Yevgeni Shapovalov was born in Belarus and studied voice at the renowned Music Academy in Odessa. After immigrating to Israel in 1991, he began vocal studies at the Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University. While still a student, he was selected to participate in the master class programs of the Israel Vocal Arts Institute (I.V.A.I.) He was also a scholarship recipient of the prestigious America-Israel Cultural Foundation and attended master classes in New York. Under the auspices of the I.V.A.I., he performed the following roles: Tebaldo in I Capuleti ei I Montecchi, the Prince in Rusalka, Maurizio in Adriana Lecouvreur, Lenski standing in Europe, Israel and the United States.