laureate of international competitions
Alexandra Zaryankina was born in Magadan, Russia, in 1988. She graduated with honors in 2007 from the Saint Petersburg State Music College named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov, where she studied voice with Victoria Kondratieva. Alexandra then entered the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory of Music named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov, where she studied under the tutelage of People’s Artist of the USSR Irina Bogocheva.
From 2008 to 2011 she performed in Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” at the Home Theater of the Princes Yusupov, in the role of the 2nd lady. In 2010 she performed the role of Miss Pinkerton in a production of Menotti’s “The Old Maid and the Thief” staged by American director Carl Ratner.
In the same year, she won 3rd prize in the International Singing Competition named after Chopin in Saint Petersburg.
In 2012, Alexandra graduated with honors from the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, won 2nd prize in the International Singing Competition “Der Weg zu Traum” (Augsburg, Germany), and also debuted in the role of Tatiana (Eugene Onegin) at the St Petersburg State Conservatory Theater of Opera and Ballet.
When well-known Peterburgian pianist, and honored artist of Russia, Dmitry N. Chasovitin first collaborated with Alexandra, the fruits of their labors became “Dreams of Scotland”, an album of Scottish folk songs arranged by Mr. Chasovitin, published in 2013. Dmitry Nikolaevich did not live to see their album make it to print. In 2014 Alexandra published a book of sheet music containing the Scottish folk songs featured on the album, dedicated to the memory of their arranger, Dmitry.
Since 2015, Alexandra has been a soloist of the Saint Petersburg Chamber Theater of Classical Operetta (Artistic Director – Honored Artist of Russia Alexander Murashko). Her roles in the theater include Sylva Varescu (The Gypsy Princess), Saffi (The Gypsy Baron), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Hanna Glawari, Valencienne (The Merry Widow), and Fedora Palinska (The Circus Princess).
In 2018, at the invitation of Maestro Mauro Trombetta, Alexandra sang the soprano solo part in Mozart’s Requiem in Trecate, Italy, where she also took part in a concert dedicated to the works of Verdi.
This year she released second solo album “Over the Rainbow”, accompanied by Alexander Timofeev, featuring the music of films and musicals. Since 2008 she has collaborated with well-known Saint Petersburg organist Ekaterina Marishkina. Alexandra focuses a great deal of attention to concert performance, performing throughout Russia, Europe and Israel.