SAMSONS IZJUMOVS received musical training at the Jāzeps Mediņš Riga Music College and the Latvian Academy of Music, class of Prof.Guri Antipov (1974-1979). A soloist at the Latvian National Opera since 1978.
He successfully participated in numerous international competitions - Alfrēds Kalniņš International Competition (2nd place, 1975), Georg Ots International Vocal Competition (1st place, Tallinn, 1985). He gave a solo concert at the Moscow Conservatoire Hall (1992). Samsons Izjumovs has collaborated with such conductors as R.Koffman (Aleko, Amsterdam), V.Gergiyev (La Traviata, Don Carlos, Mariinsky Theatre in St.Petersburg), J.Kolobov (Maria Stuarda, Novaya Opera in Moscow). He has performed Mussorgsky's Songs and Dances of Death in Milan, participated at the Bregenz Festival (N.Rimsky-Korsakov The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronya), at the festival The Red Square Invites in Moscow, at the performance of Rachmaninov's opera Aleko in Paris (conductor V.Fedoseyev), at the festivals Irina Arkhipova Invites. Appeared in the role of Germont in La Traviata in Klagenfurt (1998, 1999).
Concert performances in Latvia, Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, Germany, Poland, Holland, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Spain, England, Finland among other countries.
His repertoire includes large scale vocal instrumental works (among others, Requiems by Mozart, Verdi and Faure, Brahms' German Requiem, Orff's Carmina burana).
Awarded with the Latvian Three Stars order in 2010.
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