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Qerkezi, Marigona - Soprano

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Qerkezi, MarigonaSoprano
Qerkezi, MarigonaSoprano
Qerkezi, MarigonaSoprano
Qerkezi, MarigonaSoprano
Qerkezi, MarigonaSoprano
Qerkezi, MarigonaSoprano

Biography

Marigona Qerkezi is born in Zagreb, she started her musical education under the guidance of her mother (mezzosoprano Merita Juniku) and graduated in singing and flute at the University of Fine Arts in Pristina. Except of her music degrees, she graduated in Business Management at Staffordshire University of Business-Riinvest.
 
A preview on 2019 will bring her debut as Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at the New National Theatre in Tokyo.
 
In 2018 she was Madama Cortese in “Il viaggio a Reims” within the As.li.Co production of the Circuit of Lombardian theatres (where she will both sing and also play the flute!) and made her debut as Gilda (Rigoletto) at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari. 
 
Further debuts have followed as Contessa (Le nozze di Figaro) at the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Albania, Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro) in a production of the Circuit of Lombardian Theatres (Italy).
 
In 2017, she did a spectacular debut in the title role of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” at the Teatro Lirico in Cagliari and again performed the same role later that year in a production of the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari. Also in 2017, she was Madama Cortese in “Il viaggio a Reims” at the Rossini Opera Festival and subsequently performed the same role upon her debut at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, concluding the year by debuting as Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) at the Teatro Petruzzelli in Bari.
 
Since childhood she has taken part in many concerts as a singer and flutist and made her operatic debut at the age of 22 in the role of the Queen of the Night(Die Zauberflöte) in a production of the As.li.Co on tour in the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman, where she returned with the same role the following year. Marigona has performed in Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Russia, Italy, Oman, Turkey, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Portugal, UK, USA and Japan.
 
She has received awards in many International Singing Competitions, among them, she won the ‘Leyla Gencer Opera Competition’ and the ‘Magda Olivero competition’, both in 2015, she was the finalist of the ‘Francisco Viñas Opera Competiton’ in 2017 and got special prize ’under 25’ at Portofino Opera Competition in 2018.