Nikita Storojev, an accomplished Russian bass, sang songs popular in the 40’s – during the period of World War II. He also sang several Old Russian romances.
After receiving his degree in philosophy, Nikita Storojev entered the Tchaikovsky Conservatory of Moscow. Upon winning the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition, he became the principal soloist for 5 years in the Bolshoi Theater and the Moscow Philharmonic Society. During his 27 year career as a professional opera singer he performed and made records with the most celebrated singers in opera such as: P. Domingo, L. Pavarotti, N.Ghiaurov.
Nikita also performs regularly in prestigious concert halls and opera houses around the globe, including: Royal Albert Hall, London Festival Hall, Paris Opera, Theatre des Champs Elysees, Theatre Chatelet and Radio France in Paris; Vienna, Berlin, Munich Philharmonie. In Italy he has performed in Rome, Florence, Venice, Torino, and Bologna. He has also performed in North America, singing in such places as: Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Baltimore, Austin, Toronto and Montreal. Other such places include: South Africa, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, the Republic of China and Mexico.
Extensive discography: 17 recordings with Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Chandos, Erato, Melodia, Suoni e Colori and Sibelia. Works conducted by M. Rostropovich, C. Abbado, Sir John Pritchard, V. Ashkenazy, J. Nelson, N.Jarvi, and many others.
The event took place on May 5, 2005 in the Jewish Community Center of Houston.