Singer & Composer
Alexandra Chernyshova is an Icelandic of Russian-Ukrainian origin, gifted operatic soprano and composer with enchanted stage presence.
At the age of 16 Alexandra sang with National Radio Orquestra of Ukraine while recording classical song "Біле місто"/ "White city" by composer V. Shapovalenko in Kiev. Very young Alexandra won her first composer competition “Barvinok” in Kiev, then she won several song-writers competitions as “Artek - International”, “Gaudeamus”, “The best song about Kiev” and received memorable watch from the Mayor of Kiev - Oleksandr Omelchenko. Both Alexandra´s composition and voice made her noticeable in Kiev music life very young. At age of 18 Alexandra sang major opera role "Ivasik-Telesik" by O.Zerbakov in Kiev National Academical Music Theater of Opera and Ballet for youth where she was working as a soloist before moving to Iceland.
After moving to North Iceland in 2003, Alexandra Chernyshova founded a singing school, girl's choir and an Opera House. She made her way to the hearts of Icelanders through the beautiful crystal voice, sincere musicality and vivid stage presence.
After Alexandra's appearance as Violetta Valery in “La Traviata” by G. Verdi with the Icelandic Opera Skagafjardar company, music critics said that “Miracles still happen”.
In year 2013 she sang the leading role in her first composed Icelandic opera "The Poet and the Bishop's Daughter" - with lyrics by Guðrún Ásmundsdóttir - in a concert performance at the Saurbær Church of Hallgrímur Pétursson. The same year she received an award from the president of Iceland for outstanding achievement in music - Top 10 Outstanding Young Icelanders, JCI. In 2015, Alexandra published her first music notebook - 14 arias, duets, trio and choirs for opera voice & piano.
Two years after, “The Poet and the Bishop's daughter” opera was performed in Moscow at Gnessin Academy with Russian opera singers as part of music bridge “Russian Souvenir” founded by Alexandra Chernyshova.
In 2017, this opera was translated into Ukrainian Language for the special celebration of R. Glier Music Institute's 150th Anniversary and was performed at the Tara’s Shevchenko National University of Kiev. Alexandra’s second opera-ballet “The Northern Lights Fairytale” on a libretto by her mother Evgenia Chernyshova was performed semi-staged at Reykjavik's Harpa Music Hall, in 2017.
Then followed, the release of the book and CD of “The Northern Lights Fairytale”.
Alexandra published 3 solo CD's, among them “A Dream” Russian album with 11 romances by Sergei Rachmaninoff, accompanied by Icelandic legend - pianist Jonas Ingimundarsson.