• Prize-winner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (St Petersburg, 2000)
• Prize-winner at the Mirjam Helin International Singing Competition (Helsinki, 2004)
• Prize-winner at the International Plácido Domingo Operalia Vocal Competition (2004) Born in Baku. He graduated with distinction from the Choral School of the St Petersburg Academic Glinka Capella in 1998. Graduated with distinction from the conducting and choral faculty of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in 2003. Made his Mariinsky Theatre debut the same year as Count Almaviva in Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia.
Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers since 2000.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Indian Merchant (Sadko)
Simpleton (Boris Godunov)
Ivan Lykov (The Tsar’s Bride)
Fisherman (Le Rossignol)
Berendey (The Snow Maiden)
Guidon (The Tale of Tsar Saltan)
Count Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Belfiore (Il viaggio a Reims)
Alfredo (La traviata)
Beppe (I pagliacci)
Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni)
Ferrando (Così fan tutte)
Idomeneo (Idomeneo, rè di Creta)
Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte)
Nemorino (L’elisir d’amore)
Sailor (Tristan und Isolde)
Hylas (Les Troyens)
the First Jew (Salome)
At concerts of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers his repertoire includes: Mozart’s Requiem, Mahler’s Lied von der Erde, Beethoven’s Christus am Ölberge and Ninth Symphony, Bach’s Coffee Cantata, Magnificat and Christmas Oratorio, Schubert’s Stabat Mater and Mass in G Minor, Händel’s Messiah, Liszt’s Faust Symphony and Stravinsky’s the Fable of the Fox, the Cock, the Tomcat and the Ram and Pulcinella.
He has performed at the Oper Graz (Austria), the Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris), the Opéra National (Bordeaux), Wigmore Hall (London) and the Concertgebouw (Bruges).
He 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.