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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

     

    "Her stunning voice convinced even the biggest sceptics!" - 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)
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    "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?

     

    SAVE THE DATE

     

    20/10/2019 - Sofia Falkovitch

    CD-Release-Concert

    à l'Eglise de la Madeleine

    Place de la Madeleine

    75008 Paris

    FRANCE

     

     

    10/11/2019 - Sofia Falkovitch in Concert

    Chicago, IL

    USA

     

    14/11/2019 - Sofia Falkovitch en concert

    à l'Oratoire du Louvre

    145 Rue Saint-Honoré

    75001 Paris

    FRANCE

     

    20/11/2019 - Sofia Falkovitch en concert

    à 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,  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
    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

     

     

    “An Exceptional Artist!”– Tribune Juive

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

     

    Moscow-born and Paris-based mezzo-soprano Sofia Falkovitch is the first woman Cantor 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.

     

    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) and Verena Rein (Berlin University of the Arts).

     

    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.

     

    While Sofia’s main specialty is Jewish Sacred Music and Yiddish Art Song, she also boasts extensive non-Jewish repertoire in various genres and styles and collaborates with international artists.

     

    Sofia captivates by her magnetic personality, stage presence and memorable voice.

     

    Intercultural and interfaith dialogue is at the core of Sofia’s creative work. She regularly appears in concerts and recitals, 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 the United States, Canada and Asia at prestigious concert halls and international festivals.

     

    Sofia is an ambassador of her faith and a leading voice of her generation for her audience. 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 latest performances include the Jewish Music Festival in Brussels and congregations KAM Isaiah Israel and Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah in Chicago.

     

    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 and other TV and radio networks.

     

    An accomplished actress, Sofia appeared in numerous theatre 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 has always been a source of fascination. Between 2012 and 2014 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) released in 2014.

     

    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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