B i o g r a p h y
A native of Saint Petersburg, Russia, mezzo-soprano Liudmila Mullin studied at Saint Petersburg State University and Saint Petersburg University of Art and Culture, earning a Masters of Art Degree in Russian Language and Literature, and a Masters of Art Degree in Music Education.
Prior to immigrating to the United States, she was employed with the Saint Petersburg Music Conservatoire and the Saint Petersburg Musical Comedy Opera, as well as several international music ensembles. Winner of numerous national and international vocalist competitions, she has performed on stages throughout Europe and the United States, occasionally sharing the stage with renowned artists including Mstislav Rostropovich and Mariss Jansons.
Now a resident of Northern California, she performs regularly with the Lake Tahoe “Toccata” Symphony Orchestra, the Susanville Symphony Orchestra, and the Aurelia Chamber Players. She has also performed with the Reno Chamber Opera, Bel Canto Opera of Nevada, and the distinguished Rimsky-Korsakov String Quartet.
In addition to concert venues in the region, Liudmila’s west coast performances have included concerts in San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, and Napa Counties, as well as locations in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Stockton. Her diverse repertoire spans from classical opera roles like Delilah, from Saint-Saens’ “Sampson & Delilah” and Liubasha, from Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Tsar Bride”; to operetta roles in Offenbach’s “La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein”, and Lehár’s “Merry Widow”. Her performances of sacred music have included Bach’s “Saint Matthew’s Passion” and Verdi’s “Requiem” as well as a lengthy list of chamber music selections from Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Berlioz, Arditi, and many other prominent composers.
A music teacher with Lassen Community College, and owner of Liudmila’s School of Music wherein she provides music instruction to a select group of private students, she is also an Artist with the William James Association, through which she manages two men’s choirs inside a medium-security state prison. For the past six years, she has been the Conductor and Artistic Director of the Susanville Choral Society.