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Finnish Canadian Soprano, Emili Losier is a ‘rare performer that simply steps on stage and already infects the audience with joy. Her ‘lyric voice mirrors her stage presence; extremely sweet and natural. She is a nature’s child…touching the heart from beginning to end.’ (Ville Kompaa, Cecelia Oines, Amfion.fi) In 2013 Ms. Losier was televised worldwide during the Lappeenranta Singing Competition in Finland, where she took second prize in the Finals. And that wasn’t her first time singing for the cameras. Almost 8 years earlier, Emili met and worked intensively with famous Canadians Tom Diamond, Michael McMahon, Mary Lou Fallis and Gary Relyea among others, on the television broadcast opera competition ‘Bathroom Divas, so you want to be an opera singer?’ That experience propelled her to further her musical education.
Her curiosity and interest to learn has earned her three Masters Degrees, a Specialization Diploma, and two Bachelors degrees (Master of Musicology degree -full academic scholarship- on Canadian Vocal Music supported by to Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) at the University of Ottawa; Master of Music, in Voice at the University of Ottawa with soprano Christiane Riel; Master in Opera from the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Finland with Annika Ollinkari and Seppo Ruohonen; Specialization Diploma in Voice at the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences; Bachelor of Music and Media Management, from the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences with Pia Kreus; Bachelor of Music in Voice at the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences).
Emili has performed in multiple operas: Pamina in Die Zauberflöte/Mozart, Musetta in La Boheme/Puccini) Susanna and Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro/Mozart), Zima (Les indes galantes/Rameau), the Foreign Woman (The Consul/Menotti), Lucy (The Telephone/Menotti), Adele (Die Fledermaus/Strauss II) the Nun (La Fenice/Hakola).
Most recently, while in Ottawa, Emili has been very fortunate to receive the NAT’s senior scholarship, uOttawa admissions scholarship, and Marie Guindon and Robert Major Fund Bursary along side the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) grant. She has also had the opportunity to sing as a soloist for Chamberfest, CAMMAC, Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, the uOttawa Wind Orchestra, Ottawa Pops Orchestra, the University of Ottawa Choir, the Ewashko Singer's, Choeur Pleinchant and Choeur d'Outouais, and has performed as a member of the ensemble at the National Arts Center for the Pops production ‘From Paris to Broadway’ and in the joint NAC/COC production of the Canadian opera Louis Riel.