Martha Sotiriou was born in Athens, Greece. She began her musical studies at the age of 8 (guitar and theory of music). She received her diploma at the Athenaeum "Maria Callas" Conservatory in Athens with distinction, First Prize and Golden Metal Special Prize (class of Christina Giannakopoulou) and her Master in Opera at the Academy of Music "Carl Maria von Weber" in Dresden, Germany (class of KS Prof. Matthias Henneberg), where she studied from 2016 until 2018. She also attended the Art Song (Lieder) class of KS Olaf Bär in the same university.

 

She made her operatic debut at the age of 25 as Hänsel in E. Humperdinck's opera "Hansel und Gretel" in Athens. Other roles include "The Fox" in L. Janacek's "The Cunning Little Vixen", Maddalena in G. Verdi's "Rigoletto", Annio in W.A. Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito", Princess Nicoletta in S. Prokofiev's "The Love for the three Oranges", the Third Lady in "Die Zauberflöte" as well as the Alto solo part in Handel's "Messiah". Further engagements among others were the premiere of the new opera "Frikadela" by the wellknown Greek composer and conductor Alkis Baltas (the successful production sold over 50000 tickets) and the role of “The Psychiatrist” in the premiere of "Liebesgrüße aus Muskau", a new comedy/musical work by director Geertje Boeden. 

 

As a soloist she has worked with the following opera houses and organisations: Theater Kiel, Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, Theater Görlitz, Landesbühnen Sachsen, Eduard von Winterstein Theater, Schlossfestpielen Ettlingen, Olympia Munipicial Music Theatre „Maria Callas“, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Junge Kammerphilarmonie Berlin, City of Athens Symphony Orchestra and Choir and the Athens Megaron Concert Hall. She was for a short time extra choir member of the Greek National Opera and during the 2018/2019 season she worked as 2nd Alto at the State Chor of the Semperoper Dresden. During her first professional contracts she sang in Franco Fagioli's "Rossini" album (Deutsche Grammophon), as a member of the small vocal ensemble "Armonia Atenea Choir".

She has taken part in opera masterclasses of Siegfried Jerusalem, Michael Nagy, Cheryl Studer, Christiane Iven, Aris Argiris, Dimitri Kavrakos, Aris Christofellis, belcanto expert Peter Berne and Daphne Evangelatos, as well as in numerous concerts, with piano and orchestra accompaniment.

She is a winner of the 2020 International Singing Competition of the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg Festival. Thanks to her excellent performance at the competition, she received a full scholarship for the 12th Lotte Lehmann Summer Academy. She was a semifinalist of the Cesti Competition 2020.