Corina Koller, born in Leoben, Austria, started her music education with ballet, flute, piano and singing at age five.

Corina completed a masters degree in Art History at the Karl-Franzens-University, Graz (March 2017) and a bachelors degree in Voice Studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz (June 2017). Currently she works with Univ.-Prof. Arnold Bezuyen.

She has attended master classes with Dame Emma Kirkby, Gabriele Lechner, KS Linda Watson and Cheryl Studer.

Awarded a scholarship from the American Institute of Musical Studies, Corina has worked with conductors, including Alexander Kalajdžić, Markus Landerer, Philipp Pointner and Karen Kamensek, in Graz. Honours included second prize of the 35th AIMS Meistersinger-Competition (Summer 2015).

Corina received stage experience during her work at King Arthur (2015), Hänsel and Gretel (2017), Kurt Weill Der Silbersee (2017) and Im weißen Rössl (2019) with the directors Ernst Marianne Binder and Lorenzo Fioroni.

She was engaged to sing concerts in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv (February 2017).

 

In September 2017 she was awarded the Audience Choice Prize in The 9th International Heinrich Strecker Crossover Competition, Baden/Vienna.

Corina debuted in the role of Rosalinde in the operetta Die Fledermaus (December 2017) and performed as Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow (December 2018) - both at the Performance Arts Theatre (Stadttheater), Leoben.

 

She was awarded 4th prize in the Ferruccio-Tagliavini Competition Deutschlandsberg and performed in the prizewinners'concert (Graz Opera House, April 2018) conducted by Marius Burkert.

 

Corina sang, as a soloist, in Georg Friedrich Haas 7 Klangräume zu den unvollendeten Fragmenten des Requiems von W. A. Mozart and in Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise) in Stefaniensaal Graz.

 

Ms. Koller is a Bayreuth-scholarship holder 2019.

As part of steirischer herbst (October 2019) she sang Demetria in the premiere of S. Kim Consumnia.

 

In December she will make her role debut as Sylva Varescu in Die Csárdásfürstin (December 2019).

© Shirley Suarez
© Shirley Suarez