NCE Musicians

Present and Past

Yana Eminova (soprano)

"...her singing is a joy to hear" - "most satisfying operatic experience" - "Her Violetta would have made a person with a heart of stone very happy and then cry" - "sweet songbird..." The young soprano, Yana Eminova, has toured the USA, Italy, Russia, England, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine and Lithuania. Now a New York City resident, she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory with a degree in conducting and voice.

At the age of 16, Ms. Eminova debuted in a solo concert performance at the Central Concert Hall in Volgograd. With the Russian Culture Foundation she participated in numerous festivals and concerts. For several years, she was a soloist with the Ensemble of Contemporary Music, presenting world premieres by composers such as E. Denisov, S. Gubaidulina, A. Schnitke, Yanis Ksenakis and G. Ligeti. A meeting and close work with the famous Russian composer Georgy Sviridov, led to collaboration, recording, concerts and an appearance at an Anniversary Festival in his honor.

Yana is a prize winner of the Riccardo Zandonai and IBLA-Bellini International Competitions in Italy, Oratorio Society of NY, Opera Index, Opera by the Bay, Classical Productions, New Jersey State Opera, Bella Voce and Violetta du Pont vocal competitions. She also was a Metropolitan National Council Auditions Regional Finalist, and First prize winner of the Licia Albanese-Puccini Foundation.

In August of 2003 and January 2005, Ms Eminova conducted the Queens Symphony and Bellevue Philharmonic an encore for the Three Sopranos Gala. Some of her future engagements include Gala Concert at Zankel Hall, solo recital in Carnegie Weill Hall, Gilda (Rigoletto) and Violetta (La Traviata) in Volgograd Opera, recording projects with Detroit Symphony and Minnesota Orchestra among others. Ms. Eminova's performances include Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Bolshoi Hall at the Moscow Conservatoire and Opera City Hall in Tokyo to name a few. Yana is also a frequent guest on TV and Radio (interviews, talk shows, live concerts, broadcasts and special programs).

Ms. Eminova is the coauthor and organizer of the international projects "Centuries without War" and "Harmony of the Future" which involves art synthesis, science and business.

Born into a family of musicians, Ms. Eminova enjoys playing the piano, dancing, reading and spending her free time with family and friends.