The Belgian 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 studied with Christoph Pregardien at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne (Germany) and with 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.

Sheva has had successes in many European competitions, such as the International Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels  in 2014 (as the youngest participant), the Deutschen Musikwettbewerb in 2016, the "SWR Junge Opernstars" in 2017 and the Concours international de Marmande in 2016.

She has performed on many of Europe’s stages, including the Théâtre royal de la Monnaie, the Kölner and Berliner Philharmonie, the Mariinsky-Theater in Saint-Petersburg, the Seine Musicale in Paris, the Theater an der Wien and many french operahouses. She sang as a soloist, amongst others, with the SWR Rundfunk Orchestra, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, the French Insula Orchestra, the deustche Kammerorchester Berlin and the London Chamber Orchestra. 

Her interest in a wide gamut of styles is notable, ranging from classical and romantic opera and concert repertoire, including the world of artsong and the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Sheva's great curiosity to learn new repertoire is the driving force that leads her to embark on innovative musical paths.