Varda Kotler, soprano. - Biography              

Varda Kotler is a native of Tel Aviv and a graduate of the Rubin Academy of
Music at Tel Aviv University.
She studied voice with Netania Dovrat and continued her studies with Mrs.
Vera Roze in London and Mrs. Rita Patane in New York and Italy.
She has sung at festivals, opera-houses and concerts in Israel and Europe with
the conductors: Pinhas Steinberg, Siegfried Kohler, Lawrence Foster, Kees
Barkels, Arthur Faegen, Steven Sloan, Mendy Rodan and in New York with
Hugo Weisgal and the New York Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra .
Among her performances are: Mozarts Mass in C.Minor, Requiem Mass in D-minor
and the Vesperae Solennes. Bachs Magnificat, Handel cantatas Berlioz Les Nuits
dete,and Berios folk songs.

Varda sang the opera roles of Cherubino, Siebel, Rosina, Stephano and Flora.
Recitals, operas and concerts have taken her to: Paris, Monte-Carlo, Vienna,
Zurich, Geneva, Lausanne and Messina (Italy).
She has received good reviews in the New york Times, Die presse,
Wiener-zeitung, Der Standard,The Jerusalem Post, Giornale di Sicilia, Maariv,
Yediot Aharonot and Haaretz.

Varda Kotler's first CD Recital appeared in 1999 and the CD "Melodies
londonienne" by Charles Gounod appeared in 2001 both by REM company.
The CD`s received good reviews in : Le Monde de la Musique, Repertoire,
Chronique Musical , Opera International, L`education Musicale.
The CD "Melodies Londonienne" won the prize Victoires de la Musique
Classique for 2002.
The CD "BEN-HAIM Melodies" won the prize Victoires de la Musique
Classique for 2005.

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