Ildar Abdrazakov is a Russian Bass Opera singer. People's artist of the Republic of Bashkortostan, People's artist of the Republic of Tatarstan, two-time Grammy award winner, the winner of the Russian theatrical award – the Golden Mask, Bravo award for «The best male classical vocal», the winner of «Kasta Diva» award.
Ildar is the artistic director of the International Academy of Music Elena Obraztsova, a Chevalier of the Order of Peoples' Friendship and the Order of Salavat Yulaev.
Ildar has been cooperating with the world-leading Opera houses, including The Metropolitan Opera, The Paris Opera, The Royal Opera house, The Bavarian State Opera, The Vienna State Opera, The Bolshoi Theatre of Russia and many others. He regularly participates in the most high-profile music festivals, such as Salzburg, «White nights», Rossini Festival in Pesaro, Moscow Easter Festival.
Cooperates with outstanding conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Riccardo Muti, Antonio Pappano, James Levine, Riccardo Chailly, Vladimir Spivakov, Vladimir Jurowski, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Gianandrea Noseda, Christian Thielemann and others. In 2017 he signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon