Krenare Gashi



Born in Prishtina, Kosovo, soprano Krenare Gashi studied singing in her hometown and then at the Detmold Music Academy under Prof. Gerhild Romberger. In 2009 she completed her diploma and in 2011 her concert exam. This was followed by a private postgraduate study in Minneapolis (USA) with the dramatic soprano Audrey Stottler. Master classes with Michael Chance, Norman Shetler, Sir András Schiff, Francisco Araiza, Franz Grundheber, Gustav Kuhn, and Brigitte Fassbaender further complimented her training. In 2006 Krenare Gashi received a scholarship from Richard Wagner  foundation.


The young soprano drew attention to the prestigious Bertelsmann Singing Competition finale »New Voices« in 2007. In Competizione dell'Opera, Dresden, she received the second prize and the audience award. She was also semifinalist in Placido Domingo’s  Operalia.


Krenare Gashi made her opera debut at the Landestheater Detmold in the role of Micaela in George Bizet's "Carmen" in 2007. Guest engagements led the soprano to the Cologne Opera Houses, where she appeared as Pamina in Mozart's »Magic Flute« and as Almirena in Handel's »Rinaldo«, Frankfurt, where she sang Lucia in »The Rape of Lucretia« and the Chicago Opera Theater, where she was seen as Micaela in Peter Brook's version of Bizet's Carmen. The soprano collaborated with important conductors such as Paul Daniel, Alessandro de Marchi, Maurizio Barbacini, Gustav Kuhn and Erik Nielsen.


In the concert area, Krenare Gashi has a broad repertoire from the Baroque to the present day, where she  was heard with Mozart's Mass in C Minor, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Handel's Messiah and many other cantatas, masses and oratorios. A particularly important program was the concert of religious songs by Louis Vierne in Madeleine, Paris. Other important concerts were opera gala at the Opera Frankurt, opera gala at Cuvillies Theater Munich, Semperoper and many other important stages.


With special passion, Krenare Gashi dedicates herself to art song singing. She gave recitals at the German Embassy in Tokyo, Chicago Cultural Center, accompanied by Scott Gilmore, and at the festival in Mecklenburg-Vorpommen.

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