The young soprano Veronika Dzhioeva is one of the most engaged singers worldwide. She performs regularly in Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Spain, Czech, Estonia, Lithuania, USA, China, South Korea, and Japan. Ms. Dzhioeva graduated from St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory, where she studied with Prof. T. Novichenko (the teacher of Marina Shaguch and Anna Netrebko).
Veronika started her career with the 3rd prize at the Maria Callas International Competition (Athens, 2005). Her operatic debut was in 2004 as Mimi in Puccini's "La Boheme" under the direction of A. Shakhmametyev. Russian music critics began to appreciate her after she has received the Grand Prix at the VII International Vocal Competition (Kaliningrad, 2006). The Russian magazine "Culture" awarded her with the title of "Debut of The Year" for her performing of the role of Fiordiligi in "Cosi fan tutte" (2006, under the direction of T. Currentzis). In the choral opera by R. Shchedrin "Boyarynia Morozova", Veronika sung Princess Urusova to great acclaim. Today Veronika Dzhioeva is a leading soloist in "Golden triangle" of Russian opera theaters: Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Bolshoi Theater in Moscow and Novosibirsk State Opera as well. To her credit Ms. Dzhioeva has performed such diverse roles as: La Contessa (Mozart's "Le nozze di Figaro"), Tatiana (Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin"), Micaela ("Carmen" by Bizet), Violetta ("La Traviata" by Verdi), Fiordiligi (Mozart's "Cosi fan tutte"), Elisabetta ("Don Carlo" by Verdi), Mimi and Musetta (Puccini's "La Boheme"). This bouquet is furthermore decorated by Thais ("Thais" by Massenet), Zemfira (Rachmaninov's "Aleko"), Marfa ("Tsar's Bride" by Rimsky-Korsakov), Macbeth ("Macbeth" by Verdi), Maria Stuarda (Donizetti's "Maria Stuarda") and Butterfly (Puccini's "Madama Butterfly").
Her most recent highly successful premiere of Rachmaninov's "Aleko" (staged by M. Trelinskiy) took place in St. Petersburg and in Baden-Baden under the direction of maestro V. Gergiev. In October 2010 Veronika performed Donna Elvira (Mozart's "Don Giovanni" - premiere in Bolshoi Theater) staged by D. Chernyakov. In April 2011 Veronika performed Tatiana in "Eugene Onegin" with Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Mariss Janssons.
Ms. Dzhioeva performs regularly with world stars such as Valeri Gergiev, Mariss Janssons, Yuri Bashmet, Mikhail Pletnev, Sergei Leiferkus and Anna Netrebko. Veronika successfully cooperates with Italian theatres including Teatro Petruzzelli (Bari) and Teatro Comunale (Bologna). She performed a title role in staging of Donizetti's opera "Maria Stuarda" which passed with great success in Palermo (Teatro Massimo).
Her impressive concert life is also not to be overlooked. Following soprano parts were sung in recent seasons: Requiem by Verdi and Mozart, Mahler's 2nd Symphony, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, "Great Mass" by Mozart (conductor Yu. Bashmet), and Rachmaninov's poem "The Bells". The performance of R. Strauss's "Four last songs" (conductor A. Shakhmametyev) became an important stage in her creative biography. In Veronika's concert repertoire considerable stress has gone to works of contemporary composers. Russian audiences have been especially mesmorized by the vocal cycles "Run of the Time" by Tishchenko and "Weeping of Guitar" by Minkov. Fantasia "Severing Winter" by young St. Petersburg composer Tanonov, which was performed in Bologna under the direction of Maestro O. Gioia (Brazil).
A laureate of numerous competitions, she has won: the Maria Callas Grand Prix (Athens, 2005), the international competition "Amber Nightingale" (Kaliningrad, 2006 - 1st prize), the international Klaudia Taev competition (Parnu, 2007 - 2nd prize), the All-Russian Competition of Opera Singers (Saint-Petersburg, 2005), the international Glinka Competition (Astrakhan, 2003), the international competition "World Vision" and the All-Russian Competition in the name of P. Tchaikovsky. Her theater prizes include the "Gold Mask" and "Gold Floodlight". Veronika was honored with the prize "Paradise" for performance of Lady Macbeth's part in joint Russian-French staging of Verdi's opera "Macbeth". Veronika has been awarded with National Prize of Czech EURO Pragensis Arse in 2010.
Among numerous records of singer special attention is paid to album "Opera arias". Dzhioeva's voice has also been used for telefilms "Monte-Cristo" and "Vasil'evskiy Island". Telefilm of director P. Golovkin "Winter solo of wave", wholly devoted to creative work of Veronika Dzhioeva, recently appeared.
"After having had her debut as Mimi in Puccini's La Boheme Veronika immediately attracted attention since we haven't heard such artistic singers full of deep feelings for a long time. Veronika is especially gifted in Italian opera - not only because of her voice and subtle feeling of style but also because of her almost ideal Italian pronunciation. Her image doesn't contain any drawbacks - if even there are some they are not noticeable. Veronika is also majestic in concert, where she can perform songs of different style one after another. No one can have any doubts that chamber vocal music is her sphere. When Veronika performed my vocal cycle "Run of the Time" (poems of A. Akhmatova), I was surprised by the temperature of her soul penetration into the core of music and by level of exactness in inflection in such difficult musical text. Veronika arouses a wish to work with her more and more. Today we have no doubt that Veronika Dzhioeva as a singer belongs to the whole world." (Boris Tishchenko, composer, People's artist of Russia)