Life's Journey

Sylvia Wiryadi (1982) is an Indonesian Soprano (Soubrette / Light Lyric Soprano) who has years of working experience in several opera companies in Germany after obtaining degrees in voice pedagogy and opera study in music university Karlsruhe and music university Saar. Her teachers include Maria Venuti, Renate Stoll, Silvia Klauder, Mitsuko Shirai, Renata Lim and Jonathan Goenawan. She took masterclasses by Jadwiga Rappe, Hilde Zadek, Noelle Turner.

Already during her opera study she was engaged by Saarländisches Staatstheater and Junge Kammeroper Köln. Following her graduation she worked as professional opera singer at Theater Erfurt and Theater Görlitz. Apart from operas, she also specialises in musicals. Her repertoire includes Gretel, Gilda, Musette, Pamina, First Lady, Dornröschen, Sophie, Eliza Doolittle, etc. She appeared as Theone at the world premiere of Hoffmann's 'Trank der Unsterblichkeit' in March 2012 in Theater Erfurt.

After residing for 12 years, she finally left Germany for Indonesia in summer 2012. Apart from teaching voice in her hometown Jakarta, she regularly performs oratorio works at Aula Simfonia Jakarta (Händel's Messiah 2013 - Ndaru Darsono, Haydn's Creation 2014 - Joel Navarro, Mendelssohn's Hymn of Praise 2015 - Avip Priatna, Händel's Messiah Highlights 2016 - Hellen Hosanna, Easter Concert 2017 - Billy Kristanto) in Indonesia.

She is regularly invited to give masterclasses for sopranos and to lead choir clinics and also to be one of the judges in voice competitions in Indonesia. She was the lecturer for masterclass for sopranos at the 22nd WACCM Music Conference (World Association for Chinese Church Music) held in 2014.

After few years of teaching, her students have shown performance achievements as young soloists. Two of her teenager students were selected as the only singers to perform at the ChildAid Asia 2016, representing Indonesia. Some of them received scholarships in voice study abroad, while the others won international and national voice competitions. She has been teaching at Gloriamus Music School and founded Vokalogie - Voice and Music Theatre School - in 2017.

In year 2018, she appeared as Gretel in Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel in GKY Music Center. She directed the same 45-min adaptation of the opera in a collaboration with Bandung Philharmonic in its children concert series. Vokalogie students performed Hänsel und Gretel in original (german) language in Jakarta and Bandung in March 2018.

She performed "Bagimu Negri" with TRUST Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Nathania Karina in 2019.