Andrew C. Schirrmeister III Fellow
HGO Appearances: udio artist (2010 – 12), Harlequin in Richard Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos (2011), Guglielmo in the HGO Studio production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte (2011), Prison Guard in Dead Man Walking by Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally (2011), Prince Yamadori in Puccini’s Madame Butterfly (2010), third place in the 2010 Eleanor McCollum Competition.
About the Artist: A native of Moscow, he began his musical studies as a violinist. Winner of both the Bella Voce and Ippolitov-Ivanov competitions, he was the principal soloist in the Russian Army’s Red Army Ensemble from 2006 to 2009, with which he appeared in concert in China, Poland, Morocco, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Turkey, Germany, Slovakia, Belgium, India, and Canada. In Summer 2011 he was a member of the Academy of the Aix-en-Provence Festival in France. In the 2011-12 season, he performed in Verdi's Don Carlos, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville and Verdi’s La traviata.