Camelia Voin is an acclaimed lyric coloratura soprano who performed throughout the United States and abroad as an operatic, oratorio and recital soloist. She appeared in recitals and opera productions on some of the world’s most important stages, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Teatro la Fenice in Venice, Teatro Gayarre in Pamplona, the West Palm Beach Opera in Florida, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles, Romanian National Opera in Bucharest - Romania, Nevada State Opera in Las Vegas, Riverside Lyric Opera in Riverside - California.
She performed in concert with Pablo Sarasate Orchestra in Spain, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Bucharest Philharmonic, Pacifica Chamber Orchestra, Kammerochester Pro Musica in Darmstadt, Los Angeles Performing Arts Orchestra, Redlands Symphony, Inland Empire Lyric Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony, and she continues to dazzle audiences throughout the world with her command of the repertoire for lyric coloratura soprano.
As soloist with the Pablo Sarasate Orchestra at the Teatro Gayarre in Pamplona, Voin has been described by the National Diary of Madrid as possessing a “beautiful timbre, superb melodic line, and extraordinary musical expression.” In her Carnegie Hall solo debut, Barry Alexander pronounced her interpretation as reflecting “depth, musicality, and technical expertise, needed to distinguish one's self in the world of professional performance.” Ms. Voin’s performance at L’Accademia di Roma was depicted by Valentina Lo Surdo, of Radio Italia RAI 3, as:“Il concerto all'Accademia di Roma ha rivelato la sensibile musicalità e la morbida vocalità di Camelia Voin, interprete capace di contagiare, con la sua irresistibile presenza scenica, il pubblico romano. Il quale ha risposto decretando il pieno successo della serata con calorosi applause.”
Ms. Voin signature roles include Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata, Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Rosina in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Juliette in Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, as well as some of the more tour de force roles presented in operas such as Konstanze from Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Mozart and Lucia from Lucia di Lammermoo by Donizetti. Her recent engagements have been throughout the Southern California region including annual invitations to the Redlands Bowl Summer Festival with the San Bernardino Symphony, and university recital series in San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, the Inland Empire, Indiana University, Claremont Graduate University, University of California Riverside, Drake University Des Moines.
Camelia Voin’s voice has led her to prize wins in more than a dozen competitions. She received the first prize and was Singer of the Year for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Artist Audition, in Los Angeles, California. In the prestigious Metropolitan Opera Competition, Camelia received second place for the Los Angeles Region. Ms. Voin was rewarded with the Giuseppe Verdi Award in the Palm Beach International Opera Vocal Competition, she was a finalist at the renown Concurso Internacional de Canto Julián Gayarre, President of the Jury: José Carreras, Pamplona, Spain as well as a Prize Winner for the Artist Award Competition at the 44th National Association of Teachers Convention, St. Louis, Missouri. She was also a finalist of the Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition, Los Angeles, CA, and received the third prize for Der Internationale Koloraturgesang-Wettbewerb, Stuttgart, Germany, among others.
Voin completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance at Claremont Graduate University. She is a native of Romania and her doctoral dissertation, “A Guide to Understanding and Performing Romanian Vocal music,” is a comprehensive study on the performance practice of Romanian vocal music. She continues her research and collecting of musical scores that she performs in recitals series in such diverse locales as the continental United States and Europe. Currently, Voin is working on a modern performance edition of Romanian art songs as well as on the release of a CD of Romanian Art Songs and the Four Transylvanian Songs composed by Viorel Gheorghe. In 2013 Camelia Voin released an album of duets with mezzo- soprano Ann Cravero and pianist Nicholas Roth recorded at Endless Noise Studio in Santa Monica, California.
Ms Voin is currently on the voice faculties of the University of California, Riverside, Claremont Graduate University and California Baptist University and her students are thriving in the world as singers and educators. She has been teaching master classes in Italy for the Academia Filarmonica in Padova, and at The Barry Alexander Festival of Music in Abano. Voin is the Vice President and Assistant Artistic Director of the Lyric Symphony Orchestra of the Inland Empire with which she performers annually in concerts, and is responsible for the production management and grand development of the orchestra. Ms. Voin is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Music Teachers National Association, and Music Teachers' Association of California where she worked on the board of directors for the Showcase Recital.
The warm tones, beautiful legato phrasing and impressive coloratura technique that bel canto demands, Voin has them all.”
Jean-Pierre Barricelli, The Press Enterprise, Riverside - California
“Madam Voin’s performances reflect the depth of interpretation, musicality, and technical expertise needed to distinguish one’s self in the world of professional performance.”
Barry Alexander of the Barry Alexander International Competition, New York
“Se hizo aplaudir por la belleza de timbre e interesó por su línea y delicadeza expresiva la rumana Camelia Voin.”
Enrique Franco, Diario El Pais, Madrid - Spain
“Wie eine kammermusikalishe Delikatesse wirkte dagegen die weltliche Solokantate Ich bin in mir vergnügt BWV 204. Die aus Romänien stammende, in Kalifornien lebende Sopranistin Camelia Voin sang die vier Arien mit schlanker, beweglicher Stimme, fast instrumental geführt.”
Klaus Trapp, Darmstädter Echo, Darmstadt - Germany