Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov is a singer at the Mariinsky academy which trains young singers for the Kirov opera. His awards include 1st prize in the XVIII International Glinka Competition in 1997 and the Grand Prize in the III International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition, and has also toured internationally in Kirov Opera productions.
Read Ildar Abdrazakov's biography and listen to his performances in a song recital given by singers from the Kirov Academy, recorded live from the Wigmore Hall, with pianist Larissa Gergieva:
For the shores of the distant homeland
A statue in Tsarskoye Selo
On the Hills of Georgia
The fire of longing burns in my heart
Ruslan`s Aria, from Ruslan and Lyudmila
Duet: The Prince and Melnik, from Rusalka with Daniil Shtoda