Olena Shinal (soprano) is the Honoured Artist of Ukraine, soloist of the B. Liatoshynsky Classic Music Ensemble at the National House of Organ and Chamber Music.
She was educated at the Khmelnitsky Music College and P.I.Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine.
She is the laureate of the F. Shalyapin International Competition (2008), participant of the master classes by well-known vocal pedagogues such as N. Semer (the USA) and R. Guningam (Germany).
She is always on tour in Europe, Russian and Ukraine, cooperates with Ukrainian and foreign conductors such as I.Andrievsky, A.Zhigun, S.Leonov, Y.B.Yohansen (Norway), G.Rott (Austria), P.Gasior (Denmark) and with German organists R.Eidenschink, K.E.Seitz and H. Heinz.
Her repertoire includes interpreting solo parts (J.S. Bach, A. Vivaldi, G.F. Handel, J. Haydn, W. A. Mozart, G. Rossini, R. Schumann, J. Brahms, etc.).
In 2012 she received the title of the Honoured Artist of Ukraine.
The main thing is the ability of a musician, artist, poet, actor, talented photographer to bring art to people, to reveal and discover the finest facets and do everything to find harmony. I often invite people who never listened to classical music to our concerts and see how they go home, joyful and happy. Then I’m also full of emotions that we, musicians, managed to bring light to their souls.Olena Shinal