Philip Barkhudarov, bass, studied with Jón Þorsteinsson at the Conservatory of Utrecht in the Netherlands. He previously studied with Candace Magner in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Originally from Moscow, Russia, he has lived in Sheffield, England and grew up in the United States in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Philip holds a bachelor degree in physics and a masters degree in computer science from Utrecht University. Besides singing as a soloist in the Netherlands and elsewhere, he is a member of Olga Vocal Ensemble, touring internationally on a regular basis.
I have spent my life singing. First, as a three-year-old in a Russian bus, singing tunelessly in order to make the bus move - or so grandma would have had me believe. Then, as a clueless chorister growing up in the mountains of New Mexico, having abandoned the viola for requiring far too much practice! Finally, I delved into solo singing in my late high school years, and, having moved to Holland for university, I have been intensively pursuing the improvement of my art throughout the European singing world ever since.