The young soprano Sheva Tehoval is the daughter of a French blues musician who got her first taste of classical singing at the age of six with Children’s choir of the Brussels Opera.
She began her studies in Brussels with Eunice Arias, continuing with Christoph Pregardien at the Cologne Music University and Mary Nelson in London’s Royal Academy of Music. Sheva furthered her musical experiences with renowned teachers such as Klesie Kelly-Moog, Michael Gees, Richard Stokes, Malcolm Martineau, Robert Holl, and Graham Johnson.
She has performed on many of Europe’s stages, including the Théâtre royal de la Monnaie, the Beethovenhaus in Bonn, the Kölner Philharmonie, Concertgebouw Brugge, and the Herkulessaal in Munich. Sheva Tehoval sang as a soloist, amongst others, with ensembles la petite bande, SWR Rundfunk Orchestra, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, and the French Insula Orchestra, whilst working with renowned musicians and directors such as Laurent Pelly, Séverine Chavrier, Thomas Jolly, Philippe Graffin, Matthias Pintscher, and Laurence Equilbey.
Besides the Operatic stage, the soprano focuses on interpreting art song repertoire and contemporary music.
Sheva has had successes in many European competitions. In 2014, she won the First Prize as well as the Audience Prize at the Concours Prix Jacques Dôme in Verviers, Belgium, the Second Prize at the Karlsruher Wettbewerb für die Interpretation zeitgenössischer Musik, and was the laureate at the International Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. In 2016, Sheva received a Deutschen Musikwettbewerb scholarship in Bonn, as well as the First Prize in the Opera category,
The First Prize in the Mélodie française category, the Prix jeune espoir, and the Audience Prize at the International Competition in Marmande, France. In 2017, the soprano won the Emmerich Smolda Prize in Landau in der Pfalz.