Since his first appearances on the stage Timur Abdikeyev earned recognition of professionals of the opera world and music lovers. Strong voice with timbre of rare beauty and brilliant drama talent moved singer to the row of the brightest artists of the new generation.

Timur Abdikeyev was born in 1979 in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Entered In 1995 State Government administration Academy, already in 1996 he changes his life and leaves university to become an opera singer. Studying in State Academy of Music he meets first successes. Rare voice and strong artistic charisma of young singer attracts attention of opera professionals. He wins several prizes on local and international competitions, takes participation in concerts and TV programs. In 2001 he got one of the most important awards for young singer in Russia - "The Hope" prize of Irina Arkhipova foundation. The prize entrusted personally by Great Russian soprano opened before him the doors to the international career.

In 2002 Timur Abdikeyev made his opera debut in world famous Mariinsky Theater, also known as Kirov Opera. Successful debut was followed by more than 30 roles performed on the glorious stage. Among them are Raimondo in "Lucia di Lammermoor", Bartolo in "Le Nozze di Figaro", Collen in "La Boheme", Don Prudenzio in "Viaggio a Reims", Simone in "Gianni Schicchi", Gektor in "Lez Troyenz", Zuniga in "Carmen". Artist`s repertoire includes roles of Filippo "Don Carlo", Basilio in "Barbiere di Siviglia", Prince Gremin in "Eugeny Onegin".

Through 2004-2007 seasons Abdikeyev has toured with Mariinsky company in Opera Bastille of Paris (2005), Royal Opera of Sweden (2004), theatre "Real" of Madrid (2006-2007), Festspielehaus of Baden-Baden (2007, 2010), Kennedy Center of Washington and Carnegie Hall of New-York (2010), he has sung in recitals with Vladimir Galuzin, Maria Guleghina, Nikolay Putilin, Anna Netrebko, Ferrucio Furlanetto under conducting of Valery Gergiev, Giannandrea Nozeda, Keri-Lynn Wilson, Rafael Frubeck de Burgos and other stars of the opera world.

In 2005 as a member of the Mariinsky Company Timur Abdikeyev has got a grant of the Russian Federation president Vladimir Putin. In July of 2005 Timur Abdikeyev became a finalist of the international competition for "La Scala" Theater (Chairman of jury was legendary soprano Leyla Gencer). In April of 2006 Timur became a Laureate of the international opera singers competition in Ossetia (Chairman of Jury Vladimir Atlantov).

In September of 2004 Timur Abdikeyev gave his first Solo Recital in Suntory hall of Tokyo. Concert had a great success and started singers solo concert tours. Since then the geography of Timur Abdikeyev`s Solo concert tours constantly has been enlarging, already including USA, England, Italy, Germany, Austria, Hungury, Japan, Latvia, Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Tatarstan. Artist performed in famous concert halls as Tokyo Opera city hall, "Prinzenpaleis", "Sigulda" hall of Latvia, "ESU" hall in London, he appeared in Moscow, St-Petersburg, Baku state Philharmonic halls, in State opera theatres of Kazan and Baku.

As unforgettable highlights of the career artist reminds twelve Opening Nights in Mariinsky theatre, participation in Gala-concerts devoted to the 300-anniversary of St-Petersburg and Millennium of City of Kazan, TV versions of the Solo concert and participated recitals broadcasted by state and private channels all over the world.

Today Timur Abdikeyev lives in St-Petersburg, performs worldwide participating opera productions and touring with Solo concerts.

Upcoming events include Solo recitals in Paris and Ankara, tours with Mariinsky Opera in Eilat and Carnegie hall of New-York.


You can see also the personal page of Mr.Abdikeyev on the official site of the Mariinsky theatre:  www.mariinsky.ru

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