Voice Masterclass Guest Artist
The Ukrainian-American soprano Stefania Dovhan was born in Kyiv, Ukraine. At an early age of 5, Dovhan began taking piano lessons, and sang in the Youth Choir at the Kyiv State Conservatory. Her formal vocal training started at the Baltimore School for the Arts. Miss Dovhan holds degrees from the University of Maryland College Park and the Augsburg Academy of Music in Germany.
Dovhan is a recipient of numerous performing arts scholarships and awards including the Richard F. Gold Career Grant, the Emmerich Smola Competition, the Alexander Girardi International Singing Competition, she was the finalist of the Operalia Competition, the Hans Gabor Belvedere International Singing Competition and the gold medalist in the Rosa Ponselle Competition. Her engagements include the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, the New York City Opera, the Baltimore Lyric Opera, Portland Opera, Musica Viva Hong Kong, Theater Hagen, Badisches State Theater, Saarländisches State Theatre, Heidelberg Opera, Mainz Opera, Lviv National Opera, Danish National Opera, festivals of Spoleto, Heidenheim, Sibiu, Monschau, Mulhouse and covers at the Metropolitan Opera.
Her repertoire includes over 20 roles such as Mimi, Fiordiligi, Liu, Marguerite, Louise, Nedda, Martha in Weinberg’s “The Passenger” and a highly acclaimed portrayal of the title role in August Enna’s newly rediscovered opera “Kleopatra” with the Danish National Opera. Miss Dovhan appeared with the Nuremberg Symphony (Meistersinger Halle) in Bernstein’s Symphony No. 3 “Kaddish”, in a gala concert at the Walt Disney Hall in Los Angeles, in Ravel’s “Scheherazade” with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, with the Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra and the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.
Dovhan has given solo recitals in Europe and the US including Lviv, Kyiv, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Salzburg and Augsburg. She performed at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, the Mozartsaal in Hamburg and the Goldener Saal in Augsburg. Dovhan collaborated with world renowned conductors such as Emmanuel Villaume, George Manahan, Gary Thor Wedow and Marcus Bosch. She is also on the faculty of the Berlin and Saluzzo Opera Academies.