• Winner of the Young Opera Directors Competition at the Mariinsky Theatre
  • Winner of the first prize of Nano-Opera international competition
  • Winner of Digital Opera Performance competition in the “Best Video Content Design” category
  • Winner of the Onegin National Opera Award in the “Best Online Project” category
  • Winner of “Phygital” Russian National hackathon of digital art in the track “Interactive Content: Future Forms and Formats”

In 2011 he graduated with honors from the Krasnodar N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music with a degree in Vocal Art (I. V. Shulzhevsky’s course). Since 2011, he has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers.

In 2017 he graduated with honors from N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory as a director of musical theatre (I. A. Gabitov’s course). He also studied at the Higher School of Directors and Scriptwriters at Lenfilm Studios. In 2017, he undertook an internship at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf, Germany), where he worked on Donizetti’s opera Maria Stuarda as an assistant director to Guy Joosten.

At the Mariinsky Theatre, he has directed children’s productions “The Adventures of Quintaro” (2018) and “The Patchwork and the Cloud” (2020), directed a series of concerts “Film Music at the Mariinsky” in the Shchedrin Hall (2018), a theatrical divertissement “Soul of St. Petersburg —Mariinsky Theatre” in the Stravinsky Foyer (2018) and opening ceremonies of Virtuosi of the Flute International Festival in the Concert Hall (2018, 2019).

His creative works have been staged at various venues and include “Mozart and Salieri” (2014), “Anti-Formalist Paradise” (2016), “Free Shooter” (2017), “Bastien und Bastienne” (2018), “The Court Guards” (2018), “Hearing Voices” (2019), “Capulets and Montagues” (2020); “Quartet 4×4” program of Culture TV channel (2018), concert for the anniversary of the Ryazan Regional Philharmonic Society (2019), “Parable” stage cantata (2019), Lux Aeterna multimedia and choreographic performance (2019).


In 2020, he founded the Digital Opera Research Lab, where he supervised the film opera “Feast during the Plague”, created by artists from Germany, Italy, France, and Russia during the first quarantine (all funds raised during the premiere were used to help opera freelancers left jobless during the pandemic), let’s play opera “The Miserly Knight” in the world of the Sphere online game (the main part was performed by the outstanding baritone Sergey Leiferkus, who was in Portugal during the filming). Two performances were staged at the Hermitage Theatre —the already mentioned “Glossary 2.0” opera and “The Snow Queen” symphonic fairy tale by R. Sagdiyev, which speaks to teenagers about important topics using video capture of the screens of the main characters’ smartphones.

We also created two interactive projects as part of the lab: “Quiet City” AR promenade, in which the viewer uses a smartphone to witness psychoacoustic anomalies and hear what the rivers of St. Petersburg are singing about; and “Fall from Grace” —the world’s first opera written specifically for the premiere in the format of an augmented reality application. Recently we presented “Medea”, a work in the genre of dramma per musica, written at the request of the Youth Music and Plastic Theatre for the opening of the season, and “Masks” opera web series by G. Fedorov, in which the young composer creatively interpreted the events of recent years in the grotesque style. In production we have A.S. Dargomyzhsky’s “The Stone Guest”, a deepfake opera that offers an idea of how Don Juan would behave if he had access to Tinder.