Alexey Kudrya |

Alexey Kudrya |

Alexey Kudrya

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Born in Moscow in a family of professional musicians. Father – Vladimir Kudrya, professor at the Russian Academy of Music. Gnesinykh, flutist and conductor, until 2004 he was the chief conductor of the Ulyanovsk Philharmonic Orchestra; mother – Natalia Arapova, flute teacher and artist of the orchestra of the Opera Studio of the Russian Academy of Music. Gnesins.

Alexei graduated with honors from the Moscow Musical School. Gnesins, in 2004 he graduated from the orchestra department of the Russian Academy of Music. Gnesins in the class of flute and symphony conducting, and at the same time the Musical College. S. S. Prokofiev in the class of academic vocals, in 2006 he graduated from the graduate school of the Russian Academy of Music. Gnesins.

In 2005-2006 he studied at the Galina Vishnevskaya Opera Center, where he sang the part of the Duke of Mantua (Verdi’s Rigoletto).

In 2004-2006 he worked as a soloist of the Moscow Academic Musical Theatre. K. S. Stanislavsky and Vl. I. Nemirovich-Danchenko, where he performed the parts of Prince Guidon (Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Tale of Tsar Saltan), Nemorino (Donizetti’s Love Potion), Ferrando (Mozart’s That’s What Everyone Does). The parts of Alfredo (Verdi’s La Traviata) and Lensky’s (Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky) were also prepared there.

In parallel with his studies and work, the talented musician successfully participated in many Russian and foreign music and vocal competitions.

Alexey Kudrya is the owner of the following music awards:

  • Winner of the XXII International Competition of Opera Singers. Iris Adami Corradetti 2007 in Italy (1st prize)
  • Laureate of the International Competition of Opera Singers. G. Vishnevskaya 2006 in Moscow (II prize)
  • Laureate of the international competition of opera singers Neue Stimmen-2005 in Germany (XNUMXnd prize)
  • Winner of the International TV competition “Romansiada 2003” (1st prize and special prize “Potential of the Nation”)
  • Winner of the III International Delphic Games (Kyiv 2005) in the nomination “Academic singing” – gold medal
  • Laureate of the XII International Vocal Competition “Bella voce”
  • Grand Prix of the National Flute Competition named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Laureate of the International Competition “Virtuosi of the XXI century”
  • Laureate of the International Festival. E. A. Mravinsky (1st prize, flute)
  • Laureate of the All-Russian competition “Classical Heritage” (piano and composition)

Alexey Kudrya toured as part of the Russian Virtuosos youth creative association in the UK and South Korea, performed in many cities of Russia and neighboring countries. He performed as a soloist-flutist with the orchestra of the State Capella. M. I. Glinka (St. Petersburg), the State Symphony Orchestra conducted by V. Ponkin, the State Symphony Orchestra of the Ulyanovsk Philharmonic, the chamber orchestras Cantus Firmus and Musica Viva, etc.

As a vocalist, Alexey Kudrya participated in the official concerts of FIFA World Cup 2006 in Germany. With the part, Ferrando participated in concert performances for the 250th anniversary of Mozart in a project conducted by T. Currentzis in Novosibirsk and Moscow.

At the end of 2006 he made his European debut with the part of Nemorino in Austria, then he sang the part of Lord Arturo (Lucia de Lammermoor) in Bonn.

The 2007-2008 season was very fruitful – Alexey made his debut in 6 games. This is Aristophanes in Telemann’s baroque opera Patient Socrates at the 2007 Early Music Festival in Innsbruck, with the same part he performed under the baton of Maestro Jacobs at the Berlin State Opera, in Hamburg and Paris. As well as Lensky in Lübeck (Germany), Lykov (The Tsar’s Bride) at the Frankfurt State Opera, Count Almaviva (The Barber of Seville) in Bern (Switzerland), Ernesto (Don Pasquale) in Monte Carlo and Count Liebenskoff (Journey to Reims) at the famous Rossinievsky Opera Festival 2008 in Pesaro (Italy).

The young singer received excellent criticism for all, without exception, premieres, both in Russia and in Europe. All critics note the pure flight timbre and the great mobility of his voice, which promises him a great future in the operatic repertoire of the Baroque era, bel canto, as well as Mozart and early Verdi.

The singer also conducts a wide concert activity. During the period 2006 – 2008 he took part in more than 30 concerts in Germany, Austria, and also in Moscow.

The demand for the singer is growing rapidly, during the 2008-2010 seasons he was engaged in 12 theaters in France, in Antwerp and Ghent in Belgium, Bern in Switzerland, and this list is expanding every month. Alexey Kudrya also collaborates with the Moscow Philharmonic, the Moscow State Conservatory, the Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Fedoseev, the Theater. Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko and the Mikhailovsky Theater in St. Petersburg.

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