Ukrainian baritone Andrei Kymach is the First Prize Winner of the prestigious BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Andrei graduated from the Bolshoi Young Artist Program in 2018, where he worked intensively with his teacher Dmitry Vdovin. Within his tenure he made is role debut as Don Carlos in Dargomyzhsky’s The Stone Guest at the Bolshoi Theatre.
The 2019/20 season sees Andrei give performances as Belcore (L’elisir d’amore) at Norwegian National Opera, Escamillo (Carmen) at Opera di Firenze, Erico (Lucia di Lammermoor) at Ópera de Oviedo, Sadko (The Venetian Guest) at The Bolshoi Theatre, and a concert performance with Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Recent highlights include his house and role debut at the Gran Teatro del Liceu Barcelona as Sir Riccardo Forth (I puritani) alongside Javier Camarena and Pretty Yende, role and house debut singing Lord Enrico Ashton (Lucia di Lammermoor) at the Auditorio de Tenerife, title role debut as Don Giovanni at Opera de Nice and Théâtre d’Antibes, plus a concert performance of Rubinstein’s The Demon (title role) at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Last season, Andrei gave concert performances of Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orleans under Tugan Sokhiev at The Bolshoi Theatre and on tour in France including Halle aux Grains, Toulouse and The Philharmonie de Paris, as well as a concerts at Opera de Nice, Opera de Toulon and a concert with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo.
Andrey holds a degree in philosophy from the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kiev, subsequently gained a degree in singing at The National Tchaikovsky Music Academy of Ukraine (Kiev) and was a member of the Kherson Philharmonic Society (Ukraine). At the Bolshoi Young Artist Program, he also trained under Lyubov Orfenova, Semyon Skigin and Giulio Zappa.