Prize-winner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers? Competition (St Petersburg, 2000). Prize-winner at the International Mirjam Helin Singers? Competition (Finland, 2004). Prize-winner at the International PlЁ?cido Domingo Operalia Vocal Competition (2004).
Born in Baku. Graduated from the Choral School of the St Petersburg Academic Glinka Capella with distinction in 1998. Graduated from the conducting and choral faculty of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire with distinction in 2003.
Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers since 2000. Made his Mariinsky Theatre debut the same year as Count Almaviva in Rossini?s Il barbiere di Siviglia.
Repertoire includes: Simpleton (Boris Godunov); Lensky (Eugene Onegin); Indian Merchant (Sadko); Guidon (The Tale of Tsar Saltan); Ivan Lykov (The Tsar?s Bride); Fisherman (The Nightingale); Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia); Belfiore (Il viaggio a Reims); Ferrando (Cosi fan tutte); Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni); Domizio (Cleopatra); Nemorino (L?elisir d?amore); Sailor (Tristan und Isolde) and the First Jew (Salome).
At concerts of the Academy of Young Singers his repertoire includes: Mozart?s Requiem, Mahler?s Lied von der Erde, Beethoven?s Christus am Olberge and Ninth Symphony, Bach?s Coffee Cantata, Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio, Schubert?s Stabat Mater and Mass in G minor, Handel?s Messiah, Liszt?s Faust Symphony and Stravinsky?s Pulcinella.
Has taken part in the Music Festival in Aix-en-Provence and has performed at the opera house in Graz (Austria), the Theatre du Chatelet (Paris), the Opera National in Bordeaux, Wigmore Hall (London) and the Concertgebouw in Bruges (Belgium).
Has worked with such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Pierre Boulez, Eri Klas, Alexander Titov, Alexander Dmitriev and Gianandrea Noseda.
He has participated in Academy concerts at the Mariinsky Theatre and abroad.