Elena Heimur, a Ukrainian-American Lyric Soprano, is an award winner of the prestigious Puccini Foundation-Licia Albanese International Vocal Competition, a New York regional winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the American Opera Auditions. She has performed as soprano soloist and recitalist in all of New York's major halls and throughout North America, Europe and Far East Asia.
A Masters of Music degree graduate of one of New York’s finest conservatories, The Manhattan School of Music, Ms. Heimur has appeared with the Rome Opera Festival, Columbia Arts Festival, San Mateo Winter Music Festival, Opera New York, and Pittsburg Opera Theater and many others in such roles as “Mimi”, “Musetta” in La Boheme, “Nedda” in I Pagliacci, “Marguerite” in Faust, “Micaela” in Carmen, “Tatiana” in Eugene Onegin, “Rosalinda” in Die Fledermaus, “Countess” in The Marriage of Figaro and the title role in Tosca.
Appearing as soprano soloist, Ms. Heimur has graced the New York concert stages of Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, the Garden State Arts Center in New Jersey and the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City. She has also been the soprano soloist with the Toronto Symphony, The Hartford Symphony in Connecticut and the Richmond Choral Society in New York City and regularly performs at the Performing Arts Center with "The Chamber Music Collective of CSI" at the College of Staten Island@City University of New York.
A sought after soloist for many religious, social and official concerts for Ukrainian organizations, Ms. Heimur has appeared as soloist with renown Ukrainian Choirs such as the Dumka Choir of NYC in commemorating recently, the 100th anniversary of Mykola Lysenko's birth at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College@ CUNY in New York City. Her musical lineage can be traced back to one of the greatest Ukrainian classical composers, Mykola Lysenko as well as the prolific Ukrainian writer, Andrij Holowko.
Maestro William Vendice, vocal coach and conductor of the Metropolitan Opera and Los Angeles Opera has been quoted as saying, "Miss Heimur has one of the most beautiful voices heard lately".
Miss Heimur has taught at many Music and Art Academies throughout the New York City vicinity. She is currently on the performing arts faculty at the College of Staten Island @City University of New York as Professor of Voice and maintains a private voice studio. Many of her students have not only won various vocal competitions and talent pageants, but are singing professionally in opera, musical theater and Broadway, both in the United States and abroad.