Igor Storozhenko was born in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1969.

 

He visited the special school for music at the Leningrad Conservatory where he completed his education in the subjects oboe and piano.

He began studying in 1989-1990 at the St. Petersburg Conservatory under  Professor Vladmir Kurlin and Professor Valeri Sobolev. From 1990 to 1992 he studied as a scholarship holder of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) under Professor Helmut Hucke at the Cologne University of Music. From 1992 to 1998 he continued his studies as a scholarship holder of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (foundation) under Professor Gunther Passin at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich which he completed with a master class diploma.

 

In addition  to his education as a pianist and oboist, Igor Storozhenko has been devoting himself ever more intensively to singing in recent  years. He received lessons from Professor Anton Pramatarov (Bulgaria), Christian Van Horn (USA) and Prof. Jan-Hendrik Rootering (Germany). 

Currently, he is being supervised by Kwangchul Youn (Korea).

He already had his first and extremely successful performances as a soloist in Joseph Haydn's "Theresienmesse", in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's "Coronation Mass" and in Antonin Dvorak's Mass in Germany, Austria, Russia and Switzerland, about which the press reported in a very positive way. From 2002 to 2004 he had several performances as a soloist at concerts of the choir of the Russian Orthodox church in Munich. In 2003 and 2004 he performed as a soloist in the opera gala/closing concert of the Altenburg music festival at Altenburg Castle. January 2005 Kontschak aria in Alexander Borodin's "Prince Igor" at the music festival "Hofer Kulturnacht" at the theatre in Hof, May 2005 aria of Jacopo Fiesco in Verdi's, "Simon Boccanegra" at the music festival in Lviv/Ukraine, August 2005 Russian Orthodox chants in St. Petersburg, Russia, March 2006 Mozart-Mass with the Hofer Symphoniker in Bayreuth, April and June 2006 Theresien-Messe in St. Gallen, Switzerland, December 2006 and January 2007 opera galas with arias of Rossini, Mozart and Verdi in Schwetzingen, Konigsbrunn, Luckenwalde and Wedel, repertory season 2007/08 and 2008/09 Admiral Lefrort in "Tsar and Carpenter" at the theatre in Hof with guest roles in Aschaffenburg and Fulda, 2007 several performances as an oboist and singer with the programme, Songs with and without words•at the Oberstdorf music festival, among others. January 2008 bass Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in Basle, summer 2009 summer opera Bamberg Colllne in, "La Boheme", autumn 2009 master course with Edda Moser, December 2009 and May 2010 bassist in Antonin Dvorak's Mass in St. Gallen, June 2010 opera Openair in Monschau with Riccardo Lombardi, Eva Lind and Andrej Dunaev: Sparafucile and Monterone in "Rigoletto", August

2010 opera gala in Altenburg with "La Calunnia" in "The Barber of Seville" and in the two Sarastro arias. August 2011: Basilio concertante in Ingolstadt under Ariel Zuckermann with the Georgian Chamber Orchestra, "La Vendetta" and "Ha, wie will ich triumphieren" at the opera gala in Trier (with Eva Lind, among others). Aria evening (Sarastro, Konchack and Basilio) in Batumi (Georgia). October 2011 Bach's Magnificat in Offenburg and at the Oppenau music week.

Igor Storozhenko has emerged as an award winner in numerous contests. In 1994 he was a finalist and award winner of Sony's special prize at the 4th International Sony Oboe Competition in Tokyo and he got the first prize at the 2nd Concours Regional de Musique de Picardie in France. In 1995 he received the first prize at the international music competition "Pacem in Terris" in Bayreuth and the first prize at the "Concours Europeen de Musique en Picardie" in France.

Scholarships: DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (foundation), Rotary Pfaffenhofenfllm, Hannjorg Hereth-Andreas Post; Blue de Brasil, Yehudi Menuhin - Live Music Now until 2001, Munich Orchestra Academy.

Numerous radio and CD recordings with the Musikkollegium Winterthur under Jac van Stehen, among others, round off his biography.

Igor Storozhenko proves his pedagogical commitment by teaching at the music school of the Hofer Symphoniker as well as by numerous international master courses, among them regular master courses at the St Petersburg Conservatory, Russia, at the Odessa Conservatory as well as at the music festival in Lviv, Ukraine.

In January 2013 Igor Storozhenko performed with Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 at the  Kainer Philharmonie, Cologne.

 

Since the repertory season 2012/2013 Igor Storozhenko has been at the Mecklenburg state theatre in Schwerin and can be seen as Bonze in Puccini's Madama Butterfly, as Bartolo in Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro", as Frank in Johann Strauss's "The Bat" und as Prince Gremin in Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin".