Vocalist - Soprano
Biography

Of Ukrainian-American soprano Antonina Chehovska’s performance as prizewinner of the prestigious George London Foundation Competition, the critic of the New York Times declared that her “…heartfelt ‘Letter Scene’ from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin made her an audience favorite and mine.” Among her engagements in the 2019-20 season are Tatiana with Livermore Valley Opera, and a Valentine’s Day concert with Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra.

In the summer of 2019, Ms. Chehovska sang Bernstein’s Songfest with Caroga Arts Ensemble at the Ravinia Festival and scenes from Eugene Onegin as Tatiana at the Eurasia Festival, and opened the festival season at Music at Grazhda. In the 2018-19 season, she sang Mozart’s Coronation Mass, Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Fauré’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall, under the auspices of Manhattan Concert Productions, and a recital of Spanish art songs at the Ravinia and Tuscon Desert Song Festivals, as part of a tour with Steans Institute alumni. Ms. Chehovska’s 2017-18 engagements included performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Camerata New York Orchestra and Symphony in C (New Jersey), soloist in the New York Festival of Song's 30th Anniversary Celebration, and soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with Manhattan Concert Productions. In the summer of 2018, she joined Ravinia's Steans Institute as an Artist Fellow.

Ms. Chehovska’s recent engagements include her debut with New York Festival of Song in New York Philharmonic’s Festival Beloved Friend — Tchaikovsky and His World at Merkin Hall and Vocal Arts DC; Micaëla in Carmen with Opera Columbus; Mimì in Puccini’s La bohème for the Giulio Gari Foundation and in outreach performances with Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra; soloist in Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli “Paukenmesse” at Carnegie Hall, under the auspices of Manhattan Concert Productions; Journey Through Eastern Europe with Bulgarian Concert Evenings in New York; Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Camerata New York; Mimì in Leoncavallo’s La bohème with International Vocal Arts Institute; her New York City recital debut at Opera America’s National Opera Center; Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Ravel’s Shéhérazade with Dexter Community Orchestra; and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with Modesto Symphony Orchestra.

Other highlights include Messiah with Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra; Verdi’s Manzoni Requiem with University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra in historic Hill Auditorium, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with Kent Philharmonic Orchestra; a recital with Detroit Symphony Orchestra as part of their pre-concert recital series during the Tchaikovsky Festival; Shostakovich’s Seven Verses for Soprano, Violin, Cello, and Piano with members of Toledo Symphony Orchestra at the Toledo Museum of Art; Mozart’s Requiem with Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra; Dvořàk’s Stabat Mater with the Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra; and a recital, via special invitation, at the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Ms. Chehovska’s many awards as an artist include first prize from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, a grant award from the Giulio Gari Foundation, the Frances MacEachron Award from the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition, prizewinner of the Cooper-Bing Competition, the Schuyler Foundation Career Bridges Grant, Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship, and twice the winner of the Michigan District Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, which advanced her to the Great Lakes Regional finals for both years. She is an alumna of the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance, where she sang the title role of Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos, Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, La Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro, and Strauss’ Vier letzte Lieder as a winner of the Concerto Competition. She holds two master’s degrees from the University of Michigan, one in performance (voice) and one in conducting.

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