Mezzo-soprano, winner of international competitions including the Rosa Ponselle INTERNATIONAL Competition for the Vocal Arts (New York) and the Francisco Viñas International Singing Competition (Barcelona). Graduated from the Leningrad Conservatory where she studied with Irina Bogacheva. Soloist with the Mariinsky Theatre. Since the 1990s she has sung in major theatres and concert halls of the world. She has recorded CDs with Philips Classical, Decca and Erato. Oga Borodina is a People's Artist of Russia, winner of the State Prize, and the Shostakovich Prize.