Pyotr Migunov

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Pyotr Migunov was born in Leningrad. After graduating from the Glinka Choral School where he specialised in choral conducting he entered the vocal faculty of the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of V. Lebed); he subsequently completed a postgraduate study (class of Professor Nikolai Okhotnikov).

He has collaborated with the St Petersburg State Academic Choral Capella, performing solo roles in Verdi’s Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Bach’s Mass in B Minor, Rachmaninoff’s cantata The Bells and Stravinsky’s Les Noces.

Pyotr Migunov performs at prestigious concert venues throughout Russia, among them the Greater and Lesser Halls of the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the halls of the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet of the St Petersburg Conservatoire and the State Academic Choral Capella. In 2003 Pyotr Migunov made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia (Moscow). He currently performs in Bolshoi Theatre productions including Verdi’s Falstaff, Desyatnikov’s Rosenthal’s Children and Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. The singer’s repertoire also includes the roles of Méphistophélès (Gounod’s Faust), King René (Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta), Gremin (Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin), Sobakin (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tsar’s Bride), Aleko (Rachmaninoff’s Aleko), Don Bartolo (Mozart’s Les nozze di Figaro), Don Basilio (Rossini’s Il barbiere di Siviglia), Inigo (Ravel’s L’Heure espagnole, Tom (Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera) and Mendoza (Prokofiev’s The Duenna).

Pyotr Migunov has toured to the USA, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Slovenia, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Greece, South Korea and Japan. In 2000 he made his debuts in New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Centre, while 2003 saw his debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Pyotr Migunov is an Honoured Artist of Russia and a prize-winner at the following competitions: 5th international competition of young performers (Tokyo, 1st prize, 1997); 5th international competition of young performers (Krakow, diploma, 1997); 7th international Mozart competition (Salzburg, special prize, 1999); Giuseppe Verdi international competition (Busseto, diploma, 1999); 2nd Yelena Obraztsova international competition for young opera singers (Saint-Petersburg, diploma and special prize, 2001); the Sviridov international competition (Kursk, 1st prize, 2004); 2nd prize and special award at the 21st International Glinka Competition (Chelyabinsk, 2005).

 

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