Praised for the beauty of her voice and the subtlety of her artistic interpretation, soprano Alina Ilchuk has performed throughout Europe, the United States and Canada. Her professional debut took place in Ukraine in 1995. She has recently appeared as a principal artist with the Sacramento Opera, the Reno Baroque Ensemble, the Bay Area Classical Harmonies, Slavic Chorale, and sung the role of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni at Sacramento State University. In 2010, she had the privilege to sing the American premiere of Magnificat written by the Slovak composer Vladimir Godár.
For several years Ms. Ilchuk has been an active participant with the LIEDER ALIVE! program in San Francisco where she has participated in private and public master workshops with such renowned artists as the legendary June Anderson, and master coaches Jeff Cohen and John Parr. She is also collaborating with pianists Peter Grunberg, John Boyajy and Dr. Greg Mason.
Her repertoire includes Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion, Magnificat, Cantatas No.140 and No.51, Handel’s Chandos Anthem No.8 and the role of Daughter of Zion in Brockes Passion, Faure’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem and Exultate, jubilate!, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, and operatic roles such as Donna Anna, Tatiana, Adina and Pamina.
Ms. Ilchuk is the recipient of many honors, including the Bell T. Ritchie Award and the National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition. She was a semi-finalist for the Concorso Internazionale "Musica Sacra" 2010 (Rome, Italy) and a finalist for the National Opera Association Vocal Competition in San Antonio, Texas in 2011. Ms. Ilchuk received her Master of Music degrees in Voice Performance from Lviv State Music Academy (Ukraine) and California State University, Sacramento.
Ms. Ilchuk has been teaching voice both privately and at the collegiate level since 1993. Some of her students are graduates of San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program and have won vocal competitions, including the Mondavi Center Young Artists Competition, the Classical Singer’s Vocal Competition, the Asya Pleskach Scholarship for Young Choral Singers, and the NATS Auditions. Ms. Ilchuk is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the prestigious music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda.