Olga Mikhaleva, MMag.

Lecturer for Solfeggio and Aural Training

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Olga Mikhaleva, born in Vitebsk, Belarus, studied music education at the music college in her hometown. She graduated from the State Music Academy in Minsk in the subjects button accordion (Prof. Nikolaj Sevrjukov), orchestral conducting (Prof. Gennadi Provatorov) and music education with a master's degree.  

After two years of teaching at the University of Music Education in Vitebsk and at the School of the Arts, she moved to Austria to continue her studies in orchestral conducting with Prof. Dennis Russell Davies and choir conducting with Prof. Karl Kamper at the Mozarteum University Salzburg. She also took courses with Neil Thomson and Peter Gülke. 

Already during her studies she conducted performances with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg, the oenm, the Philharmonic Orchestra Bad Reichenhall and the Bruckner Orchestra Linz. She is particularly interested in working with amateurs such as the Braunau Symphony Orchestra, the Burghausen Chamber Orchestra, the Salzburg Mozart Choir, the Mattighofen Project Choir and Orchestra as well as male and mixed choirs in the Salzburg and Upper Austria area.  

In addition, she gained further musical experience in the choir direction of the Vienna State Opera and works regularly with the Gustav Mahler Choir Vienna and the Slovak Philharmonic Choir Bratislava. In spring 2015 she was invited to Paris as an assistant for a production with the Choeur de Radio France.  

Since 2013 she has been a lecturer in solfeggio and ear training at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.