Prof. Kholodnaya Larisa

L. Kholodnaya TN


Larisa Kholodnaya,(soprano) is a native of Moscow, Russia where she received her degrees in vocal performance from Moscow State Institute of Music, a major music institution in Russia. One of her voice teachers was Natalia Pustovaya, a premier soloist of the Bolshoi Opera in Moscow. Later, while she lived in the United States, Kholodnaya also graduated from Boston University, Massachusetts, with a degree of Master of Music. Among her teachers were such well- known singers and vocal coaches as Laurel Miller, former soloist of the Metropolitan Opera in New-York and Kathleen Kaun, former soloist of Zalsburg Opera in Austria and Voice Coach for the Houston Grand Opera Young Artists Program in Houston.  In 1996 Kholodnaya moved to the United States where she continued her music career singing numerous solos recitals as well as performing with various musical groups and opera companies. The most well-renowned musical groups, where Kholodnaya performed, include “Musica Sacra of Southeast Iowa” and the “Classical Singers of Cary”. Her operatic repertoire includes roles of Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Zerlina (Don Giovanni), and Barbarina (The Marriage of Figaro) as well as role of Lover in Il Tabarro that she performed with Opera in the Heights in Houston, Texas. Her solo recital appearances included such famous stages as The Majestic Theatre in Dallas, The Hamman Hall in Rice University, Houston; The Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall in Vanderbilt University, Nashville; The Mount Erin Hall in University of Incarnate Word, San Antonio; The Wright Music Hall in Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University Performing Arts Center Theatre, Nashville; The Sale Hall in Morehouse College, Atlanta, and The Broomfield Auditorium in Denver. As a solo singer, Kholodnaya was also invited by The Tennessee Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra to participate in the concert that took place at The Tucker Theatre. During several years Kholodnaya closely collaborated with contemporarily composer Olga Harris, former student of the world famous composer Aram Khachaturian, and winner of the “2007 Composer of the Year” Award. Kholodnaya sung her compositions in numerous concerts including retrospective recital at the Performing Art Center in Tennessee State University, Nashville.   Since 2009 Kholodnaya resides in Vienna, Austria, where she also continues her singing carrier. She sings solo concerts and participates in various music projects, including multiple solo recitals at Elizabeth Cappella, Concert Hall Urania, Russian Cultural Institute, Wienner Musikakademie and other venues. She also regularly sings in Akademietheather. Most recently Kholodnaya participated in the concert that took place on the famous stage of Goldener Saal in Musikverein in Vienna, Austria.

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