St Petersburg, Concert Hall

Concert by fellows of the Atkins Program

Angelina Akhmedova (soprano)
Aigul Khismatullina (soprano)
Ekaterina Sannikova (soprano)
Dmitry Grigoriev (bass)
Vladislav Kupriyanov (baritone)
Gamid Abdulov (baritone)
Anna Muradyan (soprano)

Piano: Arina Vaganova and Alexander Rubinov

songs, romances, arias, duets from operas by Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Donizetti, Puccini, Lehar, Leoncavallo, Rubinstein, Rachmaninoff, Sviridov, Cui, Gurilyov, Curtis

About the Concert

Atkins Young Artists Program is a project, bringing to Mariinsky world's leading teachers, coaches, tutors and consultants on the art of singing, traditions and practices of opera performing, languages, music styles, acting techniques, interpretation, stage movement, etc. Atkins Fellows are young singers, whose talents have been publicly acknowledged at most prestigious international competitions and festivals. The Program provides them with exceptional opportunities for artistic development and professional growth. Together with chances to master their vocal skills, Atkins Fellows perform and tour with the core Mariinsky troupe as well as with their own concert and charity concert programs, study in Europe and the USA, work with theater administrators and managers, PR agencies and have opportunities to audition for future engagements with most successful artistic agencies, opera companies and chamber ensembles.

Maestro Valery Gergiev is the Atkins Young Artists Program Artistic Director
The project is generously supported by Mrs. Veronica Atkins (USA)

Head Coach: Craig Rutenberg (USA)
Coaches: Olga Kondina, Arina Vaganova
Guest Coaches: Christopher Middleton (Great Britain), Dennis Giauque (USA), Valeriya Polunina (Russia, USA)
Coaches-Directors: Peter McClintock (USA), Laurie Feldman (USA, Italy), Paula Williams (USA)
Collaborative Pianists: Alexander Rubinov, Elena Samarina
Guest Collaborative Pianist: Myra Huang (USA)
Tutors of Foreign Languages: Irina Scherbakova (English), Natalia Lomakina (Italian), Natalia Rasskazova (French), Francesca Boni (Italy) (Italian)

Age category 6+

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