Igor Storozhenko – Bio (en)
Igor Storozhenko was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1969. He visited the special school for music at the Leningrad Conservatory where he completed his education in the subjects oboe and piano. He began studying in 1989-1990 at the St. Petersburg Conservatory under Professor Vladmir Kurlin and Professor Valeri Sobolev. From 1990 to 1992 he studied as a scholarship holder of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) under Professor Helmut Hucke at the Cologne University of Music. From 1992 to 1998 he continued his studies as a scholarship holder of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (foundation) under Professor Günther Passin at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich which he completed with a master class diploma.
In addition to his education as a pianist and oboist, Igor Storozhenko has been devoting himself ever more intensively to singing in recent years. He received lessons from Professor Anton Pramatarov (Bulgaria) and Christian Van Horn (USA), and Professor Jan-Hendrik Rootering.
He had his first and extremely successful performances as a soloist in Joseph Haydn’s „Theresienmesse“, in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s „Coronation Mass“ and in Antonín Dvorák’s Mass in Germany, Austria, Russia and Switzerland, followed by various concerts and opera galas throughout Europe.
Scholarships: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (foundation), Rotary Pfaffenhofen/Ilm, Hannjörg Hereth – Andreas Post; Blue de Brasil, Yehudi Menuhin – Live Music Now until 2001, Munich Orchestra Academy.
Igor Storozhenko proves his pedagogical commitment by teaching at the music school of the Hofer Symphoniker as well as by numerous international master courses, among them regular master courses at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Russia, at the Odessa Conservatory as well as at the music festival in Lviv, Ukraine.
In January 2013 Igor Storozhenko performed with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 at the Kölner Philharmonie, Cologne.
Since the repertory season 2012/2013 Igor Storozhenko has been member of ensemble the Mecklenburg state theatre in Schwerin and has performed roles such as Bonze in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Bartolo in Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”, Frank in Johann Strauss’s “The Bat” und Prince Gremin in Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin”.
In 2014 Igor Storozhenko made his debut as Wassermann in a new production of RUSALKA (R.: Hendrik Müller, M.: Daniel Hupert) and in 2015 as Trulove in a new production of Britten’s THE RAKE’S PROGRESS (R.: Arila Siegert, M.: Gregor Rot) at Mecklenburg state theatre .
In the season 2014/15, he will perform a.o. Wassermann (Rusalka), Sarastro (Zauberflöte), and King of Egypt (Aida).