An award-winning contralto Evgenia Pirshina has been highly acclaimed for the unique quality of her timbre and acting ability.
A natural actress and a singer, her onstage presence have earned critical acclaim:
"Evgenia Pirshina as Maddalena showed off her excellent technique combined with an exuberant performance." ;
"The quality of vocal timbre is magnificent, whose beauty is maintained, with rigorous homogeneity, throughout all the degrees of its wide range." (El Pais)
A native of Moscow, Evgenia started her musical education as a pianist at the age of 6, continued as a singer, and graduated from Moscow State Pedagogical University.
She has performed in Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theater (Moscow, 2006-2015), Chicago Opera Theater (Chicago, 2018), National Opera America Center (NYC, 2018), Solis Theater (Montevideo, 2019), Bel Cantanti Opera (Washington DC, 2019-2021), Opera Panama (Panama City, 2016-2021), and Opera Aeterna (Chicago, 2017-2021) among others.
Also, Evgenia participated in a concert of Russian Sacred Music in the Vatican in Pope Francis's presence and the Grand opening of the Amphitheatre in Doha, Qatar.
Her wide repertoire includes leading roles for contralto/mezzo-soprano in the operas by Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Wagner, Verdi, among others.
In season 2021 -2022, Evgenia will perform Symphonic Songs by Gustav Mahler with Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra under the button of Maestro Timothy Verville, debut as Sorseress in the opera by H. Purcell "Dido & Aeneas" in Solis Theatre, will join Opera Panama for the annual Opera Gala, will perform in the Kimmel Cultural Center (Philadelphia, PA), and in XV International Music Festival
Alfredo De Saint-Malo in Panama City.
Highlights of the season 2019-2020 are the debut as Maddalena in "Rigoletto" by G. Verdi in Solis Theater (Montevideo), Opera Gala with Panama National Symphony Orchestra, solo recitals in Montevideo, Florence, Charleston, SC, and Chicago.
Evgenia Pirshina is a winner in international vocal competitions:
2021 Triumph Music Festival (Philadelphia, USA, 1st Place and Special prize)
2021 Music International Grand Prix (NYC, USA, 3d Place - Chicago division)
2020 Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition (Bonn, Germany, 1st Place)
2020 Russian Chamber Music Competition (Seattle, USA, Gold winner).