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    "Mezzo-soprano, cantor and Concordia alumna Sofia Falkovitch enjoys her international reach. Falkovitch’s remarkable singing talents extend beyond her voice and onstage presence to her fluency in Russian, French, German, Hebrew, Yiddish, Spanish and English. Her singing range is wide, coloured and layered, while her technique both textured and complex. In her life as a singer, Falkovitch sees a treasure trove of opportunity to work together and communicate with people of other religions and cultures, through storytelling and creativity. Her optimistic and pragmatic outlook envisions a way to come together, to bridge the mosaical divide by tearing down walls and prejudices — through the gift of music."

    – Concordia University

     

    "Today's leading voice of the Jewish Cantorial Art" – Allegro

     

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

     

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

     

    "Her stunning voice convinced even the biggest sceptics!" – WDR

     

  • WHAT'S NEXT?

     

    14/11/2021 @5pm - Last Parisian Performance Touring

    THE VOICE OF SACRED HERITAGE

     
     
    19-20/11/2021 - Sofia Falkovitch takes part in Enrico Macias's Exceptional Sephardic Music Night Events

    JEM à l'air Séfarade

    le vendredi un grand dîner chabbatique aux salons Hoche à 20h30

    et le samedi un concert acoustique à la synagogue Copernic

    Paris
    FRANCE
     
     
    12/12/2021 - Worldpremiere
    Françoise Atlan and Sofia Falkovitch team up to form an original duo. Together, they interweave Ashkenazi and Sephardic melodies and open the door to ancient traditions. This project, Soul Sisters, is accompanied by qanun and cello.
    ECUJE Concert Hall
    Paris
    FRANCE
     
     

    GERMANY Concert Tour 2021-2022

    Sofia Falkovitch performs with Shoshana Klezmer Ensemble

    in the most beautiful Jewish sites and breathtaking Christian locations

    26/8/2021 @7pm - Gelsenkirchen

    29/8/2021 @3pm- Hamburg

    17/10/2021 @5pm - Erfurt

    23/10/2021 @7pm - Aachen

    24/10/2021 @4pm - Minden

    28/11/2021 @5pm - Lörrach

    (Further Dates & Cities TBA)

     

     

    RECENT EVENTS (Selection)

    Sofia Falkovitch, pionnière de l'art cantonal au féminin
    Sofia Falkovitch,  Festival des Sacrées Journées de Strasbourg
    Sofia Falkovitch, Les Sacrées Journées de Strasbourg

     

    5/9/2021 - Film "Cantor Sofia Falkovitch in Six Moments of the Jewish Liturgy" broadcasting as television premiere on Allegro HD

     

    6-7/9/2021 - Rosh Hashana Services with cantor Sofia Falkovitch

    Hamburg

    GERMANY

     

    16/9/2021 - Yom Kippur Services with cantor Sofia Falkovitch

    La synagogue de Beaugrenelle - JEM

    75015 Paris

    FRANCE

     

    3/10/2021 @2pm - Film Premiere "Inhabiting One's Name - a French story", by Céline Masson

    Museum of Jewish Art and History

    71 Rue du Temple

    75003 Paris

    FRANCE

     

    10/10 @3:30pm, 12 & 13/10/2021 @8:30pm - Worldpremiere Guilgoul

    "Metamorphosis of a Name"

    featuring cantor Sofia Falkovitch

    Théâtre du Gymnase Marie Bell

    38 boulevard de Bonne nouvelle

    75010 Paris

    FRANCE

    Sofia Falkovitch,  Festival des Sacrées Journées de Strasbourg
    Sofia Falkovitch,  Festival des Sacrées Journées de Strasbourg
    Sofia Falkovitch,  Festival des Sacrées Journées de Strasbourg
    Sofia Falkovitch,  Festival des Sacrées Journées de Strasbourg
    Sofia Falkovitch, créer des ponts

    20/10/2019 @4 pm - Sofia Falkovitch

    CD-Release-Concert

    THE VOICE OF SACRED HERITAGE

    à l'Eglise de la Madeleine

    Place de la Madeleine

    75008 Paris

    FRANCE

     

