Winner of the Larisa Aleksandrovskaya International Singing Competition (Minsk, 2004)
Winner of the Russian Competition of Vocal and Piano Duets (St Petersburg, Russia, 2006)
Diploma Winner of the Francisco Viñas International Singing Contest (Barcelona, Spain, 2007)
Winner of the 2nd Röstäm Yaxin International Competition for Chamber Singers (Kazan, Russia, 2007)
Winner of the 2nd Queen Elisabeth Competition (Brussels, Belgium, 2008)
Winner of the 7th Stanisław Moniuszko International Vocal Competition (Warsaw, 2010)
Finalist of the Montreal International Music Competition (Canada, 2012; ATMA Classique Award)
Finalist of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2013 (Wales)
Recipient of the Medal of Francysk Skaryna (2016)

Юрий Городецкий


Yuri Gorodetski was born in Mogilev, Belarus. In 2002, he completed his studies in choral conducting at the Mogilev State Music College. In 2007, he graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music.

Laureate of the grand prize of the Special Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for Support of the Talented Youth (2006, 2008).

In 2008-09, he went on to study with Raina Kabaivanska at the Vecchi Tonelli Institute in Modena and, in 2009-10, with José van Dam at the Chapelle Musical Reine Elisabeth in Belgium. He has participated in master classes with Dalton Baldwin and Peter Schreier.

In 2012-14, Yuri was a member of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program at the Washington National Opera. During the apprenticeship his roles with the company included Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Edmondo (Manon Lescaut), The Shepherd and The Young Sailor (Tristan und Isolde) under the baton of Philippe Auguin.

In 2006 Yuri Gorodetski joined the Opera Company of the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus.


Lensky (Eugene Onegin)
Svyatsilavich (King Stakh’s Wild Hunt)
Yanak (Someone Else’s Wealth Does Not Serve Anyone)
Mozart (Mozart and Salieri)
Alfredo (La traviata)
Tamino (The Magic Flute)
Vladimir Igorevich (The Prince Igor)
Almaviva (Il barbiere di Siviglia)
Beppe (Pagliacci)
Solo parts in Mozart’s Requiem and Verdi’s Requiem.


Yuri Gorodetsky’s highlights include the roles of Count Errico in Haydn`s La vera constanza (conductor Jesús Lopez Cobos, 2012) and Jaquino in Beethoven`s Fidelio (conductor Paolo Arrivabeni, 2014) with the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège, Belgium.

In 2012 Yuri made his debut at the Bolshoi Theatre as Tamino in Mozart`s Die Zauberflöte (conductor Christopher Moulds). He performed also the roles of Ferrando in Mozart`s Così fan tutte (conductor Stefano Montanari), Kai and The Troll in Banevich`s The Story of Kai and Gerda (conductor Anton Grishanin).