Born in 1971, he graduated from the St Petersburg State Conservatory in 1997 as a trumpet player (class of Yu. Bolshiyanov). After graduating he was a soloist of the trumpet group of the symphonic orchestra of the St Petersburg Capella and a member of the Neva Brass Band. At the age of 27 he took his first singing classes.
In 2001-2004, he was a student of The Hochschule fьr Musik und Theater in Hamburg. In 2001, he performed his first role — the part of Boni in Kalman’s Silva in the production of The Hochschule fьr Musik und Theater in Hamburg. In 2007, he joined the Mikhailovsky Opera Company.
His current repertoire at the Mikhailovsky Theatre includes: