Nadine Koutcher – Franz Liszt

Nadine Koutcher, soprano

49th IVC 2012
Grand Prix of the city of ‘s-Hertogenbosch
Nadine Koutcher – soprano – Belarus
€ 10.000 (best singer)
With the support of Municipality ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Rabobank Audience Prize
Nadine Koutcher – soprano – Belarus
€ 2.500

Et Fit Lux Song Award
€ 2.500 (best interpretation IVC song composition 2012)

Soprano Nadine Koutcher was born in Minsk. In 2003 she successfully graduated from the Minsk State Musical College, the Department of Musical Theory.
In 2006 she won the 1st prize in the vocal contest of the Religious Music Festival «Mahutny Bozha». In 2007 she won the 1st prize in two International competitions: Bibigul Tulegenova’s Contest in Khazahstan and Irina Bogacheva’s Contest in St. Petersburg.
Also in 2007 she had her opera debut in the Opera and Ballet Theatre of St. Petersburg Conservatory, she sang Marfa in the opera “The Tsar’s Bride” by Rimsky-Korsakov. In 2009 she started performing in The Mikhailovsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, her debut role was Violetta in Verdi’s «Traviata». In the same theatre she performed other roles for lyrical and coloratura soprano, such as Princess Eudoxie in Galevi’s “La Juive”, Oscar in Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera”.
Nadine leads an active concert life. During her studies at the Conservatory under the patronage of Sergey Stadler she took part in many projects, singing the roles of Lucia (“Lucia di Lammermoor” by Gaetano Donizetti), Maria (“Ivan the 4th” by George Bizet), Serafim (“Christ on the Mount of Olives” by Beethoven),soprano solo in Symphony â„–9 by Beethoven and the soprano in Mozart’s Requiem.
In October 2010 in Beijing’s Concert Hall she gave her first solo concert, accompanied by the pianist, and the prize-winner Dmitry Pavliy.
In 2011 she graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory with a Vocalist Diploma (the class of a Distinguished Artist, professor Tamata Novichenko, and the chamber class of Kira Izotova).
In August 2011 she won the 1st prize In Michailov’s Young Opera Singers’ Contest (Cheboksary, Russia).
At present Nadine is a soloist at the Opera and Ballet Theatre of Perm.