Vocal department

The Vocal Department of the International Musical Academy at the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi is held for the sixth time.

Among professors of the Department are outstanding directors of musical programs and festivals, professors and artists: Dmitry Vdovin, Sergei Leiferkus, Ildar Abdrazakov, Mzia Bakhtouridze, Gianluca Marcianò, Julia Lagahuzère.

The Department will comprise individual and group lessons, helping the young vocalists to improve their skills and establish professional contacts with their colleagues from other cities.

On 27 February, a concert of the Department will be held in the Sochi Organ Hall.

Artistic Director of the Vocal Department – Dmitry Vdovin.


Vocal Department at the Music Academy of the XIV Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi

Dmitry Vdovin

Artistic Director of the Vocal Department. Artistic Director of The Bolshoi Theater’s Young Artists Program, Honored Doer of arts of Russia

Sergei Leiferkus

World-renowned Russian opera singer (baritone), People’s Artists of Russia, Winner of the USSR State prize, soloist of the biggest international opera houses

Ildar Abdrazakov

Russian opera singer (bass). Honored Artist of the Russian Federation. People's Artist of the Republic of Bashkortostan, People's Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan. Winner of the national theater award "Golden Mask" and two Grammy Awards

Mzia Bakhtouridze

A sought-after chamber musician. Constantly performs as an accompanist in the best halls of Europe and America. Among her ensemble partners are such singers as Ramon Vargas, Roberto Scandiuzzi, Roberto Frontali, Renato Bruzon, Ildar Abdrazakov, Olga Borodina, Barbara Frittoli, Vitaly Kovalev, Fabio Sartori, Elina Garancia and Petr Bechala

Gianluca Marcianò

Artistic Director of the Al Bustan Festival in Beirut. Founder and Artistic Director of the Festival Suoni dal Golfo in Lerici.Principal Guest Conductor of the National Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus

Julia Lagahuzère

Well-known representative of European opera management. General Director for Opera for Peace. Artistic consultant to the Queen Sonja International Music Competition in Oslo. Previously worked at the San Francisco Opera, Scottish Opera and Opéra de Limoges as well as being the Deputy Casting Director for Opéra National de Paris

REGULATIONS Vocal Department
VI International Musical Academy of Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi

Registration for participation in 2021 is completed

The Academy is conducted in order to identify and support gifted children and creative youth of promising is an effective form of search and development of talented young musicians.

- Alexander Tchaikovsky, composer