Maxim Paster |

Maxim Paster |

Maxim Pasteur

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Maxim Paster was born in 1975 in Kharkov. In 1994 he graduated from the Kharkov Musical College as a choirmaster, in 2003 he graduated from the Kharkov State Institute of Arts in the class of solo singing (with Prof. L. Tsurkan) and chamber singing (with D. Gendelman).

Laureate of international competitions. A. Dvorak (Karlovy Vary, 2000, 2002nd prize), “Amber Nightingale” (Kaliningrad, 2002, 2002st Prize and special prize of the Union of Composers of Russia), them. A. Solovyanenko “The Nightingale Fair” (Donetsk, 2004, Grand Prix), XII International Competition. P.I. Tchaikovsky (Moscow, 2007, special prize for the best performance of a folk song), im. B. Gmyry (Kiev, XNUMX, Grand Prix), XIII International Competition named after. P.I. Tchaikovsky (Moscow, XNUMX, III prize, prize for the best performance of a romance by P.I. Tchaikovsky, prize of I.S. Kozlovsky – the best tenor of the competition).

In 2003 he made his debut at the National Opera of Ukraine (Kyiv) in Verdi’s Requiem and in the same year at the Bolshoi Theater of Russia (Bayan in Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila).

Since 2003, Maxim Paster has been a soloist of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia. Since that time, he has taken part in almost all the theater’s premiere performances: Mazepa by Tchaikovsky (Andrei), Macbeth by Verdi (Macduff), Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel (Mephistopheles), Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman (Helmsman), Rosenthal’s Children Desyatnikov (Pyotr Tchaikovsky), Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov (Shuisky), Shostakovich’s Katerina Izmailova (Zinovy ​​Borisovich), Puccini’s Madama Butterfly (Pinkerton), Puccini’s Turandot (Pong), Bizet’s Carmen (Remendado) , “Wozzeck” Berg (Captain), “La Boheme” Puccini (Rudolf) and others.

In 2007–2010 At the invitation of the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia, he participated as a soloist in concert performances of Stravinsky’s opera-oratorio Oedipus Rex (Oedipus), Offenbach’s opera The Tales of Hoffmann (Hoffmann), Verdi’s opera La Traviata (Alfred).

He also performs the parts of Lensky (Eugene Onegin by Tchaikovsky), Berendey, Lykov and Mozart (The Snow Maiden, The Tsar’s Bride and Mozart and Salieri by Rimsky-Korsakov), Duke (Verdi’s Rigoletto), Nemorino (Love Potion “Donizetti), Prince (“Mermaid” by Dvorak), Truffaldino (“Love for Three Oranges” by Prokofiev).

The artist’s repertoire includes tenor parts in the High Mass and St. Matthew Passion by Bach, Requiems by Mozart, Salieri, Verdi, Donizetti, Dvorak, Webber, masses by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven’s Solemn Mass, Schubert, Stabat Mater by Rossini and Dvorak, ” The Bells” by Rachmaninoff, “The Wedding” by Stravinsky, cantata-oratorio works by Rossini, Berlioz, Bruckner, Mendelssohn, Janacek, Stravinsky, Prokofiev, Britten.

He also has an extensive chamber repertoire.

As a member of the Bolshoi Theater troupe and as a guest soloist, he toured to Germany, Italy, Sweden, Spain, France, Great Britain, Latvia, Finland, Slovenia, Greece, and China. Participant of music festivals in Russia, Poland, Republic of Belarus, opera festival in Savonlinna (Finland).

As a soloist and participant in the Art Project “Tenors of the 2006st Century”, he performs in many cities of Russia and abroad, at prestigious political, economic and cultural forums, solemn ceremonies (including at the G2008 summit in St. Petersburg in XNUMX ). In XNUMX he toured the US and Canada.

Participated in performances staged by E. Nyakroshus, R. Sturua, T. Chkheidze, F. Zambello, P. Konvichny, R. Wilson, D. Chernyakov, T. Servillo, A. Sokurov, D. Pountney. Collaborated with conductors Y. Bashmet, A. Vedernikov, G. Dmitryak, F. Korobov, V. Minin, V. Polyansky, G. Rozhdestvensky, P. Sorokin, D. Gatti, J. Judd, Z. Peshko and many others.

The singer’s discography includes recordings of the opera “Ruslan and Lyudmila” by Glinka (performance of the Bolshoi Theater of Russia), songs by F. Tosti (CD 1), programs of the project “Vladislav Piavko and company. Parade of tenors” (“Through wars, wars, wars we have passed…” and “D’Amore”), Mozart’s “Requiem” (concert recording from the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory).

Maxim Paster is a laureate of the Irina Arkhipova Foundation Prize (2005). Awarded with the gold medal “National Treasure” (2007).

Source: Moscow Philharmonic website

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