• Prize-winner at the V International Pavel Lisitsian Competition (Vladikavkaz, 2017, 1st prize)
• Prize-winner at the XI Elena Obraztsova International Competition of Young Opera Singers (St Petersburg, 2017, 2nd prize and special prize for the best performance of a Rachmaninoff’s romance)
• Prize-winner at the IV International Pavel Lisitsian Competition (Vladikavkaz, 2016, 3rd prize)
Shota Chibirov graduated from the vocals department of the Vladikavkaz Gergiev College of Arts (2009, class of Nelli Khestanova) and the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (2014, class of Professor Anatoly Kiselyov).
In 2015, he was accepted into the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers. Studies in the class of Grayr Khanedanian.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Yeroshka (Prince Igor)
Prokhor (Grigory Melekhov in concert)
Kai (The Story of Kai and Gerda)
Shabby Peasant (Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk)
Shabashkin (Dubrovsky in concert)
Vanyusha (Klinichev's The Cossacks in concert)
The Knife-Grinder (The Idiot)
Armand Fleury (Orango)
Ruggero (La rondine in concert)
First Jew (Salome)
Ivan, the Captain, a Cossack (Siberia in concert)
Peasant (La Fille du régiment in concert)
Monostatos (Die Zauberflöte)
Shota Chibirov regularly appears in chamber music concerts by the Academy of Young Opera Singers and in productions for children: The Little Sweep,Town Musicians of Bremen, Adalmina’s Pearl, The Turnip, The Wooden House, The Brave Hare, Murych the Cat.