"Ease of articulation, softness, clarity, accuracy of the concept and the line — these are the the qualities combined by tenor Boris Stepanov"
— Bertrand Bolognesi, Anaclase
"Boris Stepanov impressed with his exquisite musicality, beautiful and consistent timbre, well-controlled breath technique and elegant phrasing" — Albert Garriga, Opera Actual
Laureate of the II International Georg Ots Competition (2018, 1st Prize)
Laureate of the XXXVII International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition (2018, Media Prize)
Laureate of the Onegin National Opera Award (2016)
Laureate of the Х International Chamber Vocal Music Competition "Three Centuries Of Classic Romance" (2012, 2nd Prize)
Boris Stepanov’s repertoire includes tenor parts in works by Bach, Schütz, Handel, Rameau, Telemann, Vivaldi, Purcell, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Rossini, Donizetti, Halévy, Verdi, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Brahms, Bruckner, Janáček, Orff, Britten, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Penderecki, Bortnyansky, Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Schnittke.
Soloist at Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. Performes here Ernesto in Don Pasquale and Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore by Donizetti, Lindoro in Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte and Belmonte in Die Entführung aus dem Serail by Mozart, Iopas in Berlioz’s Les Troyens, A District Constable in The Nose by Shostakovich. Also performed the Evangelist in St Matthew Passion and the tenor part in Mass in B minor by Bach, , tenor parts in Desyatnikov’s ballet Wie der alte Leiermann... and in Brahms’ Liebeslieder-Walzer.
Among the recent engagements are Kudrjás in Kát’a Kabanová by Janáček at The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Almaviva in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia, Italian Singer in Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier and Ernesto in Donizetti's Don Pasquale at the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, Simpleton in Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Malcolm in Verdi's Macbeth at Théâtre du Capitole (Toulouse), Almaviva in Rossini's Il barbiere di Siviglia at Helikon Opera (Moscow), Zinovy in Shostakovich's Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District at Ópera Nacional de Chile.
Boris has toured to Abkhazia, Belgium, Bulgary, Chile, Cyprus, Czechia, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and other countries. He has performed with many renowned conductors such as Nikolay Alexeyev, Vladimir Altschuler, Paolo Arrivabeni, Yury Bashmet, Vladimir Begletsov, Justus Frantz, Valery Gergiev, Stanislav Gorkovenko, Dmitry Khokhlov, Leo Krämer, Fabio Mastrangelo, Kent Nagano, Valentin Nesterov, Konstantin Orbelyan, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Alexander Rudin, Vassily Sinaisky, Māris Sirmais, Tugan Sokhiev, Saulius Sondeckis, Masaaki Suzuki, Mikhail Tatarnikov, Alexander Titov, Alexander Vedernikov, Kazuki Yamada, Dmitry Yurovsky, Vladimir Yurovsky, and others. The singer has worked with such world-wide renowned ensembles as Bach Collegium Japan, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and Moscow Soloists Chamber Orchestra.