Ayse GÖknur Shanal

Classical Singing

Soprano Ayșe Göknur Shanal is one of Australia’s most versatile classical singers. As the Dame Joan Sutherland Scholar, she studied at the Royal College of Music and was an adjunct member of the
Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera (New York).

Ayșe has won many prestigious awards and scholarships including the Australian Singing Competition, Dame Joan Sutherland Scholarship and Award, Opera Foundation Australia’s Metropolitan Opera Award (NewYork), Sydney Eisteddfod Opera Scholarship (McDonald’s Operatic Aria), Queens Trust for Young Australians, Symphony Australia’sYoung PerformersAward (Vocal Category),and the Sonderpreis der Loreley-Festspiele at the Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition (Germany).

She has collaborated with Australian and international composers, including Ross Fiddes, Erberk Eryilmaz,Yiğit Kolat, Reza Vali, Diana Blom, John Wayne Dixon and Phillip Wilcher. She played a significant role in developing and performing major vocal works for the commemoration of the ANZAC Centenary in both Australia and the United States.