Arkadi Namatiev, Opera singer, Baritone was born in Soviet Union in 1914 and died in 1989 in Israel.
He was a father of five children which few of them became concert pianists.
His talent was transferred to his second generation as well. Arkadi Namatiev performed in a different opera houses around Russia.
A short list of the operas he performed includes: Aida, Figaro, La Boheme, Pique Dame, Evegny Onegin.
In 1973 he immigrated to Tel Aviv, Israel and became one of the most known cantor in synagogue , Tel -Aviv.
One of his passions in his singing career was to help young artist and mentor them.
Michael Peer - Musical Director and Co- Founder of Arkadi Foundation:
Grandchild of Arakdi Namatiev which discovered Michaels velvet voice when he was just six years old. Michael Was born in 1980,Tel-Aviv,Israel.
Michael, bass-baritone opera singer and a voice teacher,holds a Master degree from Aaron Copland Music School. He resides in New York city and enjoy giving master classes, private lessons, group instructions, etc. Michael performed in Opera Colorado, Israeli Opera, Carnegie Hall, and occasionally world wide in concerts and competitions as well (Austria, Germany, Israel, USA, Turkey). Michael is proud to be a part of Arkadi foundation.
Ronit Ashirov- Artistic Adviser: was born in Israel and study piano from age 5 in the Netanya conservatory and continued her Music education at Hunter College, NYC. She maintains a piano studio in New City, New York. Ronit experience of casting singers and produce concerts in the New York Metro area is extensive.
She often knows how to recognize a talent and advise the artist how to process in development to the next step.