One of the most sought after basses in the world, Mikhail Petrenko's vocal and acting talents are vast. He has collaborated with conductors of the highest calibre such as, Valery Gergiev, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Pierre Boulez, Yannick Nezet Seguin, Sir Simon Rattle, Daniel Harding and Vladimir Jurowski to name but a few.
Mikhail was born in St Petersburg and graduated from the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire (class of Professor Minzhilkiev). He was awarded diplomas at the III International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition for Young Opera Singers (St Petersburg, 1998) and the 1st Elena Obraztsova Competition for Young Opera Singers. As a prizewinner at the International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition for Young Opera Singers he was well known and became a finalist and diploma-winner at the Maria Callas New Verdi Voices Competition in Parma, 2000.
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