Kirill Novokhatko
Kirill Novokhatko was born on May 8, 1991, in the city of Rostov-on-Don (Rostov Oblast, Russia). He began to sing in his early childhood. From 1999 till 2006 he studied at the music school of the Art Center for Children and Youth under the guidance of Lyudmila Doroshenko (piano) and Margarita Papazova (vocal). From 2001 till 2006 Kirill was a soloist in the boys choir of the Rostov Musical Theater. In 2006 he continued his piano training at the Rostov Art College under the guidance of Marina Flekkel, then entered Rostov State Conservatory named after Sergey Rachmaninoff where he studied as a countertenor in the class of Associate Professor Tatyana Shorluyan from 2010 till 2013. Since 2011 Kirill is studying in Moscow under the guidance of Evgeny Zhuravkin. In 2016 he entered the Russian University of Theatre Arts — GITIS (Musical Theatre Department, Andrejs Žagars’ workshop).
From 2011 till 2014 Kirill was a soloist of the Rostov Musical Theater where he was cast as Federico in the rock-opera “Junon and Avos” by A. Rybnikov. In Moscow he participated in the performance of the semi-opera “The Fairy Queen” by H. Purcell at the Rakhmaninov Hall of Moscow Conservatory and sang the alto part in the “St John Passion” by J. S. Bach at the Stt. Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Cathedral.
Kirill’s voice can be described as a mezzo-soprano countertenor with an extended top (e – c'''). The singer’s repertoire consists mainly of secular and sacred music of Baroque period but also includes a few pieces by contemporary composers.