The outstanding Austrian-based soprano Shira Karmon was invitet to perform Gustav Mahler's song cycle "Songs of a Wayfarer" at the Pennine Spring Music festival this May.
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Soprano Shira Karmon was born in Israel and has performed at various opera houses in Europe, such as the Staatstheater Saarbrücken, Teatro comunale di Bolzano, the Opera National du Rhin and international festivals in Verbier, Aberdeen and Chiemgau.
As a concert singer she performed at the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Lincoln Center in New York, the Styriarte Graz, the Brucknerhaus Linz and many more and visited various countries such as Argentina, Italy or Poland.
The media describes Karmon as “...a voice full of fire with an elemental force that makes us forget everything around us.” (Passauer Neue Presse)
She holds several prizes from competitions such as “Lied of the 20th und 21st Century” (Kulturkreis der Deutschen Wirtschaft) or best performance of an Israeli piece from the Israeli Music Institute.
Karmon’s latest album was recorded with pianist Paul Gulda and features songs by Mozart, Beethoven, Schönberg, Bernstein, Berg, Laks, Gulda and many more. It was released in November 2021 through the label Gramola in Vienna.