Baritone Serge Grinkoff was born in Tallinn,Estonia.
After graduating from G. Ots Music Conservatory he entered the Estonian Academy of Music where he obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in Opera Singing under tutorship of Lithuanian prof. Virgilius Noreika and Finnish prof. Yaakko Ryhãnen.
Serge was also trained by, and collaborated with, one of the experts of the Bel Canto technique; Latvian professor Margarita Gruzdeva.
Moreover, Serge took part in numerous master classes and workshops with world-class opera professionals such as C. Bergonzi, M. Caballe, JoseVan Dam, etc.
Mr. Grinkoff has successfully participated in the following international singing competitions:
International Singing Competition in Bratislava (diploma); International Competition of chamber singing “Amber Nightingale” (diploma) 2006; International Singers Competitions in Vilnius, Lithuania (diploma and special prize for the best performance of German Lied) 2005.
Serge has been singing on the operatic stage in Canada,Germany,Switzerland,Finland and Estonia.
Serge Grinkoff’s operatic performances include:
R. Leoncavallo “Pagliacci”, Silvio;
W.A.Mozart "Cosi fan tutte" Guglielmo;
G.Rossini "La Cenerentola" Dandidi;
G.Puccini “La Boheme", Shaunard;
G. Verdi “La Traviata, Germont;
Dvorjak “Rusalka”, Hunter;
G. Bizet “Carmen”, Morales;
G. Puccini “Gianni Schicchi”, Gianni Schicchi and
W. A. Mozart “Die Zauberflote" Sprecher,etc.
He has taken part in a variety of concerts and recitals in Canada, USA, Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, Finland, Lithuania and Estonia.
Serge Grinkoff is a highly accomplished vocal tutor. Having started his regular teaching practice in Europe in 2007, he successfully continues to teach in North America.
He has a unique ability to give clear explanations about the Bel Canto technique, which leads to wonderful results in the vocal development of his students.
His tailored individual approach has helped professional singers and absolute beginners alike to maximize their vocal potential.
Since 2010 Serge has been living in Toronto, Canada.
He collaborated with the World Academy of Music in Markham, Ontario (2011-2013) where he built the vocal department from scratch.
In spring 2011 in Toronto, Mr. Grinkoff joined the PR agent and entrepreneur Carlos Medina to create the music company MGM “Medina & Grinkov Music" and since 2019 Serge Grinkoff Music Society (FB page is available).
Building up a solid vocal technique for his students from the very start has always been Serge's trade mark.
He has proved many times, with outstanding results, that everyone including total novices will be able to produce proper sound independently of their initial vocal condition.
Serge's students have successfully taken part in numerous singing competitions and examinations in Canada,USA and Europe.
Please visit the Student’s page to view multiple video examples or video testimonials.