The Siberian born singer first came to international attention when he won the Cardiff singer of the world competition in 1989 and has since continued to thrill audiences in all the great opera houses.

A superb recitalist, he was brought to Australia for the first time by Andrew McKinnon Presentations in February 1997. Such was the impact he made that the company toured him again in October of the same year.

These have been the only occasions this remarkable singer has performed in Australia.