Born in Leningrad. Graduated from the Leningrad State University in 1977 and Leningrad Conservatoire (class of Prof. I.A. Alexeev and G.V. Zastavny) in 1983. Has trained at the Mariinsky Theatre under K.S. Laptev in 1984-85
Joined the Mariinsky Theatre in 1985.
His repertoire includes:
Shchelkalov, Boyar (Boris Godunov)
Eletsky (The Queen of Spades)
A Watchman’s Voice (The Maid of Pskov)
Venetian merchant (Sadko)
Japanese envoy (The Nightingale)
Worker (The Fiery Angel)
The First Contemporary (Semyon Kotko)
Ferdinand, Father Shartrese (Betrothal in a monastery)
Worker, Coachman (Katerina Ismailova)
The Narrator (The Story of Kai and Gerda)
Figaro, Bartolo, Fiorello (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Giorgio Germont, Giuseppe (La traviata)
the Officer (Rigoletto)
A Flemish Deputy (Don Carlo)
Marcello (La boheme)
Yakuside, Prince Yamadori, Official Registrar (Madama Butterfly)
Guccio (Gianni Schicchi)
Has worked with the such conductors as Valery Gergiev, Yevgeny Kolobov, Yuri Temirkanov, Maris Yansons.
Has toured with the Mariinsky Theatre throughout the world.
Recordings: The Fiery Angel, Boris Godunov, Khovanshchina (Philips Classic).