The soprano Maria Mudryak was born in Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, in 1994 and was still a child when she received her first singing lessons. She moved to Milan when she was ten and studied with Carlo Gaifa at the city’s Scuola Musicale, completing her training in 2012 at the Verdi Conservatory. She has also attended masterclasses given by Mirella Freni, Luciana Serra, Alessandro Vitiello and Paolo Barbacini. In 2013 she was a finalist in the International Benvenuto Franci Singing competition in Pienza, where she received the prize of the Fondazione Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova. That same year she won second prize in the International Magda Olivero Singing Competition as well as the audience prize and an Associzione Lirica Domani Prize. In 2014 she was one of the prizewinners in the Competition for Young European Opera Singers held by the Associazione Lirica e Concertistica Italiana (AsLiCo).
Maria Mudryak was a member of the children’s chorus at La Scala, Milan, and gained her earliest stage experience as a soloist as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at the Scuola Musicale di Milano. In March 2014 she made her debut at the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa as Susanna and at the Teatro Rosetum in Milan as Musetta (La bohème). Her current repertory also includes Giulietta (I Capuleti e i Montecchi), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Marguerite (Faust), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi) and Mimì (La bohème). Since childhood Maria Mudryak has taken part as a soloist in countless orchestral concerts.
As a member of the Young Singers Project she is appearing at the 2014 Salzburg Festival as Clorinda in La Cenerentola for Children.
*Member of the Young Singers Project
Current as of June 2014