Jelena Banković

Jelena Banković

Lyric Soprano

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Jelena Bankovic | SOPRANO Born in Belgrade, soprano Jelena Bankovic completed her studies in piano and singing at the Faculty of Music at the University of Arts in Belgrade. Following up was a Master' degree in the art of Opera singing at the University of Arts in Berlin, which she successfully finished in the class of Prof. Peter Maus in 2015. She was a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra of the Serbian Broadcasting Corporation, the Serbian Military Symphony Orchestra and the University Choir and Orchestra of the Faculty of Music in Belgrade. Jelena Bankovic has already won several prestigious competitions: international competition for opera voices "Giacomo Lauri-Volpi" in Latina, Italy; international competition "Bruna spiler" in Herceg Novi, Montenegro; the "Nikola Cvejic" Competition and the International Singing Competition "Lazar Jovanović" in Belgrade. In February 2016 she made her debut as Marchesa Violante Onesti aka Sandrina in Mozart's "La Finta Giardiniera" - a new opera production of Christoph Hagel, which was staged in Bode-Museum Berlin. In 2012, she performed as Olivia in Schubert's opera "The Friends of Salamanca" at the Opera Festival of Opera Oder-Spree and interpreted the Princess Mond in a world premiere by Tatjana Milošević "Who killed Princess Mond" in "Beogradski Internacionalni Teatarski Festival" (BITEF ) in Belgrade with the Royal Strings of St. George and conductor Premil Petrović. Furthermore Jelena Bankovic performed at UNI.T Berlin the roles of Musetta in "La Bohème", of Micaela in "Carmen" and the Indolende in "Les Trois Souhaits" by B. Martinu. Moreover, the young artist sang the role of Charlotte in the Salon opera pasticcio "Wertheriade" with the ensemble of the association “I Virtuosi Ambulanti” in 2014 when classic.Esterházy Festival in Haydn Hall of Esterházy Palace, Austria, and at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Madrid. She participated in master classes of Italian bass-baritone Ruggero Raimondi and sang at the gala concert at the Place Stanislas in Nancy, France. She worked in 2015 together with the American soprano Diana Soviero in master classes of the International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI) by Joan Dornemanns in New York as well as with artists such as: soprano Ruth Falcon, Rosemarie Laundry and mezzo-soprano Mignon Dunn. She also participated in the master class of contra-alto Marijana Mijanović at BEMUS Festival of Baroque Music in Belgrade. Moreover Jelena Bankovic worked with Snezana Nena Brzakovic and Peter Maus during the Opera Festival of Opera Oder-Spree, in the international master classes in Narni, Italy, with soprano Anais Lee and in the international master classes Bel Canto with Doreen DeFeis and James Hooper in Germany. Throughout her promising career she also had the collaboration with numerous renowned conductors such as Paul Nadler, Rainer Armbrust, Lucy Arner, Errico Fresis, Gustavo Sanchez, Michael Balke, Joongbae Jee, Christoph Hagel and prestigious directors like Joshua Major, Christoph Hagel, Frank Hilbrich, Paolo Miccichè, Rebekah Stanzel and Nicolas Trees. Soprano realized two world premieres and recordings to "Arias y Escenas" with arias by Luigi Boccherini and Gaetano Brunetti for Soprano and Orchestra with the Camerata Antonio Soler and in collaboration of Asociación Luigi Boccherini at the music label Lindoro in Madrid. On June 23, 2016 she gave her debut at the STAATSOPER Berlin in the modern production "Die Luft hier: Scharfgeschliffen" with Staatskapelle Berlin and conductor Max Renne.
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