A brilliant singer!
A spectacular, stylish woman!
An expressive actress!
A gifted, creative personality!

Oksana Volkova was born in Minsk
       In 2005 she graduated the vocal department and the magistracy of the Belarus State Academy of Music in the class of the People’s Artist of Belarus, professor Lydia Galushkina.
       By the end of her study at the Academy she already managed to receive a number awards and contest titles:
1998 — Diploma-winner of the National L. Alexandrovskaya Competition of Singers (Lida, Belarus)
2000 — Prize-winner of the National S. Moniushko Competition of Singers (Cherven’, Belarus)
2001 — Prize-winner of the International S. Moniushko Competition of Singers (Brest, Belarus)
2001 — Diploma-winner of the International A. Dvorak Competition of Singers (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic)
2002 — Grant-winner of the Special Fund for Talented Youth of the President of the Republic of Belarus

 

In 2002, while still being a third-year student at the Academy of Music, she was accepted into the troupe of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera Theatre of the Republic of Belarus. Working actively on the opera stage, she continued conquering the hearts of jury members with her performances on European contest platforms:

 

2007 — Diploma-winner of the 5th Klaudia Taev International Competition for Young Singers (Piarnu, Estonia)
2007 — First Prize of the XXII International M. Glinka Competition of Singers (Cheliabinsk, Russia)
2008 — Diploma-winner of the 2nd International Opera Singing Contest (Strasbourg, France)
2009 — passed the entry competition to the Youth Opera program at the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia.
2010 — First Prize of the XXIII Sobinov Music Festival (Saratov, Russia)

 

 2009-2010 — master-classes with Gloria Guida, Vito Maria Brunetti, George Darden, Diane Zola, Laura Claycomb, Leonore Rosenberg, Dmitry Vdovin, Svetlana Nesterenko, Yevgeny Nesterenko, Irina Bogacheva.


Convincing contest performances and excellent theatre work of the singer are acknowledged by the Belarussian government. In 2008 Oksana Volkova was awarded a grand-prize and the title of the laureate of the Special Talented Youth Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus and presented with a badge. In 2008 she was awarded a Francisk Skaryna Medal for her outstanding creative achievement, high professional mastery, and the contribution to the development of national culture and arts. In 2009 she has become a member of the Council of the President’s Fund of Support for Culture and Arts

Oksana Volkova is exceptional at creating images of passionate and strong women, endowed with strong dramatic feelings. Expressive appearance, spirited performance and high artistry displayed by the singer while interpreting the part of Carmen in the opera by Bizet made this image the singer’s “business card”.
The vividness of the presentation of the characters, the mastery of the full palette of timbre colors as well as extensive intellect were the determinants of Oksana’s success in the interpretation of the following opera parts:

 

Carmen ("Carmen" by G. Bizet)
Olga ("Eugene Onegin" by P. Tchaikovsky)
Fenena ("Nabucco" by G.Verdi)
Flora (“La Traviata” by G. Verdi)
Konchakovna (“ Prince Igor" by A. Borodin)
Liubasha (" The Tsar’s Bride" by N. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Kasheevna (“Kashey the Deathless” by N. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Polina and Milovzor (" La Dame de Pique" by P. Tchaikovsky)
Marina Mnischek ("Boris Godunov" by M. Moussorgsky)
Lel ("The Snow Maiden" by N.Rimsky-Korsakov)
Amneris ("Aida" by G.Verdi)
Charlotte ("Werther" by J.Massenet)
Venice ("Tannhauser" by R. Wagner)
Suzuki ("Madame Butterfly" by G.Puccini)

More and more often the elements of a pop show find their way into the world of classics. Oksana Volkova became an initiator and a co-author of “Opera-Modern”, a project based on an attempt to juxtapose the pure opera classics with their modern arrangements for the styles of sympho-rock, jazz-rock, and classical crossover.

 

       “My soul – romance” is the title of a series of concerts of vocal lyric poetry, presented by Oksana. Deeply emotional, sensual and touching – these are qualities that make the evenings of romance performed by the singer an intimate and unforgettable experience.

Contacts
Phone: (375) 249-08-42
E-mail: Volkovvv@tut.by