Larisa Gergieva


Larisa Gergieva
Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers

People ́s Artist of Russia; People ́s Artist of Ukraine; People ́s Artist of the Republic of Northern Ossetia-Alania; People’s Artist of the Republic of South Ossetia; Has received an award from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation for “Achievement in culture”;

Order of St Anna from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church; Medal To the Glory of Ossetia

Larisa Abisalovna Gergieva is Artistic Director of the Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers, the State Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Northern Ossetia-Alania (Vladikavkaz) and the Digora State Drama Theatre.

Larisa Gergieva has long been a major cultural figure in vocal music internationally. She has outstanding musical and organizational skills and is one of the finest vocal accompanists in the world as well as being the director and a jury-member of numerous prestigious international vocal competitions. Her repertoire includes over one hundred operas which she has rehearsed for various theatres throughout the world.

During her years at the Mariinsky Theatre, Larisa Gergieva has appeared as music director both at the theatre and at the Concert Hall on productions an incredible number of operas, both Russian and Western.

On thirty-two occasions Larisa Gergiev has been voted best accompanist at various vocal competitions, among them the BBC International Competition (Great Britain), the Tchaikovsky Competition (Moscow) etc. She appears at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall (New York), La Scala (Milan), Wigmore Hall (London), La Monnaie (Brussels), the Grand Théâtre (Luxembourg), the Grand Théâtre (Geneva), the Gulbenkian Center (Lisbon), the Teatro Colón (Buenos Aires), the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire and the Great and Small Halls of the St Petersburg Philharmonic. With the theatre’s soloists as well as soloists from the Academy of Young Opera Singers she has toured on all continents. She has taken part in prestigious music festivals in Verbier (Switzerland), Colmar and Aix-en-Provence (France), Salzburg (Austria) and Edinburgh (Great Britain), Shalyapin festival in Kazan (Tatarstan).

Since 2005 she has been Artistic Director of the State Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Northern Ossetia-Alania (Vladikavkaz). Over this period, the theatre has staged some twenty-five productions.

She has recorded twenty-one compact-discs with acclaimed singers including Olga Borodina, Valentina Tsydypova, Galina Gorchakova, Lyudmila Shemchuk, Georgy Zastavny and Grayr Khanedanian, Daniil Shtoda.

Larisa Gergieva holds master-classes throughout the world, runs the Larisa Gergieva Presents Soloists of the Academy of Young Opera Singers subscription at the Mariinsky Theatre, directs the International Rimsky-Korsakov, Pavel Lisitsian and Elena Obraztsova Competitions, Opera without Borders, the All- Russian Nadezhda Obukhova Vocalists’ Competition, the Larisa Gergieva and Guests international festival and the Art-Solo mono-performance festival (Vladikavkaz).

In 2017 she visited for the first time Romania, being the honored guest of the International Grand Prix of Romania, presenting a master-class and a Gala Concert at the Royal Peles Castle.