Soprano

Maria

Mirakhmedova

Recipient of the Silver Medal from the School
of Creative and Performing Arts, Polyna
Savridi Memorial Entrance Scholarship,
Norman J. Kennedy Memorial Scholarship for
Choral Performance and Louise McKinney
Post-Secondary Scholarship.

Maria has a vast performance background both in choir and solo settings, having worked with such conductors as Roberto Minczuk, Timothy Shantz, Andy Brick, Ludwig Wicki, Ivars Taurins, Peter Dala, and Rossen Milanov. She is currently focused on the European approach to operatic vocal technique and studies with the Slovak mezzo-soprano Marta Beňačková in the summers. Being an alpine skiing instructor, Maria is also researching how involvement in sport can help a musician overcome anxiety and stage fright.

Maria received BMus with the highest distinction in Voice, Performance from the University of Calgary. She is pursuing a MA in Musicology in the class of Dr. Kenneth DeLong.

Lessons

Classical vocal technique for adult singers:

  • Exploring the idea of natural resonance

  • Using the whole body to resonate the sound

  • Applying different aspects of breath support to safely sing in low, middle and high registers

  • Using the combination of breath support and resonance to express emotions and ideas through sound

  • Healthy practicing to have a long singing career

General music education for kids:

  • Lessons from 30 to 60 minutes depending on age

  • Frequent change of focus and activities

  • One lesson usually includes singing, piano, rhythm, theory, listening to classical music and some movement. Focus of each lesson depends on the students and parent’s preference. For example, we can do more singing or more piano during one session

  • High emphasis on expressive delivery of musical ideas

Upcoming concerts

Vocal Classics Series: Evening 4

Saturday, March 7, 2020 - 7:00 pm

Maria Mirakhmedova, sorpano; Hyunmi Park, piano

The Russian Treasures

Steinway Piano Gallery Calgary

76 Heritage Gate SE, Calgary, AB T2H 3A7

Our fourth evening presents Russian art songs from the different periods of its development: early (Varlamov, Gurilev), middle (Glinka, Dargomyzhsky), and late (Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff).

* Repertoire changes may occur without notice.

Tickets: polarisevents.ca

Vocal Classics Series: Evening 5

Postponed

Maria Mirakhmedova, sorpano; Hyunmi Park, piano

Viva Mozart!

Steinway Piano Gallery Calgary

76 Heritage Gate SE, Calgary, AB T2H 3A7

Program to be announced shortly.

* Repertoire changes may occur without notice.

Tickets: polarisevents.ca

Vocal Classics Series: Evening 6

Postponed

Maria Mirakhmedova, sorpano; Hyunmi Park, piano

The Favourite Romantics

Steinway Piano Gallery Calgary

76 Heritage Gate SE, Calgary, AB T2H 3A7

Program to be announced shortly.

* Repertoire changes may occur without notice.

Tickets: polarisevents.ca