Biography

Maria Aimoniotis


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Biography

Using the power of her unique, rich voice, soprano Maria Aimoniotis creates the most exciting and captivating stories that are believable and organic.

Ms. Aimoniotis, a Greek-Canadian, started studying voice and piano at a young age.  She attended the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto and then completed her honours bachelors degree in Vocal Performance at the University of Toronto, Canada.  After the completion of her degree she went on to teach and perform locally in the Toronto area.  In the fall of 2005 she was granted a full tuition scholarship with stipend from the State University of New York at Binghamton.  There, she taught undergraduate voice lessons and an Introduction to Piano undergraduate course.  Upon completion of her Master’s degree, Ms. Aimoniotis was awarded the Stevenson Barrett Memorial Foundation Scholarship and a Student Recognition Award.

Ms. Aimoniotis joined the Tri-Cities Opera Resident Artist Training Program in the fall of 2005 and has appeared with Tri-Cities Opera as Kate Pinkerton in Puccini's Madama Butterfly, the second spirit in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte and most recently as the Mother in Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors.  A versatile singer, in 2007, she performed the second soprano soloist in Bach's B minor Mass with the Binghamton University Chorus and Orchestra.  In 2008 she joined the Tri-Cities Opera touring group and performed in various outreach programs which brought opera to children all around the New York area.  

An avid performer, Ms. Aimoniotis does not hesitate to volunteer to perform solo recitals for many charitable organizations, including Alcoholics Anonymous and The Canadian Cancer Foundation.  Ms. Aimoniotis was honoured to be asked by the Hellenic Community of York in 2004 to perform a solo recital of Greek folk melodies to raise money for The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.

In the Summer 2008 she performed the title role in the Summer Savoyards production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta  Princess Ida, Binghamton New York.

Ms. Aimoniotis is the co-founder of the group Ad Astra.  The mission of this group is to produce exciting concerts that would introduce their audiences to various musical styles and ensembles.