Sharon Azrieli, originally from Montréal, is a soprano who has enjoyed international success singing at world-famous venues including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, the Opéra Bastille de Paris and other great houses, and with leading organizations such as the Canadian Opera Company, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, and the New Israel Opera, among others. Sharon released her newest jazz album, Secret Places in March 2022 which can be heard on Spotify and other streaming platforms along with many of her other albums.
Sharon created the advisory council of the Azrieli Music Prizes for the Azrieli Foundation in 2014 and is devoted to arts education and philanthropy. She sits on the boards of several philanthropic organizations including the Azrieli Foundation, Orchestre Classique de Montréal (where she holds the title President Emeritus), McCord Museum, the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute, The Opera Cares Foundation, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, Sharon Azrieli Foundation for the Arts as well as on the honorary boards of Camp Tutti and Camp Kinneret Biluim.
In 2019, Sharon was honored for her musical and philanthropic achievements by being named Chevalière of the National Order of Quebec.
Sharon holds a BA in Art History from Vassar College, an Associate’s Degree in Interior design and Illustration from the Parsons School of Design, an Advanced Certificate in Performance from the Juilliard School, and Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Music from the University of Montreal.
Sharon joined the National Arts Centre Foundation Board of Directors in 2021.