Stefani Quinyin-Avila is a soprano singer.
Hailed by the Straits Times as a singer who “possesses a voice with remarkable flexibility and a truly commanding musical presence,” Stefanie Quintin-Avila’s repertoire ranges from Renaissance to contemporary music – including many world premieres.
As a proponent of contemporary music, she has premiered and performed works by notable composers such as Philippine National Artist for Music Dr. Ramon Santos, American composer Eli Marshall, to name a few. She is a member of the Ripieno Ensemble PH; a Pierrot ensemble based in Manila, dedicated to the promotion and performance of contemporary music in the Philippines and in Southeast Asia.
She has performed as a soloist in various international festivals such as the AsiaEurope New Music Festival (Vietnam); Yilan International Arts Festival (Taiwan); soundSCAPE Festival (Italy); Baroque Festival (Singapore), International Bamboo Organ Festival (Philippines), and many others. She has been featured in concerts/performances with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, Asia Traditional Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra, Hong Kong Bach Choir and Orchestra, and the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.
Operatic credits include Domenico Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Henry Purcell’s Fairy Queen, Gian Carlo Menotti’s A Hand of Bridge, and Vincenzo Bellini’s La Sonnambula. In December 2019, she was hailed by Opera Wire as the “star of the show, [with] her sweet soprano soaring throughout” for her title role performance in Eli Marshall’s contemporary chamber opera – MILA.
She is a recipient of the Delphic Lyra Award for Traditional Music at the 3rd International Junior Delphic Games (2007), PGMA Presidential Award for Culture and the Arts (2008), and the Rey T. Paguio Scholarship (2009-2014). She is a 2ndprize winner (Professional Category) at the 2nd SLO-ASEAN Vocal Competition (2018).
She graduated with a degree in Vocal Pedagogy and Vocal Performance (cum laude) from the University of the Philippines College of Music.