DANIELA SKORKA
Soprano
ZEFUNOT SCHOLARSHIP

Zefunot Culture introduced Daniela together with the guitarist, Eyal Leber, to its audience in 2016.

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BIOGRAPHY

Daniela Skorka, soprano, was born in Israel. She began her vocal studies at the Karmiel Music Conservatory. She has served in the IDF as an Outstanding Musician, and completed her degree of B.Mus. at the Jerusalem Music Academy. There she has won the first place in the Lieder competition and the Mendelssohn competition. She was a member of “Meitar” Israeli Opera Studio

Daniela is the 3rd prize recpient at the Pietro Antonio Cesti - International Competition for Baroque Singing in Innsbruck. In January 2015, she has won the first prize in the Aviv Competitions in Israel. She received the Michal Oren Prize for Voice, as well as the Mira Zakai prize for the best performance of an Israeli vocal work in memory of her parents George and Eva Koigen.

In 2013, Daniela performed on two international tours with French Baroque orchestra ‘Les Arts Florissants’ and conductor William Christie, with whom she sang, among others, the role of Belinda in Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

Daniela is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (2004-2013), IMA Foundation (2010), Ronen Foundation (2014) and the IVAI (2008-2013) scholarships. She has performed with many orchestras and ensembles in Israel, among them the Jerusalem Academy Chamber Choir, conducted by Stanley Sperber, and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta.

Daniela has performed the solo parts in the Requiem and Mass in C Minor (Mozart), Four Grands Motets (Mondonville), Gloria (Poulenc / Vivaldi), Magnificat (Bach / Rutter), Salomon and Dixit Dominus (Handel), Stabat Mater and Salve Regina (Pergolesi), Psalms 42 (Mendelssohn), Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5 (Villa-Lobos) and other works.

Her operatic roles include Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Susanna and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte (Mozart), Belinda in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell) and Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss). Recently she performed the role of Phénice in Armide (J.B. Lully) at the Innsbrucker Festwochen der Alten Musik, and the roles of Rivka / Rachel / Bilha in Mothers (A new opera by David Sebba).

(September 2016)