General information about the Vocal Department
February 21 - 26, 2022

The Vocal Department of the International Music Academy at the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi is held for the seventh time.

Among professors of the Department are outstanding directors of musical programs and festivals, professors and artists: Dmitry Vdovin, Sergei Leiferkus, Alessandro Ariosi, Robert Körner, Christina Mkhitaryan, Mzia Bakhturidze, Сesar Alvarez, Elena Ostrovsky.

The Department will comprise individual and group lessons, helping the young vocalists to improve their skills and establish professional contacts with their colleagues from other cities.

On 26 February, a concert of the Department will be held in the Sochi Organ Hall.

Artistic Director of the Vocal Department – Dmitry Vdovin.


Vocal Department of the Music Academy of the XV Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi

Dmitry Vdovin

Artistic Director of the Vocal Department, Artistic Director of The Bolshoi Theatre’s Young Artists Program, Russian Honored Arts Worker, professor of the Choir Arts Academy.

Sergei Leiferkus

An outstanding opera singer (baritone), People's Artist of the RSFSR, laureate of the USSR State Prize, soloist of the Mariinsky Theater, London Royal Opera, Metropolitan Opera Theater.

Alessandro Ariosi

Head of the Ariosi Management Agency.

Robert Körner

Casting director of the Wien State Opera.

Kristina Mkhitaryan

Opera singer (soprano), performs on the world's leading opera houses stages (Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, Dutch National Opera, German National Opera, etc.).

Mzia Bakhturidze

Pianist, for 30 years - pianist-tutor at the Milan Teatro alla Scala, performs in partnership with the world's largest opera singers in the best halls in Europe and America.

Сesar Alvarez

Opera conductor.

Elena Ostrovsky (USA)

An opera singer (soprano) who has performed on many world stages. Breathing and relaxation practice coach (Alexander's technique and yoga)

PROVISIONS & POLICIES of the Vocal Department of the VII International Music Academy of the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi

Registration for participation in 2022 is completed

The Academy is conducted in order to identify and support gifted children and creative youth of promising is an effective form of search and development of talented young musicians.

- Alexander Tchaikovsky, composer