Vocal department

The Vocal Department of the International Musical Academy at the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi is held for the third time.

Among professors of the Department are outstanding directors of musical programs and festivals, professors and artists: Dmitry Vdovin, Sergei Leiferkus, Sebastian Schwarz, Lyubov Orfenova and Alessandro Amoretti.

The Department will comprise individual and group lessons, helping the young vocalists to improve their skills and establish professional contacts with their colleagues from other cities.

On 23 February, a concert of the Department will be held in the Sochi Organ Hall.

Artistic Director of the Vocal Department – Dmitry Vdovin.

Master-classes of the Vocal Department will be held from 17 to 24 February 2019.

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Vocal Department at the Music Academy of the XII Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi

Dmitry Vdovin

Artistic Director of the Vocal Department. Artistic Director of The Bolshoi Theater’s Young Artists Program, Honored Doer of arts of Russia

Sergei Leiferkus

World-renowned Russian opera singer (baritone), People’s Artists of Russia, Winner of the USSR State prize, soloist of the biggest international opera houses

Sebastian F. Schwarz

Well known representative of European opera management. In the past: General Director of Glyndebourne Festival, deputy artistic director of Vienna’s Theater an der Wien, Artistic Director of the Vienna Chamber Opera, co-founder and Artistic Director of the International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera Pietro Antonio Cesti, regular jury member for major international voice competitions, founder and inaugural chairman of the jury of the Glyndebourne Opera Cup, Cavaliere of the Order of the Star of Italy in recognition of his propagation and support of Italian artists and art (2015).

Lubov Orfenova

Vocal coach and pianist, accompanist who worked with the best conductors and directors of modern times (A. Pappano, V. Yurovsky, G. Rozhdestvensky, N. Järvi; F. Zambello, G. Vick, S. Winge) as well as with the most important festivals and international opera houses, coach of The Bolshoi Theatre Young Artists Program, Honored Artist of Russia

Alessandro Amoretti

World renowned coach, pianist, accompanist of several prestigious international music organizations such as the Opéra national de Paris, Shanghai opera house, Glyndebourne festival, Bregenz festival, BBCProms, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, the Royal Opera in Stockholm and Copenhagen, the National Opera in Warsaw, The Bolshoi Theater of Russia

REGULATIONS IV International Musical Academy of Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi

The Academy is conducted in order to identify and support gifted children and creative youth of promising is an effective form of search and development of talented young musicians.

- Alexander Tchaikovsky, composer