Annual international award in the field of culture and art is awarded to Zoryana Kushpler
General Directorate of the nationwide program “Person of the Year” according to the adoption of the Higher Academic Council of the program decided to award the annual International Prize in the field of culture and art in 2016 to the well-known opera singer, soloist of the Vienna State Opera – Zoryana Kushpler. The Prize will be presented during the 21st ceremony award “Person of the Year – 2016” that will be held on March 25, 2017.
Zoryana Kushpler was born in Lviv. She graduated from the Lviv Academy of Music on a vocal class of her father. She is the laureate of international competitions, among them – the International Competition of the Bavarian Radio and Television (ARD, first prize), performs on the best stages of the world.
In March 2007 Zoryana Kushpler accepted an invitation to be a regular soloist in the Vienna State Opera, where she performs to this day. On the stage of the Vienna Folksopere singer regularly performs in such roles as Carmen, Juliet, Mary Magdalene, and others.
In February 2014 the singer made her debut in the famous New York “Carnegie Hall” in Symphony №9 by Ludwig van Beethoven with the orchestra of the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of Franz Welser-Mёsta, and in August Zoriana Kushpler performed at the Royal Albert Hall in opera R. Strauss’s “Elektra” with the BBC Orchestra.