About the School
Who We Are
Encounter of Santander
The mezzo-soprano Olga Syniakova was born in Dnipró (Ukraine). Since 2019, she studies at the Reina Sofía School of Music’s Fundación Ramón Areces “Alfredo Kraus” Voice Chair with professor Francisco Araiza. She has been granted scholarships by Grupo Barceló and Fundación Albéniz.
In 2013 she completed her studies in Music Education in 2013 and during her last year she was invited to play the role of Cherubino in “Le Nozze di Figaro”. She has also studied for two years at the Plácido Domingo Centre Perfeccionament in Valencia. Thanks to this, in 2018 she performed at the Palau de les Arts the roles of Ernesto in “Il mondo della Luna” and Second Lady in “Die Zauberflöte”; in 2019 she was Laura in “Iolanta”; Contessa di Ceprano in “Rigoletto” and Alisa in “Lucia di Lammermoor”. She has worked with directors Graham Vick, Mariusz Trelinski, Emilio Sagi, and Jean-Louis Grinda. She has also performed the role of Anfinomo in “Il Ritorno d’Ulisse” of Monteverdi, under the baton of Fabio Biondi at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie (Germany). She has performed with the same conductor and the Europa Galante Orchestra Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle at the Palau de les Arts of Valencia and at the Musikfest Bremen (Germany). In 2020 she performed the role Orphée (“Orphée et Eurydice”) at the Royal Philharmonic of Galicia’s concert version. She has participated in several competitions with outstanding results, including the three special prizes at the Belcanto Vincenzo Bellini International Competition (France, 2019): audience, female voice, and jury; second prize at the Competition of the City of Albacete, and first prize at the 2nd Compostela Lyric Singing Competition (Spain), organised by the Amigos da Ópera Association of Santiago.
She has also been selected as the best mezzo-soprano of the 2018-2019 season at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía of Valencia. She has been finalist at the 3rd International Singing Competition of Toulouse (France, 2019), as well as that of the Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award (Switzerland, 2018), among others. In 2021 she was awarded second prize and extraordinary award at the 58th Tenor Viñas International Singing Competition (Spain).
As a student of the School, she has attended masterclasses by Konrad Jarnot and Francisco Araiza and is currently a member of the Fundación Orange Voces Tempo Ensemble.