Eilika - Soprano lirico with coloratura
Born in East Friesland, northern Germany soprano Eilika had already at the age of five years first contact to classical music, this by starting to play the piano. At the age of 16 she spend a year at the United States. She devoted herself to her professional singing lessons, which she began 2000 in East Friesland, in 2002 in Detmold and since 2005 in Munich. Her voice has been trained by Prof. Haruhito Kobayashi, Prof. Uwe Heilmann, Prof. Kurt Widmer (Master Class) and Prof. Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (Master Class).
In 2009 Fukushima, Japan, in honor of Soprano Eilika, the first international "Krishar-Classical Music Festival" was celebrated. In the following year, the festival was repeated. In July 2010, Eilika Krishar won the singing competition "Premium Audition" in Switzerland. In September 2011, she recorded the “Winterreise” by Franz Schubert (complete). In June 2013 she recorded the "Dichterliebe" by Robert Schumann and other Lieder by Franz Liszt (piano: Bernhard Wünsch).
Especially in the concert field the soprano feels at home. This includes both areas - the range from light to dramatic coloratura - in coloratura and lyric roles. Since early 2009 Eilika is also promoted by the Japanese conductor Hiroshi Gunji, Tokyo.
"... With the voice of Eilika music turns into true music! Her voice flourishes Mozart`s music and infects ensemble, orchestra and audience with her musicianship." (Hiroshi Gunji, conductor, Tokyo)
As artist Eilika has been invited, in addition, to concerts in the German-speaking countries, several times in Japan and European countries. At her performances in Italy, which also were documented by the Italian television, the singer proved that she can convince not only in German but also in the Italian opera. With her repertoire (including Konstanze, Violetta, Gilda, Olympia to Mimi, Tosca, Butterfly), the soprano is very flexible and versatile in opera as well.
However, her great passion since the beginning of her singing career is the art song (Lieder). After her recital debut in Hiroshima in January 2007 the young singer sang up to date more than 150 "Liederabend" recitals in Japan, such as concerts in Tokyo Bunka Center, Fukushima Ongaku-Do and others. Her repertoire includes, besides works of German song composers such as Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Felix Mendelssohn, Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss, Karol Szymanowski and Alexander von Zemlinsky, works by famous Japanese composers, such as Taki Rentaro and Yamada Kosaku as well.