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Tamara NOVITCHENKO (soprano)

Upon graduation from the Rimsky-Korsakov Leningrad State Conservatory, Tamara Novitchenko performed as a soloist for the Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre named after I. Franko in the city of Lvov (Ukraine), singing the leading parts of the lyrical coloratura repertoire. In 1988 she was granted the title of Honoured Artist of Russia. Since 1972 Tamara Novitchenko has held the post of solo vocal teaching professor at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and in 1992 she was given the academic title of professor for her academic studies. Every year Tamara Novitchenko holds vocal master classes in Petrozavodsk, Volgograd, Pskov and other cities in Russia and also abroad in Stuttgart, Prague, Wroclaw, Seoul. Novitchenko has often been invited to serve on the jury at different vocal competitions, including the S. Moniuszko competition in Poland, the competition in Carlovy Vary (the Czech Republic) and many others. During her teaching career at the Conservatory Tamara Novitchenko has trained over fifty vocal singers who now perform with the leading opera theatres of St. Petersburg, other cities of Russia and CIS, and abroad. Among them are laureates of international vocal competitions E. Ustinova, G. Shoydagbaeva, E. Mirtova, M. Shaguch, A. Netrebko, T. Pavlovskaya, and I. Matayeva, to name but a few.