Young soprano Eleonora Wojnar was born in Warsaw, Poland. At the early age opera-laden stage atmosphere left a strong impression on her, and it was then that Eleonora decided to make her voice a source of inspiration for her audience and for herself. She continued her solo training at the J. Elsner Music School in Warsaw and already then won several prizes in competitions as a soloist. Even before the official graduation at J. Elsner Music School, Eleonora secured a place at the Fredric Chopin Music Academy in Warsaw. In summer 2005, she was selected by Grace Bumbry as the youngest participant at her master class. The successful finale of the course was celebrated in the form of a brilliant concert at the Royal Castle in Warsaw.
Already during her second academic year, Eleonora had her debut on stage. In a performance at the Warsaw National Opera, conducted by Łukasz Borowicz, Eleonora played Papagena in W.A. Mozart’s „Magic Flute“. The following one-year fellowship in Sevilla resulted in a performance as Mozart’s Zerlina. To cut a long story short: Mozart was calling, and Wojnar followed. Her international adventure had just begun.
Parallel studies at the Academy of Music in Basel (with Prof. Isolde Siebert) and at the Music Academy in Warsaw (Prof. Urszula Trawińska-Moroz) deepened her vocal knowledge from multiple perspectives. Among many roles, Eleonora performed as the Countess in “Le Nozze di Figaro” under the direction of conductor Rodolfo Fischer. After her graduation, she was awarded a fellowship, which supported two years postgraduate studies in Italy with Maestra Raina Kabaivanska.
Eleonora Wojnar had the opportunity to work in various master classes with such great personalities like Vesselina Kasarova, Anne Sofie von Otter, Raina Kabaivanska, Irina Gavrilovici, Claudio Desderi, Helena Łazarska, Kurt Widmer, and Elisabeth Glauser. In each of these courses, she could discover and develop new facets of her vocal abilities.
Eleonora Wojnar‘s repertoire still focuses mainly on Mozart’s repertoire. She took up Mozart’s gauntlet consisting of the numerous strong female characters created by him, and performed, i.a. Pamina, Zaide, Contessa, Ilia, Blonde, Susanna, and Zerlina on various European stages. However, she is also able to embody even more intriguing female personalities, such as Gilda, Norina, Giulietta, and Liù.
Currently, Eleonora Wojnar works with Prof. Irina Gavrilovici in Vienna.
Eleonora Wojnar is a fellowship holder of the Ministry of Culture in Poland, the Accademia Chigiana in Italy, and the New Bulgarian University in Sofia. She lives in Switzerland.
She is proficient in the following languages: Polish, German, English, Italian and Spanish.