Vadim Artamonov was born in the Amur region in the far east of Russia. He began playing the violin at the age of six and became an actor at ten. After studying music at the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music in Moscow, he earned State Diplomas as a choirmaster and for opera singing. He then went on to hone his skills under the guidance of Jane Berbié, Michelle Wegwart, Sergio Bertocchi, Gianfranco Brizio, Vladimir Galouzine and Nikolai Okhotnikov. Between 1987 and 1991, he led the Young Musicians’ Orchestra of the Soviet Union’s Ministry of Culture as well as the Chamber Chorus of the “Academy of Sacred Music”.
Since 1999, he has been a member of the Paris Opera Chorus. At the same time, Vadim Artamonov also sung as a soloist at the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari (Italy) in The Queen of Spades (the role of Surin) as well as at the Rhine National Opera in Tchaikovsky’s The Maid of Orleans (the role of Bertrand). He has participated in concerts by the Orleans Symphony Orchestra (Verdi’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Rachmaninov’s The Bells, etc.) and sung as a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem and Schubert’s Masses with the Violons Virtuoses at the Sainte Chapelle in Paris.
He is preparing a recital for the Andorra International Festival that will be rebroadcast on the radio, as well as a programme of Shostakovich and Mussorgsky cycles for Radio Classique in Strasbourg. He will also be giving several recitals for bass voice and organ in France, Germany and Italy. Aside from giving masterclasses and working with different musical ensembles, Vadim Artamonov was also involved in the making of a documentary on the life of Shostakovich (a production of Sheldon Rich & Associates, New York).
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