Baritone Andrei Bondarenko performs music from Don Giovanni in the historic Glyndebourne Organ Room.
About the performers
The Ukrainian baritone won the 2011 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition Song Prize, was awarded a diploma at the New Ukrainian Voices competition and won first prize at the Art in the 21st Century international vocal competition in Vorzel, Ukraine. He was a prize-winner at the 2006 International Rimsky-Korsakov vocal competition in St. Petersburg, the 2008 all-Russian Nadezhda Obukhova Young Vocalists´ Festival and Competition and the 7th International Stanisław Moniuszko Vocal Competition in 2010. He took part in the Salzburg Festival Young Singers Project, returning to the Festival for Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette with Yannick Nézet-Seguin and Le Rossignol with Ivor Bolton. He is currently a member of the Volksoper Wien ensemble.
Matthew has worked as a répétiteur at Glyndebourne since 2012, on a huge variety of repertoire, from Handel and Mozart to Strauss, Janáček and several world premieres. He works extensively as an accompanist and chamber musician and performs at prestigious venues and festivals throughout the UK and Europe. Matthew has performed as a pianist and harpsichordist with the LPO, RPO and OAE and his competition successes include the accompanist prizes at Das Lied in 2019 and the 2014 Kathleen Ferrier Awards. He read music at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music, where he is now a vocal coach.