XIV Open composers competition named after Andrey Petrov
  • Jury

Jury

Alexander RASKATOV
chairman of the jury, composer
Eugene BIRMAN
composer
Pavel KARMANOV
composer
Alexander KNAIFEL
composer
Fedor LEDNYOV
conductor
Alexander RADVILOVICH
composer
Nastasya KHRUSHCHEVA
composer
Dmitry YANOV-YANOVSKY
composer
Alexander RASKATOV
chairman of the jury, composer

Alexander Raskatov was born in 1953. He studied composition in the class of Albert Leman at the Moscow Conservatory and then completed a four-year aspirant position. In the early 1990s he moved to Germany, later to France, where he worked as a freelance composer. In 1990 he was composer in residence at Stenton University, in 1998 in Lockenhaus. He received numerous grants and well-known composition commissions. The sophisticated sound development and concentrated material treatment reveal influences of Stravinsky and Webern in Raskatov. His numerous vocal works are based on texts from recent Russian poetry (including Blok, Baratynski, Chlebnikow, Brodsky). In addition, he dealt intensively with the Russian futurists of the 1920s (including Mossolow, Roslawetz) and completed some of the surviving fragments. Irina Schnittke entrusted him with the reconstruction of the 9th symphony of her husband, who died in 1998.



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Eugene BIRMAN
composer

A composer of music of «high drama» and «intense emotion» (BBC), «at once, ingenious, hypnotic, brave, and beautiful» (Festival Internazionale A.F. Lavagnino), Eugene Birman has written for symphony orchestras (London Philharmonic, Minnesota Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Orquestra Gulbenkian), choirs (BBC Singers, Latvian Radio Choir, Eric Ericsons Kammarkör), and leading ensembles and soloists (Maxim Vengerov, Maurizio Ben Omar, etc.) across four continents in venues ranging from London’s Southbank Centre to Carnegie Hall to above the Arctic Circle. His highly public career, with appearances on CNN, BBC World TV, Radio France, Deutsche Welle, and others, is characterized by a fearless focus on socially relevant large-scale compositions covering the financial crisis, Russian border treaties, and more. 

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Pavel KARMANOV
composer

Pavel Karmanov was born in 1970 in the city of Bratsk in the Irkutsk region in a family of musicians. He started to compose music at the age of 5, graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1995 and joined the Moscow Union of Composers a year later. Since his student years he has participated in major Russian festivals of contemporary music: Moscow Autumn and Alternative. His compositions has also been performed at the following festivals: Sound Route Tokyo – Moscow (Japan, 1999), the E. Denisov Festival (Tomsk, 2003), Warsaw Autumn (2005), the Dmitry Shostakovich Festival in Seattle (USA, 2006), etc. Karmanov’s compositions are widely performed in Moscow and St Petersburg and in significant cultural centers all over the world. 

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Alexander KNAIFEL
composer

Honored Artist of Russia, Laureate of the St. Petersburg Government Prize, member of the Composers 'and Cinematographers' Unions. Alexander Knaifel was born in 1943 into a family of musicians. Studied at the Special Music School at the Leningrad Conservatory, at the Moscow and Leningrad Conservatories. Author of over a hundred works in all areas of musical art. Knaifel's works are heard on stages, in halls, from screens, on the air in many countries, at major music festivals, in the recordings of leading companies. Alexander Knaifel is the author of over 100 compositions in all areas of musical creativity. 


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Fedor LEDNYOV
conductor

Graduated in 1995 from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory in the choral conducting class and in 1998 opera and symphonic conducting. Since 1995 he has been teaching at the St. Petersburg Music College named after Rimsky-Korsakov. As a vocalist, he took part in productions of ancient and modern operas. Among the parties: Latin - “Aeneas in Lazio” by J. Sarti, Orpheus - “Orpheus” K. Monteverdi, Kaufman - “Jacob Lenz” by V. Rome.

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Alexander RADVILOVICH
composer

Member of the Union of Composers of Russia, Member of the Board of the Union of Composers of St. Petersburg, Candidate of History of Art, Professor of the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Composer, pianist, teacher. Was born in St. Petersburg in 1955. After graduating from the St. Petersburg State Conservatory in the composition class of Professor S.M. Slonimsky, additionally he studied at composing courses in Poland, Holland and Germany with V. Lutoslawsky, T. de Leeu, B. Fernehow, P.-H. Dittrich. Laureate of international composing competitions in Germany and Switzerland.

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Nastasya KHRUSHCHEVA
composer

Сomposer, pianist and musicologist. Born 1987 in Russia, St. Petersburg. Associate Professor of the Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory named N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov (history of foreign music department). Member of the Union of Composers (since 2010), candidate of art history (2014). Laureate of the Youth Prize of the Government of St. Petersburg (2012). Winner of the composition competition «Pythian Games» («Interesting Cinema» project, 2014). Winner of the St. Petersburg Theater Award «Breakthrough» (2015), special award of the cultural center «ZIL» (Moscow, 2016). Symphonic music was performed by conductors such as Fabio Mastrangelo, Fedor Lednev, Ilya Ioff, Alim Shahmametiev, Alexey Nyaga, Michael Agrest. She is the author of music for twenty-five dramatic performances, among which are the performances of Valery Fokin, Andrey Moguchy, Viktor Ryzhakov, Alexandr Artemov.

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Dmitry YANOV-YANOVSKY
composer

Composer. Dmitri Yanov-Yanovsky was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In 1986 he graduated from the Tashkent State Conservatoire. After graduating, Yanov-Yanovsky travelled to European Russia, where he benefited from the advice and support of, among others, Alfred Schnittke, Sofia Gubaidulina and Edison Denisov. He was a participant of Master Class in Lerchenborg with P. Ruders and E. Denisov (1992) and he took part in Summer Academia at IRCAM in Paris (1993). Yanov-Yanovsky has won a number of awards for his musical compositions; among them, second prize at the 4th International Competition of Sacred Music (Fribourg, Switzerland, 1991) for his piece «Lacrymosa» for soprano and string quartet; ALEA III International Prize (Boston, 1992) for his work «Presentment» for chamber ensemble and tape; and Special Award of Nantes at the International Film Festival (France, 1992) for the musical score in the film «Kammie». 

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