Dmitri Kourliandski (Moscow), сomposer, artistic director of the Academy

Born 1976 in Moscow. Graduated from the Moscow Conservatory and completed post-graduate course led by Leonid Bobylev. Attended master classes given by many Russian and foreign composers. Compositions won awards in Russia, France and Great Britain. In 2003 he won the Grand Prix of the International Gaudeamus Competition in the Netherlands. In 2010 – Gianni Bergamo Classic Music Award (Switzerland). Guest of the Berliner Kuenstlerprogramm 2008.Ensemble 2e2m (France) composer-in-residence 2010.Winner of 2011 Johann Joseph Fux opera composition competition (Austria). Dmitri Kourliandski’s music is regularly played in concerts and at festivals held in many Russian cities, CIS, Argentina, Australia, Austria (Klangspuren, Aspekte Festival), Belgium (Music@venture), Canada, China, Italy (Venice biennale, Transart), Finland (Musica nova, Time of Music), France (Music Strasbourg), Germany (Donaueschingen, Dresden festival, MaerzMusik, Schleswig-Holstein and others), Great Britain (Huddersfield, Oxford),Greece (Athens festival),Japan, the Netherlands (Gaudeamus), Poland (Warsaw autumn), Serbia, Spain, Sweden (ISCM World music days), Switzerland (Archipel), and is broadcast worldwide. Dmitri Kourliandski worked with such conductors as Teodor Currentzis, Reinbert de Leeuw, Roland Kluttig, Pierre Roullier, Zsolt Nagy, Jurjen Hempel, Giorgio Bernasconi and others. His compositions were played by many Russian and European orchestras and ensembles, such as SWR orchestra, MusicAeterna, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Yekaterinburg philharmonic orchestra, J.Futura orchestra, Tatiana Grindenko and Opus Posth, KlangForum Wien, ASKO and Schoenberg ensembles, InterContemporain, 2E2M, L’Itineraire, Contrechamps, Elision, KNM, Aleph, Slagwerkgroep den Haag, Champ d’action, Kairos quartet, Sonar quartet, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, eNsemble, Studio for New Music and many others. He has received commissions from many Russian and European festivals, ensembles and foundations.

Victoria Korshunova (Moscow), musicologist, general manager of the Academy, general manager of MCME

Victoria Korshunova was born in Volgograd, Russia. In 1986 graduated from Theory-Composition faculty of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, in 1989 graduated from post-graduated course of Moscow Conservatory (dissertation is “The Heuristic problems of the Russian contemporary music).In 1990 – 1994 she was an assistant of Edison Denisov and scientific secretary of the Russian Association for Contemporary Music – ACM (president was Edison Denisov) and worked at the Russian Composers Union. Since 1991 till the present time she is a general manager and director of the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble – MCME. Since 2004 she is a director of the ISCM – Russian section. She is also a founder and a general director of Centre for New Music Initiatives (from 2009). Since 2010 Victoria Korshunova together with Russian composers Dmitry Kourliandski founded the International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city (Ural, Russia), being its general manager. In 1994 Victoria Korshunova received a Grant from Japan Foundation of Ministry of Foreign Affairs for cycle of lectures dedicated to the Russian contemporary music. She has written a lot of scientist researches and articles as well as a critics, interview and announcements devoted to the international and Russian contemporary music (more than 200 items). Her main activity is a promotion of contemporary music in Russia and abroad. She organized a lot of international contemporary music projects, among which are “All-Russian concert series CONTEMPORARY MUSIC” which took place in 85 Russian cities, Finnish-Russian festivals “Together!” (10 Russian cities), “Russia – the Netherlands. Music parallels” (20 Russian cities) , “California Contemporary” (Moscow),  “Premieres by young Russian composers abroad” (the Netherlands, Germany, Cyprus, Macedonia, Italy, etc), multimedia project “Light – Symbol – Sound” (Moscow), “RE:Construction” (Moscow, Saint-Petersburg) and many others. Each year together with the partner from many countries she organizes more than 30 international music project.

