Etleva Shemai was born in Albania and studied at the State
Conservatory Tirana, who graduated with honors. She won the first
the prize at the “Katia Riciarelli International Voice Competiton”, what
besides a scholarship to the Postgraduate studies at the “Academia
Lirica Internationale” in Mantova also diverse Concert performances.
In the same year, she was the finalist at the” Luigi Volpi International Voice Contest “in Italy.
A short time later she came to Germany, where she studied in Mainz
with Prof. Claudia Eder a concert exam has begun. She also received a scholarship
from Deutsche Bank, which allowed her to complete the concert exam
with distinction. About to at the same time she became a scholarship
holder of the Kammeroper Rheinsberg and won the first Preis at the Wagner Competition and was a scholarship holder at the Bayreuther Festspiele.
Competition in Mainz. In addition, she was from the University of Mainz with the
“Johannes Gutenberg Award for Outstanding Achievements “and was
ultimately the winner of the Prize sponsored by the Lions Club and
Kiwanis Club at the Citta International Competition di Alcamo “in Italy.
A short time later she became a permanent ensemble member
of the State Opera Schwerin, where she already sang important roles.
In addition, Etleva Shemai has also acquired a big name as a concert
singer. She regularly gives concerts with the SWR radio orchestras,
some of which were broadcast on radio with the star Moderator Elmar Gunsch etc.
Next, she gave Concerts at the Staatsoper
Wiesbaden, in the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, in the Feierabendhaus
Ludwigshafen, and in the Alte Oper Frankfurt. With the “European
Chamber Orchestra “she sang in Milan Bach’s” St. Matthew Passion “, a production that then resumed in the same years in the following years.
Everywhere where Etleva Shemai appears, she is criticized -among others the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Wiesbadener
Kurier and the Badischer Kurier – an exception Aptitude certified.
The largest newspaper in Italy (Corriere della Sera) described her in her
article on the front page as “Top of Matthew’s performance with great
talent.” She worked with conductors such as Peter Falk, Gregosz Nowak,
Massimo Palumbo, Ivan Torsz, Michael Hofstetter, Carlo Franci, Gerard Akoka
, and Nicola Luisotti. Besides, she became invited to the well-known
“Incheon International Music Festival” in South Korea and has represented there Germany.
To the most important television classic
program of Albania. In 2014 she is a soloist on the most
important concert stages in Germany with renowned Orchestras such
as the South West Broadcasting, Albanian Broadcasting, Rhineland Pfalz
Philharmonic, the Frankfurt Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig
Symphony Orchestra, the Thuring Philharmonic Orchestra.
In October this year, she went in Tirana with the formation of the
Viennese Philharmonic and then follows the Berliner Philharmoniker with the
Operetta concert. In November 2020, she will act as Santuzza Cavalleria
Rusticana to be experienced at the Fuertaventura Opera Festival.