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Biography

Was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan, graduated from Almaty music school #3 named after Prokofiev, piano class of Irina Kapustina (1990-1997). For two following years studied in Chaikovsky Almaty musical college at “Choir conducting” specialty, professor – Bakyt Tuekbayeva (1997-1999), at the same time was taking vocal classes at Nadiya Sharipova.

In 2007 started the preparatory course of Vocal Art department of Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy, enrolled as first-year student of Conservatory in 2008, Vocal Art department, professor – Snezhana Brinyuk.

Graduated from Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy in 2013, diploma with distinction.

Winner of scholarship from The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Foundation (2012-13).

Winner of academic mobility program in The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, class of Prof. Yadviga Rappe (2012), and took seminars from Prof. Theodore Coresi (Vienna, Mondorf 2013).

Took parts in concerts at GATOB (State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet) and Kazakh State Philharmonics with State Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Yerbolat Akhmediyarov, Renat Salavatov, Nurzhan Baibussinov and Vag Papyan. Acted in opera performances on stages of Kazakh Concert Hall and “Zhas sakhna” Theater.

Performed the soprano soloist part in first-in-Kazakhstan staging of “Matthaus Passion” by Metropolitan Illarion (Alfeev) on stage of Great Hall of Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy.

Performed role of Donna Anna in concert staging of opera “Don Giovanni” by Mozart in Brescia, Italy (2012).

Took parts in stagings/concerts in Italy, Luxemburg, Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, held several solo concerts on stage of Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy.

Participant of gala-concert in Shonbrunn Opera House (Vienna) with Mahler Philharmonic orchestra under conduction of Simon Rigaudeau (France), July2014. In May 2015, by invitation of Mahler Philharmonic Society, held a solo lied concert in Vienna, accompanied by Jonathan Floril (Winner of 59th Fryderyk Chopin International Piano Competition in New York). The same year, together with Jonathan Floril recorded a CD of lieds of the composers: R.Strauss, A.Berg, S.Rakhmaninov, P.Chaikovskiy. In 2016 held a concert in Barocker Salvatorsaal, Vienna, organized by Mahler Philharmonic Society.

As a 3rd premium laureate of 7th Shizuoka International Opera Competition (WFIMC) performed at prizewinners concerts in Shizuoka and Tokyo and at final gala-concert in Hamamatsu under conduction of Chen Wen-Pin.

Is a laureate and diploma holder of international signing competitions (Bulgaria, Romania, Kazakhstan, Korea, Japan, Italy).

As a finalist of The VII Opera Ball competition, performed at The VII Opera Ball in Almaty, June 2015.

In November 2016, performed at Gran Gala Lirico concert at the stage of Bibiena Theater in Mantova, Italy, presented by Dott. Michele Nocera;

A finalist and a special prize winner of the XXIV Riccardo Zandonai International Competition, June 2017;

As a participant of Musica Riva Festival, performed role of Michaela (“Carmen”, Bizet) in July 2017;

An Artist of Mahler Philharmonic Society (Vienna) till 2016, currently is an Artist of Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet (Almaty, Kazakhstan).

 Education

2008-2013 Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy

Vocal and Conduction Faculty, Vocal Art Department, Bachelor degree (5 years). Professor – senior teacher Snezhana Brinyuk.

2013г. Universita per stranieri Dante Alighieri di Reggio Calabria (Italian language,level С1), Italy

2014г. Goethe Institut Almaty (German language, levelА2/2), Kazakhstan

Masterclasses

  • Masterclass of Mieta Siegele, July 2017 (Riva del Garda, Italy);
  • Masterclass “Rossiniana” of Katia Ricciarelli, Ernesto Palacio and Fabio Armiliato, July 2017 (Sarzana, Italy);
  • Classes of Maestro Vincenzo Manno, August 2015 (Milan, Italy);
  • International Masterclass for opera singers Salzburg Voice Festival, by invitation of Mahler Philharmony, July 2014 (Salzburg-Vienna, Austria);
  • International Masterclass for opera singers from Madam Montserrat Caballe, September 2013 (Zaragoza, Spain);
  • International Masterclass for opera singers of Professor Theodore Coresi (Vienna), March 2013 (Mondorf, Luxemburg);
  • Masterclass for vocalists from Nurlan Bekmukhambetov (Moscow), December 2012 (Almaty);
  • Masterclass on opera and performance art under the guidance of Maestro Marco Balderi (Italy), November 2012 (Almaty);
  • Winner of the grant for participation in international masterclass for opera singers on opera “Don Giovanni” by Mozart, role of Donna Anna, July 2012 (Brescia, Italy).

