One thing leads to another. Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar comes from a nomad family and sang Mongolian folk songs as a child. At the age of seventeen he got into university and took his first singing lessons. Unfortunately, the money didn’t last and, two years later, he had no choice but to become a traffic policeman. He didn’t stop singing, though, and while soloing with a police choir at a concert in Siberia, his deep baritone made an impression on members of the Buryat State Theatre who promptly recruited him. Things happened quickly after that. He took part in a range of international competitions and won, among others, the first prize in the prestigious Tchaikovsky contest. Since then he has performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Mariinsky in Saint Petersburg, Carnegie Hall in New York and Buckingham Palace in London. Music crosses all borders! In 2017, Ariunbaatar was awarded the Song Prize at the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. Darima Linkhovoin is the Artistic Director of the Opera at the Opera and Ballet Theater of the Republic of Buryatia. As voice teacher, she has trained many vocalists of international stature including Ariunbaatar Ganbaatar.
With the support of the Embassy of Mongolia