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Daniela Skorka

Singer - Soprano

Daniela began her vocal studies at the Karmiel Music Conservatory. She has served in the IDF as an Outstanding Musician, and completed her degree of B.Mus. at the Jerusalem Music Academy. There she has won the first place in the Lieder competition and the Mendelssohn competition. She was a member of “Meitar” Israeli Opera Studio

Daniela is the 3rd prize recpient at the Pietro Antonio Cesti - International Competition for Baroque Singing in Innsbruck.

She has won the first prize in the Aviv Competitions in Israel, there she received the Michal Oren Prize for Voice, as well as the Mira Zakai prize for the best performance of an Israeli vocal work in memory of her parents George and Eva Koigen.

Skorka is a recipient of the America-Israel Cultural Foundation (2004-2013), the Bercovici scholarship (2017), Ronen Foundation (2014), Ima Foundation (2010), and the IVAI (2008-2013) scholarships.

Daniela has performed with many orchestras and ensembles in Israel and abroad, among them Les arts Florissants, Les Talens Lyriques, Orfeo Orchestra, Les folies Françoises, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra,  The Israel Camerata Jerusalem, Barrocade Ensemble, The Israel Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra and the Jerusalem Academy Chamber Choir. She has also worked with many conductors, such as Zubin Mehta, William Christie, Christophe Rousset, Dan Ettinger, György Vashegyi, Daniel Oren, Steven Mercurio, Avner Biron, Patrick Cohën-Akenine, Frederic Chaslin, Daniel Cohen, David Stern, John Nelson, Ariel Zuckerman, David Greilsammer and Stanley Sperber.

She has performed the solo parts in the Requiem and Mass in C Minor (Mozart), 4 Grands Motets (Mondonville), Gloria (Poulenc / Vivaldi), Magnificat (Bach / Vivaldi), Messiah, Saul, Solomon, Judas Macchbaeus, La Resurrezione and Dixit Dominus (Handel), Stabat Mater and Salve Regina (Pergolesi), Psalms 42 (Mendelssohn),

Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5 (Villa-Lobos) and other works.

Her operatic roles include Susanna and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Zerlina in Don Giovanni and Aminta in Il re pastore (Mozart), Angelica in Orlando (Handel), Eurydice in Orpheus (Telemann), Monica in The Medium (Menotti), Diane in Actéon (Charpentier), Phénice in Armide by Lully, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas (Purcell), Echo in Ariadne auf Naxos (R. Strauss), Rivka / Rachel / Bilha in Mothers (David Sebba), and more.

Daniela Skorka

My relationship to Ronen Foundation

My connection with Yaffa Israeli and the Ronen Foundation was formed when I sang at 'Meitar' opera studio of The Israeli Opera. In fact, it was the beginning of my musical career in Israel. Since then, Yaffa had often shown interest in me and my work, and on several occasions invited me to perform in the foundation's concerts, thus actually accepting me into the family.

The Ronen Foundation is an extraordinary one. In addition to the encouragement and support of young artists, it emphasizes the connection and collaboration of its artists, whilst keeping in touch with them, and overall, it creates a true sense of family and acceptance. Evidently, Yaffa and Amos give most of their energy and love to us artists, which is wonderful and rare. I am glad and thankful to be a part of the family they have created.

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