We are delighted to announce that mezzo soprano Ema Nikolovska has joined Askonas Holt for general management.


Ema Nikolovska red backgroundIn 2019 Ema was selected as a BBC New Generation Artist and was a prize-winner at the YCAT International Auditions held at Wigmore Hall.

In the same year she won 1st Prize at the International Vocal Competition in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Ferrier Loveday Song Prize (Kathleen Ferrier Awards) and was a prize-winner at the YCAT International Auditions.

Ema joined the Berlin Staatsoper International Studio in Autumn 2020. This season she performs the title roles in Humperdink’s Hansel and Gretel and Christian Jost’s Arabian Nights, along with roles in Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie, Janacek’s Jenufa and Verdi’s Rigoletto.

Over the last year Ema has given recitals at the Pierre Boulez Saal, Wigmore Hall, Verbier Festival, the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Schubertíada Barcelona, Leeds Lieder and Berlin Konzerthaus, collaborating with Malcolm Martineau, Wolfram Rieger, Thomas Hampson, Graham Johnson, Sir Andràs Schiff and Barry Shiffman, among many others. She also performed Stravinsky’s Pulcinella with the Musikkollegium Winterthur conducted by Barbara Hannigan and recorded a live concert for the Vancouver Recital Society.

Engagements during 2021/22 include her BBC Proms debut at Cadogan Hall and her debut with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra conducted by Barbara Hannigan. She gives recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Salle Gaveau (Paris) and the Konzerthaus (Berlin). As a BBC NGA artist she has recorded for Radio 3, and appeared as soloist with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Macedonia, Ema grew up in Toronto where she studied voice with Helga Tucker and violin at The Glenn Gould School. She received her Masters at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and completed the Opera Course in 2020.


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Press reviews

The future of this privileged voice seems to have no limits.

Ópera actual  / Schubertíada a Vilabertran with Wolfgang Rieger / August 2021

Ema would have brought the house down - if there'd been anyone in the house

The Daily Telegraph  / Wigmore Hall with Malcolm Martineau / January 2021

...her exceptional communication and dramatic skill...was a tour de force of quite terrifying skill.

www.musicomh.com / Leeds Lieder at Wigmore Hall / June 2019


To book Ema please contact

Sue Spence, Director

[email protected]

+44 (0)20 7400 1713 

Olivia Fitzsimons, Assistant Artist Manager

[email protected]

+44 (0)20 7400 1724

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