March 18, 1987
Studies at the Gnesin Academy of Music under Andrei Grigoriev (2014 to present). In 2014 he won third prize at the 5th Georgy Sviridov International Chamber Singing Competition in Kursk and in the 4th Maxim Mikhailov Competition for Young Opera Singers in Kaluga. That same year in Moscow he won the Natalia Shpiller Open All-Russian Vocalists Competition and received a diploma at the 25th Glinka International Vocal Contest. He appears in cities across Russia singing programmes of songs by Russian and international composers. Since 2014 he has been a soloist at the Russkaya Opera.
Which people would you invite as guests to your dream dinner party?
What is your favorite meal?
There are very numerous. I'll just tell you what I don't like: any fish.
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
Life is to be lived so do not waste your years!
Which person or people inspire you the most?
The closest people to me.
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
I think I will only conceive what I'd advise at the age of 80.
What would you like people to say about you?
How do you overcome the stage fright? / What is your ritual before going on stage?
When you perform... who are you playing for?
I try to bring emotions and the main ideas of the piece to the audience.
What job would you least like to do?
I worked as a waiter, seller, manager, supplier and bank clerk. None of these professions inspired me.
Is there a joke about musicians that you would like to share with us?
Opera "Eugene Onegin." Onegin has killed Lensky in a duel. A boy sitting in hall asks: - Mom, was he killed because he was a bad singer?
What's the "most played" non-classical track on your phone?
It depends on my mood. I like russian and foreign rock, jazz and r 'n' b.
You are on a desert island and can bring only 3 items, what do you bring?
Nuclear cruiser, box with whiskey & a satellite phone.
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
Favorite sound - the noise of the filling hall before the concert, unloved sound - alarm clock.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I would like to live for some time in London. I love English football very much.
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?