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Soile Isokoski

  • Soprano

Biography

From there Soile Isokoski went on to capture audiences and critics worldwide. In honour of her notable contribution to Finnish music
Ms. Isokoski was awarded with the Pro-Finlandia medal in 2002. In Austria, she has been conferred the title of Kammersängerin in September 2008. Working with the great conductors of our time and a regular guest of the most renowned opera houses, she has given numerous concerts as well as recitals with her permanent accompanist Marita Viitasalo.
Among her most cherished recordings are Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss with Marek Janowski conducting the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (Gramophone Editor’s Choice Award 2002), and Sibelius’ Luonnotar and Orchestra songs under the baton of Leif Segerstam (MIDEM classical award; ’Vocal award’ and ’Disc of the year’ at the BBC Music Magazine 2007). In 2007 she was awarded the Sibelius-Medal. Besides her latest role debuts as Tatiana/Eugen Onegin (Helsinki), Ellen Orford/Peter Grimes (Dresden), Christine/Intermezzo at the Theater an der Wien (2008) and Dialogues des Carmélites in Munich (2010),
Isokoski’s engagements until 2010 include La Juive, Intermezzo, Rosenkavalier, Le nozze di Figaro and Faust in Vienna, Don Giovanni at the MET, Lohengrin in Los Angeles, and many others.