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    "A pioneer who finds her own way and style." - Deutsche Welle TV

     

    "Expressive singing ... Beautiful recording ... The widespread programme is presented in a subtly nuanced, soulful manner." - Pizzicato

     

    "She convinced even the biggest skeptics with her stunning voice." - WDR

  • New Album!

    All CDs ordered here can include personal gift messages and be autographed by Sofia Falkovitch. Make sure to leave us a message with your order.

    CD - Chants hébraïques et chants d'amour (Hebrew and Love Songs)
    $15.00
    "Expressive singing ... Beautiful recording ... The widespread programme is presented in a subtly nuanced, soulful manner." - Pizzicato

    For the first time in France, Jewish sacred music is sung by a female cantor accompanied by a chamber orchestra. The primary aim of the artist Sofia Falkovitch is to pass on and share her love for these musical treasures inherited from previous generations. Wishing you a beautiful discovery of these magnificent interpretations!
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  • WHAT'S NEXT?

    Sofia Falkovitch,  MAHJ, L'empreinte d'un geste, Pilpoul

     

    19/05/2019 at 11am - L’empreinte d’un geste. Pilpoul à trois temps

    Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme

    Hôtel de Saint-Aignan
    71, rue du Temple
    75003 Paris

    FRANCE

     

    23/05/2019 at 7pm - Sofia Falkovitch in Concert

    BETH HILLEL BNAI EMUNAH

    3220 BIG TREE LANE

    Wilmette, ILLINOIS 60091

    USA

     

    24/05/2019 at 6:30pm - Sofia Falkovitch guest cantor

    KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation

    1100 E Hyde Park Blvd

    Chicago, IL 60615

    USA

     

    25/05/2019 - Sofia Falkovitch at BHBE

    3220 BIG TREE LANE

    Wilmette, ILLINOIS 60091

    USA

     

    26/05/2019 - Sofia Falkovitch in Concert followed by Q&A

    Chicago, USA

     

    02/06/2019 - Sofia Falkovitch Jury Member

    International Competition Les Clés d’Or

    Centre Culturel Agora

    1 allée Nicolas Carnot

    93340 Le Raincy

    FRANCE

     

    04/06/2019 - Evénement privé à la galerie Steinitz

    Paris

    FRANCE

     

    15/06/2019 - Performance

    Lange Nacht der Religionen

    St. Matthäus-Kirche
    Berliner Kulturforum

    Matthäikirchplatz
    10785 Berlin

    GERMANY

     

    21/06/2019 at 4pm - Fête de la musique

    Mairie du 4e
    2, Place Baudoyer

    Paris 4e

    FRANCE

     

    23/06/2019 - Création mondiale

    Fêtes des Musiques Juives

    Brussels

    BELGIUM

     

    20/10/2019 - Sofia Falkovitch en concert

    à l'Eglise de la Madeleine

    Place de la Madeleine

    75008 Paris

    FRANCE

     

    14/11/2019 - Sofia Falkovitch en concert

    à l'Oratoire du Louvre

    145 Rue Saint-Honoré

    75001 Paris

    FRANCE

     

    11/12/2019 - Sofia Falkovitch en concert

    à l'Eglise de l'Etoile

    54 Avenue de la Grande-Armée

    75017 Paris

    FRANCE

     

    14/01/2020 - Atelier conférence au Forum 104

    104 rue de Vaugirard

    Paris

    FRANCE

    Sofia Falkovitch speaks about her current events

    with Lise Gutmann on Judaïques FM

    Paris

    Sofa Falkovitch & Iurie Morar
    Cantor Sofia Falkovitch reads 'Tombeau pour Cinq Cent Mille Soldats' for 50th anniversary of the book at Azzedine Alaia Gallery on October 19, 2017 in Paris, France.

    This is a little journey of 7 languages in one take. It is an attempt to express how I feel about the languages I speak and how they happened to appear in my life. It is also an experiment in intercultural communication and the various language movements in our global village that I am sure many of us can relate to. I had fun making it, hope you enjoy watching! – Sofia Falkovitch

    Ausdrucksstarter Gesang, Sofia Falkovitch, CD Chants hébraïques et chants d'amour, Rezension, Pizzicato
    Alumna Sofia Falkovitch’s musical journey
    Sofia Falkovitch, CD Chants hébraïques et chants d'amour, Actualité Juive
    Sofia Falkovitch, European Cantors Association Review
    Sofia Falkovitch, un art qui mérite d'être connu
    Sofia Falkovitch, Kol Zimrah, Pavel Roytman, Paris, Chicago
    Sofia Falkovitch
    Sofia Falkovitch, Limoud France
    Sofia Falkovitch, la seule femme cantor en Francee
    Sofia Falkovitch, un art qui mérite d'être connu
    Sofia Falkovitch Facebook Page
    Sofia Falkovitch, European Days of Jewish Culture, Freiburg
    Chasanut in Mezzosopran, Sofia Falkovitch, Jüdische Allgemeine
    Chasanut in Mezzosopran, Sofia Falkovitch, Jüdische Allgemeine p.1
    Chasanut in Mezzosopran, Sofia Falkovitch, Jüdische Allgemeine p.2
    Sofia Falkovitch, un art qui mérite d'être connu
    Sofia Falkovitch, un art qui mérite d'être connu
  • Sofia Falkovitch, Paris City Hall, Les Voix de la Paix

