a chorister, soloist and conductor of Children and Mixed Choir both in Greece and abroad (Italy, England, France, Spain, Hungary, Czech Republic, Turkey, USA, Japan) She has attended Masterclasses on: Medieval song (secular and religious), Palaeography of European Musical Notation and Aria-Lied. She has performed with the Oper(O) team, the Patras Orchestra, the Orchestra of Plucked Strings "Th. Tsipinakis ", the Plucked Strings Orchestra of Zakynthos, as well as with composers such as: K. Sfetsas, Υ. Drositis T. Arvanitakis etc.