Duo Sofia Livotov & Prajna Indrawati

Award: Transmission Fund

Year: 2020

Genre: Classical

Location: London

Website: sofialivotov.com

Soprano Sofia Livotov is an international performer of opera, art-songs and oratorio. In August 2019 Sofia gave her debut in London at the Tête à Tête Festival in the premiere of "Apollo`s Mission" by Edward Lambert. Her recent engagements include a concert tour through Indonesia with the pianist Prajna Indrawati, opera productions in the German Alps and recitals in Berlin with the pianist Natalia Pegarkova - Barenboim. Together with Prajna Indrawati she has been selected for the Oxford Lieder Residential Mastercourse for Singers & Pianists as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival 2020.
Sofia has performed at opera houses such as the Lucerne Theatre and the Leiden Theatre, has sung with ensembles such as the Festival Strings Lucerne, the Sinfonietta Zurich and the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, and has worked with conductors including David Zinman, Ed Spanjaard and Joao Santos. Sofia obtained her vocal degrees at the Conservatory of Lucerne (2014) and at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2017) with Valérie Guillorit. She is currently coached by Nelly Miricioiu in London. Award-winning Indonesian pianist Prajna Indrawati honed her Master of Performance degree in Piano Accompaniment(2018) at the Royal College of Music under tutelage of Roger Vignoles, Kathron Sturrock, and Simon Lepper. Accompanying singers and instrumentalists, she has performed at prestigious venues in London, such as Victoria and Albert Museum, Royal Festival Hall, St. Martin in-the-fields, the Kings Place and at “Brahms and his poet” book’s launching by Natasha Loges. With saxophonist Manu Brazo, she has made several appearances on the BBCRadio3 “in Tune”, and has played at the Newbury Spring Festival, Alderney Music Festival, 2020 Leeds International Music Festival, as well as in Spain and Greece. She has been awarded the Titanic Memoriam Award in the Lies-Askonas Competition, as well as with the second place in the Brooks van-der Pump English Song Competition and the Joan Chisell Schumann Competition.
We are an international art-song duo based in London which has been selected for the Residential Mastercourse for Singers & Pianists as part of the Oxford Lieder Festival 2020. The Transmission Fund will help us cover the entire costs of the mastercourse, including all coaching, accommodation in a central Oxford college, meals and access to evening concerts.
Oxford Lieder is one of the world’s leading song festivals and the largest in the UK, attracting many of the world’s greatest artists. It is a unique platform for emerging artists and the participation in the renowned Residential Mastercourse will be crucial for our artistic development as well as for our future career. We will get the opportunity to work with renowned musicians, attend the outstanding festival concerts each evening given by world-class artists and perform ourselves at the final showcase concert, which will be part of the main festival programme. We are convinced that it will be a unique experience for us and an important step on our way to achieving our goal of becoming internationally acclaimed musicians.