Soprano Christiana Aloneftis wins 2024 Brian Boak Bursary

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Greek-Cypriot Australian soprano and actress Christiana Aloneftis is the recipient of the 2024 Brian Boak Outstanding Performer Bursary worth $20,000.

The Brian Boak Outstanding Performer Bursary is awarded to an emerging Australian artist between 18–35, to support study or professional development endeavours in the areas of acting, dancing, singing or instrumental performance.

Aloneftis, who is currently based in Munich, Germany, will use the bursary to further develop her career in both opera and acting.

Aloneftis will undertake a mentorship with Italian soprano and Puccini expert Donata D’Annunzio Lombardi at Accademia di Alto Perfezionamento Vocale in Rome. She will also attend acting courses at Los Angeles’ Stella Adler Academy of Acting and London’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Christiana Aloneftis
Christiana Aloneftis is currently based in Munich, Germany,

“To receive this award is a huge honour for me,” Aloneftis told Limelight Arts.

“Now, as a full-time performing artist pursuing two exceptionally demanding art forms and their challenging industries – film and opera – I feel equipped to manage what comes up ahead. It is a very exciting time for me, a time of endless possibility but also a time of preparedness and a time of intention and creation.”

Fluent in five languages, Aloneftis has performed with the Connecticut Lyric Opera, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cyprus Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Greek-Cypriot Australian has also won multiple awards including a 2016 Mike Walsh Fellowship Award and the 2015 Cyprus Vocal Scholarship Competition.

Source: Limelight Arts.

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