Monika Mazanka Soprano

Monika Mazanka
Cameroon | Canada
17/02/1989

Participation in CMIM - Voice 2022

Voice 2022 – Art Song Division

Voice 2022

Competitors 2022

 

soprano

 

2022: Born in Cameroon, Canadian soprano Monika Mazanka traces back her love of music to singing in her family’s church choir. Along with studies in microbiology, the full-voiced soprano pursued music at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal. As she does in roles like the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro and Proserpina in L’Orfeo, Mazanka brings to Voice 2022 her rich sound and stage magnetism.

Based in Montréal, Monika Mazanka was a semifinalist at the 2014 OSM Standard Life Competition, and received bursaries from the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation, the Orford Academy, and JM Canada. In 2017, Mazanka won the 375th City of Montréal prix special from the non-profit organization Racines Croisées.  

 

Training 

2015-2016: Université de Montréal

2010-2015: Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

Principal Teacher

  • Adrienne Savoie

Prizes and Awards 

  • 2013: 1st place Voice, Canadian Music Competition
  • Scholarship from the Orford Music Academy
  • Scholarship from the Jacqueline Desmarais Foundation
  • JM Canada Scholarship
  • 2017: Special prize for the 375th of the city of Montreal by the organization Racines Croisées
  • Prize of the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal

 

Programme

FIRST ROUND

FRANZ SCHUBERT Gretchen am Spinnrade, Op. 2, D. 118

ERNEST CHAUSSON Les papillons • Hébé
(Sept mélodies, Op. 2) 

MOSES HOGAN (arr.) Deep River • Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child 

 

Website

 

 

Pianist: Romain Pollet

 

Monika Mazanka is generously sponsored by the Jeanne Wojas & Robert Chevrier Foundation.

 

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