Dmitry Vdovin, Voice
Artistic Director of the Bolshoi Young Artist Program, Professor, Voice Department, State Choral Art Academy, formerly of the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music and Voice Department Chair, Gnessins College of Music. Named “Person of the Year” in 2012 by major publication in Russia, “Muzykal’noe Obozrenie.” Jury member at numerous international competitions including Viotti/Pavarotti, Glinka, Bordeaux-Medoc, Montreal International Voice Competition, Grand Opera TV Contest and many others. In 1996 Mr. Vdovin became a full-time assistant to the renowned Russian mezzo soprano Irina Arkhipova and a voice teacher and artistic director of her summer school. Mr.Vdovin has given master classes and consultations for singers in Russia, as well as in USA, Italy, Belgium, France, Mexico, Latvia.
From 2000, Dmitry Vdovin serves as the Artistic Director and teacher of the Annual Moscow International School of Vocal Art. From 1986 to 1992, Mr. Vdovin was a music/opera critic for major Moscow newspapers and periodicals. Studied at the Moscow State Lunatcharsky Institute of Theatrical Arts (currently Russian Academy of Theatrical Arts). From 1984-1986 as the soloist with the Red Army Ensemble, he toured former USSR, Finland and Eastern Europe.
As a Chairman of the opera department of the National Theater Union from 1987 to 1992 he produced the Anniversary Festivals honoring the great composers Mussorgsky (1989), Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev (1990) at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Light Opera Festival in Odessa (1990) and Light Opera Competition in Moscow (1992).
From 1992 Mr. Vdovin serves as the Artistic Manager of the Moscow Center for Music and Theater, the artistic agency that coordinates interaction between Russian and International Opera Companies and concert organizations. He served as a host for the 20 segments of the “Grand Prix of Moscow” TV-Young Singers Competition on the 1st National Channel. Many of Mr. Vdovin’s voice students have won major International competitions and have become principal artists. These include Internationally renowed artists such as tenors Dmitry Korchak and Maxim Mironov, sopranos Albina Shagimuratova and KaterinaSiurina-Castronovo, baritones Vassily Ladyuk and Rodion Pogossov, tenors Sergey Romanovsky and Pavel Kolgatin, bass Nikolay Didenko and many others. They appear on major international opera stages ( Met, Bolshoi, La Scala, Covent Garden, Opera de Paris, Wiener Staats Oper etc.).