Alexander Khubeev (Perm), composer, vice-director of the Academy

Alexander Khubeev was born in 1986 in city Perm (Russia). He graduated from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 2011, finished post-graduate studies in 2014 (class of composition of Yuri Kasparov, class of electronic composition of Igor Kefalidis). Alexander Khubeev won awards in Argentina, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, USA. In 2014 he received scholarship of Darmstadt Courses, in 2015 he became Gaudeamus prize winner in Netherlands. His music is played in concerts held in Austria, Argentina, Armenia, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, UK, Ukraine, USA on such festivals as “Venice Biennale”, “Darmstadt Ferienkurse”, “MATA”, “Quandensprunge”, “Gaudeamus Musicweek”, “Transit Festival”, “Pharos International Contemporary Music Festival”, “Moscow Forum”, “Diaghilev Festival”, ”Moscow Autumn” and many others. His compositions were played by such ensembles as Nadar, Slagwerk den Haag, Blackpage Orchestra, Insomnio, Uusinta, Vortex, Aleph, ExNovo, Vertixe Sonora, IEMA, Illinois Modern Ensemble, DAMUS, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, The Studio for New Music Ensemble, Percussion ensemble of Mark Pekarsky, GAM-ensemble, eNsemble, string quartet “Cantando”. Composer in residence of GAM-ensemble in 2011. Member of Russian Composer’s Union.

Olga Sinitskaya (Tchaikovsky), director of “The Tchaikovsky Municipal Centre for Developing Art”, executive director of the Academy

Olga Sinitskaya graduated from Perm State Culture Institute. Since 2007 she is a head of “The Tchaikovsky Municipal Centre for Developing Art”. She organized lot of the projects, among them are “The Amateur Orchestra Competition”, “Kabalevsky Youth and Children Art Festival”, “Our Perm Region”, “All-Russia’s Children Festival-Contest”, International Competition “Dedication to Piotr Tchaikovsky”, International Young Composers Academy and others. Olga Sinitskaya promotes the new technologies in culture, the new social initiatives, new educational projects. One of the latest interesting and perspective ideas is organizing of the Art-Centre “Composer Box”, a place of different cultural events in Tchaikovsky-city. In 2018 “The Tchaikovsky Municipal Centre for Developing Art” won a grant from Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation for a project “Tchaikovsky is a City for Composers. Olga initiates several international projects, she headed a delegation of pupils and teachers of the Tchaikovsky musical schools for participation at the musical-educational camps in Laxti (Finland, 2016). She has several prizes and got a medal “Honorary worker of culture”.

Igor Mashukov (Perm), composer, executive director of the Academy

Was born in Perm in 1959. In 1989 he graduated from the Moscow Gnesin State Musical-Pedagogical Institute in the classes of N. Peiko (composition, instrumentation), A.Nemtin (electronics), G.Litinsky and A.Tchugaev (counterpoint). From 1990 till now-days Igor Mashukov is a professor of the Perm State Pedagogical University (from 2005 as the senior lecturer) and the Perm Musical College. From 1998 he is a Chairman of the Perm Composers Union. Igor Mashukov’s music is regularly performed by leading Russian orchestras and ensembles such as Sverdlovsk Philharmonics Symphony Orchestra, Perm Opera and Ballet Theater Orchestra, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, Perm Choir «Mlada», Perm Philharmonics soloists and others. His pieces were played in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg, Kazan, Chelyabinsk, Kirov, Perm and other cities. Igor Mashukov is author one of the first Russian electronics ballet, commissioned by E.Panfilov Theater (1991). In 2004 Igor Mashukov became a Laureate of Award in Culture and Arts of Perm region. In 2005 he was awarded by a medal «Mercy» (a foundation “Patrons of Century”). In 2015 he was awarded by the N. N. Serebrennikov Award of city of Perm with the sphere of culture and art.

Xenia Anufrieva (Nizhny Novgorod), musicologist, curator of the Refreshes Courses of the Academy

Xenia Anufrieva – Candidate of Art Criticism, senior researcher in the National Centre for Contemporary Arts Volga branch (Nizhny Novgorod). Musicologist, teaching in Nizhny Novgorod musical college. Graduated from the Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory and the program “Cultural Journalism” in ProArte Institute (St. Petersburg). Project manager in the field of contemporary music, the author of the project “CM-21.” Curator of the project “Opera MAREVO” (national award for contemporary art “Innovation” in 2013).

Vladimir Onufriev (Arkhangelsk), conductor, curator of the Youth programs of the Academy

Vladimir Onufriev was born on July 20, 1967 in Arkhangelsk. He began the initial education in music in 1974/ From 1982 to 1986 Vladimir studied in Yaroslavl Music College, from 1986 to 1992 Gorky (Nizhny Novgorod) Conservatory, class of professor Margarita Samorukova. In 1992 served as assistant to Prof. Israel B. Gusman in the Conservatory’s internship program (continued 2015 as an assistant to prof. Alexander Skulsky). He conducted the Nizhnyi Novgorod Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Volgograd Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Krasnoyarsk Academic Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Karelian State Philharmonic, the Kazan State Chamber Orchestra “La Primavera”, the “Soloists of Nizhnyi Novgorod” Chamber Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Tomsk State Philharmonic, the Symphonic Orchestra of the Belgorod State Philharmonic, the Udmurtia State Symphonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Irkutsk State Philharmonic, theThe SPb Hermitage Orchestra (St.Petersburg-Camerata), The Yaroslavl Symphony and the Tambov Symphony.

