May 13, 1989
Studies at the Moscow Conservatory under Prof. Pyotr Skusnichenko. In 2014 he won the 4th Boris Shtokolov International Vocal Competition in Saint Petersburg, took second prize at the 5th Galina Vishnevskaya International Opera Singers Competition, also won third prize in the 2nd Russian National Music Competition in Moscow. He appears in productions of the Open Stage Theatre and at the Moscow Conservatory’s opera theatre. In 2013 he sang several roles in a concert presentation of Benjamin Britten’s Death in Venice in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky). That same year he debuted at the Bolshoi Theatre in a show called Be in the Mood for Opera (in the baritone part). He has performed on tour in Japan, Italy and other countries, and he has appeared at the Russian Balls in Vienna.
Which people would you invite as guests to your dream dinner party?
Of course, this is not possible; but I would like to invite all my family, friends, relatives and those who are alive today, and those who are no longer with us.
What is your favorite meal?
Do you have a favorite motto or proverb that you live your life by?
Make your own path.
Which person or people inspire you the most?
If you were 80 years old, what advice would you give to young people today?
Take care of your health!
What would you like people to say about you?
Oh my God, what a sporty and muscular handsome man!
How do you overcome the stage fright? / What is your ritual before going on stage?
I haven't got rituals. You have to have nervousness! The fear gives to you a strength.
When you perform... who are you playing for?
For the audience.
What job would you least like to do?
Is there a joke about musicians that you would like to share with us?
- Dad, what is a opera? - This is, my son, the performance, which begins at seven o'clock, and when you look at your watch three hours left, it shows 7.20!
What's the "most played" non-classical track on your phone?
Redbone - Come and Get Your Love.
You are on a desert island and can bring only 3 items, what do you bring?
Axe, lighter, flare gun.
What is your favorite noise/sound? What is the most annoying noise for you?
My favorite - the birds singing in the morning, annoying noise - when something or someone disturb me to sleep.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
In the Moscow center.
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word Tchaikovsky?
Fabulous music, drama, the Moscow Conservatory, and, of course, the Competition!
What is the first thing you think about when you hear the word competition?
The competition is associated with a new level in the life, exciting event, insane support of relatives, friends & teachers.
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