Ilona Domnich featured in Opera Now magazine’s ‘pick of the most promising new talent’ of the 2007 season.
Ilona was born in St Petersburg and raised in Israel. Supported by major scholarships, Ilona studied at the St. Petersburg School of Music, Jerusalem Academy and with Vera Rosza at the Royal College of Music, supported by the prestigious Wingate scholarship. Ilona was highly praised by Montserrat Caballe at the Master-Class in Zaragoza, Spain. Recent performances include’ Brief encounter with Rachmaninoff’ for The London Song Festival, Shostakovich 14th Symphony with Cambridge university chamber orchestra, Verdi’s Requiem with Brandenburg Symphony Orchestra and Tiffin’s boys choir. Ilonas’ opera roles include Zerlina, Don Giovanni with English Touring Opera, Laura Romeo and Juliet by Benda, Buxton Festival, La Voix Humaine, Poulenc for Hampstead & Highgate Festival, Tatiana Eugene Onegin at the Richmond theatre, Columbina The Jewel Box by Mozart in St.John’s Smith Square, Pamina Die Zauberflöte with English Touring Opera, Blondchen Die Entführung aus dem Serail for Dartington Summer Music, Tatyana Eugene Onegin for the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme.
As a recitalist Ilona appeared at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, St. James Piccadilly, St.George’s Hanover Square, Lauderdale House and American Cathedral in Paris. In Oratorio her repertoire includes Mozart Mass in C minor, Mendelssohn Elijah; Mahler Symphony No 2.