Camelia Voin, DMA
Applied Faculty, Voice
With an international career that includes performances in both opera and oratorio, Camelia Voin has performed on some of the world’s most important stages, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Teatro la Fenice in Venice – Italy, Spain’s Teatro Gayarre, the West Palm Beach Opera, Los Angeles Music Center, Romanian National Opera in Bucharest, Russian National Opera, Nevada State Opera in Las Vegas, and more.
She performed in concert, among others, with Pablo Sarasate Orchestra - Spain, Stuttgart Philharmonic, Bucharest Philharmonic, Pacifica Chamber Orchestra, Kammerochester Pro Musica 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.
Performances of Dr. Voin have been broadcasted by Radio and TV stations worldwide. Watch and listen to Camelia Voin on You Tube where her performances received more than 110.000 views.
Doctor of Musical Arts with a major in Vocal Performance - Claremont Graduate University, 2010
Master of Musical Arts with a major in Vocal Performance - Claremont Graduate University, 2007
Bachelor of Music with a major in Vocal Performance - University of Redlands, 1996
Studied Vocal Performance at Bucharest Conservatory of Music, 1989-1993
Master classes and coaching with: Jose Carreras, Anton Guadagno, Christa Ludwig, Licia Albanese, and Leyla Gencer.
Adjunct professor of music at California Baptist University, Riverside, CA, 2005-present
Adjunct professor of music at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA, 2010 - present
Adjunct professor of music at University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA, 2006 - present
Vice President of Lyric Symphony Orchestra of Inland Empire, 2000 - present
Teaching master classes for Academia Filarmonica, Padova - Italy and The Barry Alexander Festival of Music, Abano - Italy, 2009 - 2012
Choir Director – Hope Choir of Evangelical Church in San Bernardino, 1996 – 2005
Courses taught: studio instruction (applied voice), voice class, opera workshop, song literature and diction, music theory, and music history.
A Guide to Understanding and Performing Romanian Vocal Music, Claremont Graduate University, 2010.
Prizes and Awards
First Prize, Barry Alexander International Voice Competition, New York, 2009.
Finalist, Concurso Internacional de Canto Julián Gayarre, President of the Jury: José Carreras, Pamplona, Spain, 1998.
Giuseppe Verdi Award, Palm Beach International Opera Vocal Competition, Palm Beach, Florida, 1998.
First Prize, Sorantin Opera Competition, San Angelo, Texas, 1997.
First prize, Metropolitan Opera District Competition, San Bernardino, CA, 1996.
Second prize, Metropolitan Opera Regional Competition, Los Angeles, CA,1996.
Finalist, Loren L. Zachary National Vocal Competition, Los Angeles, CA, 1996.
Prize Winner, Artist Award Competition at the 44th NATS Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, 1996.
First prize and Singer of the Year, NATS Artist Audition 1996.
First prize, Redlands Bowl Young Artist Competition, Redlands, CA, 1994.
First prize, the Palm Springs Opera Guild of the Desert Competition, Palm Springs, CA, 1994
Third Prize, Der Internationale Koloraturgesang-Wettbewerb, Stuttgart, Germany, 1992
Memberships in Professional Organizations
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Music Teachers National Association, Music Teachers' Association of California
“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
“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 applausi.”
Valentina Lo Surdo, Radio Italia – RAI 3
“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