Trio Va Bene is an ensemble formed by three professional musicians. Trained at top European conservatoires, the trio shares extensive performing experience and a unique musical identity. The combination of two female voices Soprano and Mezzo-Soprano and piano gives an opportunity to explore and arrange a wealth of repertoire.
The trio began working together in spring 2010 and have so far completed several recital series, which were met with unreserved praise from audience members.
Programmes include an approachable selection of music for voice and piano, operatic arias, solo piano music and some wonderful pieces for women voices and piano.
Angelika Bajrami was born in Dzambul, Kazakhstan, where she began her musical career at the age of 9 with the enrollment to the State Music School, where she completed a course of training as a Pianist before starting to study at the classical voice department of the Conservatory in Switzerland and Austria.
From 1996 – 1997 Angelika took private singing lessons with Professor De Fusco, Zurich, Switzerland. Afterwards, between 1997 and 1999, she studied at Zurich Conservatory in the class of Prof. Bernhard Hunziker. During this time she was a member of the Opera Studio at Zurich Conservatory directed by Regina Heer.
From 2000 she has continued her singing studies with a world famous Mezzo-Soprano, Svetlana Afonina.
During her education Angelika Bajrami attended several master classes:
A Master class with Prof. Antonio Carangelo in Weyer (AT) in July 2007 and later in Vienna (AT) in September 2007.
A Master class with Prof. Kurt Widmer in Hamburg (DE) in March 2008. In January 2009 she participated in a singing workshop with a focus on interpretation headed by Prof. Antonio Carangelo, Prof. Magdalena Blahušiaková and Prof. Nikolaus Hillebrand in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic.
During 2 years, 2006 – 2008, Angelika was a member of the Opera Studio at Zürich Conservatory and performed excerpts from Puccini’s Tosca (role: Tosca) and La Boheme, (role : Mimi), Verdi’s Rigoletto, (role: Gilda), Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito (role : Vitellia) and Le nozze di Figaro (role : Susanna), Flotow’s Martha (role: Martha);
During 2008 – 2009 Angelika studied in Ukraine, at Odessa State Music Academy named after Prof A.V. Nezhdanova in the class of Prof. Natalia Fedorowna Wojzehovskaja. From 2009 until 2011 she started her studies at Vienna Conservatory (AT) in the class of Prof. Agim Hushi wth a focus on Opera.
In July 2011 Angelika participated in a Master class led by Maestro Giacomo Aragall with a focus on French and Italian Opera at Academia Vocalis Wörgl (AT).
Angelika Bajrami’s successful engagements include her participation in Bizet’s Carmen in the role of Frasquita in Spain directed by Maestro Wiktor Bockman, in Puccini’s La Boheme in the role of Mimi in Syvtyvkar (RU) (Conductor: Wiktor Bockman, Direction: Paolo Panizza), Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, in the roles of Lauretta and Nella in Vienna (AT) (Conductor: Robert Fontane), as well as in Rossinis Stabat Mater (Soprano solo) in Herisau (CH) (Conductor: Onofrio Claudio Gallina), which was additionally repeated in Prague, Czech Republic (Conductor: Wiktor Bockman).
Angelika Bajrami has also been honored to perform at Composer’s night, compositions of Roland Baumgartner in Vienna (AT).
In 2014 Angelika Bajrami sang the main role in Flotow’s Marta at Volksoper in Zurich, Switzerland.
Iryna Ilnytska began studying music at the age of eight in her home town of Stakhanov, Ukraine. When she was twelve-years old, her performance of Olga’s aria from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin won her the first prize in the opera competition for young singers in Lugansk, Ukraine. At the age of 19, Iryna went on to sing Olga’s full role on the stage of the Kiev Opera Studio. The roles of Carmen and Dalila followed soon afterwards. She studied in Kiev with Tatiana Tripolskaya.
In 2013 Iryna graduated from the Academy of Music in Milan (Milano Scuola Civica di Milano), where she studied classical voice with Prof. Vincenzo Manno. In her final examinations, she performed the role of Isabella from Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri. Parallel to her studies in Italy, Iryna studied German linguistics and literature at the University of Zurich.
Her opera stage debut in Switzerland was the role of she-devil in Shostakovich’s opera The Tale of the Priest and his Worker Balda at the Rigiblick Theatre in Zurich and Theatre La Fourmi in Lucerne. In collaboration with her ensemble Trio Va Bene, Iryna sang more than thirty concerts in a range of venues throughout Switzerland. The repertoire included famous arias and duets from operas of Handel, Rossini, Donizetti, Bizet, Delibes, Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky and Verdi. She has also performed many concerts in Italy and Ukraine.
Iryna’s opera stage debut in the UK was the role of Idamante in Mozart’s opera Idomeneo at Teignmouth Music Festival with Red Earth Opera. This summer she appeared in the role of Third Lady in Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute at Somerset Opera.
Future engagements include performances in Winterthur and Engelberg, Switzerland, and a concert of Opera Pops with the Red Earth Opera Company on October 17th 2015.
Yana Eismann was born in 1988 in Novosibirsk, Russia. From 1993 until 2005 she studied piano at the Music School for gifted children in the class of Professor T. Ignoyan. She graduated from the School with a Bachelor’s Degree.
2006 – 2013 Yana studied piano at Zurich Institute of Arts in the class of Prof. Konstantin Scherbakov.
2009 Yana Eismann was awarded a Concert Diploma.
2011 Yana was awarded the Soloist Diploma - Master of performance.
During her studies Yana Eismann won numerous scholarships and prices:
1999: 2nd Prize at the regional Piano Competition, Novosibirsk, Russia;
2000: 2nd Prize at the international Chopin Youth Competition, Poland;
2004: 3rd Prize at the international Competition of the 21st Century, Kiew, Ukraine;
2005: Scholarship of Kaz-Foundation, Novosibirsk, Russia;
2006: Prize winner of the international Chopin Youth Competition in Narva, Estland;
2008: 2nd Prize at Landolt-Competition, Zurich, Switzerland;
2008: Scholarship of Elsy-Meier-Foundation;
2009/2010: Prize winner of Foundation for the young Music talents, Meggen, Switzerland;
2009: Scholarship of Rahn-Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland;
2007 and 2009: Scholarship of Lyra-Foundation, Zurich, Switzerland;
2010: 3rd Prize at the international competition “Three centuries of classical romance“, St. Petersburg, Russia;
2011: 1st Prize at the international competition “Concurso Ibérico de Música de Cámara con Arpa“, Madrid, Spain;
2013: Graduation from the Music Pedagogic Department of Zurich University of the Arts;
Since 2009 Yana Eismann has studied Organ with Prof. Michael Eidenbenz, Zurich, Switzerland.