International Opera Academy of Marina Shaguch and Alexander Khaindrava

Offline in Prague and online all over the world
The goal of the Academy is to correct vocal technical problems in the framework of musical phrasing
Our Academy was found in 2001. In class we always work in tandem as a vocal coach and a conductor.

We train professional opera singers from major theatres. We are very proud that many of our students have won international contests. Some trainees have also entered prestigious European universities and opera studios.

— Marina Shaguch

Marina Shaguch
One of the leading sopranos of the Mariinsky Theatre, she joins singing and teaching activities.

She has given performances in the Carnegie Hall, Buckingham Palace (as Desdemona, together with Placido Domingo and Valeriy Gergiev), La Scala, Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, David Geffen Hall, The Bridgewater Hall, and the Great Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonic.

Read more about Marina Shaguch


Alexander Khaindrava
Principal Guest Conductor of the Klaipeda Music Theatre in Lithuania, is one of the most prominent Georgian conductors.

Founder and Music Director of the Georgian State Chamber Orchestra (Tbilisi), he led this company to the international level and toured with it to Germany, Baltic Countries, Chili.

Was the only one, who was chosen to play with Claudio Abbado at the Mahler Youth Orchestra as solo contrabass player. Worked at the Mariinsky Theatre, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Kanazava Chamber Orchestra (Japan).

Read more about Alexander Khaindrava

The unique feature of our classes is that two professionals are working with a student simultaneously
International Opera Academy of Marina Shaguch and Alexander Khaindrava
Offline in Prague and online all over the world
The goal of the Academy is to correct vocal technical problems in the framework of musical phrasing
Our Academy was found in 2001. In class we always work in tandem as a vocal coach and a conductor. We train professional opera singers from major theatres. We are very proud that many of our students have won international contests.

Some trainees have also entered prestigious European universities and opera studios.
Due to new global challenges our services are also available online. You can already read a review about this new studying format.
— Marina Shaguch
Marina Shaguch

One of the leading sopranos of the Mariinsky Theatre, she joins singing and teaching activities.


She has given performances in the Carnegie Hall, Buckingham Palace (as Desdemona, together with Placido Domingo and Valeriy Gergiev), La Scala, Metropolitan Opera, the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, David Geffen Hall, The Bridgewater Hall, and the Great Hall of the St Petersburg Philharmonic.



Read more about Marina Shaguch

Alexander Khaindrava

Principal Guest Conductor of the Klaipeda Music Theatre in Lithuania, is one of the most prominent Georgian conductors.


Founder and Music Director of the Georgian State Chamber Orchestra (Tbilisi), he led this company to the international level and toured with it to Germany, Baltic Countries, Chili.


Was the only one, who was chosen to play with Claudio Abbado at the Mahler Youth Orchestra as solo contrabass player. Worked at the Mariinsky Theatre, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Kanazava Chamber Orchestra (Japan).


Read more about Alexander Khaindrava

The unique feature of our classes is that two professionals are working with a student simultaneously

We never deal with one particular note. Our approach is based on continuity of singing technique, musical texture and major ideas of a composition. It is crucially important to work with all these issues together!
We encourage our students attending each other’s lessons (if the singing student doesn’t object). This practice helps you see your own vocal problems from outside.
We pay a lot of attention to breath as most singing problems are usually connected with wrong breathing techniques. We don’t just diagnose the problem, but propose real ways to solve it.
Singer often struggle with one particular note, but the solution could be found only by tackling the whole phrase.

How we teach

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Two coaches
There are always two teachers and a pianist at the class.

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Communication with colleagues
If agreed students can attend lessons of other singers.

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Video recording
The class duration is one hour and you can video the whole proses for later analysis.

How we teach

1
Two coaches
There are always two teachers and a pianist at the class.
2
Communication with colleagues
If agreed students can attend lessons of other singers.
3
Video recording
The class duration is one hour and you can video the whole proses for later analysis.

Students’ reviews
Taras Berezhansky

I took master classes from Marina Shaguch and Alexander Khaindrava in the period from 2014 to 2017. As a vocal coach Marina had a great influence on my final stage of becoming a singer. After graduating from the conservatory, I felt like I missed out on something to really sing. And when I visited her, I put everything together and understood what I needed to do with my vocals. Although Marina is a soprano and I am a bass, it did not cause any controversy, as the basis of correct singing for everyone is the same. Read more

Brazhkina Natalia

I was studying at the vocal department of the Institute of Culture in Moscow. My main problem during vocal training was a small voice range, the inability to sing piano on the top notes.


When I came to the school to Marina Shaguch and Alexander Khaindrava, my maximum was A-flat of two-line octave (and I am a soprano). For literally 20 lessons not only I “unlocked” the whole two-line octave, but also the three-line octave. The voice became stronger and sounder. Read more

Yulia Muzychenko

My first acquaintance with Marina Shaguch took place in 2012. I was a freshman of the Rimsky-Korsakov Academy of Music in Saint Petersburg and came to Marina’s master class as a listener. I was very interested and realized that this is exactly the coach I am looking for and the person who will help me find the answers to my questions. And after the master class, I took the first private lesson with Marina and sang Cerlina’s aria.


We began to work immediately: Marina paid great attention to breathing, the consistency of sound (so that all the notes were “smooth” in one place), in the same position and gave me a lot of useful technical “hints” I did not know before. Read more

Julia Isakovskaya

I took my first master class in 2016, when I had problems with high and transition notes, with the homogeneity of sound throughout my vocal range. It was also necessary to choose the right repertoire, suitable to my type of voice and corresponding to my abilities.


The concept of this master class is completely unique, as classes are conducted simultaneously by a conductor Alexander Khaindrava and a vocal teacher and opera singer Marina Shaguch. Thanks to this, elaboration of compositions is very detailed, bring into the picture its musical component, style, interpretation and technical vocal features of the perf. Read more


If you would like to learn more about training, please contact us


+420 605 273 740

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