Sarka Budinska is a graduate from the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic. During her studies Sarka collaborated with many soloists, choirs and chamber ensembles across the country, including Czech Radio choir, acclaimed children’s choir Zvonecek, M.Nostitz string quartet, and performed at venues such Rudolfinum and Smetana Concert Hall. Her repertoire covers a wide range of instrumental, vocal and chamber music.
Since relocating to Australia, Sarka has been active as a collaborative artist, piano teacher and chamber musician.
In 2018, Sarka was awarded a repetitieur scholarship to attend Lisa Gasteen National Opera School (LGNOS) and was part of the team for the production of Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss. She returned to LGNOS as chorus master and repetitieur in Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor by Otto Nicolai (2019) and in same role for Franz Schubert’s Der hausliche Krieg and Albert Lortzing’s Die Opernprobe (2022).
She currently holds positions of sessional accompanist and vocal coach at the Queensland Conservatorium and at the University of Queensland.