Dr. Sharon Azrieli CQ has served as a director of the Azrieli Group since 2010. She is also a director of the Azrieli Foundation, where she serves on the advisory council of the Azrieli Music Prizes, which she initiated.
Sharon is an award– winning, internationally–recognized soprano singer, as well as anentrepreneur. She has earned critical acclaim for her roles in the Metropolitan Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, and L’Opera de Paris a la Bastille, among others. She has sung with some of the greatest orchestras from around the world, including L’orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Jerusalem Symphony, and the Tokyo Symphony.
As an entrepreneur in both Canada and the U.S., Sharon founded a group of real estate companies, while also investing in entertainment and intellectual property in the theatre and film industries.
Sharon participates in diverse and far-reaching philanthropic work. In addition to judging competitions in art and music and teaching master classes, Sharon currently serves on the boards of the National Arts Centre of Canada, the McCord Museum, the Canadian Vocal Arts Institute, and the America-Israel Cultural Foundation. Sharon is also the president emeritus of the Montréal Orchestra, and serves on the honorary boards of Camp Tutti and Camp Kinneret–Biluim.
Sharon holds a PhD and an MA in Music from the University of Montreal, a BA in Art History from Vassar College, an Advanced Certificate in performance from the Juilliard School of Music, and an Associate’s Degree in Interior Design and Illustration from the Parsons School of Design.