Anna Starushkevych

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2017

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Mezzo Soprano

Location: London


Ukrainian mezzo-soprano, Anna Starushkevych, has graduated from the International Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, studying with Laura Sarti. Anna also is privileged to be working on her repertoire with Dennis O’Neill and Teresa Berganza. Before her studies in the UK, Anna studied singing at the Lviv National Academy of Music and the Lviv State Music College in Ukraine with a renowned Ukrainian bass - Vasyl Dudar.
   Anna has become the first mezzo-soprano to win the Handel Singing Competition in London in 2012, taking the first prize (the Adair Prize), the Audience Prize and the York Early Music Prize. This followed winning the Susan Longfield Award and third prize in the Jackdaws Vocal Award at the Wigmore Hall in 2010. She returned to the Wigmore Hall to perform the role of St Mary Cleophas in Handel’s La Resurrezione for the Handel Festival 2013. Success in competitions also includes winning the Bampton Classical Opera Young Singers’ Competition 2013 and becoming a finalist in the Kathleen Ferrier Competition 2013.