Awards

2010 — prize-winner at the International Young Opera Singers’ Competition in Memory of Maxim Mikhailov (3rd prize, Cheboksary).
2011 — a grant-recipient of the Wagner Prize.
2012 — prize-winner at the All-Russian Shebalin Young Vocalists Competition (1 st prize, Omsk).
2012 — prize-winner at the International Nadezhda Obukhova Young Opera Singers Competition (Lipetsk).
2014 — prize-winner at the International Competition Competizione dell’Opera (3rd prize, Uzbekistan).

				
Мария Баянкина

Biography

Graduated with distinction from the vocal faculty of the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in 2009 (class of Evgenia Sheveleva).While a student, she was a leading soloist with the Petit Opera creative group, where she performed leading roles in operas by Henry Purcell.

Since 2010 Maria Bayankina has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers.
In 2013, she made her debut at the Mariinsky Theatre as Tsaritsa Militrisa in The Tale of Tsar Saltan. Her roles at the Mariinsky includes Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Maria (Mazeppa), Kuma (The Enchantress), Kupava (The Snow Maiden), Volkhova (Sadko), Nastassya Filippovna (The Idiot), Dunyasha (The Station Master), Countess Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Corinna (Il viaggio a Reims), Violetta (La traviata), Minnie (La fanciulla del West) Rusalka (Rusalka by Antonín Dvořák).
In concert: Liza Brichkina (The Dawns Here Are Quiet), Donna Anna (The Stone Guest), Elektra (Oresteia), Imogene (Il pirata), Masha (Dubrovsky), Mariana (The Cossacks by Leonid Klinichev), The Ugly Duckling by Prokofiev, soprano solo in The Bells by Rachmaninov.

Under the direction of Larisa Gergieva she has appeared in concerts at leading European venues in Milan, Rome, Bari, Stockholm, Venice (Teatro La Fenice), Vienna (Odeon Theater), Saint-Tropez, Cannes and London (Wigmore Hall) among other cities. The singer regularly takes part in the Moscow Easter Festival, the Stars of the White Nights festival, Denis Matsuev’s festivals Stars on Baikal, Crescendo, and Denis Matsuev & Friends.

In 2019 she debuted at Bolshoi Theatre as Nastassya Filippovna (Weinberg’s The Idiot).