Interview

Where do I come from
Jerusalem, Israel
Why do I sing?
I believe, that my voice is a gift from god. I love to pray through music and singing. This is my art and my way to express myself and to reach out to touch the audience.
And what do I like apart from singing?
Reading books, listen to music, watching movies and TV series, dancing, Yoga, cooking
My own personal musical highlight?
Passing the entry test at the Theaterakademie August Everding 😊
My motto?
"Looking to the plentifulness of life in harsh times“

Biography

Ayelet Kagan was born in 1993 in Jerusalem/ Israel. As a child, she received violin lessons and sang in various choirs. From 2005- 2011 she was a member of the Angkor Youth Choir, which is the major Youth Choir in Israel.
The young soprano made her general qualification for university entrance
with music and theater as a main subject and also served her time on duty in the Israel Military Service.

From 2014-2018 she studied voice at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance with Efrat Ben-Nun and Zvi Zemel.
During her studies she gained experience in various opera productions of the academy: she performed as Monica in „The Medium” by Menotti (2017), as Papagena in „The Magic Flute” by Mozart (2018) and as Gretel in „Hänsel und Gretel” by Humperdinck (2018)

Simultaneously she sang with the Chamber Choir of the Academy, which – together with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra- frequently gave concerts in Germany and Poland. Doing so, the young soprano took over many solo parts, such as in „Vesprae solennes de confessore” by Mozart and „Ein Deutsches Requiem” by Brahms

Ayelet Kagan won the first prize at the Jerusalem Academy recital competition and received the Clair-Hasson-Grant. Furthermore, she is a scholarship- holder of the American-Israel Cultural Foundation until 2020. She completed her studies in international master classes, such as with Jeannette Favaro-Reuther and Andreas Scholl and also was a participant of the IVAI Tel Aviv Summer Opera Program.

Since winter semester 2018, she is studying at the Theaterakademie August Everding for her master degree in theater and voice and in the vocal class of KS Prof. Christiane Iven. She performed as Despina in „Cosi fan tutte”, a successful opera production of the Academy, together with the Munich Chamber Orchestra (Conductor: Clemes Schuldt, Stage Director: Bruno Klimek).