Live At the Orinda's season finale will feature the U.S. concert debut of internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning singer Vladimir Kornéev. Growing up in Germany after his family fled Georgia when he was just 6 years old, Vladimir began studying piano, voice and acting, eventually winning a multitude of singing awards, leading to concerts,TV appearances and recordings. His 7 solo albums include his latest, "Vladimir Kornéev Sings Edith Piaf - Live In Berlin" and "Romance" with the WDR Funkhaus Orchestra. Singing in French, English, German and Russian, Vladimir has performed extensively on stage throughout Europe and Canada with his own concerts, as well as a guest of symphonic orchestras and on numerous TV shows. In addition to his singing career, Vladimir Kornéev is a renowned film and television actor. In 2022 he gained international recognition with the Netflix series, The Empress, portraying the Russian Tzar Alexander Romanov II. Vladimir Kornéev is currently the face of Hennessy's XO Cognac global campaign and stars in their Life Is the Greatest Odyssey commercial (directed by Academy Award winning director of La La Land, Damien Chazelle).
"One of the greatest voices of Europe." - La Relève
"German complexity, French nonchalance, Russian depth and an unbelievably nuanced voice over several octaves." - Berliner Morgenpost