Anna Gorbachyova was born in the Siberian town of Shushenskoye in 1985. Since September 2010 she has studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London where she was generously awarded a scholarship. Her singing teachers are Lillian Watson and Audrey Hyland. Awards include First Prize and Audience Prize at the First International Singing Competition for Baroque Opera’s Pietro Antonio Cesti in Innsbruck, Austria, 2010; First Prize at the 42nd International Antonín Dvoˇrák Vocal Competition, Czech Republic, 2007. Operatic engagements include Musetta La bohème (Hungarian State Opera); Zhou in the world premiere of Kommilitonen! by P M Davies, Queen of the Night Die Zauberflöte (Royal Academy Opera); title role La Calisto (Innsbruck Festival of Early Music); Nymphe in the world premiere of Gogol by L Auerbach (Theatre an der Wien); title role Le Rossignol (Lyon Opera House). Concert engagements include Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky at the 9th International Chamber Music Festival in Nuremberg; arias by Rameau at the Russian-French Festival ‘Four Centuries of French Music’ conducted by Christophe Rousset (Kremlin, Moscow); soprano solo in Boccherini’s Stabat Mater with the Kammerorchester Berlin (Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona).