“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
Hailed for her warm tone, stage presence and exquisite musical taste, soprano Miriam Tikotin holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance where she specialized in theory and conducting lessons. Miriam performs regularly in chamber music concerts and recitals and opera productions (Die Fledermaus - Adele, Mozart’s Zauberflöte, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges) and has extensive choral and ensemble experience (the Jerusalem Academy’s Chamber Choir, under the baton of Maestro Stanley Sperber and various projects with professional choirs under the batons of Maestro Dan Ettinger, Maestro Yoël Levi). She studied with Dana Golan, Marie-Claire Herman, Gilah Yaron, Marina Levitt, Jean MacPhail and Mary Lou Fallis (CM); and worked with composer and conductor Aharon Harlap and with vocal coach Zvi Zemel. Miriam specializes in Early Music with Ayala Sicron (voice) and Netta Ladar (harpsichord) and performs with early music ensembles. She was lucky to attend master-classes given by the finest musicians and teachers among them Hanna Schwartz (Germany), Klaus Häger (Germany), Roberto Gini (Italy), Rita Dams (The Netherlands), Adriana Fernández (Switzerland), Amandine Beyer (France/Spain), Prof. Mira Zakai (Israel) and many more.
Miriam Tikotin is well known for her fine taste in music and special choice of repertoire. She performs a variety of styles, from energetic virtuosic arie antiche to 20th century pieces. She is eager to discover neglected musical gems and always searches for that special piece. She sings in thirteen languages.
As a teacher, Miriam incorporates various methods to reach the most aspired goal of uncovering the beauty and distinction within every person’s voice. She approaches each student differently according to their needs, setting up a personalized program to build the student’s technique. She has experience with private lessons, vocal and diction coaching and with directing an ensemble of young professional vocalists (aged 16-25).