MOSCOW: On her 5th birthday, St. Petersburg-native Katerina performed a ‘solo-concert’ for her grandfather at home.
She said she loved to sing from childhood, but only fell in love with opera when she was 14 after hearing a performance in her hometown. Thereafter, she would occasionally attend the opera by herself.
Her interest didn’t initially find appreciation. As she was a good student, her teaches encouraged her to study law. Her mom wanted to her to study languages.
‘’People said, don’t you want to do something serious?’’ Katerina said she insisted on attending a special opera school.
Last month she again gave a solo-performance…this time at the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall. She is currently in the Russia-wide ‘Voice’ competition.