Timofei Baranov is a very young and talented Russian baritone born 20th June 1989, in Ulyanovsk. He began his studies in Moscow at the Alfred Schnittke Institute of Music under the guidance of Margarita Sciadrina. In 2014, after moving to Italy, he continued his studies at the Gaetano Donizetti Institute of Music in Bergamo with Paola Romano. In 2015, he joined the Music School in Milan where he studied with Carlo Gaifa and finally, in the biennium 2016-2017, he worked as soloist in the Fabbrica Young Artist Program held by the Opera House in Rome.
Despite his young age, Timofei already has great experience in opera singing with numerous concerts and performances all over the world. Among these we remember his performances at the Opera House in Rome in the roles of both Schmidt and Dumas in Andrea Chérnier (Roberto Abbado conductor), as Ciambellano in Lo scoiattolo in gamba by Nino Rota (Luca Bargagna director and Carlo Donadio conductor), the role of Marullo in Rigoletto (Leo Muscato director and Michele Gamba conductor). In 2015, Timofei also performed at the Rosetum Theatre in Milan in the opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Viktor Ullman (Luca Benatti director and Eleonora Firenze conductor).
Regarding his experiences abroad, he has performed at the Alfred Schnittke Institute in Moscow: in 2014, he sang in Don Giovanni as Don Giovanni, and in 2013, in La Bohème as Marcello.
Besides his activities as an opera singer, he has also cultivated a lot of experience in concerts; in 2015, he performed extracts from I Puritani, Macbeth and Don Giovanni at the Riva Music Festival.
He has won many International Competitions: in 2013, he won in the 6th International Competition of Opera Singers in Saint Petersburg and in the International Music Competition ‘Perpetuum Mobile’ in Holland, in 2015, he won a scholarship in the Riccardo Zandonai Competition in Riva del Garda, and was a finalist in the ‘Young lyric singers’ of Teatro alla Scala in Milan, and he won third prize at the ‘Lyric Voices Competition’ in Florence.