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Ema Nikolovska

Macedonian-Canadian Mezzo-Soprano Ema Nikolovska received her Master’s in Voice at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, where she also completed the Opera Course, and is an alumnus of the International Opera Studio at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. Ema was a BBC New Generation Artist from 2019-2022. In 2022 she became a recipient of the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award.

In the 2022/23 season, appearances included her role debut as Octavian Der Rosenkavalier and Lucile in Henze’s Cubana at the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin. Future appearances include her debut with the Candian Opera Company as Fox in Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen and sings the Woman in Benjamin’s Picture a Day Like This at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden’s Linbury Theatre.

2023/24 concerts include Stravinsky’s Les Noces with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal and Kent Nagano, Vivier’s Wo du Bist du Licht with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and Barbara Hannigan, Scriabin’s Symphony No. 1 with The Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Fabio Luisi, Mozart’s Mass in C Minor with the Munich Philharmonic and Mendelssohn’s Elijah on tour with Pygmalion both with Raphaël Pichon.

A celebrated recitalist, this season Ema embarks on a solo recital tour of North America, including her debut at Carnegie’s Weill Hall. Elsewhere, Ema has performed at the Pierre Boulez Saal, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Schubertíada Vilabertran, Leeds Lieder, Aldeburgh, Verbier, Gstaad, and Toronto Summer Music Festivals, collaborating with Malcolm Martineau, Wolfram Rieger, Andras Schiff, Graham Johnson, and Joseph Middleton, among others.


As of September 2023

credit Kaupo Kikkas