Georgia Burashko, mezzo soprano, is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Opera Performance from the University of Toronto under the tutelage of Laura Tucker. Georgia received her BMus of vocal performance at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music. She previously studied with celebrated Canadian soprano Mary Morrison and has participated in summer workshops such as The International Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI), The Canadian Vocal Arts Institute (ICAV), St. Andrews by the Sea Opera Workshop, Tafelmusik Baroque Institute, and Opera in the 21st Century at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity. Recent operatic roles Georgia has performed include Juno (Orphee aux Enfers), Tirinto (Imeneo), and Zerlina (Don Giovanni). In early 2018, Georgia looks sang as a soloist in Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Toronto Mozart Players and sang the role of Zosha in Jake Heggie’s chamber opera Farewell, Auschwitz.
“My experience with the Toronto Mozart Competition and Master Class Series was incredibly unique and fantastic! Throughout the entire process I was met with support, kindness and a genuine encouragement. I felt very supported and inspired by David Bowser and Nathalie Paulin. They created a safe environment that I felt able to learn and succeed in. For every round, we received comments and got the opportunity to coach with David and Nathalie. I am so grateful for this. Every round felt like a win! The chance to sing Mozart Coronation Mass (my first oratorio experience) under the guidance of David Bowser and other wonderful musicians was so special. It was a privilege to be given this opportunity and I would recommend this opportunity to every young singer. It has been my most positive artistic experience to date.”