Diploma-recipient at the International Elena Obraztsova Competition (St Petersburg, 2003).
Born in St Petersburg. From 1980–1990 he studied at the St Petersburg Glinka Choral School. In 1998 he was admitted to the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire.
Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers since 1999. The same year he made his Mariinsky Theatre debut as Guido Bardi (Una tragedia fiorentina).
In 2004 and 2005 he attended master classes conducted by Renata Scotto at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre:
The Pretender (Boris Godunov),
Head of the Streltsy (Khovanshchina),
1st Herald (The Snow Maiden),
Townsman of Novgorod, 1st Merchant (Mlada, in concert),
Chaplitsky, Master of Ceremonies at the Ball (The Queen of Spades),
Heated Gambler (The Gambler),
Physician (Love for Three Oranges),
Ivan, Policeman (ten policemen), Gentleman (seven gentlemen), Doorman of the Chief of Police (The Nose),
Don Luigino (Il viaggio a Reims, in concert),
Normanno (Lucia di Lammermoor),
Gastone (La traviata),
Trabuco (La forza del destino),
Conte di Lerma, Royal Herald (Don Carlo),
Tinca (Il tabarro),
Gerardo (Gianni Schicchi),
1st Peasant (I pagliacci, in concert),
1st Philistine (Samson et Dalila),
Erik (Der fliegende Hollander),
Brabantische Edle (Lohengrin),
1st Knight of the Grail (Parsifal),
2nd Jew (Salome).
His concert repertoire includes arias from Russian and Italian operas.
Together with the Mariinsky Opera Company he has toured to the Netherlands (Concertgebouw, Amsterdam), France (Opera National, Paris), the UK (Barbican Hall and Coliseum, London), Sweden (Royal Opera, Stockholm), Finland (Mikkeli Music Festival) and Israel (Red Sea Festival, Eilat).