Polina Shamayeva graduated from the Rostropovich Voronezh College of Music (the Choral Conducting Department) in 2006 and the Popov Academy of Choral Art with degrees in choral conducting (2011) and solo singing (2016). She attended master classes of Lyubov Kazarnovskaya, Darren Zimmer (2015), Michael Paul (2016), and Sara Allegretta (2016).
The singer has performed in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Moscow International Performing Arts Centre, the Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, the State Kremlin Palace, Megaro Mousikis Athinon (Greece), the Osaka Symphony Hall (Japan), the Minato Mirai Hall (Japan), and at other venues. She took part in the Colmar International Festival directed by Vladimir Spivakov (France), Rheingau Musik Festival (Germany), the Moscow Easter Festival, the “Transfiguration” Festival of Arts (Yaroslavl), the “Kruzheva” International Music Festival (Vologda), the Dinara Aliyeva International Music Festival OperaArt, and some others.
Polina has worked with many prominent conductors such as Popov, Spivakov, Sondeckis, Rinkevicius, Mastrangelo, Albrecht, Ponkin, Khalilov, Kontorovich, Kondrashev, Pekarsky, Pletnyov, Oselkov, Annamamedov, Bushkov and some others.
The singer’s repertoire also includes mezzo-soprano parts in cantatas and oratories. In 2016, Polina Shamaeva joined the Novaya Opera Theatre.
Yana Diakova, Samara-born mezzo-soprano and «The Grand Opera» 2017 quarter-finalist, is also to take part in the concert.
Arias and overtures by Russian and European composers
Samara Philharmonic Orchestra
Mikhail Shcherbakov – conductor
Polina Shamayeva – mezzo-soprano
Yana Diakova – mezzo-soprano
The concert is hosted by Irina Tsyganova