Josipa Bainac


Born in Croatia, singer Josipa Bainac began her already acclaimed career by winning several national Croatian singing competitions, including the Mirjana Bohanec Singing Prize of the Zagreb Academy of Music.

While still pursuing her Master's degree in Lied and Oratorio at the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, which she completed with distinction in 2017, she won a number of other awards for her interpretations of the classical vocal repertoire as well as premieres of contemporary music, including the Ada Sari Culture Prize (2017), the Marienkirchen Prize for Oratorio (2016) in Husum, Germany, and the Isolde Langowski Prize for Art Song (2015).

In 2019, Josipa became a multiple prize winner of the 11th International Hilde Zadek Singing Competition, which places special emphasis on contemporary music. This was followed in October 2019 by a special award - the Gottlob Frick Medal - at an annual opera artists' meeting in Ötisheim, Germany.

The high-level virtuosity of her voice, coupled with great flexibility and suppleness, brought her early into contact with contemporary music makers, and led to a year-long musical collaboration with the composers Johanna Doderer, Gabriele Proy, Michael Berkeley, Nicholas Ansdell Evans and Akos Banlaky, which has earned her a reputation as an outstanding interpreter of modern vocal art and a specialist in sophisticated world premieres.

Josipa performs worldwide in song duo and with renowned orchestras such as Camerata Hamburg, Heilbronn Symphony Orchestra, Krakow Opera Orchestra and Collegium Musicum Vienna. Her repertoire includes art song, oratorio and mass parts as well as baroque and romantic operas and operettas. A number of her concert projects take place in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA): invited by various cultural forums and embassies, she presented her programs with great success in Riyadh, Jakarta, London, Budapest, Sarajevo, Luxembourg and New York, among others.

Josipa is also academically active besides art, as a lecturer of singing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and as a Prae-Doc voice scientist at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.