• Recipient of the special prize at the Riccardo Zandonai International Young Opera Singers’ Competition (Riva del Garda, Italy, 2007)
• Recipient of the 1st prize at the International Tenors’ Competition in Memory of Luciano Pavarotti (Elena Obraztsova Foundation, St Petersburg, 2008)
• Recipient of the 1st prize at the III Galina Vishnevskaya International Opera Competition (Moscow, 2010)
• Recipient of the 2nd prize at the I Marcello Giordani International Opera Singers’ Competition (Italy, 2011)
Born in Ordzhnikidze (Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia).
Graduated with distinction in 2004 from the Don State University have specialised in international economics and subsequently trained at the Rostov State Rachmaninoff Conservatoire.
From 2004 to 2006 he was a soloist with the Rostov Regional Philharmonic.
From 2005 he was a grant-recipient from the Dunaevsky Foundation (directed by Alla Lander).
From 2007 he was a soloist with Mosconcert.
From 2007 he was a soloist with the New Opera in Moscow.
From September 2008 he was a guest soloist with the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.
From 2008 he was a guest soloist with the Novosibirsk State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Mariinsky Theatre soloist since 2012.
Vladimir Igorevich (Prince Igor)
Charles VII (The Maid of Orleans)
Sinodal (The Demon)
Young Gypsy (Aleko)
Alfredo Germont (La traviata)
the Duke of Mantua (Rigoletto)
Fenton (Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor)
Rodolfo (La bohиme)
the tenor role in Scriabin’s First Symphony
The singer has improved his technique and skills at master-classes given by such singers and conductors as Richard Bado, Diane Zola (Houston Grand Opera Association), Lenore Rosenberg (Metropolitan Opera, New York), Veriano Luchetti, Mietta Sighele (Riccardo Zandonai Opera Festival, Riva del Garda, Italy) and Michael Paul Gibson (USA).
Has appeared under conductors including Mikhail Pletnev, Antonello Allemandi, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Teodor Currentzis, Marco Boemi and Eri Klas to name but a few. Has taken part in projects run by Irina Arkhipova.