• Prize-winner at the Elena Obraztsova International Young Opera Singers’ Competition (1st prize, 2007)
• Prize-winner at the Montserrat Caballé International Opera Singers’ Competition in Zaragoza (1st prize, 2008)
• Prize-winner at the Three Centuries of Classical Romance All-Russian Competition of Chamber Vocal Duets (2004)
• Prize-winner at the St Petersburg All-Russian Opera Singers’ Competition (2007)
Yekaterina Goncharova is a graduate of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire. Since 2009 she has been a soloist with the St Petersburg Conservatoire Opera and Ballet Theatre. In 2008 she appeared in a concert performance of the opera Carmen under the baton of Mariss Jansons as Micaëla. In October 2010 she made her debut at the Philharmonie in Cologne in a concert with Montserrat Caballé. In the 2011–2012 season she made her Mariinsky Theatre debuts as Tatiana (Eugene Onegin) and Micaëla (Carmen). Has toured throughout Russia, Spain and Poland (in a production of the opera War and Peace by the Mariinsky Theatre at the Warsaw State Opera).
Yekaterina Goncharova joined the Mariinsky Opera Company in 2012.
Repertoire at the Mariinsky Theatre includes:
Cleopatra (Cleopatra and snake in concert)
Tatiana (Eugene Onegin)
Natalia (The Oprichnik)
Natasha Rostova (War and Peace)
First Speaking Woman (The Lefthander)
Princess Urusova (Boyarina Morozova in concert)
Repertoire also includes: Marfa (The Tsar’s Bride), Agnès (The Maid of Orleans), Mimì (La Bohème), Genoveva (Genoveva), Violetta (La traviata), Antonia (Les Contes d’Hoffmann).