 Competitions

  • XXIV Riccardo Zandonai International Competition for Young Opera Singers – finalist, winner of special prize from Teatro Sao Pedro Sao Paolo, Brazil – Riva del Garda, Italy, 2017;
  • 7th International Singing Competition “Alfredo Giacomotti” – 1st premium winner – Voghera, Italy, 2015;
  • 7th Shizuoka International Opera Competition (WFIMC) – 3rd prize winner – Hamamatsu, Japan, 2014;
  • Leo Slezak International vocal competition – finalist, audience prize –Salzburg-Vienna, Austria, 2014;
  • International vocalists competition – laureate of second premium – Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2013;
  • Lied competition on poems of Pushkin – first premium laureate, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2012;
  • “Kazakh romansiada” International competition – second premium laureate, Chimkent, Kazakhstan, 2011;
  • “With Russia in heart” Music festival – laureate - Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2011;
  • 7-th International arts forum – Grand Prix – Obzor, Bulgaria, 2011;
  • 2-nd Students Olympiad – second premium laureate – Almaty, Kazakhstan,2011. 

Scholarships, grants

  • Grant for Masterclass of Mieta Sighele, July 2017 (Riva del Garda, Italy);
  • Grant from Spiros Argilis for Masterclass “Rossiniana” of Katia Ricciarelli, Ernesto Palacio and Fabio Armiliato, July 2017 (Sarzana, Italy);
  • Winner of grant from The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Leader of Nation Foundation for participation in 7th Shizuoka International Competition (WFIMC), 2014;
  • Winner of State grant for education in Kazakh National Conservatory named after Kurmangazy, 2008-2013;
  • Academic mobility program participant and winner of grant from Ministry of Culture of Republic of Kazakhstan for education in The Fryderyk Chopin University of Music with Prof. Yadviga Rappe, Warsaw, Poland, 2012;
  • Winner of scholarship from The First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Foundation, 2012-2013;
  • Winner of grant from group of Italian sponsors for participation in international masterclass for opera singers on opera “Don Giovanni” by Mozart, Brescia, Italy,2012;
  • Winner of grant “La borsa di studio” from Italian Ministry of Culture for study of the Italian language in Italy, 2013;
  • Participant of International culture Congress by invitation from Rossotrudnichestvo – Moscow-Ulianovsk, Russia, 2011.

Roles

Performed at stage:

  • Nedda, "Pagliaci", Leoncavallo, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty
  • Violetta Valeri, “La Traviata”, Verdi, Mythos Opera Festival, Italy, 2018, conductor Gabriele Pezzone;
  • Rosina, “Il barbiere di Siviglia”, Rossini, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2018, conductor Vittorio Parisi, debut;
  • Oscar, “Un ballo in maschera”, Verdi, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2018, debut;
  • Michaela, “Carmen”, Bizet, Zaragoza, Spain 2018 – conductor Ricardo Casero;
  • Adina, “L’elisir d’amore”, Donizetti, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2018, debut;
  • Clorinda, “La Cenerentola”, Rossini, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2018;
  • Michaela, “Carmen”, Bizet, Musica Riva Festival, Riva del Garda, Italy 2017 – conductor Ricardo Casero;
  • Gilda, “Rigoletto”, Verdi, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan – conductor Vittorio Parisi, Rakhimzhan Baspayev;
  • Lucia, “Lucia di Lammermoor”, Donizetti, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan;
  • Clorinda, “La Cenerentola”, Rossini, Operosa Opera Festival, Montenegro, 2016;
  • Violetta Valeri, “La Traviata”, Verdi, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan;
  • Hanna Glawari, “Die Lustige Witwe”, F. Lehar, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan;
  • Konigin der Nacht, “Die Zauberflote”, Mozart, under guidance and conduction of Maestro Dietrich Erbelding (Austria-USA), “Zhas sakhna” Theater, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2014;
  • Donna Anna, “Don Giovanni”, Mozart, under guidance of Francesco Algeri (Italy), Brescia, Italy, 2012.

Future engagements:

  • Mimi, "La Boheme", Puccini, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2019;
  • Violetta Valeri, “La Traviata”, Verdi, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2019;
  • Lucia, “Lucia di Lammermoor”, Donizetti, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2019;
  • Gilda, “Rigoletto”, Verdi, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2019;
  • Hanna Glawari, “Die Lustige Witwe”, F. Lehar, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan 2018;
  • Oscar, “Un ballo in maschera”, Verdi, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2019;
  • Adina, “L’elisir d’amore”, Donizetti, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2019;
  • Rosina, “Il barbiere di Siviglia”, Rossini, Abay State Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2019;