Biography

Born in Magnitogorsk, Russia. Graduated from Samara Technical University (1993) and Samara Academia of Arts (1997; Prof. Galina Sorokina). From 1994 he was a soloist with Samara Opera Theatre, and a soloist with Moscow’s Novaya Opera Company from 1997. Since 2001, he has also appeared at the Bolshoi Theatre.

He has toured in USA, Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Finland, Slovenia and Poland. In 2003, he took part in a Russian National Orchestra performance of J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor (conducted by Kent Nagano) at Moscow’s International House of Music. In 2004, he sang the role of The Hussar in a performance of Mavra at the Igor Stravinsky Festival in Arnhem (The Netherlands) and took part in a performance of Rakhmaninov’s The Bells at the Carnegie Hall (conducted by James Conlon). In 2008, he sang Shuisky (Boris Godunov) at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. In 2009, he performed the title role in Prokofiev’s Semyon Kotko in Cagliari (a co-production by Teatro Lirico di Cagliari and Mariinsky Theatre).

Since 2004, he has been the co ordinator and artistic director of the From Heart to Heart Music Festival, which is held under the patronage of the local government of Samara.

In 2007-2011, he was artistic director of the Samara Theatre of Opera and Ballet.

Discography

Sergei Taneyev - At the reading of a psalm

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Scriabin - Symphony No. 1 & The Poem of Ecstasy

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