I am full trained pianist and former opera singer.
- Master's degree summa cum laude in Collaborative piano and Opera coaching at Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in Rome
- Bachelor's degree in Opera singing at Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
- High School Diploma in foreign languages
I started my musical studies as a child, studying the piano. Since I was passionate of opera already as a kid I wanted absolutely study singing. After graduating in Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre as opera singer in 2001, studying there also piano and vocal coaching, I moved to Italy and studied in prestigious Conservatory of Rome "Santa Cecilia" and with Adriana Giunta on vocal technique, as a singer I attended to masterclasses with Claudio Desderi, Monica Bacelli, Thomas Wiedenhofer, Daniela Dessì, Elizabeth Norberg Scultz, Erling Eriksen and many others. I received also Master's degree with first class honours and distinction in Collaborative piano and opera coaching at Conservatory of Rome "Santa Cecilia"
I have been always interested in foreign languages therefore I have high school diploma in Languages (English, German and Russian) I have studied also French at Istitute Francais "Saint Louis" in Rome, I have broadened my knowledge of Italian language at Università per Stranieri in Perugia and studying Italian letterature and linguistics at Università Roma Tre in Rome.
During my career as singer I have always worked also as piano accompanist and vocal coach in various singing classes and masterclasses in Italy and participated to some opera productions as vocal coach in Italy and abroad. I have collaborated among others with Teatro dell'Opera of Rome, Teatro Maggio Musicale of Florence, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia of Rome, NarniOpera, Kammeroper of Cologne, Opernwerkstatt Rhein in Cologne, City Theatre of Tartu, Shymkent Opera House in Kazakhstan etc.
My career as singer includes among others roles like Alfredo in "La traviata", Lenski in "Evgeni Onegin", Ramiro in "La cenerentola" , Tamino in "Die Zauberflöte". I have done also over 200 chamber and sacred music recitals.
Today I am mainly based in Rome and I work as pianist, language coach for opera singers preparing them for auditions, exams and important opera productions. I speak fluently italian, english and german can communicate also in french and russian.
LATEST ARTISTIC AND TEACHING EXPERIENCES
2019 Piano accompanist at vocal department at Conservatory "Ottorino Respighi" Latina (Italy)
2019 Guest lecturer at Master class "Suoni italiano?" for collaborative pianists at Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
2018 Piano accompanist and coach at Opera Laboratorio of Roma Sinfonietta at the University "Tor Vergata", Rome
2018 Vocal and diction coach in opera studio at Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre - Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro
2018 Musical director and Italian diction coach at Opera Veto (Tallinn, Estonia) - Wolf-Ferrari: Il segreto di Susanna
2018 Piano accompanist and music direction by opera studio at Conservatory Santa Cecilia in Rome - Puccini: La bohème
2017 PLMF Academia Nova, Tallinn - Workshop "Canti italiano?"
2017 Tallinn Music College - Workshop "Canti italiano?"
2017 Reate Festival - Production pianist - Il trittico italiano - Rota: La scuola di guida/Menotti: Il telefono/Dall'Ongaro: Bach Haus
2017 Piano accompanist by opera studio at Conservatory "Santa Cecilia" in Rome - Mozart: Cosi fan tutte, Menotti: Il telefono
2017 International Singing Competition "Klaudia Taev 2017" - piano accompanist for auditions in Italy
Some of the singers I work with on regular basis:
Monteverdi: Ritorno di Ulisse in patria (Teatro alla Scala), Rossini: Le comte Ory (Grand Theatre Geneve), Massenet: Werher (Teatro Municipal Mallorca), Cavalli: La Calisto (Teatro Real de Madrid)
Strauss: Elektra (Theater Bonn) Verdi: Aida (Estonian National Opera), Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer (Theater Regensburg, Estonian National Opera), Dallapiccola: Il prigioniero (Oper Graz), Schoeck: Penthesilea (Oper Bonn), Hindemith: Mörder, Hoffnung der Frauen (Grafenegg-Festival)
Puccini: La bohème (Teatro S. Carlo di Napoli, Opera Portland, Palau des Arts Valencia) Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Theater Klagenfurt, Teatro "G.Verdi" di Padova) Donizetti: Maria Stuarda (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma) Lucia di Lammermoor (Teatro "Verdi" di Padova, Hungarian State Opera)