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Ukraine: Andrei Bondarenko

Baritone - born 1987

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World finalist and Song Prize winner

Andrei Bondarenko trained at the National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music in Kiev and the Kiev Conservatory. Since 2007 he has been a soloist in the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers in St Petersburg.

Awards include third prize at the 2006 International Rimsky-Korsakov vocal competition in St Petersburg, third prize at the International Maniuszko Competition and finalist in the 2010 Operalia competition.

In 2009 he took part in the Salzburg Festival Young Singers' Project, working with Michael Schade and taking master classes with Christa Ludwig, Marjana Lipovšek and Thomas Quasthoff. In 2010 he sang Grigorio Roméo et Juliette with Yannik Nezet-Seguin and this year The Emperor Le Rossignol with Ivor Bolton.

Andrei's current roles at the Mariinsky include Gugliemo Così fan tutte and Conte Il nozze di Figaro. Other repertoire includes Onegin Eugene Onegin, Silvio Pagliacci, Marullo Rigoletto, Robert Iolanta, Aeneas Dido and Aeneas, Papageno Die Zauberflöte and Belcore L'elisir d`amore. This year, in Vienna, Germany, Moscow, St Petersburg and at the Sydney Festival, he takes part in a new Michael Sturminger project, The Giacomo Variations, alongside John Malkovich.

Future engagements include his Glyndebourne Touring Opera debut as Malatesta Don Pasquale in 2011 and Marcello La bohème at Glyndebourne Festival Opera in 2012.

Andrei enjoys playing jazz saxophone.

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Final repertoire

  • Rivolgete a lui lo sguardo (Così fan tutte) - Mozart
  • O Carlo, ascolta ... Io morrò - (Don Carlo) - Verdi
  • Fin ch'han del vino - (Don Giovanni) - Mozart
  • Ya vas lyublyu (The Queen of Spades) - Tchaikovsky

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize Final repertoire

  • In der Fremde (Op 39 No 1) - Schumann
  • Intermezzo (Op 39 No 2) - Schumann
  • Waldesgespräch (Op 39 No 3) - Schumann
  • Die Stille (Op 39 No 4) - Schumann
  • Autumn (Russia cast adrift No 1) - Georgy Sviridov
  • Russia cast adrift (Russia cast adrift No 5) - Georgy Sviridov
  • Simon, Peter ... Where are you? (Russia cast adrift No 6) - Georgy Sviridov
  • O my homeland, o happy and eternal hour (Russia cast adrift No 12) - Georgy Sviridov

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011: concert three repertoire

  • Hai già vinta la causa ... Vedrò mentr'io sospiro (Le nozze di Figaro) - Mozart
  • Mein Sehnen, mein Wähnen (Die tote Stadt) - Korngold
  • Vy mne pisali ... Kogda by zhizn domashnim krogdom (Eugene Onegin) - Tchaikovsky
  • Quella è una strada (Le maschere) - Mascagni

BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize 2011: recital three repertoire

  • V molchan'ji nochi taynoy (Op 4 No 3) - Rakhmaninov
  • Nebbie - Respighi
  • Zur Rosenzeit (Op 48 No 5) - Grieg
  • Chanson à boire (Don Quichotte à Dulcinée No 3) - Ravel
  • Oj ty, divcyno zarucenaia - Kos-Anatolsky