Sofia Livotov soprano
Soprano Sofia Livotov is an international performer of opera, art-songs and oratorio. In August 2019 Sofia gave her debut in London at the Tête à Tête Festival in the premiere of "Apollo`s Mission" by Edward Lambert. Her recent engagements include a concert tour through Indonesia, opera productions in the German Alps and recitals in Berlin with the pianist Natalia Pegarkova - Barenboim with whom she founded the art song duo Primevère. Since 2019 Sofia is also a singer for the Lost Chord Dementia Charity UK.
In the last year, she has been selected for the International Art Song Competition 2018 in Stuttgart as well as for the International Summer School in Oxenfoord under the leadership of Malcolm Martineau.
Sofia has sung solo roles in contemporary opera productions at the Lucerne Theater and the Theater Casino Zug and made her debut as Anna (Nabucco) at the Leiden Theatre. Further roles on the operatic stage include Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), Despina (Cosi fan Tutte), Prima Sorella Cercatrice (Suor Angelica), Musetta (La Boheme) and Adina (L`Elisir d`amore).She has worked with stage directors such as Floris Visser, Elsina Jansen, Miranda Lakerveld, Pierre Audi and Christine Cyris.
Sofia`s concert repertoire includes the solo parts in Mendelssohn`s Psalm Op. 42 as well as Haydn's oratorios The Creation and The Seasons, all performed with the Sinfonietta Zurich under the direction
of Joao Santos; Mozart's Missa Brevis (D major) sung with the
Festival Strings Lucerne; Beethoven`s 9th Symphony under
the direction of David Zinman with the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
and the Zurich Singing Academy; Ravel`s Shéhérezade under
the direction of Ed Spanjaard and Goebbels`s Country Of Last Things under direction of Jurjen Hempel at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht.
Together with the pianist Haiou Zhang she made her debut at the International Festival Buxtehude; with the Dutch pianist Frans van Ruth she has performed Schlegel`s song cycle Op.28 in Leiden and Amsterdam, recorded by the Dutch radio; with the pianist Eva Laas she gave the Swiss premiere of Pozdejev`s Cantata Sulamith at the Grossmünster in Zurich and with the Hanseatic piano trio she recently performed Beethoven`s Welsh Songs at the City Hall Concerts Series in Wismar.
She has first received training as a pianist at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media in Germany. Her vocal degrees she has obtained at the Conservatory of Lucerne with Prof. Liliane Zürcher, where she was a member of the opera studio and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Prof. Valérie Guillorit. Masterclasses with Ann Murray, Margreet Honig, Laurent Pillot, Malcolm Martineau, Krisztina Laki, Klesie Kelly and Regina Werner-Dietrich supplemented her vocal education.
Sofia has been granted with scholarships by Swiss and German foundations as well as by the Bob Boas Charitable Trust in the UK. She is currently coached by Nelly Miricioiu in London.