The Ukrainian tenor became a discovery at the 2nd Minsk International Christmas Singing Competition. The jury appreciated the singer’s skills: the decision to award him first prize was unanimous. His special prizes included direct entrance to the 2nd round of the International Singing Competition in Marmande from Philippe Mestres, President and Artistic Director of the music festival «Nuits Lyriques en Marmandais», the invitation from the Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus to perform a lead role in its performance, and the audience prize which was awarded for the first time.
On October 2017 Mykhailo Malafii won 1st prize at the international competition of singers specializing in Italian opera Competizione dell’Opera.
Mykhailo Malafii graduated from the Mykola Lysenko Lviv National Music Academy (class of the Honoured Art Worker of Ukraine, Professor Oleg Tsyhylyk) and got into the opera company of the Solomiya Krushelnytska Lviv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre. His repertoire includes the roles of Alfredo in La traviata and Riccardo in Un ballo in maschera by Giuseppe Verdi.