    10/2019 - Sofia Falkovitch sur Judaïques FM

    Paris

    FRANCE

     

    10/11/2019 @4:30pm - Sofia Falkovitch in Concert Commemoration of Kristallnacht "Restoring the Broken Glass"

    Historic Chicago Loop Synagogue

    Chicago, IL

    USA

     

    14/11/2019 - Sofia Falkovitch en concert

    Oratoire du Louvre

    145 Rue Saint-Honoré

    75001 Paris

    FRANCE

     

    20/11/2019 - Sofia Falkovitch chante lors de l'inauguration du Réseau de recherche sur le Racisme et l'Antisémitisme (RRA) à la Maison Européenne des Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société (MESHS)

    à Lille

    FRANCE

     

    01/12/2019 - Sofia Falkovitch guest

    Le Grand Live, i24NEWS

    Paris - Tel Aviv

    FRANCE - ISRAEL

     

    11/12/2019 - Sofia Falkovitch en concert

    Temple de l'Etoile

    54 Avenue de la Grande-Armée

    75017 Paris

    FRANCE

     

    06/01/2019 @6pm - Sofia Falkovitch guest

    Arts and Culture Show, Deutsche Welle TV

    Berlin

    GERMANY

     

    14/01/2020 - Atelier conférence au Forum 104

    104 rue de Vaugirard

    Paris

    FRANCE

     

    06-10/02/2020 - Sofia Falkovitch en concert

    Théâtre du Complexe Culturel Sidi Belyiout

    Casablanca

    MOROCCO

     

    31/05/2020 - Sofia Falkovitch in Concert

    USA

     

    07/06/2020 - Sofia Falkovitch in Concert

    USA

     

    13/06/2020 à 20h - Sofia Falkovitch en concert "Voices & Stones"

    Festival d'été

    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,  MAHJ, L'empreinte d'un geste, Pilpoul
    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
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    Sofia Falkovitch, un art qui mérite d'être connu
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  • 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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  • New Albums!

     

    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 - THE VOICE OF SACRED HERITAGE

    CD - THE VOICE OF SACRED HERITAGE

    15.99
    Sofia Falkovitch, mezzo-soprano and cantor, interprets psalms and sacred Hebrew music, accompanied by Raphael Tambyeff on the organ. A captivating and spiritual album!
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    CD - Chants hébraïques et chants d'amour (Hebrew and Love Songs)

    CD - Chants hébraïques et chants d'amour (Hebrew and Love Songs)

    15.99
    "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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  • ABOUT

     

    "Mezzo-soprano, cantor and Concordia alumna Sofia Falkovitch enjoys her international reach. Falkovitch’s remarkable singing talents extend beyond her voice and onstage presence to her fluency in Russian, French, German, Hebrew, Yiddish, Spanish and English. Her singing range is wide, coloured and layered, while her technique both textured and complex. In her life as a singer, Falkovitch sees a treasure trove of opportunity to work together and communicate with people of other religions and cultures, through storytelling and creativity. Her optimistic and pragmatic outlook envisions a way to come together, to bridge the mosaical divide by tearing down walls and prejudices — through the gift of music."

    – Concordia University

     

    “One of the great personalities of the Jewish Cantorial Art” – Allegro

     

    “A pioneer who finds her own way and style.” – Deutsche Welle

     

    “Her stunning voice convinced even the biggest sceptics!” – WDR

     

    “An Exceptional Artist!” – Tribune Juive

     

    “Expressive singing ... Beautiful recording ... The widespread program is presented in a subtly nuanced, soulful manner”– Pizzicato, in review of her album “Chants hébraïques et chants d'amour” Hebrew and Love Songs (Diapason d’Or) by Calliope Records.

     

     

    Moscow-born and Paris-based mezzo-soprano Sofia Falkovitch is the first female cantor (hazzan) trained and ordained in Europe and the only one in France. She studied in Israel, Germany and Canada, and was trained by sought-after voice professors and masters of Jewish music.

