Vadim Volkov, countertenor
Bolshoi Young Artist Studio student, Vadim was born in Krasnodar. In 2009-2013 he studied at the Krasnodar Rimsky-Korsakov Musical College. In 2014, he entered the Russian University of Drama Art (GITIS) the Musical Theatre Department, the workshop of Dmitry Bertman where he studied voice with Emma Sarkissyan. In 2014 Vadim made his debut at the Helicon Opera singing the part of Orest in the premiere of a new production of La belle Hélène by Offenbach. In 2015 he sang the part of Angel in the concert version of opera Demon by Rubinstein staged by Dmitri Bertman in the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow with Dmitri Khvorostovski in the title role. During the 2015-2016 season Vadim performed the part of Nezhata in opera Sadko by Rimsky Korsakov. From 2016 he has been an artist of the Young Artist Program of the Bolshoi Theatre. During his time in the Program, he performed in the concerts of the Young Artists Program in Belgium, Germany, and Italy. In July of 2017 Vadim will make his debut on the Historical stage of the Bolshoi theatre of Russia singing the part of countertenor in the new production “Nureyev” by Ilya Demutsky.