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.