Royal College of Music

Galina Averina Soprano

Recipient of Independent Opera Voice Scholarship 2015

Galina Averina is a soprano from Moscow, Russia. Galina currently studies at the Royal College of Music with Sally Burgess, starting her second year in the International Opera School in September 2015.

Galina also studied at the Russian University of Theatre Arts, Moscow, graduating with honours and studied at the Welsh International Academy of Voice with Dennis O’Neill, supported by Les Azuriales Opera Trust.

In 2010-2013 she performed with Perm' State Opera and Ballet Tchaikovsky Theatre. Her roles have included Brigitta (Iolanta), Frascita (Carmen), Ksenia (Boris Godunov), 1st Spirit (A Christmas Carol), Noemi (Cendrillon), Ersilia (Le astuzie femminili), a Polovtsian Maiden (Prince Igor), Berta (Il Barbiere di Sivilia) and Annina (La Traviata).

In July 2013, Galina made her international debut as Despina in Così fan tutte at Dubrovnik Summer Festival (Director Sally Burgess, Conductor Oliver Gilmour).

Masterclasses include with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa. Notable prizes include Grand Prix at New Names Young Musicians competition in Moscow, Vocalists 2012 Award, Junior Prize in Les Azuriales Opera International Singing Competition in Nice 2013, and was a finalist in Stuart Burrows International Voice Award 2015.

Galina is an alumni of the Les Azuriales Young Artists Programme and is a Samling Artist, 2015. Galina gratefully acknowledges the support of the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation UK, Fidelio Trust, the Nicholas Boas Charitable Trust and Mr Paul Carson.  She is also a recipient of an Independent Opera Voice Scholarship and the Jessie Sumner Scholar supported by an Opperby Stokowski Award and Josephine Baker Trust.

This biography was published in January 2016.