Vocal and Choral Department

Singing Division

From the first working days of the Belarusian State Conservatoire, the Division has taken one of the leading places. It was caused by the traditions – rich singing culture of the Belarusian people, and also by the professional level of those who stood at the cradle of the higher vocal education in Belarus. The first teachers of the Division were the famous singers of the last century who performed together with F. Shalyapin, N. Nezhdanova, L. Sobinov. They are A. Bonachich, P. Tikhonov, Ya. Vitseng. They brought up the first in Belarus People’s Artists of the USSR and BSSR L. Alexandrovskaya, M. Vorvulev, M. Denissov, S. Drouker, I. Bolotin. Their business was taken over by such wonderful singers and teachers like S. Oskolkov, M. Lyudvig, K. Drozdova, Candidate of Musicology L. Ivashkov. Currently, the traditions of the Belarusian vocal school are being fruitfully developed by People’s Artist of the USSR, Professor T. Nizhnikova, People’s Artists of Belarus: Assistant Professors I. Shikounova, N. Sharubina, P. Ridiger, People’s Artists of Russia, Assistant Professor E. Pelageichenko, Belarus Honoured Artist’s of Belarus: Professor of the Division L. Kolos, Assistant Professor M. Zdanevich, M. Zhilyuk. Being laureates of various international and national competitions, possessing an experience of performing on great opera stages and in prestigious concert halls, they are now bringing up the proper highly professional youth – the future of our vocal art. The Division of Signing (Head of the Division – Tatiana Tsybulskaya) is proud of victories of its pupils at multiple international competitions. Among the laureates are wide-known Belarusian singers V. Kouchinsky, V. Skorobogatov, M. Zhilyuk, M. Grigorchik, S. Frankovsky, M. Zdanevich, L. Kolos, I. Shoupenich, A. Morozov, M. Ryssov, I. Gordej, A. Zhukov, A. Kovalevsky, A. Salo, V. Moroz, A. Moskvina, Т. Gavrilova, I. Silchukov, O. Volkova, P. Eliseeva, D. Truhan-Bogdanova, N. Aleksandrovich, N. Dement’eva, Yu. Gorodetsky and others.