Prize-winner at the V International Rimsky-Korsakov Competition (St Petersburg, 2002).
Andrei Ilyushnikov graduated from the Novosibirsk State Glinka Conservatoire. Soloist with the Mariinsky Academy of Young Singers from 2000. Mariinsky Opera Company soloist since 2009.
Roles he has performed at the Mariinsky Theatre include: Don Juan (The Stone Guest) Pretender, God’s Fool (Boris Godunov) Vladimir Igorevich (Prince Igor) Levko (May Night) Indian Merchant (Sadko) Ivan Lykov (The Tsar's Bride) Tsarevich Gvidon (The Tale of Tsar Saltan) Lensky (Eugene Onegin) Chaplitsky (The Queen of Spades) Vaudemont (Iolanta) Albert (The Miserly Knight) The Marquis (The Gambler) Prince (The Love for Three Oranges) Domizio (Cleopatra in concert) Don Luigino, the Chevalier Belfiore (Il viaggio a Reims) Ernesto (Don Pasquale) Beppe (I pagliacci) Malcolm (Macbeth) Fenton (Falstaff) Pong (Turandot) Tamino (Die Zauberflöte) First Knight of the Grail (Parsifal) Scaramuccio (Ariadne auf Naxos) Prologue, Peter Quint (The Turn of the Screw) Lysander (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) Janek (The Makropulos Affair) Nathanael, Schlemil and Spalanzani (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) Rodrigues (Don Quichotte)
The singer’s repertoire also includes tenor roles in Mozart’s Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem and Stravinsky’s Les Noces and The Fable of the Fox, the Cock, the Tomcat and the Ram.
Andrei Ilyushnikov frequently performs on tour. He has taken part in the Aix en Provence festival in France on numerous occasions; he has also given recitals in the USA, Great Britain, Germany and Luxembourg.