Maria Sadurdinova (Perm), piano, coordinator of the Academy

Graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory (2012), the Faculty of historical and contemporary performing arts (piano), principal teacher Mikhail Dubov, (teacher by harpsichord and hammerklavier Alexey Shevchenko). Also, completed postgraduate studies at the contemporary music department of the Moscow State Conservatory (2015). In 2016 defended postgraduate work «Henry Cowell and his book New Musical Resources».
2013 – participant of the «International Ensemble Modern Academy» at Klangspuren Schwaz, Austria.
2014 – participant of the ensemble «Bang on a Can» (USA), the Institute of Contemporary Academic Music in Moscow.
2018 – participant of the Darmstadt Summer Course (Piano studio by Nicolas Hodges and workshop Composing for piano by Brian Ferneyhough & Nicolas Hodges).
Since 2011 Maria participates and performes at the International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city, also as a soloist of MCME (Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble). She participated at the festivals: «Russian-France-Musical Dialogue» (2013), Diagilev Festival (Perm) the Vladimir Jurowski’s Festival «Another Space» (2016), and others. Winner of 15th Piano Competition «Piano in Jazz» (nomination of contemporary music), 2018. Rarticipant of 13th Concours International Piano d’Orleans, 2018. Cooperated with the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME), «Opus-Post» (2013, 2018). «Questa Musica». She is the first performer of several works by Russian and foreign composers (Yoav Levy, A.Khubeev, B.Filanovsky and others). Maria is a participant of MCME projects from 2013 to now days.

Sasha Elina (Moscow), art-manager, coordinator of the Academy

Was born in 1994. Graduated from Moscow State Conservatory (flute). She is an active figure in the Moscow scene of New music: she is a curator, performer and improviser (flute, voice). Since 2017 Sasha is a director of the music ensemble DianaPlaysPerception. Among her projects are a program “Place of Sound” (Electrotheater Stanislavsky, 2015-16), new music programs within a festival Fields (Art Park MUSEON, 2016), a program “Stykovka” (Docking) at the Tretiakov Gallery (2015), etc. As a musicians she takes part in an ensemble “The Same” (together with Kirill Shirokov), a duo “MEOW” (with Vladimir Gorlinsky), Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) and other groups.

Oleg Krokhalev (Perm), composer, coordinator of the Academy

Oleg Krokhalev was born in 1992 in Perm (Russia). He graduated from Perm Music College and currently is on his 3rd year at the Moscow State Conservatory studying composition with V.G. Tarnopolski. He has participated in the II, III, IV, V Academies for Young Composers as a coordinator and an interpreter, having privet lessons with and attending lectures of Klaus Lang, Mark Andre, Jean-Luc Herve, Antoine Beuger, Philippe Leroux, Francesco Filidei, Beat Furrer, Peter Ablinger and Raphael Cendo, as well as having consulted with Dmitry Kourliandsky and Sergej Newski. He has participated in the SoTa (contemporary dance studio) laboratory at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre and took part at the concert/discussion “Presentation” (2016). His music was performed by the MCME and the Studio for New Music Ensemble.

Vladimir Zhalnin (Saratov/Moscow), musicologist, coordinator of the Academy 

Zhalnin Vladimir  –  musicologist; editor and executive secretary of «Musical Academy», one of the fundamental musicology journal ; manager of the organizational and creative department of the «Union of Composers of Russia». He participated in the educational program of the Diaghilev Arts Festival, the theatrical festival «Golden Mask». After graduation from the Saratov State Conservatory named after L.V. Sobinov in 2017, he  continue postgraduate education in Gnesins Russian Academy of Music. The sphere of scientific interests is connected with the music of the XX-XXI centuries.

Leonid Imennykh (Perm), composer, coordinator of the Academy

Leonid Imennykh born in Perm in 1989. College diploma of event & theater director.He is autodidact composer. Founder & manager of contemporary music ensemble “Sphaera Octava”, multi-instrumentalist member of musical ethnic project “Voronovo Krylo”. Leonid has participated in master classes of Colin Roche, Pierluigi Billone, Franck Bedrossian, Simon Steen-Andersen, Helmut Zapf. He created the movie “Little Heroes” dedicated to contemporary music and composers.