ANDREI MAKSIMOV (voice)
Born in Petrozavodsk in 1995, Andrei Maksimov spent his formative years in Saint Petersburg. In 2007, Andrei enrolled at the Children's choir of TV and Radio of St Petersburg where he was a leading soprano soloist for five years. In 2012 Andrei's voice changed and, as a baritone, was awarded the first prize at the Elena Obraztsova International competition for young singers and the second prize of the Boris Shtokolov International competition. That year he also participated on The Voice (Russia TV series, first season). The following year Andrei Maksimov enrolled in the N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov. St. Petersburg State Conservatory and the Academy of Young Singers of the Mariinsky Theatre. At the Mariinsky he was cast as Fiorello in Il Barbiere di Siviglia (G. Rossini), Brundibar in Brundibar (Krasa), and Yardman, Sir in The Nose by (Schostkovich). Andrei has performed with many esteemed conductors including Valery Gergiev, Placido Domingo, and Thomas Zanderling. While at the Opera and Ballet Theater of the St. Petersburg State Conservatory he performed as Robert in Iolanta (Tchaikovsky), Ferdinand in Betrothal in a Monastery (Prokofiev), Onegin in Eugen Onegin (Tchaikovsky), Guglielmo in Cosi Fan Tutte (Mozart), the King in The Love for Three Oranges (Prokofiev) and as soloist in Carmina Burana (Orf) and Petite Messe Solennelle (Rossini). In 2019 Andrei attended the Academy of Modena State Theatre Luciano Pavarotti where he participated in masterclasses with Leone Maggiera, Mariella Devia, Michele Pertusi and Nicola Martinucci. In summer 2019 Andrei will sing production of Viaggio a Reims in the Rossini opera festival (Pesaro) as a member of the Accademia Rossiniana.