was born in Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan, one of the republics of the former Soviet Union. Ekaterina moved to Holland in 1993 where she continued her studies on the harp at the Conservatories in Enschede, Rotterdam and Detmold (Germany) with teachers Alex Bonnet, Godelieve Schrama and Catherine Michel. Due to a scholarship granted her by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and the Fonds voor Podium- en Amateurkunsten she continued her studies with Germaine Lorenzini in Lyon (France). After graduating for her harp studies she followed her passion for singing and started a new study Classical Singing at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. Ekaterina finished both studies Cum Laude. She studied singing with Rita Dams, Meinard Kraak, Barbara Pearson and Diane Forlano and followed workshops and master classes with Nelly Miricioiu, Jean Piland, Charlotte Margiono, Christoph Prégardien, Jard van Nes, Jean Philippe Lafont and Leontina Vaduva.
At this moment Ekaterina makes a career as an opera singer and theater performer. She worked as a soloist with companies as De Nationale Opera, Jan Fabre/Troubleyn (Belgium), LOD Gent (Belgium), Toneelhuis Antwerpen (Belgium), Muziektheater Hollands Diep Dordrecht, Opera Trionfo, Veenfabriek Leiden, Opera Spanga, Opera Nijetrijne, Holland Opera, Silbersee, LeineRoebana, Opera de Calais, Diamantfabriek and others.
Together with the harpist Eva Tebbe Ekaterina forms a successful duo called “Duo Bilitis”. The duo is the winner of several international prizes, performed during numerous chamber music series and music festivals in Holland and abroad and released their CD’s at the label Brilliant Classics/Foreign Media. A new CD ‘Rêveries de Bilitis’ based on work by Claude Debussy is released with big success in 2018.
Together with Chris Koolmees Ekaterina forms LEKS Compagnie and develops music theater projects as Pierrot Lunaire 2.0, La Voix Humaine FaceTime and the autobiographical trilogy The Path (De Weg) – The Border (De Grens) – Pique Dame (Schoppenvrouw).
Her recent engagements were amongst others the main role in the Opera Turan Dokht at Holland Festival (World Opera LAB), the role of Goneril in de the opera King Lear (Holland Opera) and the role of ‘Die Frau’ in the Opera ‘Menuet’ (LOD Gent).