Tehmine Schaeffer

Tehmine Schaeffer

Lyric Coloratura Soprano

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     Tehmine Schaeffer is a native of Yerevan, Armenia, where she graduated with honors from the Yerevan Komitas State Conservatory,in Vocal and Composition. She was the winner of the prestigious International Competition of Young Composers, Crystal Kamerton,in Moscow, 2003. In 2009 Tehmine moved to Moscow and received a special scholarship from the Mikael Tariverdiev Fund. She performed in numerous projects of the Tariverdiev Fund, such as mono-opera and concert for the coloratura soprano, Expectation,with theChamber Orchestra of Kirov Philharmonic, the Minsk Chamber Orchestra,the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra,the Symphony Orchestra of Novgorod and theRyazanskaya Philharmonic.Tehmine won a number of international singing competitions, she was awarded the Special Prize of the International Glinka Contest in 2014, "For the Best Performance of Work Written After 1975",among other awards.

She debuted in 2010, at the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall,with theState Symphony Orchestra,New Russia under the baton of Conductor Yury Bashmet. With her warm, lyrical voice, she sang with theNational Russian Orchestra,the Tatarstan Philharmonic Orchestra,theTchaikovskySymphonyOrchestra,theSymphonyOrchestraofArmenia,the Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong,the Symphony Orchestra of Cairo and theSymphony Orchestra of Tbilisi.Her performances encompassed participation in festivals like in Aix-en-Provence 2011, the North Aegean Music Festivalin 2014, theOpera Apriori in 2015, the Vyatka Spring, From Baroque to Mozart in 2016 and in 2017, the Organ Plusin Kaliningrad.

Tehmine's concert schedule includes engagements in roles such as the daughter in the opera of D. Shostakovich The Nose;the first flower-maiden in Wagner's Parsifal,from 2011 to 2012 at the National Opera de Lyon;Nerina in Haydn's opera La Fedeltà Premiata,2015; Arsena in Strauss' opera Die Zigeunerbaron,2016 at the International Opera Academy in Vienna; Queen of the Night in Mozart's opera Magic Flute, at theOpera Burg Gars in Austria, 2017. Queen of the Night in Mozart’s opera Magic Flute, at the Wuxi Grand Theatre in China and others.

Ms. Schaeffer currently resides in Vienna, Austria.
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