March 9, 1984
Graduated from the Nizhniy Novgorod Glinka Conservatory with honours studying under Profs. Vladimir Vasiliev and Lyudmila Rubinskaya (2011), and later finished postgraduate school there (2014). She received third prize at the 2nd International Larisa Alexandrova Vocal Competition (2012), third prize at the 3rd Maxim Mikhailov International Competition for Young Opera Singers in Cheboksary (2013), and third prize at the 5th Valeria Barsova Open Vocalists Competition in Sochi (2013). In 2014 she won at the 2nd Russian National Music Competition in Moscow. In June of that year she took part in the Rheinsberg Chamber Opera Festival in Germany singing the Neighbour in Stravinsky’s Mavra and also performed in galas. She frequently gives concerts in Nizhny Novgorod and beyond. The singer’s repertoire includes arias, art songs, chamber vocal cycles, wartime songs, and jazz compositions.
Which people would you invite as guests to your dream dinner party?
What is your favorite meal?
All sea food, starting with fish and ending with oysters.
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
"Everything in life is relative, and we should have sense of proportion in everything we do."
Which person or people inspire you the most?
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
Remember your roots , love your land, and do not forget your ancestors; so you know the history of your country and family. Be human and forgive.
What would you like people to say about you?
The truth. But as sometimes we don’t know the truth about ourselves, it would be better that these people keep silent.
How do you overcome the stage fright? / What is your ritual before going on stage?
I try to think about that artistic problem that I have to solve.
When you perform... who are you playing for?
The audience primarily. But sometimes I think: "What would Mozart (Tchaikovsky, Verdi ..) say upon hearing me play?" It turns out that I also play for the composers too (even if some of them are already in another world).
What job would you least like to do?
I could not work as an accountant: every day from 9 am to 6 pm - numbers, statements, balance sheets, reports... Although I actually graduated from an accountancy courses!
Is there a joke about musicians that you would like to share with us?
Statutory mezzo-soprano thought often "Is not it strange? When at my figure I can’t clearly sing the major scale! "(taken from " ForumaKlassika ")
What's the "most played" non-classical track on your phone?
"Monologue" written by Marina Tsvetaeva and singing by Alla Pugacheva
You are on a desert island and can bring only 3 items, what do you bring?
A box of matches, a hatchet and the Bible.
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
The sound of waves.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
In the Norweian fjords
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?
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