Shi Zong was born in Neimongol, China, in 1982. He graduated from the Odessa State
A.V. Nezhdanova Musical Academy in 2007 under the guidance of Vlatimir Darasov and
Stanislav Kavarevsky. After winning a scholarship from the Italian government, he
studied at the Conservatorrio "Santa Cecilia" of Rome and in Milan at "Accademia
Donizetti" with the great bass Bonaldo Giaiotti, baritone Gianni Maffeo and coach
In 2012 he performed Ferrando in Il trovatore at "Pandino Opera Festival" and "Cunardo
Opera Festival" and in 2013 he performed Il Re and Ramfis in National Theatre of
China in Beijing, Fu Zhou Opera, Shen Zhen Opera, Ning Bo Opera.
Among other roles he performed in China: Banco (Macbeth), Sparafucile (Rigoletto),
Zio Bonzo (Madama Butterfly), Timur (Turandot).
During the season 2014/15 he attended the Domingo Opera Studio in Valencia taking
part to some productions and as cover for the roles of Oroveso and Zaccaria. Accademia
Rossiniana at Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro.
In 2016 he will be Timur in Turandot in the Circuit Opera Lombardia, Le gouverneur
in Le Comte Ory at Festival Rossini in Wildbad.
In 2016/17: Traviata (Dottore) - Erl Festspiele and in Reggio Emilia, Bergamo, Modena,
Como, Pavia, Cremona and Brescia; Madama Butterfly (Zio Bonzo) and Il barbiere di
Siviglia (Don Basilio) with AsLiCo.
Awards received from international competitions
2012: Italia III Diva Marina International Vocal Competition - 1st Prize; Italia
II “Franca Mattiucci” International Competition - 2nd Prize; Italia 30th "Premio
Boni" International - Special Prize. 2009: the First Hong Kong International Competition
- 1st Prize; 14th China CCTV Singer Competition - 2nd Prize.