Yana Eminova

Voice Juror

United States/Russia

- “...her singing is a joy to hear”
– “most satisfying operatic experience”
– “Her Violetta would have made a person with a heart of stone very happy and then cry”
– “sweet songbird...”

Lyric soprano, Yana Eminova, has toured the USA, Italy, Russia, England, Japan, Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and Lithuania. Now a New York City resident, she graduated from the Moscow Conservatory with a degree in conducting and voice.

Ms. Eminova’s past appearances include Alice Tully Hall and Rose Theater at Lincoln Center, all 3 halls at Carnegie Hall, Verbier Festival, Frankfurt Opera, Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater, Kharkov Opera, 3 Halls at the Moscow State Conservatoire, Opera City Hall in Tokyo, Embassies, Cultural centers and exclusive private clubs to name just a few. Yana is a prizewinner of 12 international competitions including 1st Prize at the Licia Albanese Puccini Foundation Competition. She is a frequent guest on TV and Radio (interviews, talk shows, live concerts, broadcasts and special programs) and also at Nobility Balls both in the US and abroad (Viennese Ball, Quadrille Ball, Petroushka Ball, Russian Christmas Ball in Spain etc) .

Ms. Eminova has performed Violetta, Gilda, Susanna, Zerlina, Fanny (La Cambiale di Matrimonio), Snowmaiden, Iolanta and covered a soprano role in Peter Sellars’ production of O. Golijov’s “Ainadamar”. In addition to her Operatic Repertoire, Yana has over 30 works in her Orchestra Repertoire which she performed numerous times all over the country and abroad; near 65 arias, jazz tunes and more than 200 romances and songs.

Ms. Eminova is the coauthor and organizer of the international projects “Centuries without War” and “Harmony of the Future” which involves art synthesis, science and business.