Colombian-American soprano Dora Cardona has been commended for her vocal versatility, musicality, expressiveness and beauty of tone. Dora is a second year Graduate student at UNCG in the area of Vocal Performance under the instruction of Dr. Robert Wells. She was born in Pereira, Colombia where she studied music theory, violin, voice, tiple (Colombia’s National instrument) and guitar with her father and at the city’s conservatory.
Upon graduating from High School Dora relocated to Cali, Colombia to continue with her music studies at the Antonio Maria Valencia Conservatory. During these years she won first prize at many of the Colombian Music festivals at regional and national levels and pioneered the “New Expression” musical movement by premiering, performing and recording the songs of Colombian living composers.
Dora then moved to Miami, Florida where she continued her vocal training with private teachers and coaches and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida Atlantic University in 2017. She has performed in concerts, recitals, and opera productions in USA, Colombia, Mexico, and Austria. Most recently, Dora performed the role of Pamina for the Greensboro Opera Outreach Program production of Mozart’s The Magic Flute under the direction of David Holey.
Advocating for Colombian and Latin-American music has been at the core of Dora’s mission as a performer. She has always included works of Latin-American composers in her recitals, especially unknown or forgotten works. Now relocated to Greensboro, NC, she looks forward to continue her advocacy and hopes to enrich the cultural scene of the Triad and beyond.
Besides from her performance commitments, Dora maintains a busy schedule as a Bodywork and Massage practitioner. For more information about Dora’s “Massage as Art” practice click here.
Music that is saturated with soul force is the real universal music, understandable by all hearts