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Tenor ANDREI ILYUSHNIKOV (Grigory) was a prizewinner at the Fifth International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition (2nd prize, St. Petersburg, 2002). He graduated from the Novosibirsk State Conservatory, and has been a soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers since 2000. He has taken part in the Aix-en-Provence festival in France numerous times, performing in Stravinsky's Renard in 2003 and Prokofiev's Love for Three Oranges (the Prince) in 2004. He has also performed as the Prince in The Love for Three Oranges on a tour to Luxembourg in 2005. Additionally, he has given solo concerts in the USA, the UK, and Germany.
Ilyushnikov's repertoire includes Don Juan (The Stone Guest in concert), Grigory (Boris Godunov), Vladimir Igorevich (Prince Igor), a Hindi Merchant (Sadko), Ivan Lykov (The Tsar's Bride), Gvidon (The Tale of Tsar Saltan), Lensky (Eugene Onegin), Chaplitsky (The Queen of Spades), Vaudemont (Iolanta), Albert (The Miserly Knight), tenor (Les Noces), Domizio (Cleopatra), Don Luigino and Il Chevalier Belfiore (Il viaggio a Reims), Beppe (I pagliacci), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Malcolm (Macbeth), Fenton (Falstaff), Pong (Turandot), First Knight of the Grail (Parsifal), Prologue and Quint (The Turn of the Screw), and tenor for Mozart's Requiem and Verdi's Requiem.