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Yury Ilinov,


Russian Federation
Russian Federation


Voice and language coach.

Languages include: Russian, French, German, Italian, Spanish, English et al. (Skype sessions for foreign language diction available).

Currently conductor at State Opera Rousse, Bulgaria

My experience as repetiteur started in 1998.

I have substantial knowledge in operatic diction (having collaborated in international teams with opera professionals - native speakers of the languages; having written my PhD thesis on phonetics of sung speech; speaking 7 languages fluently and currently learning 3 more) and experience coaching in French, German, Russian (native language), English (including elements of historical pronunciation), Italian, Spanish, Bulgarian and Czech.

My coaching projects in 2017 include R. Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier (Rousse State Opera, conductor Nayden Todorov, stage director Vera Nemirova), V. Ullmann's Der Kaiser von Atlantis (Volgograd, Russia, joint team, me as music director, stage director Wolfgang Nägele), C. Saint-Saëns Samson et Dalila (Rousse State Opera, me as music director, stage director Alexander Tekeliev).

I have successful experience coaching diction via Skype.

Previous positions:

2011-2016 Volgograd State Opera Theatre, musical director

2009-2016 Volgograd Musical Theatre, conductor

2004-2014 Volgograd Academic Symphony Orchestra, assistant conductor and voice/language coach

1998-2011 Volgograd State Opera Theatre, repetiteur

Teaching position:

2000-2017 Volgograd State Insitute of Arts and Culture - professor (full professor since 2014), head of opera studio and symphony orchestra


2011 - Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory, symphony conducting

2010 - PhD 'Phonetic characteristics of sung speech' (Volgograd State University, Department of Philology)

2004 - Volgograd State Institute of Arts and Culture, piano solo

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