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Karin Shifrin (Hebrew: קארין שיפרין) (born in Jerusalem) is an Israeli mezzo-soprano opera singer. She regularly performs in Israel and Europe. Since the age of 24, she sang in concerts with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and with the Teatro Comunale di Bologna orchestra, as well as other orchestras. Shifrin has been performing in the Israeli opera since 2005.
Shifrin graduated her B.Mus. degree (with honors) in the Buchmann-Mehta Music Academy at the Tel-Aviv University. Her vocal instructors were Tamar Rachum (Israel), Kammersängerin Hilde Zadek (Austria) and Patricia McCaffrey (New York). Shifrin's debut with the Israeli Opera was at the age of 25.
Among the roles she performed:
Some of Shifrin's international performances:
Some of the Awards Shifrin has received over her career include:
In addition, she has obtained the "Hildegard Zadek Stiftung", the "AICF" and the "Opernwerkstatt Verena Keller"scholarships for outstanding vocal, musical and creative achievements.
In 2012, Karin was invited by the Israeli Embassy in Australia to perform a special composition by Kobi Oshrat, in Melbourne with the Orchestra Victoria, in honour of Irena Sendler, a catholic Polish who saved Jews' lives during WWII. The New Zealand tour following that invitation included concerts in Wellington.
Since 2012, Karin has been the leading singer for international rock act Diva De Lai. The band's debut album, "Dylan at the Opera" (released October 2013) featured twelve Bob Dylan songs, reworked into various rock/opera styles.