Giacomo Casanova II
Andrei was born in 1987 in Kamenez-Podolsky, Ukraine. Since 2007 he has been is soloist of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers. In 2003 he entered the vocal department of the National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music in Kiev, Ukraine and in 2004 was admitted to the vocal department of the Kiev Conservatory. Andrei was then a soloist of the Ukraine National Philharmonic Society.
Andrei was awarded a diploma at the Ukrainian competition "New Ukrainian Voices" and won first prize at the international vocal competition "Art in the 21st Century" in Vorzel (Ukraine). He was a prize-winner at the 2006 International Rimsky-Korsakov vocal competition in Saint-Petersburg and at the 2008 all-Russian Nadezhda Obuhova Young Vocalists´ Festival and Competition.
Andrei has toured with Larissa Gergieva in France, Switzerland, England and Scotland.
In summer 2009 he took part in the Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project, where he worked intensively with Michael Schade and took Masterclasses with Christa Ludwig Marjana Lipovek and Thomas Quasthoff. One season later he returned to the Festival to take part in the production of Gounod Roméo et Juliette under the baton of Yannik Nézet-Seguin.
His future engagements will include his principal contract with the Marrinky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Further to this he will be making his Glyndebourne touring Opera debut as Malatesta in Don Pasquale and will return in the same season to the Glyndebourne Festival Opera to sing Marcello in la Bohème.
His other repertoire includes Onegin (Eugene Onegin), Silvio (I Pagliacci), Marullo (Rigoletto), Robert (Iolanta), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas), Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Belcore (L`Elisir d`Amore).