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Mirjana Burnaz-Kremshovski

Mirjana Burnaz-Kremshovski, the accomplished soprano, hails from Skopje. She embarked on her musical journey at the Music Academy of the University of St. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje, Macedonia, under the mentorship of Professor Vesna Ginovska Ilkova. During her tenure there, she graced the stage of the Macedonian Opera as a soloist and showcased her talents through numerous concerts in Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Serbia.

In 2016, she pursued her vocal studies at the prestigious Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, under the guidance of Professor Rachel Robins. Her dedication and talent led her to graduate with top honors in 2019, and she continued her musical journey with Professor Robins in pursuit of her Master’s degree.

Throughout her academic journey, Mirjana actively participated in various university projects. She brought characters like Zeitel in Jerry Bock’s “Anatevka” and Serpina in Pergolesi’s “La serva padrona” to life on the stage. Additionally, she delivered a remarkable solo performance in a concert rendition of Igor Stravinsky’s ballet “Pulcinella.” Her versatility shone through as she portrayed roles such as Une pastourelle in Ravel’s “L’enfant et les Sortilèges,” Alice in Schreier’s “Wunderland,” Helena in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and the Countess in “Le nozze di Figaro.”

Mirjana’s talent earned her invitations to prestigious events like the Wernigerode Castle Festival and the Schönebeck Operettensommer. She has also graced the stage as a soloist alongside renowned orchestras such as the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, the Central German Chamber Philharmonic, and the Macedonian Symphony Orchestra.

In 2023, she had the honor of performing as the second soprano in the contemporary opera “Three Tales” by Steve Reich at the Wuppertal Opera.

Mirjana Burnaz-Kremshovski’s achievements extend to competition successes. She emerged as a finalist in the Federal Singing Competition in 2020. In 2021, she achieved remarkable recognition, winning the Grand Prix prize at the International Music Competition for Russian Romances, “Balkan Romansiada,” in Sofia, Bulgaria, and the Audience Prize at the International Singing Competition for Russian Romances in Moscow, Russia. In 2022, her excellence was further celebrated with dual victories at the 56th International Singing Competition “Antonin Dvorak” in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic: the prize for the best interpretation in the final and the special honor for the most enchanting voice in the competition.

Mirjana’s exceptional performance has earned her prestigious scholarships, including support from the Richard Wagner Association, two performance scholarships from the GFF, a DAAD scholarship, and two Deutschlandstipendien (German National Scholarships). She has also enriched her musical education by participating in masterclasses conducted by esteemed figures such as Caroline Merz, Ks. Gabriela Benackova, Helmut Deutsch, Ks. Linda Watson, Janet Williams, and Lilia Ilieva.