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Nika Gorič

Nika Gorič, whom critics have described as “a singer with phenomenal versatility and theatrical ability” and “a master of myriad musical styles”, is a Slovenian soprano who feels at home on both operatic and concert stages.

She studied at the Maribor Conservatory of Music and Ballet, the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, and later at the Royal Academy of Music London, where she completed her master’s degree and doctorate. For her master’s studies, she received the Regency Award, and on concluding her doctorate she was awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Excellence as the top student in her year. In 2019, as a former student, she received the prestigious title of Associate of the Royal Academy of Music for her substantial contribution to the music profession. In 2021, she was the recipient of the prize of Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with which she became a permanent artist of the festival.

Among the highlights of Nika Gorič’s career as a solo concert performer are appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado, at the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg with the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, with the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Joana Mallwitz, Il pomo d’oro conducted by George Petrou, Ensemble Modern conducted by Michael Wendeberg, and Camerata Salzburg conducted by Giovanni Guzzo. She worked with the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Richard Tognetti in Australia, where she performed at the Sydney Opera House, and later also toured China with Camerata Salzburg. In addition, she regularly performs at festivals in Switzerland, France, Austria, Germany and England.

In Slovenia, Nika Gorič has appeared in the Gallus Hall of Ljubljana’s Cankarjev Dom Cultural Centre, where she twice performed as a soloist at the New Year’s concert of the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, as well as collaborating with the orchestra in its subscription concerts. She has also performed at the Slovenian Philharmonic Hall and participated in the Ljubljana Festival for several years. In 2022, she performed Wolf’s lieder and Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with the Dissonance Ensemble conducted by Marko Letonja, while in the previous season she presented a programme featuring Mahler’s lieder on texts by Friedrich Rückert. Last September, she performed a recital with pianist Simon Trpčeski at the Maribor Festival.

The opera roles performed by Nika Gorič include many leading soprano roles, from Baroque opera to creations of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Last season, she made her successful debut at the Frankfurt Opera in a resounding performance of Vito Žuraj’s Blühen, directed by Brigitte Fassbaender.

Among the highlights of the present season, particular mention should be made of Nika Gorič’s participation in a tour with Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt, Bamberg, Ljubljana and Maribor). She will also travel to Japan, where she will perform with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Harding. Other notable performances will include an appearance at Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and at the Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, where she will perform the roles of Eurydice and Adina as well as making her debut as Sophie (Werther), Princess Mi (Das Land des Lächelns) and Aida the Mouse (Mice in the Opera House).

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