School of Music to Host Russian Music Festival March 26 at WTAMU

March 13, 2017

CONTACT:    Mila Abbasova, 806-651-2844,

COPY BY:     Rana McDonald, 806-651-2129,

School of Music to Host Russian Music Festival March 26 at WTAMU


CANYON, Texas—TheNikita Storojev at West Texas A&M University will present special guest Nikita Storojev in its first Russian Music Festival at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 26 in Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on campus.

Storojev, a world-renowned Russian bass, will present a recital of music from his native Russia with accompaniment by Pianist Tatiana Storozheva. The evening’s program will feature arias from Russian opera, art songs and Russian folk music.

The Russian opera singer has performed in opera houses, concert halls and international festivals around the world. His repertoire includes more than 50 operatic roles and more than 300 classical songs. He also has 25 CDs and five DVDs to his credit as well as numerous collaborations that include Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti.

Storojev earned a degree in philosophy before joining the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow in 1975. He won the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1978. He has served as the principal soloist for the Bolshoi Theater and the Moscow Philharmonic Society as well as the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. He has earned several awards and honors, including a special honor from the president of the Moscow Conservatory and from the president of the Musical Society of Russia during the 150th birthday of Tchaikovsky.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Mila Abbasova at 806-651-2844 or



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