Igor Gribkov was born in 1966 in Leningrad. In 1990 he graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov Leningrad State Conservatory as a choral conductor (class of Elizaveta Kudryavtseva) and, while still a student, began to work with the Children’s Choir of TV and Radio of Leningrad (now Children’s Choir of TV and Radio of St Petersburg), eventually becoming its Principal Chorus Master. The Choir of TV and Radio frequently takes part in Mariinsky Theatre and Mikhailovsky Theatre productions.
At the Mariinsky Theatre it has been involved in performances of the ballets A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Mendelssohn (choreography by George Balanchine), The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky (production by Mihail Chemiakin) and operas А True Story About Cinderella by Tarnopolsky (directed by Arkady Gevondov) and The Queen of Spades by Tchaikovsky (directed by Alexei Stepanyuk).
Information for April 2021