Please enjoy Cantabile's latest promotional video as our singers, faculty and staff share Cantabile's message, the impact our programs have on our young singers and the community created through music-making.
What People Are Saying About Us
Dr. Craig Jessop, Director Emeritus of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and current Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University
"To work and perform the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 with Elena Sharkova and the Cantabile Youth Singers was one of the great experiences of my professional career. The beauty of their angelic voices coupled with the mature artistry of their musical performance is simply one of the great treasures of children's choirs in America!”
Jim Papoulis, Composer and Conductor
"I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of choirs on all continents, and Cantabile is among the best. My experience with Elena Sharkova and her choirs was magical. The musical integrity, the desire to improve, and the vision by an amazing conductor, creates a superb experience for the creation of real music. The combination of musicianship, depth of programming, and pure enjoyment from the choristers was truly unique.”
Mark Lemaire, Recording Engineer, RubatoRecording.com
"Incredible! In my years of recording choral groups of all ages, I have never heard young people singing with such precision, grace, and power. The repertoire, drawn from many cultures, is mind-opening and musically challenging. Bravo, Elena Sharkova and Cantible!"
David Bratman, San Francisco Classical Voice
"The choruses outstripped even the soloists in awesomeness…The Chorale enunciated its lyrics with a clarity that overwhelmed its position far off at the back of the stage."
Ragnar Bohlin, San Francisco Symphony Chorus Director, Artistic Director, Cappella SF & Corty Fengler, Cappella SF Board Chair
"It was a great concert last night. The girls shone bright; their singing was stunning, and of course they impressed everyone with the fact that they had all that Russian memorized. Not to mention the French! Cantabile is surely a bright star in the Bay Area."
Meet Our Artistic Director
Artistic Director and Conductor of Vocalise, Artistic Advisor to Aria
Born and raised in St. Petersburg, Russia, Ms. Sharkova received a Bachelor’s Degree in music education and piano and subsequently a graduate degree in conducting from the world-renowned St. Petersburg Rimski-Korsakov State Conservatoire, alma mater to Tchaikovski, Prokofiev...
Meet Our Artistic Staff
Associate Conductor and Director of Musicianship Curriculum, Avanti Conductor, Intermezzo Conductor, Voice Master Class Clinician
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master’s in Voice Performance and Opera.
Associate Artistic Director, Young Men’s Division Director, Bravi and Aria Conductor
Prelude 1 and 2 Instructor
Prelude 2 and Allegro Instructor
Sponsors and Merchant Partners
Cantabile Youth Singers is proud to be sponsored by the following foundations, individuals and corporations:
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Center for Cultural Innovation
Silicon Valley Creates
Los Altos Community Foundation
Frank Bizzarro Auctioneers
Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
Sal's Airport & Limousine Service
WE Los Altos
Vendor and Community Partners
Get In Touch With Us
- Office Location:
P.O. Box 308
Los Altos, CA 94023
Classes & Rehearsals:
461 Orange Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94022
- Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm