Anatolij Fokanov finished
his studies at the Music Academy of Novosibirsk as a singer,
a teacher and conductor.
Thereafter he became a soloist
at the Opera in Novosibirsk, followed by similar positions
in several large cities in his country, including Saratov,
Ufa, Dusambe. In 1991 Anatolij Fokanov won the first prize
at the prestigious Sobinov competition.
In Russia, he sang all of
the significant operatic baritone roles. He worked with conductors
such as I.Zak, A.Katz and K.Kondrasin. After several years
acting as guest singer at the Hungarian State Opera he has
become a member since 1992. In recent years he appeared as
a guest singer in the following countries: France, Egypt,
Croatia, Israel, Thailand, Austria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Belgium,
Czech Republic, Greece, Spain, Poland, Italy, England, Cyprus,
Serbia, Germany, Switzerland, Finland, China and also Japan where he performs frequently.
2004. Merited Artist of the Hungarian Republic
2006. Eternal membership in the Society of the Hungarian Immortal Artists.
(TV Award granted on the basis of public votes)
2006. Melis György - Award (The Hungarian State Opera House)
2010. Outstanding Artist of the Hungarian Republic
2012. Székely Mihály - Memory Plaquatte (The Hungarian State Opera House)
2017. Chamber singer of the Hungarian State Opera House
2017. Hungarian Order of Merit, Officers' Cross - Civilian section