The core business of the organization (UCAM) is delivering all necessary services to support gifted opera artists who want to express themselves and perform their talents within Europe and all over the world. Founding Fathers of this project are three prominent figures representing very different areas of modern Ukrainian culture:
Michael Yasynskii, Secret Service EA CEO/Managing Director; PR & Entertainment Marketing expert.
Andrii Bondarenko, one of the most famous baritones of our time, that glorifies Ukraine, performing on stages of the largest Opera Houses;
Vitalii Palchikov, musical director.
Andrii Bondarenko is one of the most promising young baritones of our time, who was lucky to work with Valery Gergiev, Ivor Bolton, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Enrique Mazzola, Kirill Karabits, Andrew Litton, Teodor Currentzis, Michael Sturminger, Omer Meir Wellber and Mikhail Tatarnikov.
During 2014 – 2015 he was involved in several projects, including new staging of both ‘La Boheme’ and ‘Don Pasquale’ at Zürich Opera House, the primary arias in ‘Eugene Onegin’ and ‘Billy Budd’ at Cologne Opera. Moreover, he was in for ‘Pelléas et Mélisande’ at Scottish Opera, ‘Eugene Onegin’ at Deutsche Oper Berlin and ‘The Elixir of Love’ at Bavarian State Opera in Munich. Among his recent engagements are the primary aria in “Eugene Onegin” at Cologne Opera, performances at Stuttgart State Theater, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Municipal Theatre of São Paulo, The Dallas Opera and Andrii’s aria from the new production of ‘War and Peace’ at Mariinsky Theater. He had a debut recital at Wigmore Hall accompanied by Gary Matthewman, the renowned pianist, and performed Graf’s aria from ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ at both Teatro Real, Madrid and Sydney Opera House. He sang the part of Robert from ‘Iolanta’ to the orchestral accompaniment on the Dallas Opera stage, the part of Marseilles from ‘La bohème’ at both Bavarian State Opera, Munich and Zurich Opera House. In addition, Andrii performed Sergei Rachmaninoff’s cantata ‘Spring’ to the London Philharmonic Orchestra accompaniment.
So despite his young age, Andrii was already concerned with Salzburg Festival, appeared at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, Glyndebourne Festival Opera as a solo artist and at the Theatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Cologne Opera, Sydney Opera House, Perm State Opera and Mariinsky Theater as a touring troupe member. He came out with Billy part in opera ’Billy Budd’, staged for the first time in Russia (Mikhailovsky Theater, St. Petersburg), acted in spectacular opera project ‘The Giacomo Variations’ on one stage with John Malkovich and toured with Larisa Gergieva. He participated in Salzburg Festival/ Young Singers Project as well, within which introduced scene from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Charles Gounod under the direction of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and ‘Nightingale’ to the Ivor Bolton Orchestra accompaniment. In line with all this, Andrii Bondarenko took part in ‘Don Giovanni’ (the eponymous part) and ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ (Graf) operas recording for Sony Classics and released live performed at the Queens Hall, Edinburgh Sergei Rachmaninoff’s songs accompanied by Iain Burnside, a pianist, on Delphian Records, as well as distinguished suite ‘Lieutenant Kijé’ on BIS Records.
In 2011, Andrii won vocal TV show BBC Cardiff Singer of the World.
In fact, he is a winner of ‘New Ukrainian Voices’ Contest, International Song Contest ‘Art in XXI Century’ (Vorzel, Ukraine), International Vocal Competition named after Rimsky-Korsakov (2006, St. Petersburg), All-Russian Contest-festival of Young Vocalists named after Nadezhda Obuhova (2008) and VII International Vocal Competition named after Stanislaw Moniushko (2010).
Andrii was born in 1987 in Kamianets-Podilsk, Ukraine, had been working as a soloist at Mariinsky Academy of Young Opera Singers for 8 years. In 2003, he enrolled into a vocal school at the National Music Academy named after P. I. Tchaikovsky. In 2004, he continued his studies at Kyiv Conservatory. Then he became a soloist at National Philharmonic of Ukraine.
He graduated from the National Music Academy named after P.I. Tchaikovsky on specialty “theater” and qualified as ‘director of musical theater’ (2009, Professor V. Kurbanova course). Being in his fourth year, Vitalii staged ‘Gianni Schicchi’ (2008), Giacomo Puccini’s opera, which is a part of NMA current repertoire. Young director’s graduation work was opera ‘Die Kluge’ by Carl Orff (2009).
In 2009 – 2011 Vitalii Palchikov filled a vacancy of theatrical events and festivals director at Kyiv Municipal Chamber Choir ‘Khreschatyk’. In October 2009, he staged Lesia Dychko’s choral opera ‘Zolotoslov’ at the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, performed by choir ‘Khreshchatyk’ and Chamber Choir of Music Center of Military Armed Forces of Ukraine, involving soloists, actors and drama students from the National University of Theater, Film and Television. In 2010, Vitalii reached ‘Khreshchatyk’ choir’s repertoire with concept-based performances named ‘Wait for Me’ and ‘Ukrainian songs’.
As of 2011, he became a director of the Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet for children and youth.
In February 2011, he staged ‘La Traviata’ (Verdi) for Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet tour in Switzerland. In November, a new version of this opera was performed on the theatre stage. This play received ‘Kyiv Pectoral’ in the nomination ‘the best musical performance of the year’ as well as Vitalii Palchikov in the nomination ‘best director’.
Among his the most resent productions are opera ‘Die Kluge’ (C. Orfa, 2013), the educational program named ‘Opera alphabet for children and their parents, or in search of the lost notes’, the musical play ‘The whole world – Shakespeare’ (both in 2014) and the musical ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ (Zh. Kilodub, L.Kolodub, 2015).
Michael Yasynskii is a producer, media consultant, CEO, and founder of Notes and Banknotes (formally known as Secret Service Entertainment Agency). He was educated at the Zaporizhzhia Musical College named after Platon Maiboroda (vocal class).
Michael Yasynskii’s Agency has carried out ambitious projects ranging music video production, famous performers and their world tours promotion, event managing. Therefore, Michael Yasynskii is known for setting devoted to the Klitschko brothers’ achievements exhibition, concert media and information support for such super-stars as Madonna, Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ray Horton, musical novel Mademoiselle Zhivago presentation starring Lara Fabian.
Mr. Yasynskii carried out PR support at Eurovision-2009: information support for participant from Ukraine Svetlana Loboda during her preparatory and competition period, managing press line-ups, briefings, and presentations. In addition, he used to be a creative director of the international social project related to family abuse ‘Say No! to Domestic Violence’ featuring LOBODA and Patricia Kaas.
Mr. Yasinsky provided with media support for Miss Ukraine 2010 Final and Miss Ukraine Universe 2011 Final. Moreover, he supplied informational support for Stéphane Rolland catwalk show Autumn-Winter 2010/2011, managed promotional campaign for Noel Gallagher in Kyiv, and organized promo for Blue within their tour. In 2014, Michael provided ‘For Peace and Unity’, football game with the participation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and the star football team Maestro, with active information and PR support.
Mikhail Yasinsky is known for his cooperation with range of culture and show business icons, including Natalia Mogilevskaya, Potap and Nastia, Alan Badoev, Max Barskikh, LOBODA. Earlier, he used to produce LOBODA; his current project is Olia Poliakova.
Mikhail is the musical publishing house Pan Kotsky producer as well, that is specialized in children musical tales production. In addition, he is the author of the anti-crisis workshop ‘To Live, Create, Love in Crisis’, oriented both to artists and their management.