Tamara Radjenović, Soprano
Young Montenegrin Soprano resident in the United Kingdom, Tamara Radjenovic (26) graduated in Voice Performance from the Royal College of Music in London. She was also awarded a Scholarship to do her Master’s degree at the same college.
So far, Tamara has performed in different national and international solo concerts, festivals, master classes, competitions in Spain, Italy, USA, Austria, Germany, England, Romania, Slovenia, Mauritius, Netherlands, Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro.
Highlights in previous 3 years were solo concerts in which Tamara made significant break in early stage of her career. She debuted at Carnegie Hall at the age of 23 (September 2018). She had a solo concert where she shared the stage with Operalia winner tenor Mario Chang and soprano Majo Morales accompanied by Royal Opera House pianist and director of Verbier Atelier Lyrique Caroline Dowdle. She then repeated again the solo concert at Carnegie Hall in November 2019 with acclaimed pianist and coach from Manhattan School of Music Djordje Nešić.
Recently, in September 2021, Tamara has performed with Makris Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro Predrag Gosta at Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade and Synagogue Novi Sad. The oldest daily newsapapers in Serbia ’’Politika’’ wrote how the ’’hall had a thundurus applause after Tamara sang famous arias of classical music’’.
Although the time of global pandemic made difficulties in arts world, Tamara had the opportunity to have solo concert with Metropolitan star, baritone David Bižić at Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade as well in April 2021. The critics described her performance:
’With all the praise for her finely shaped lyrical voice, authentic beauty of stature and face, respectable vocal school, precision in singing (despite the imperceptible effort in purely reaching demanding heights), she is undoubtedly an artist with a promising career’’ – Dnevnik RS
‘’The real surprise at the concert was the meeting with the Montenegrin 25-year-old beautiful soprano Tamara’’ – Blic Magazine
Before the pandemic, Tamara had her concert debut at St James’s Piccadilly in London with her mentor Carlos Conde and Wai-Yin Lee in February 2020. In the same time she had her concert debut at the Montenegrin National Theatre. She sang in Chinese also for Chinese New Year celebration at the Amaryllis Fleming concert hall in London. Tamara likes to support humanitarian causes so she performed at the charity event for raising money for Montenegrin children’s hospitals in London.
In October 2019, she performed a concert with her colleague from college and amazing star British pianist Oliver Poole at the Opus Theatre in Hastings, England as the part of Opus’s ‘’ World Series’’.
During the Summer of 2019, Tamara had debuts at 2 internationally acclaimed festivals in Montenegro: Kotor Art and Theatre City Budva. Both of the solo concerts she had at the festivals were critically acclaimed. The newspapers reviewed her performance for the Theatre City Budva festival as ‘’a music performance to be remembered from such a young, talented star’’.
She was delighted to perform with Spanish tenor Marc Sala at the Tatre de Sarria in Barcelona (with whom she sang at the Gala concert of Montserrat Caballe in 2014 in Zaragoza).
Tamara participated in European Music Institute Vienna where she performed at the Schloss Laudon in August 2019.
At the beginning of 2019, Tamara performed at the Main hall of the Kolarac Concert Hall in Belgrade, Serbia as the part of the Opera Gala concert ‘’The world in opera, opera in the world’’ with the pianist Djordje Nešić.
She had a privilege to have a solo concert at the City Hall of Novi Sad, Serbia in 2018 for the Kotor’s Nikola Đurković cultural centre as well as New Year’s solo concert in Kotor, Montenegro.
Some of the earlier achievements are her debut as Mimi in 2017 in La Bohème at the Mediterranean Opera Studio Festival in Sicily, Italy under the baton of Leonardo Catalanotto.
Tamara has had a good cooperation with the Russian cultural centre ‘’Pushkin House’’ in London. In 2016, she performed at the first Medtner Festival in London which was supported by Russian Embassy and Pushkin House in London as well as British cultural organizations and for the concert dedicated to the Romanovs family in 2019.
At the age of 19 and 20 (in 2014 and 2015), she was chosen by Madame Montserrat Caballé to sing at her Gala Concerts of the most beautiful voices in Zaragoza, Spain. The Gala concerts of Madame Caballé were concerts of about 12 singers personally selected by Madame Caballé. She was also visiting Madame Caballé in Barcelona for lessons on regular basis.
Tamara was the part of the Oper Oder Spree Festival in Beeskow, Germany in Summer 2015 where she had performances with Prussian Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Frank Zacher.
In London, she performed at the Britten theatre in the roles of Anne in Merry Wives of Windsor, Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, Helena in Midummer night’s dream, Romilda in Serse. She also performed at the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, St Mary Abbot’s, St Olave’s and Victoria and Albert Museum.
As very determinated from the young age to study opera singing, when she was 17 (in 2012), Tamara performed with the members of the Wiener Philharmoniker in Salzburg at the opera project for the youngsters (in cooperation with the American Austrian Foundation and the Wiener Philhamoniker).
Throughout her studies, she had an opportunity to sing at the master classes of Montserrat Caballé, Sylvia Schwartz, Dmitry Alexeev (as a piano and voice masterclass), Patricia MacMahon, Lynn Eustis, Edita Garčević Koželj and Snežana Stamenković.
Other early achievements are seven First Prizes at the National and International competitions in Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia as well as Special Prize Winner- Laureate at the International Festival Bruna Špiler in Montenegro.