Philip Barkhudarov, bass, currently resides in Reykjavík, Iceland and studied voice with Jón Þorsteinsson at the Conservatory of Utrecht in the Netherlands. 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 and with numerous choirs, he is a member of Olga Vocal Ensemble and M'ANAM, touring internationally on a regular basis. In 2020, Philip produced Vox Virtual, an online singing festival that featured such groups as The Swingles, Accent, ANÚNA, Ensemble Rustavi, and Cantus.
I've 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! In high school I really fell in love with singing, and there was no turning back.