Karin Shifrin    Mezzo Soprano

Karin Shifrin, mezzo-soprano Karin Shifrin is one of the leading classical singers in Israel. She regularly performs Opera, Lied and Oratorio. She has been repeatedly praised for her remarkable musical characteristics, brilliant acting and broad repertoire, as well as her versatile interpretation of contemporary work.

Among her international performances its worthwhile to single out: "The Marriage of Figaro" (Marcellina) and Beethoven's 9th Symphony (Mezzo Soprano Soloist) with the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta; recitals in Germany, Britain and Scotland; "Concert for peace" – a duo concert with a Palestinian singer at the “Il Violino Magico" festival in Venice, Italy; "Concert For Life And Peace" in Rome, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, with the Orchestra Del Teatro Comunale di Bolognia conducted by Shlomo Mintz; concerts in Poland in commemoration of the Holocaust victims conducted by Omer Welber;  Der Komponist (R. Strauss "Ariadne auf Naxos") and Arabella (R. Strauss “Arabella”) in Sigriswil, Bern and Bad Ragaz, Switzerland, conducted by Andsreas Kowalewitz; Rosina (G. Rossini) with the national symphony Orchestra of Kazakhstan conducted by Vag Papian. She obtained "The Hildegard Zadek Stiftung" (Austria), "AICF" (Israel) and “Opernwerkstatt Verena Keller ” (Germany) scholarships for outstanding vocal, musical and creative achievements.

Shifrin made her debut with the Israeli Opera at the age of 23. She graduated as a "B.Mus."  (with honors) at the Buchmann-Mehta Music Academy at the Tel- Aviv University. Her Vocal instructors were Prof. Tamar Rachum (Israel) and Kammersängerin Hilde Zadek (Austria). She is currently being mentored by Mrs. Patricia McCaffrey (NY). 


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