Belarusian,Ilya Silchukov is one of the most compelling lyric baritones of young generation ,having worked extensively with Wladimir Fedoseev,Dany Ettinger,Ivor Bolton,Andrey Yurkevich,Myron Mikhailidis,Rani Calderon,Bruno Companella,Christopher Franklin,Eri Klas and Mikhail Tatarnikov. Despite his youth, he has already appeared at Israeli Opera Tel Aviv,Teatr Wielki Warsaw,Opera De Munt Bruxelles,Frankfurt Oper,Opera National de Montpellier,Teatro Verdi Trieste,Teatro dell’opera di Roma,Rahvusooper Tallinn,Slovenske Narodne Divadlo Bratislava ,Birgitta Festival and others.
Born in Minsk, He completed his studies at Belarusian State Academy of Music (Minsk,Belarus), becoming a house resident of Belarus State Opera Bolshoi .
In June-August 2011 he participated in prestigious “Young Singer Programm of Salzburger Festspiele”.
Future engagements include among others Belcore/l'Elisir d'Amore at Théâtre Capitôle de Toulouse and Onegin/Eugen Onegin at Teatr Wielki in Warsaw.
His recent engagements include: Marcello/La Boheme at Belarus State Opera Bolshoi, G.Germont/La Traviata at Brigitta Opera Festival Tallinn, Valentin/Faust at Israeli Opera Tel Aviv, Michele/Il Tabarro, Der Geliebte von Gestern/Royal Palace and Dvorak’s Stabat Mater in stage version at Opéra de Montpellier, Onegin/Eugene Onegin with M. Trelinski at Teatr Wielki Warsaw, Albert/Werther and Miller/Luisa Miller at Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Silvio/Gli Pagliacci, Yeletzky/Pikowaya Dama, Robert/Iolanta, Germont/La Traviata at Belarus State Opera Bolshoi , Duke/The Miserly Knight by S.Raсhmaninov at Opera La Monnaie(Bruxelles) in 2015.
In 2013-14 he performed Misgir/Snowmaid ,Korolewitch/Kaschey and Title role in Evgeniy Onegin in Minsk,Germont/La Traviata at Opera Podlaska Bialystok ,Estonian National Opera Tallinn,Vorarlberger Landestheater Bregenz and Narodne Divadlo Brno.
In 2011-12 Ilya Silchukov performed as Valentine/Faust at Slovak National Opera Bratislava, Schaklowity/Khowanschina at Frankfurt Oper and Fiorello/Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Robert/Iolanta at Perm Opera Theater, Baritone solo/Carmina Burana, Athanael/Thais at Promfest Opera Festival (Parnu-Tallinn) and others.
Ilya Silchukov is a Laureate of many prestigious competitions among which are: 30th H.G.Belvedere Competition – H.Gabor preis and Helicon Preis (Vienna, 2011), I M.Magomaev International Singing Competition – 1st prize (Moscow,2010), M.Schneider –Trnavski International Singing Competition—1st Prize (Trnava, 2010), Elena Obraztsova Grand Opera TVShow –Super Finalist (Moscow,2014) and CLIP2017 — 3rd Prize (Portofino, 2017).