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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 Leonardo Marzagalia.

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; Nabucco - Como.

In 2017/18: Turandot in Oman; Lucia di Lammermoor (Raimondo) and L’italiana in Algeri (Haly) - Trieste.

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.

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