Biography

Russian-American bass Nikita Storojev’s international career has taken him to the world's major opera houses, great concert halls and international festivals in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Florence, London, Milan, Munich, New York, Paris, Tokyo, and Vienna. He has over two dozen commercial recordings and five DVDs, under the batons of such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Mariss Jansons, Neeme Järvi, John Nelson, Sir John Pritchard, and Mstislav Rostropovich. He has been called "simply perfect" by Paris’ Diapason.

Highlights of Mr. Storojev’s opera appearances include The Police Sergeant in Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk with San Francisco Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Opéra National de Paris, Opera Monte Carlo, and De Nederlandse Opera; the title role in Boris Godunov with the Komische Oper Berlin, Budapest Festival, and with the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México; King Dodon in Tchaikovsky’s Le Coq d’Or with the Mariinsky Theatre; and Bedyai in Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Invisible City of Kitezh with De Nederlandse Opera. Recently he was featured soloist in Johnstown Symphony Orchestra’s annual opera gala.

On the concert stage, his successes include Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible with the Orquesta y Coro Nacionales de España; Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 14 with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México and at the Bard Music Festival; the world premiere of Lera Auerbach’s Russian Requiem at the Bremen Festival (Germany); and Verdi’s Requiem with the Dallas Symphony.

Among Nikita Storojev’s many recordings are Don Carlos with Placido Domingo, conducted by Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon); Idomeneo with Luciano Pavarotti, conducted by Sir John Pritchard (Decca); Boris Godunov, conducted by Mstislav Rostropovich (Erato); and Shostakovich’s Symphonies No. 13 and 14, conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra as a part of the Decca release of the composer’s complete symphonies.

He received the prestigious “Choc de la Musique” from the French recording industry for his participation in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 13, under the direction of Okku Kamu; was awarded a special honor by the President of the Moscow Conservatory and from the President of the Musical Society of Russia, during the celebration of the 150th anniversary of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s birth; and was the recipient of France’s “Diapason d’Or”.

Nikita Storojev holds degrees from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Music in Moscow. He was the winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition, and began his career as a principal soloist at the Bolshoi Opera and the Philharmonic Society of Moscow. A fluent speaker of Russian, English, Spanish, Italian, German, and French, he currently lives in the United States.

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