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Tchaikovsky Institute on Park Ave

The Tchaikovsky Institute of New York City is a project of pianist and conductor, Aza Sydykov, with the aim to provide musicians from all over the world quality music education based on the legendary educational traditions of the Russian music training system in the heart of Manhattan.
The institute offers singers and instrumentalists a unique opportunity to explore and study the musical legacies of Russia and Eurasia through an intensive educational and performance experience in New York City.
Upcoming project:
Opera Role Study:
Iolanta by P.I. Tchaikovsky
August 23 – September 20, 2021
René, King of Provence
Robert, Duke of Burgundy
Count Vaudémont, a Burgundian knight
Ibn-Khakia, a Moorish physician  
  • 10 Individual coaching sessions with a focus on the basics of Russian diction, musical style, phraseology, dramatic realization, and performance skills
Schedule of coaching sessions:
  • 10 1-hour individual coaching sessions between August 23 - September 20, 2021, to be scheduled directly with Mr. Sydykov
All singers of any age and nation
Video prescreening:
Singers should submit a video recording of two contrasting arias of their choice in the original language
Application procedure:
Fill out the form below and include a brief introduction, bio and links to video recordings.
Fee: 500 USD
Once you receive written confirmation of your acceptance into the role study program, you will receive instructions of how to send payment via check, PayPal or Zelle.
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Aza Sydykov is a conductor, concert pianist, piano accompanist, and vocal coach based in New York City. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Merkin Concert Hall, the Kennedy Center, Moscow’s International House of Music, the Great Hall of Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Palace of Nations in Geneva, and with the Kyrgyz National Philharmonic. 
He has been praised by Triangle Arts and Entertainment of North Carolina for the "clearly Russian power and precision of his performance" and by Classical Voice of North Carolina for the "precision and technical brilliance" of his piano artistry. 

He has studied with Nikolay Petrov, Mikhail Olenev, Natalia Bogelava, and Vaja Chachava at Moscow’s prestigious Tchaikovsky Conservatory; and with Pavlina Dokovska and Eteri Andjaparisze at New York’s Mannes School of Music.  He holds Masters's Degree from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and from Mannes, his curricula include advanced studies in solo and collaborative piano and chamber music. The Mannes School also awarded him a Professional Studies Diploma.
During his performance career, he has collaborated with numerous world-renowned artists and teachers like Placido Domingo, Christine Weidinger,  Joyce DiDonato, Zurab Sotkilava, Mikhail Svetlev, Arthur Levy, Trish McCaffrey, Mark Schnaible, Beth Roberts, and Robert White. 

His students perform in opera houses around the world, including The Metropolitan, La Scala, Covent Garden, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Teatro Liçeo, and the San Diego Opera; with major orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, the Seattle Symphony, the American Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke's; and in major festivals like Salzburg, Ravinia, and Caramoor.

His studio also includes adult beginners and young musicians who have moved on to study at top music schools including the Academy of Vocal Arts, Mannes School of Music, Indiana University, Oberlin Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and the Brooklyn College-Conservatory.
Located at East 35th Street and Park Avenue in one of Manhattan’s most charming and picturesque sections, the Sydykov Studio also offers instruction in piano and chamber music.
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