Born in Pavlograd (Ukraine). In 2001 graduated from the Gnesin Music Academy in Moscow. While still a student, he became a soloist with the Vladimir Minin’s Moscow Chamber Choir. In 2005 he became a soloist with the choir of Moscow’s Sretensky monastery.
In 2010-13, he was a soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Opera Company.
He has performed at the world’s finest opera houses and concert venues, including Metropolitan Opera New York, La Scala, Paris National Opera, Berlin State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Theater an der Wien, Zurich Opera, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Real in Madrid, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Washington National Opera, Canadian Opera Company Toronto, Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia; Chorégies d'Orange, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Salzburg Festival, Bregenz Festival,
Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, Macau International Music Festival.
Has worked with many leading conductors including Riccardo Muti, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Spivakov, Yuri Bashmet, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Marco Armiliato, James Levine, Fabio Luisi, Phillippe Jordan, James Conlon, Jan Latham Koenig, Bertrand de Billy, Thomas Sanderling, Jesus López-Cobos, Riccardo Frizza and Mikhail Pletnev.
He has also appeared with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, as well as on the stages of Avery Fisher Hall, New York, Harris Theater, Chicago, John Hancock Hall Boston, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Wiener Konzerthaus, Seoul Arts Center, NHK Hall Tokyo.
2nd prize at the Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow
Title of Honoured Artist of Russia
The Golden Mask National Theatre prize for the role of Philip II (Don Carlo at the Bolshoi Theatre)