German mezzo-soprano Sofia Vinnik was a finalist in the 2018 International Cesti Competition at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music.
That same year she was also awarded a scholarship by the Federal Singing Competition in Berlin. From 2020 to 2022 she was a member of the Young Ensemble at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, where her roles included Albine and Myrtale in Massenet’s Thaïs and Afra in Catalani’s La Wally. She also sang Rosina (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Orphée in Gluck’s Orphée et Euridice and Asteria in Vivaldi’s Bajazet with the Chamber Opera of the Theater an der Wien. In October 2021 she sang songs by Franz Liszt at a concert given in Vienna by Jeunesse – Musikalische Jugend Österreichs alongside Thomas Hampson and under the musical direction of Martin Haselböck. Sofia Vinnik holds a bursary from the 2020 Heidelberg Spring Festival’s Song Academy and also from the Cecilia Bartoli Music Foundation.
She was initially taught by Christoph Strehl at Salzburg’s Mozarteum University and is currently studying for a master’s degree with Florian Boesch and Edith Lienbacher at Vienna’s University of Music and Performing Arts.