Less than 20 years old Inna Kalugina was winning the vocal competition “New Names from the Ukraine” in 2013 being also awarded a scholarship by the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation for her engagement in aid of the her homeland’s culture.
Having been a guest-student at the National Ukrainian Tchaikovsky Academy of Music in Kyïv previously, Inna Kalugina joined Irina Semenenko’s vocal-class in 2013. She graduated from her master-studies with honours in 2019. While studying she was also engaged as an actress at the theatre of her hometown Ivano-Frankivsk located in Western Ukraine.
As between 2017 and 2019 she also studied in Los Angeles at the University of California UCLA and in Austria with baritone Vladimir Chernov, subsequently joining his class at the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot in Paris. She pursued further vocal studies with Matthias Rexroth and Olga Pasichnyk at the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw and with Annick Massis joining the “Académie de la voix” 2020 in Treilles (France). In 2023, she was selected to take part in the George Solti Bel Canto Academy in Italy, which gave her the opportunity to work with Barbara Frittoli, Richard Bonynge, Renato Bruson, Leo Nucci and Freddie di Tommaso.
In 2017 Inna Kalugina made her debut on opera-stage as Contessa Almaviva (Le Nozze di Figaro) at the Lwiw Opera House. She performed in 2019 the title-role in Tchaikovsky’s Iolanta with the opera-studio of the Ukrainian National Tchaikovsky Academy of Music in Kyïv and in 2023 Leonora in Verdi's Il Trovatore with the opera company of Cluj Napoça (Rumania).
In 2022 Inna Kalugina was awarded Second Prize from the Spoleto Singing Competition under the patronage of the European Union as well as the First Grand Prix Opera at the Concours international Georges Enesco in Paris, where she was alos awarded two special prizes (“Opéra Cluj-Napoca“ and the “Catalina Cortez“).
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