With his vocal and musical prowess, young singer Mikhail Timoshenko is on the threshold of a bright career in the world of opera and on the concert stage.
Born in Russia, he studied at the Mednogorsk Conservatoire and then honed his craft at the Weimar Conservatoire, where he obtained his singing diplomas.
In 2016, he won the First Prize at the International Singing Competition Bordeaux Médoc, the Cercle Carpeaux Lyric Prize, the AROP Prize (Opéra national de Paris), the Siemens Opera Contest First Prize. In 2017, he won the International Maria Callas Grand Prix in Greece. In 2018, he was awarded the First Prize at the International Chamber Music Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” in Graz with the pianist Elitsa Desseva, the First Prize at the Hugo Wolf Academy International Art Song Competition in Stuttgart, the Second Prize and Public Prize at the International Schubert LiedDuo Competition in Dortmund. In 2019 the First Prize at the Wigmore Hall Song Competition.
From 2015 to 2017, he was a member of the Academy of the Opéra National de Paris. He performed in numerous concerts in the Amphithéâtre concert hall of the Bastille Opera. He sang in the world premiere of Joanna Lee’s Vol Retour, and performed the role of Pluton (Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo). He has sung Spencer Coyle (Owen Wingrave), Hymas and Tirtée (Les Fêtes d’Hébé) in Paris and in London, Erster Handwerksbursch (Wozzeck), Silvano (Un Ballo in Maschera), Mitioukha (Boris Godunov) on the main stage of Bastille Opera.
He was invited by the Ópera de Oviedo (Spain) to perform the role of Orlik (Tchaikovsky’s Mazeppa), by Monte Carlo for Moser (I Masnadieri), and was also asked to give a recital in Bordeaux. Recently he has sung Pietro (Simon Boccanegra) in Paris-Bastille, the world premiere En Silence (by Alexandre Desplat) in Luxembourg and Paris- Bouffes du Nord, Basilio (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) at the Opéra de Bordeaux, Masetto (Don Giovanni) in Paris-Bastille.
Forthcoming projects : Masetto (Don Giovanni) in Paris-Garnier, conducted by Philippe Jordan, and in Düsseldorf, Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro) in Nancy, Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle with the Orchestre national des Pays de la Loire, Böser Geist / Mephistopheles (Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes Faust) in Antwerp…