Baritone Sergei Grinkov was born in Tallinn, Estonia. After graduating from G. Ots Music College he entered the Estonian Academy of Music where he obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in Opera Singing under professor Virgilus Noreika and professor Yaakko Ryh√£nen tutorship.
Sergei was also trained and collaborated with the expert of belcanto technique worldwide famous professor from Latvia, Margarita Gruzdeva. Moreover, Sergei took part in master classes and workshops with a world-class vocal and opera professionals like R. Scotto, N. Gedda and Montserrat Caballe.
Sergei participated in numerous competitions, both national and international: 2008 International Singers Competition in Bratislava (diploma and second prize;); 2006 International Competition of chamber singing, “Amber Nightingale” in Russia (diploma); 2005 International Competition of Vocalists in Lithuania (diploma and special prize for the best performance of German Lied); 2003 First Prize at Young Singers Competition in Estonia.
Mr.Grinkov’s performances include: P. Tchaikovsky “Dame du Pique”, Prince Yeletsky and G. Puccini “La Boheme”, Marcello (Bern Opera Studio, Switzerland); D. Shostakovich “Antiformal Rayok” (Moscow Conservatory Hall); G. Verdi “La Traviata”, Germont (Theatre Nicosia, Cyprus;) Dvorjak “Rusalka”, Hunter (Theater Erfurt, Germany); R. Leoncavallo “Pagliacci”, Silvio and G.Puccini “La Boheme”, Shaunard (Pforzheim Theater, Germany); G. Bizet “Carmen”, Morales (Estonian National Opera); G, Verdi “La Traviata”, Germont, G. Puccini “Gianni Schicchi”, W. A. Mozart “Die Zauberflote”, Sprecher (with Opera Studio of Estonian Academy of Music).
He has taken part in different concerts and recitals in Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, Finland, Spain, Russia and Estonia.
Sergei Grinkov is an accomplished vocal tutor. He had regular teaching practice in Europe since 2006 and continues it with a great success in North America. His unique ability to teach and giving clear explanations about vocal technque and singing breathing keep providing fantastic result in the vocal development of his students. His individual approach has helped professional singers and beginners to maximize their vocal potential.
He collaborates with World Academy of Music in Toronto, Canada, and in 2011, Mr.Grinkov joined the PR agent and businessman Jose-Carlos Medina to create the opera company and vocal school “Medina&Grinkov Music”.