Yulia Matochkina, mezzo-soprano
Yulia Matochkina is a Gold Medal winner at the XV Tchaikovsky International Music Competition in 2015 and Gold Medalist at the IX Rimsky-Korsakov Competition in 2015. Yulia graduated from the Petrozavodsk Glazunov State Conservatory studying under Prof. Viktoria Gladchenko (2009). She was among the winners of the Young Talents of Russia National Competition (2008), the Nadezhda Obukhova Russian National Competition of Young Singers in Lipetsk (2010, third prize), the 26th International Sobinov Memorial Festival in Saratov (2013, first prize). She received a diploma at the International Mezzo-Soprano Competition in Memoriam of Fedora Barbieri in Saint Petersburg. In 2006 she sang Olga (Eugene Onegin) at the State Philharmonia of Karelia. Since 2008 she has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Opera Academy of Young Opera Singers. She debuted on the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre in 2009 as Cherubino in (Le Nozze di Figaro). With the Mariinsky Opera company she has been on tour to Austria, Germany, Finland, Sweden, the UK, France, Japan, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland. She participated in the Edinburgh International Festival on three occasions.