     

    Sofia's primary aim is to pass on and share her love for these musical treasures inherited from previous generations. Her multi-award-wining recordings and solo projects are regularly featured on TV and in festivals across Europe, Israel, Canada and the USA.

     

    Among her teachers are Reine Décarie (Vincent d'Indy School of Music), Madeleine Thériault (Jazz Voice Professor at McGill Schulich School of Music), Marina Levitt and Penina Schwartz (Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance), Eliyahu Schleifer (Hebrew Union College of Jerusalem), Nino Sandow (Hanns Eisler Academy of Music Berlin), Verena Rein (Berlin University of the Arts) and Theresa Brancaccio (Northwestern Bienen School of Music).

     

    Sofia is a scholarship recipient of the German National Academic Foundation Ernst-Ludwig-Ehrlich for Gifted Students. She learned Cantorial Arts at the School of Sacred Music of the Hebrew Union College and the Steinsaltz Institute in Jerusalem. She also studied at the Abraham Geiger College in Berlin and the University of Potsdam and wrote her Master’s thesis on the composer Samuel Naumbourg and his Influence on the Synagogue Music in Europe.

     

    “Falkovitch, a mezzo-soprano, combines her opera training with ancient religious melodies and Yiddish folk music.” – Religion Unplugged Magazine. While Sofia’s main specialty is Jewish Sacred Music, she also boasts extensive non-Jewish repertoire in more than seven languages, in various genres and styles and collaborates with international artists.

     

    Sofia captivates by her unique approach and original vocal expression, rare instantly recognizable voice, her ability to communicate easily in distinct languages, and all that with a natural charisma.

     

    Intercultural and interfaith dialogue is at the core of Sofia’s creative work. A highly sought after performer and speaker, Sofia is regularly invited to appear in concerts, recitals and officiates at public events in Paris (such as the Festival of Jewish Culture, the Museum of Jewish Art and History, Paris City Hall, art galleries), in Israel (Elma Concert Hall, Blaustein Hall Jerusalem, Masada Historic Complex), in Berlin and throughout Europe (including her appearance as a first female cantor in Luxembourg), in North America and Asia at prestigious concert halls and international festivals.

     

    Sofia is an ambassador of her faith and a leading voice of her generation. She therefore sings in places of worship, Cathedrals and Synagogues representing all major branches of contemporary Judaism (such as the Imperial Cathedral in Aachen, Copernic Synagogue Paris, Berlin Oranienburger Strasse Synagogue, St. Matthäus-Kirche Kulturforum Berlin; the Long Night of Religions at the Humboldt University of Berlin, the Freie University Berlin and the European Days of Jewish Culture in Freiburg).

     

    Sofia’s recent performances include the Sacrées Journées de Strasbourg Festival, La Madeleine Church, Oratoire du Louvre, Temple de l'Etoile and the Church of Saint-Merri in Paris, Historic Chicago Loop Synagogue, KAM Isaiah Israel, BHBE in Chicago and the Jewish Music Festival in Brussels.

     

    In addition to performances, Sofia’s voice is regularly featured on Deutsche Welle News (Germany’s public international broadcaster), WDR (West German Broadcaster), i24NEWS (Israeli international 24-hour news and current affairs television channel), Deutschland Radio, France Culture, FIP, Allegro classical music channel and other TV and radio networks.

     

    An accomplished actress, Sofia appears in numerous Theater and TV productions, including the Russian-language production Franzuzkie Strasti (French Passions) and collaborations with Theatre "O!" in Montreal, Canada. There she hosted the popular cultural TV program "Russian Hour", toured with her innovative Yiddish Show "Desert Rites", appeared at the KlezKanada Festival and worked as a journalist for RTVi Overseas Media in New York.

     

    Sofia’s life story is always a source of fascination and the subject of documentaries for Deutsche Welle. Her creative and personal journey was documented by Julia Poliak of Puppok Productions, in co-production with the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) in a short film Di Shtim iz di Feder fun Hartsen (The Voice is the Pen of the Heart).

     

    Sofia lives in Paris with her husband and two children. She speaks French, German, English, Russian, 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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