While Andriy Ishchenko was drafted, his vocal gifts
He was advised to study voice at a conservatory.
Ishchenko started his studies in 1959 at the Kiev conservatory
with Rimma Razumova.
He was a soloist at the Kiev Opera.
Ishchenko sang Cassio in a Otello with V. T. Tryetyak (Otello), S. Kozak (Iago) and
K. Radchenko (Desdemona).
In 1975, Ishchenko sang in the premiere of
Yaroslav Mudriy by Heorhiy Maiboroda (b. Pelekhivshchyna
khutir, Kremenchuk county, Poltava oblast, Ukraine,
18 November 1913 - d. Kiev, 6 December 1992)
at the Kiev Opera house.
His role was the second tenor
Zhureyko, a stone-mason
In 1985, Ishchenko had to stop singing
due to health reasons.