Sofia Soloviy

Sofia SoloviySofia Soloviy was born in Lviv, in western Ukraine, where she began her musical studies at the age of four, completing them at the Mykola Lysenko Music Academy, where she graduated with honours in singing, piano and musicology. In 2000 she moved to Italy, where she studied with Raina Kabaivanska and William Matteuzzi at the Academy of Lyrical Art in Osimo, followed by courses at the Rossinian Academy in Pesaro and at the Chigiana Music Academy in Siena with Gianluigi Gelmetti, Gustav Kuhn and Alberto Zedda. She has won awards in fourteen international competitions, among them the Corradetti Competition in Padua, the Ziino Competition in Rome and the Deutschlandsberg Tagliavini Competition in Austria; she was awarded first prize and the Audience Award at the Viotti Competition in Vercelli. 

Sofia Soloviy performed in operas in Athens, Ljubljana, Liège, Luxembourg, Madrid, Marseille, Muscat, Naples, Nice, Rome, Venice and Vienna, and has also participated in numerous opera festivals. She has worked with the conductors Roberto Abbado, John Axelrod, Maurizio Benini, Ivor Bolton, Giampaolo Bisanti, Ottavio Dantone, Gabriele Ferro, Christophe Rousset, Oksana Lyniv, the stage-directors Abbas Kiarostami, Davide Livermore, Vera Nemirova, Krzysztof Warlikowski and Pierluigi Pizzi and the composers Matteo D’Amico, Yuri Lanyuk, Krzysztof Penderecki and Myroslav Skoryk.

Her discography includes recordings of Cherubini’s Lodoïska (Polskie Radio), Gomes’ Salvator Rosa (Dynamic), Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse (Brilliant Classics), the Mozart/Strauss Idomeneo and Strauss’ Salome (both Dynamic), Rossini’s Le comte Ory (Naxos) and Vivaldi’s L’incoronazione di Dario (Naïve),  Moriarty’s Missa Adsum! (Toccata Classics),  Hermann’s Complete Surviving Music (Toccata Classics) and DVDs of Donizetti’s Anna Bolena (Dynamic) and Pergolesi’s L’Olimpiade (Arthaus Musik).