Ioanna Vrakatseli

Mezzo Soprano

Ioanna Vrakatseli was born in Lefkada. She received her singing diploma with Excellent in Hellenic Conservatory with professor S. Karamanian. In 2013 she graduated with honors and distinction from the Postgraduate Opera Course of the Athens Conservatory. She has diplomas in piano and in advanced musicianship (fugue). She attended drama and acting classes with director S. Vafeiadis, repertoire and interpretation of classic song with Ch. Savino, Ant. Papaconstantino, G. Janowitz, G. Hatzinikos and interpretation of early music with A. Christofellis, P. Adam, and D. Kountouras. She is also a graduate of the Department of French Language and Literature of the University of Athens. She΄s got also Master of Performance in classical singing of the Music Department of Ionion University, with excellent. In November 2008 she won the Second Prize at the 7th International Opera Singers Festival in Athens and in 2009- 2010 she participated in the opera studio of the National Opera of Greece. As a soloists she has appeared in most venues in Athens (Megaron Mousikis, Parnassos, Nakas, Goethe Institut, French and Danish Institute, Ionic Centre, German Church, Natural History Museum “Gaia-Goulandris”), in festivals and in Alexandria of Egypt performing roles from operas, oratorios and songs. She has collaborated with conductors G. Petrou, M. Michaelides, M. Economou, R. Pylarinos. She performed in the ceremony of the Olympic Flame in Ithaca. She has worked with theater groups in presentations of children’s books, also with the instrumental ensemble “Melos Brass” and the brass quartet “Lefkas”, and with composers D. Papadimitriou, N. Platyrachos, N. Xydakis and director M. Kakoyannis “Lysistrata”. She has been a member of the Greek National Opera Choir. Her long-term relationship with music has been quite rich and varied, including children’s choir conducting and piano teaching as well as singing both in professional choirs and as a soloist. She has been a member of the Mixed Choir of the Municipality of Athens since 2000.