Biography

Ilya Silchukov was born in 1982 in Minsk,Belarus.He completed his studies at Belarusian State Academy of Music(Minsk,Belarus), where he achieved “Master of Arts in Voice performance”.


In June-August 2011 he participated in “Young Singer Programm of  Salzburger Festspiele”.

Future engagements include among others Valentin/Faust at Israeli Opera Tel Aviv,  Valentin/Faust at NorrlandsOperan in Umeå, Sweden and various roles at Belorussian National Opera.

His recent engagements include Michelle/Il Tabarro, Der Geliebte von Gestern/Royal Palace and Dvoraks Stabat Mater in stage version at Opéra de Montpellier, Onegin/Eugene Onegin with Trelinski at Teatr Wielki Warsaw, Albert/Werther and Miller/Luisa Miller at Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Silvio/Il Pagliacci, Yeletzky/Pikowaya Dama, Robert/Iolanta, Germont/La Traviata at Minsk Opera Bolshoi in 2014, Duke/The Miserly Knight by S.Raсhmaninov at Opera La Monnaie(Bruxelles) with conductor M.Tatarnikov in May-June 2015.

In 2013-14 he performed Misgir/Snegourochka ,Korolewitch/Kaschey and Onegin/Evgeniy Onegin at Minsk Opera Bolshoi and also 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, Notaro/Don Pasquale and others.

He has worked with conductors such as Vladimir Fedoseev, Fabio Mastrangelo, Eri Klas, Lawrence Foster, Bruno Campanella and Ivor Bolton and also stage directors such as Alexander Kubelka, Ruggiero Cappuccio and Roberto Skolmowski . 

Ilya Silchukov is a Laureate of Elena Obraztsova Grand Opera Show (Russia Culture TV) in 2014. He won Hans Gabor Prize and Helikon Prize  at 30th H.G.Belvedere Competition in 2011. He also won first prizes at M.Magomaev International Singing Competition (Moscow) and M.Schneider –Trnavski International Singing Competition(Trnava)in 2010.

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