Tehila Nini Goldstein CV

Described a singer of rich expression and a warm timbered voice, Tehila is a versatile musician with a wide range including both soprano and mezzo soprano repertoire. Her musical interests and passion begin with early baroque and folk music and end with pieces written for her unique abilities. She enjoys gliding between the realms of opera, chamber and Lieder repertoire.

Ms. Nini’s ongoing musical relationships include the Meitar Ensemble, vibrant Israeli musicians dedicated to performing both contemporary music and Jewish music of all ages; the renowned “Les Arts Florissants” led by William Christie, “Sferraina” duo and numerous instrumentalists, composers, singers and pianists. She was chosen as one of Mr. Christie’s young artists of Les Jardin des Voix in 2008.

During the last seasons Ms. Nini performed the roles of Almirena (Rinaldo by Handel) in a production by Louise Moaty, Licida (“L’Olimpiade” by Josef Mysliveček) directed by Ursel Hermann, both with “Collegium 1704” and conductor Václav Luks at the Stavovské Divadlo in Prague, Caen, Luxembourg and Theater an der Wien (DVD) ; Eupaforice (“Montezuma” by Graun) with the “Kammermusikacademie Potsdam” and Sergio Azzolini at the Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci ; Creusa/ Giunone (La Didone by Cavalli) with Mr. Christie and “Les Arts Florissants” at the Theatre de Champs Elysees, Caen and Luxembourg (DVD) ; Nerone (L’Incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi) at the Innsbrucker Festwochen ; Sinforosa (La Casa Disabitata by Amalie von Sachsen) at the Dresdner Musikfestspiele ; and in the leading role of Sarah in the world premiere of the opera L’Absence by Sarah Nemtsov which opened the Munich Biennale in May, 2012.

Tehila was chosen as understudy to Cecilia Bartoli in the title role of Semele at the Theater an der Wien, as well as covering the title role of Antigone (Traetta) at the Berlin Staatsoper with Renee Jacobs.

In concert Ms. Nini collaborated with the Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra led by Emilio Pomarico ; The Verdi Orchestra of Milano led by Ruben Jais (Messiah) ; The Deutsche Kammer Orchester (at Berlin’s Philharmonie) ; La Chambre Philharmonique orchestra led by Emmanuel Krivine (Exultate, Jubilate! Frauenkirche, Dresden) ; The Brandenburger Symphoniker orchestra (“The Carmen Suite”, Konzerthaus, Berlin) ; The Israeli Bach Soloists led by violinist Sigiswald Kuijken (Johannes Passion by Bach, Soloist Version) and the israeli Kibbutzim orchestra (Chants D’Auvergne by Canteloub).

In festivals Tehila appeared at Festival de Chaillol with Guitarist Nadav Lev (NY/Israel) and Sferraina ensemble ; the Klang Cut Book Festival with the Berlin based KNM Ensemble (Berlin/Buenos Aires); She opened the “Judische Kulturtage” in Berlin with a program of classical Jewish music and Klezmer combined ; the Göttingen Händel Festspiele (with Accademia Daniel, Profeti della Quinta and Shalev Ad El) ; The Innsbrucker Festwochen (17th century Italian and Yemenite music with ensemble Sferraina) ; Zeitkunst Festival (World Premiere of Echoes by Sarah Nemtsov, Berlin/Paris); the Tbilisi Festival of the Patriarch of Georgia (Music of composer Y. Bardanashvili) ; and Festival d’Aix en Provence, where as a member of the Mozart Academy she performed excerpts of the roles of Sandrina (La Finta Giardiniera), Pamina (Zauberflöte), Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte).

In recital Tehila collaborated with pianists Hinrich Alpers, Jascha Nemtsov, Massimiliano Toni, the Amber Trio and many diverse ensembles.

In 2014 she recorded two new CD’s: with New York based classical guitarist Nadav Lev (New Strings attached, Naxos) ; and Chamber music by Rudi Stephan with pianist Hinrich Alpers, the Kuss Quartett, Hanno Müller-Brachmann and Nabil Shehata (to be released in 2017, Sony).

In 2011, Tehila recorded a CD, with pianist Jascha Nemtsov and members of the Vogler Quartet of music by Jacob Schönberg, one of many composers who disappeared from the music world during the Holocaust. She premiered in Carnegie Hall the piece “Here Comes Messiah” written especially for her unique abilities by composer Matti Kovler.

2015 brought two new births to this world- CD Monkeyfish with Vienna based Sferraina Ensemble (Col Legno) and the birth of her first son, Uriel (aka-Monkeyfish).

Tehila began singing at the age of 20 after her military service. She studied in the Tel Aviv University and continued refining her vocal technique in NY and Berlin. Since 2007 she has been based in Berlin and enjoys discovering the world through music and her voice.