Yaroslav Abaimov tenor
Yaroslav Abaimov graduated from the Sveshnikov Choral College in 2005 and from the Popov Choral Academy in 2010 with degrees in singing (Professor Nesterenko’s class) and in choral conducting (Associate Professor Gavdush’s class). He attended master classes of Giandomenico Bisi, Gloria Borelli (Italy) and George Darden (USA) at the Moscow International Vocal School. Competition highlights include Prize-winner of the Pirogov All-Russia Vocal Competition (First Prize and Special Prize for the best interpretation of a Glinka romance, 2005), Prize-winner of the 21st-Century Art International Competition (Second Prize in the Piano Ensemble Nomination, Ukraine, 2006) and Prize-winner of the International Singing Competition (1st Prize, Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2013).
In 2007, Abaimov performed the tenor part in Mozart’s Requiem with the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Russia, conducted by Vladimir Spivakov, at the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Eifman St. Petersburg Ballet. In 2009, he performed the same part with the Minsk Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Galanov, and Lucas in Haydn’s The Seasons, conducted by Gómez Martines, at the Fêtes Musicales de Savoie Festival in France.
Since 2010 he has been a member of Novaya Opera where he performed roles such as Lensky in Eugene Onegin, Simpleton in Boris Godunov, Babylas in A Dinner Party with Italians, Nicias in Thais, Bayan in Ruslan and Lyudmila, Chaplitsky in The Queen of Spades, Ovlur in Prince Igor, Tsar Berendey in The Snow Maiden, Young Sailor in Tristan und Isolde, An Italian Tenor in Capriccio, Borsa in Rigoletto, Gaston in La Traviata, Nobleman of Brabant in Lohengrin, Peter Quint in The Turn of the Screw and Nadir in Les Pêcheurs de Perles. His recent engagements include: Nadir and Ferrando in Così fan Tutte, with the National Reisopera Amsterdam; Astrologer in The Golden Cockerel, at Opéra National de Lorraine and Teatro Real Madrid; Lensky in Eugene Onegin, at Bolshoi Theatre and Novaya Opera.
Yaroslav Abaimov has participated inseveral CD recordings. While studying, he worked with prominent conductors such as Victor Popov, Evgeny Svetlanov, Mikhail Pletnyov, Ion Marin and James Conlon.