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 inOctober 2019 by a special award - theGottlob Frick Medal - at an annual opera artists' meeting in Ötisheim, Germany.

Josipa performed worldwide in a Lied 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.

Since 2019 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 (Saudi Arabia), Jakarta (Indonesia), London (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegowina), Luxembourg, Montreal (Canada) and New York (USA), among others.

Josipa has been featured in several Austrian documentaries, including "Oscar Strauss - Der Mann ohne Grenzen" for ORF2, the music documentary series "Kunstviertel", and has contributed her vocals to various radio broadcasts.

Josipa is also academically active besides art, as a lecturer of singing at the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna and as a manager for artistic and scientific projects of the Exilarte Center of the mdw.