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Winners of the I Muslim Magomaev International Vocalists Contest

I prize, title of winner
Gavid Samedov (baritone)
Born on May 14, 1987 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Graduated from the U. Gadzhibekov Baku Academy of Music ( professor E. Kulieva class) and the Academy of Operatic and Vocal Arts in Osimo, Italy.
2005 internship in the G. P. Vishnevskaya Opera Centre in Moscow.
Winner of the IV International Bulbul International Competition (I prize, Baku, 2006) and Rosa Ponselle X International Competition (I prize, Italy, 2010).
Is currently mastering his vocal skills at the International "Renata Tebaldi - Mario Del Monaco"
Singing Academy in Pesaro, Italy and performs in Opera Houses and Concert Halls in Azerbaijan, Russia and Europe.

I prize, title of winner
Ilya Silchukov (baritone)
Born on February 4, 1982 in Minsk.
In 2000 obtained a degree with honors at the Republican Gymnasium-college under the Belarusian State Academy of Music, degree in choral conducting ( docent L.Shimanovich class),
2002 vocal singing department of the M.I. Glinka Minsk School of Music (class by A. Murzich),
2005 vocal singing department of the Belarusian State Academy of Music,
2007 training assistantship under the Academy of Music (class by docent, Peoples Artist of Belarus P. Ridiger).
Since 2005 soloist of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus.
Laureate of republican and international contests.

II prize, title of winner
Samir Jafarov (tenor)
Born on November 19, 1976 in Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic, Azerbaijan.
Graduated from the Azerbaijan State University of Arts in 1997 (Musical Comedy Actor),
2001 the Baku Academy of Music,
2004 the G. P. Vishnevskaya Moscow Opera Centre.
Laureate of international vocalist competitions.
Currently is a soloist of the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre.
In 2007 was awarded Honored Artist of Azerbaidzhan.

III Prize, title of winner
Oksana Volkova (mezzo-soprano)
Born on February 9, 1980 in Minsk.
Graduated from the Lunacharsky Belarusian State Academy of Music, vocal singing class by professor L.I. Galushkina.
Laureate of republican and international contests.
Since 2002 soloist of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus.
Since October 2009 actress of the Young Opera Singers Programme at the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.

III Prize, title of winner
Dmitry Trifonov (baritone)
Born on April 2, 1991 in Khabarovsk.
2006 2010 the Khabarovsk Regional College of Arts (vocal singing department).
Since 2010 first-year student at the Popov Academy of Choral Singing, vocal singing class by professor D.U. Vdovin, Moscow.
I Prize Laureate of the Bella Voce XVI International Singing Contest, 2010.

Special Prize for the best performance of M. Magomaevs song and Sponsor Prize from Orfey radio station.
Yevgeny Kungurov (baritone)
Born on July 18, 1983 in Zarechny, Sverdlovsk region.
In 2007 graduated from the Moscow State P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory (class by professor, Peoples Artist of Russia B.N. Kudryavtsev).
Since 2007 soloist of the Kolobov Novaya Opera Theatre of Moscow.
Laureate of international prizes.








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