    Les Voix de la Paix

    Paris City Hall

    Sofia Falkovitch & Alberto Mizrahi (the Jewish Pavarotti), Unique Concert

    Sold out concert

    Sofia Falkovitch sings atop Masada, ancient synagogue

    „Klingendes Israel" - Musikreise Opernregisseur Michael Sturm

     

    On January 15 2016, Sofia Falkovitch sings atop the fortress of Masada in the ancient synagogue as part of a cultural trip she accompanies which intends to introduce Israel through music and operas in each of its cities.

    High Holy Days

    2017 - Paris KG

    2016 - Paris KG

    2015 - Singapore

    2014 - Luxembourg

    2013 - Luxembourg

    2012 - Paris MJLF

    2011 - Paris MJLF

    2010 - Jerusalem

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  • ABOUT

     

    "A pioneer who finds her own way and style." - Deutsche Welle TV, 2018

     

    “Expressive singing ... Beautiful recording ... The widespread programme is presented in a subtly nuanced, soulful manner” - could one read in Pizzicato, in August 2017, about her new CD “Chants hébraïques et chants d'amour” (Hebrew and Love Songs).

     

    She convinced even the biggest skeptics with her stunning voice. - WDR, 2018

     

    “An Exceptional Artist” - Tribune Juive

     

    She has been featured on DW News, WDR, i24NEWS and more.

     

    Paris-based mezzo-soprano Sofia Falkovitch is the first woman trained and ordained Cantor (Hazzan) in Europe and the only one in France. After many years of music, voice and cantorial art studies, instructed by the best professors and hazzanim (cantors) in Israel, Europe and the United States, the artist researched and acquired a vast knowledge of this musical heritage. Her repertoire spans from Baroque, Classical and Romantic works to contemporary compositions, with the Art of Cantorial Improvisation her speciality. She captivates by her personality, rare distinctive voice, stage presence, and all that with a refreshing naturalness. She has been performing to standing ovations in Paris, Brussels, Aachen's Imperial Cathedral and more.

     

    Intercultural and interreligious dialogue has a pivotal position in her work. She regularly gives concerts, officiates at public events and serves as guest cantor throughout Europe, including being the first female Cantor in Luxembourg. She also performs across Israel, North America, Asia and sings in synagogues representing the main branches of contemporary Judaism: Reform, Conservative and Traditional.

     

    Born into an artistic family in Moscow and growing up in Berlin, she studied Music, Fine Arts and Journalism in Germany and Canada, regularly participating in concerts and international festivals.

     

    Her voice is classically-trained and she maintains broad music interests. She was a scholarship recipient of the German National Academic Foundation Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich for Gifted Students. She studied cantorial arts at the School of Sacred Music of the Hebrew Union College and at the Steinsaltz Institute in Jerusalem. In Berlin she undertook her cantorial studies at the Abraham Geiger Kolleg at the University of Potsdam and wrote her Master’s thesis on the composer Samuel Naumbourg and his Influence on Synagogal Music.

     

    Brought up with a Yiddish vocal culture, she toured with her innovative show "Desert Rites". She is also an accomplished actress, for example in Montreal, she appeared in numerous productions, including the Russian-language production Franzuzkie Strasti and collaborations with Theater "O!". She hosted the popular cultural TV program "Russian Hour" and worked as a journalist for RTVi Overseas Media in New York.

     

    Sofia Falkovitch spent two years accompanied by a camera. The resulting documentary, Di Shtim iz di Feder fun Hartsen ("The Voice is the Pen of the Heart") by Julia Poliak, Puppok Productions, in co-production with the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF), appeared in 2014.

     

    Married and mother of two young children, she is also a polyglot artist and speaks besides English, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Hebrew and Yiddish (watch 7-Language-Video).

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    This is a little journey of 7 languages in one take. It is an attempt to express how I feel about the languages I speak and how they happened to appear in my life. It is also an experiment in intercultural communication and the various language movements in our global village that I am sure many of us can relate to. I had fun making it, hope you enjoy watching! – Sofia Falkovitch

    Unique Concert: Cantors Alberto Mizrahi (the Jewish Pavarotti) & Sofia Falkovitch (first female Cantor in Europe) with the ECC choir at the historic Copernic Synagogue in Paris

    Kiddush in Singapore

     

    Improvisation on Amida - Sofia Falkovitch a cappella

    Music: Original Improvisation in ​Ashkenazi ​Cantorial Mode, Text: Traditional (Amida​)​

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