LYRA is a vocal ensemble from St Petersburg. All singers are professional musicians, singing in different churches of St Petersburg. Some of them also sing in the opera. Through their performances, they would like to introduce the enormous musical heritage of the Russian Orthodox Church, as well as the traditions of Russian folk music, to those who are interested in Russia, it’s history and culture.

ANDREI SYSOEV – TENOR AND LEADER

Born in St Petersburg. Graduated from the St. Petersburg conservatory. Won International competition of Sacred Music in Roma, Italy in 1995 as the conductor of a chamber choir “SingerBridge”. Works as a choir master in St. Peter’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg. Act as an active composer too.

ALEKSEI GOLOVIZNIN – BASSO Born in the Karelian ASSR Byelomorsk. Graduated from the State Conservatory in Saint-Petersburg. Actively touring musician. Well-known in St Petersburg as a jazz-singer.

ZLATA GOGOL – MEZZO Born in St. Petersburg. Graduated from the City Academy of Culture. Actively touring musician. Well-known in St Petersburg as a Baroque solo-singer.

MARINA BUSSE – SOPRANO Born in Great Novgorod. Studied in State Conservatory of St. Petersburg as a solo singer. Actively touring musician. Well-known in St Petersburg as a singer and a vocal trainer