Young Russian bass Ivan Scherbatyh studied flute, piano, choral and orchestral conducting first at the Gnessin music school and then at the Academic Music College of the Moscow Conservatory. He obtained his diploma as a singer from the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in 2015.
In concert he has sung bass solos in Mozart’s Requiem and Sherling’s Exodus Triada. Under the baton of Gennady Rozhdestvensky he performed Seafood seller/Gondolier in Britten’s Death in Venice.
Ivan Scherbatyh made his stage debut as Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro at the opera theatre of the Moscow Conservatory and gave his professional debut in the role of Totsky in M.Weinberg’s opera Idiot at the Bolshoi Theatre.
Before starting his career as a soloist, he sang in several famous choirs, such as Moscow Choir Capella, Novospasskyi Monastery Choir, Academic Song and Dance Ensemble, Moscow State Academic Choir of V.Minin, Moscow Male Chamber Choir of V.Rybin and Moscow Synodal Choir. He was invited to Rome to create a choir in the church of Holy Catherine and to work as a choirmaster in Sistine Chapel. He also worked in the church of Holy Nikolai in Bari. For two seasons he was a member of the Bolshoi Theatre choir.
Ivan Scherbatyh is a prizewinner at the Shalyapin International Competition (Grand Prix), at the New Opera World Competition, Premio Padre Pio da Pietralcina and 14th “Euterpe” International Music competition (1st Prize).