Baritone Vasily Ladyuk graduated from the Moscow Academy of Choral Arts as a conductor and solo singer, and polished up his vocal techniques and acting skills attending master classes by renowned specialists from La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Houston Grand Opera.
The singer started his artistic career at the Novaya Opera Theatre in Moscow, his repertoire including over 20 roles of the world opera repertoire, from Bel Canto to verismo.
Vasily Ladyuk is the winner of the Francisco Viñas Competition, Placido Domingo's Operalia, and the Shizuoka International Opera Competition.
The artist tours extensively both at home and abroad, being a welcome performer in Moscow and St Petersburg, Barcelona and Brussels, Paris and Milan, Oslo and Tel Aviv, Tokyo and New York.
Among the singer's stage partners are Patrizia Ciofi, Anna Netrebko, Ildar Abdrazakov, Jose Cura, and Juan Diego Flores. He has performed under the conductorship of maestri Valery Gergiev, James Сonlon, Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Antonio Pappano, Mikhail Pletnev, and Vladimir Spivakov.
Vasily Ladyuk's appearances at La Scala and Covent Garden in the part of Eugene Onegin were critically acclaimed and followed by an invitation to Buckingham Palace for a Tchaikovsky Charity Performance under the patronage of Prince Charles.
Vasily Ladyuk is the founder and artistic director of the OPERA Live annual music festival held in Moscow and St Petersburg since 2014.