Yuri Gorodetsky

Tenor - born 1983

Yuri Gorodetski was born in Mogilev, Belarus. After studying under Professor Victor Skorobogatov, he graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music in 2007 and went on to study with Raina Kabaivanska at the Vecchi Tonelli Institute in Modena and with José van Dam at the Chapelle Musical Reine Elisabeth in Belgium. He has participated in master classes with Dalton Baldwin and Peter Schreier. Currently, Yuri is a member of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program in Washington, DC.

Awards include 5th prize at the 2008 Queen Elisabeth International Vocal Competition in Brussels; 1st prize at the 2010 Stanislaw Moniuszko International Singing Competition in Warsaw and the ATMA Classique prize at the 2012 Montreal International Music Competition, Song Prize at the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.

At Belarusian National Opera, Yuri has performed repertoire including Count Almaviva Il barbiere de Sigivlia, Alfredo La traviata, Vladimir Igorevich Prince Igor and Lensky Eugene Onegin, a role he has also performed at the Mikhailovsky Theatre in St Petersburg. In 2012 Yuri made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia as Tamino Die Zauberflöte and with Washington National Opera as Don Ottavio Don Giovanni. Future plans include JaquinoFidelio in Liège.

Yuri enjoys playing football and tennis and listening to violin and piano music.