Olena Tokar was born in the Ukraine in 1987. She studied singing at the College of Culture and Artin Lugansk (Ukraine) from 2000 to 2006, and participated actively in that city’s cultural life. In 2006 Olena Tokar was admitted to the Ukrainian Tchaikovsky National Academy of Musicin Kiev, where her teachers were Z. Buzina and E. Kolosova. Since 2010 she has been a member of Professor Regina Werner-Dietrich's class at the University of Music and Theatre „Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy“ Leipzig, where she joined the prestigious Master Class programme in 2013.
Olena Tokar has won numerous prizes in renowned competitions: In 2008, she won the Grand Prix in the most prestigious singing competition of the Ukraine, the Kiev International Boris Gmyria Competition. In 2010, she was a finalist in the Ferruccio Tagliavini [...] Read more
Olena in the radio
On Sunday, August 3 at 7.30 pm (CET), Olena will be presented as BBC New Generation Artist in a broadcast on BBC Radio 3 - you can listen to it live HERE. [...]
New DVD: Olena Tokar & Igor Gryshyn
The Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Leipzig recently released its first DVD with Olena Tokar and Igor Gryshyn under the title "Östliche Romanzen" [...]
Première of "Mozart Requiem"-ballet in Leipzig
On March 8th, Olena Tokar will make her debut with Mozart's "Requiem" and sing in the première of the ballet version by Mario Schröder at Leipzig opera house. Further [...]