Bio: Appraised for her ‘ full vocality of a pure lyric soprano with a facility in top notes’ (L’Opera Magazine IT) , Marigona Qerkezi made her debute in the age of 22, as Königin der nacht in Mozart’s ‘’Die Zauberflöte’’ at the Royal Opera House Muscat.
She returned there to reprise the role in the following year.
She was : Lucia in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor at :
Teatro Lirico di Cagliari ,
Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari,
Teatro Verdi di Pisa and Theater Kiel.
Contessa d’Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro at the Opera and Ballet Tirana.
Madama Cortese in Rossini’s Il Viaggio a Reims at
Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro ,
Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona,
OperaLombardia - Teatro Sociale di Como,
Teatro Grande di Brescia,
Teatro Ponchielli di Cremona,
Teatro Fraschini di Pavia and
Teatro Donizetti Bergamo.
In 5 Italian theaters mentioned above, and also at Teatro Verdi di Pisa she was
Matilde in Guglielmo Tell by Rossini.
Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus) by Strauss at Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari,
Gilda (Rigoletto) at Teatro Lirico di Cagliari ,
Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) at New National Theatre Tokyo,
Adina (L’Elisir d’amore) at Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari.
Her future engagements include a Gala Concert in Sicily and debute as Leonora in Verdi’s ‘Il Trovatore’ in OperaLombardia.
She was awarded in International Music Competitions since the age of 13 as Flutist and Singer.
Winner of 6 Prizes in International Singing Competitions, all of them obtained during one year:
2nd prize “International Opera Competition Maria Kraja”,
1st prize winner Esordienti in Concorso per giovani cantanti lirici d’Europa AsLiCo,
2nd prize at Concorso Lirico Internazionale Salice D’Oro” ,
1st prize at “Concorso Lirico Internazionale Magda Olivero”(2015),
1st prize at “Leyla Gencer Opera Competition”, and also winner of
Accademia Teatro alla Scala special prize (2015).
Finalist in “Francisco Vinas Opera Competition”. (2017)
Winner of ‘’Best under 25‘’ prize at ‘’Concorso Lirico Internazionale di Portofino. (2018).
She had her first concert appearance as a singer at the age of 6 and has performed in: Slovenia, Portugal, Croatia, Germany, Macedonia, Spain, Montrenegro, England, Kosovo, Russia, Albania, Italy, Oman, Turkey, Netherland, USA and Japan.
Born in Zagreb (1993), where she began her music education for flute.
Daughter of the mezzosoprano Merita Juniku, who continues to be her singing teacher.
She holds Masters degree in Singing and Flute at University of Fine Arts in Prishtina.
Along with her music education, she holds a Bachelors degree for Business Management in Staffordshire University Programmes at Riinvest Institute.