• Recipient of the Silver Medal at the Prague Quadrennial international set design exhibition in 1995 and the Golden Tiger award for an exhibition on Chekhov together with other Russian set designers (2007)
• Recipient of the Golden Sofit, St Petersburg’s most prestigious theatre award in the category “Best Set Designs” for the opera The Nose (Mariinsky Theatre, 2004) and Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (the Karambol Theatre, 2009)
• Recipient of the Golden Mask, Russia’s most prestigious theatre prize, in the category “Best Work by a Designer in Musical Theatre” for productions of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Rostov Musical Theatre, 2005), Jenůfa (Mariinsky Theatre, 2008) and Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (2009)
• Recipient of the Seagull and Crystal Turandot awards
Zinovy Margolin graduated from the Byelorussian Academy of Arts in 1982. He has worked as the Principal Designer of the Youth Theatre of Belarus and designed productions for the Moscow Theatre of the Russian Army (Le cheval évanoui), the Bolshoi Drama Theatre in St Petersburg (Les Caprices de Marianne, Californian Suite, The Dresser, The Quartet and Christmas Eve) and the Chekhov MKhAT (The Little Humpbacked Horse, The Pickwick Club and Ghosts). At the St Petersburg Chamber Opera Company he has worked on productions of Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke, The Queen of Spades and Madama Butterfly. The designer has also worked on productions of Nord-Ost (Moscow, 2002), Le Boulevard du crime (Yevgeny Vakhtangov Theatre, 2003), Il barbiere di Siviglia and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Rostov Musical Theatre, 2003, 2004), Anna Karenina, The Seagull and Eugene Onegin (the St Petersburg Boris Eifman Ballet Theatre) and Die Fledermaus (Bolshoi Theatre, 2010). At the Mariinsky Theatre he has staged productions of the operas The Nose (2004), The Tsar’s Bride (2004), Tristan und Isolde (2005), Jenůfa (2007), The Gambler, Otello and Benvenuto Cellini (2008) and The Brothers Karamazov (2009) and the ballet The Golden Age (2006).