Russian bassist Ildar Abdrazakov is one of the world's most famous singers. Since his La Scala debut in 2001, at the age of 25, he has firmly established himself on all the world's leading stages, including the New York Metropolitan Opera, the Paris National Opera, the Vienna State Opera, the Munich Bavarian State Opera, La Scala in Milan and the Salzburg Festival. Orchestras he regularly works with include the Chicago Symphony and the Vienna Philharmonic. A native of Ufa, the capital of the Bashkortostan Republic of the Russian Federation, he actively cares for young talented artists through his own foundation. Since 2014, he has been the artistic director of the Elena Obraztsova International Academy of Music.
Ildar Abdrazakov performed in Prague three times at the invitation of Nachtigall Artists Management: for the first time on 10th July 2015 at the opera gala (Anna Netrebko, Ekaterina Gubanova, Aleksandrs Antonenko, Ildar Abdrazakov, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, conductor Marco Armiliato), for the second time on 13th June 2016 with PKF – Prague Philharmonia under the baton of Fabio Mastrangela and for the third time on 20th November 2017 with Rolando Villazón and the Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra of Ostrava under the direction of Guerassimo Voronkov. In June 2022, he will be accompanied in Prague by Georgian pianist Mzia Bachtouridze, with whom Abdrazakov often performs at concerts (including La Scala, Carnegie Hall, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Palm Beach Opera, etc.).