Alexander Khubeev, composer, artistic director of the Academy
Alexander Khubeev was born in 1986 in city Perm (Russia). He graduated from Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 2011 (class of composition of Yuri Kasparov, class of electronic composition of Igor Kefalidis), he finished his post-graduate course in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 2014. At the present time he is an artistic director of International Academy of Young Composers in Tchaikovsky city, since 2019 he is a co-founder and curator of Composition Course reMusik.org in Saint-Petersburg.
Alexander Khubeev won awards in Argentina, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, USA including prestigious Gaudeamus Prize (Utrecht, 2015). He received scholarship of Darmstadt Summer Courses (2014), Berlin Academy of Arts (2018), residency Prix CIME (2019). His music is played in concerts held in more than 25 countries around Europe, Asia, South and North America on such festivals as “Venice Biennale”, “Darmstadt Ferienkurse”, “Gaudeamus Musicweek”, “MATA”, “Gergiev Festival”, “Quantensprunge”, “Ultima”, “Transit Festival”, “Mixtur”, “SPOR”, “Klara Festival”, “Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik”, “reMusik.org”, “Moscow Forum”, “Diaghilev Festival” and many others. Khubeev worked with such conductors as Reinbert de Leeuw, Lucas Vis, Bas Wiegers, Thomas Moore, his compositions were played by such ensembles as Asko|Schoenberg, Nadar, Slagwerk den Haag, Schallfeld, Blackpage Orchestra, L’Arsenale, Insomnio, Uusinta, dissonArt, Vortex, Aleph, Vertixe Sonora, IEMA, Gageego, Lemniscate, Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, The Studio for New Music Ensemble, GAM-ensemble.
Victoria Korshunova, 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.
Nikolai Popov, composer, curator of the electroacoustic direction of the Academy
Nikolai Popov is a composer, teacher, researcher, director and artistic director of the Center for Electroacoustic Music of the Moscow Conservatory (ceam), lecturer in the Department of Contemporary Music of the Moscow Conservatory. Graduated from the Moscow State Conservatory. P. I. Tchaikovsky in class. Of Valery Agafonnikov and Igor Kefalidi, and then graduate course under Vsevolod Zaderatsky. Participated in master classes of such composers as Frank Bedrosyan, Ivan Fedele, Mark Andre, Marco Chechiliani, Raphael Cendo, Francesco Filidei, Philipp Leroux, Alain Gossen, Rodion Shchedrin, Boris Tishchenko, Sergei Slonimsky, and others . Winner of all-Russian and international competitions, including: Open All-Russian Competition of Composers. A. G. Schnittke (2007); International Competition for Composers (USA, New York) (2008); II Open All-Russian competition of composers named after. D. D. Shostakovich (St. Petersburg) (2008); International Competition for Composers (Prague, Czech Republic) (2010), symphonic music competition “Score” (2022), etc. Winner of the Moscow Art Prize 2021. Artistic director of the annual festival “Biomechanics”. His compositions have been performed in Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Norway, Portugal, Poland, USA, Czech Republic, Switzerland at the festivals Venice Biennale, Diaghilev Festival, reMusik.org, Biomechanics, Moscow Forum”, “Another Space”, “Shock Days of Mark Pekarsky”, “Moscow Autumn”, “Exposition XXI”, “Opus 52”, “Europe-Asia”, “Festival of New Music of the Milan Conservatory”, “International Festival of Classical Ballet named after Rudolf Nureyev”, festival of electro-acoustic music “EMUfest”, etc.
Olga Sinitskaya, director of “The Tchaikovsky Centre for Culture Development”, 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”.
Maria Sadurdinova, pianist, executive producer 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.
Hrachya Yessayan, composer, coordinator of the Academy
a composer, viola player, conductor and free improviser. 2008-2013 studying composition at Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky at prof. Yury Vorontsov’s class. 2013-2015 studying there assistant-internship course at Moscow conservatory with concert program and research work about music of Mark Andre. Founder, artistic director and main conductor of chamber orchestra “Grosso”. He participated as free listener, student, scholarship-member and trainee (as composer and free improviser) in various new music courses, such as: 46 International Summer course for new music (Darmstadt), Impuls (Graz), several academies of MCME (Chaykovsky). Had visited lessons, lectures and master-classes of Helmut Lachenmann, Brian Ferneyhough, Mathias Spahlinger, Mark Andre, Klaus Lang, Clemens Gadenstätter, Manon-Liu Winter, Frank Gratkowski, Antoine Beuger, Jean-Luc Herve, Philipp Leroux, Francesco Filidei, Sergej Newski, Dmitri Kourliandski, O. Bianchi, C. Bauckholt and F. Levi. Co-founder (with contrabass player Dmitry Khramtsov) of the free improvisation entreprise „CHTO“. At this time works on dissertation (Mark Andre: poetics of musical composition), works as composer, performer and teacher. As composer, conductor and performer is involved in various projects such as („KLANGRAUM“ (Düsseldorf), „Nobles et sentimentales“ (Moscow, N. Novgorod, S.-Petersburg), „Imaginary folklore“, „Psychogeography (N. Novgorod), „Moscow autumn“ (Moscow), „Agafonnikovs evenings“ (Podolsk) etc.)
Roman Parkhomenko, composer, coordinator of the Academy
Roman Parkhomenko (1993, Russia) – composer, winner of national and international composer competitions. He was an active participant in the international workshops: CEME 2020 (Israel), reMusik.org (Russia, 2019 and 2020), Sound of Wander (Italy), Agora – Forum & Sounds (Italy), Composers+ Summer Academy (Lithuania), Composers readings sessions (Russia), CMLC Workshop (Cyprus), Pro-Music (Russia), Open Space (Russia, 1st prize), Fusion Film Scoring (Greece); Invited resident of the Brush Creek Foundation For the Arts (USA) and Playa (USA). His music has been performed in Russia, Italy, Cyprus, Lithuania and Israel at such international festivals as CEME 2020, VII St. Petersburg International New Music Festival reMusik.org (2020), Europe-Asia (2017). Among the performers of his music: MCME (Russia), Meitar Ensemble (Israel), MotoContrario Ensemble (Italy), ensemble “Russia”, Pro-music orchestra (Russia), etc. He received masterclasses with Helmut Lachenmann, Philippe Leroux, Raphael Сendo, Dmitri Kourliandski, Oscar Bianchi, Vladimir Tarnopolski , Marco Momi, Yuri Kasparov, Alexander Khubeev, Joanna Bailie,etc.
Alina Mukhametrakhimova, composer, coordinator of the Academy
Alina Mukhametrakhimova (1990) graduated from the Musical College at the Moscow State Conservatory. P.I. Tchaikovsky (2009), and then the Gnesins Music Academy in piano (2014). She entered the second faculty – computer music and arrangement, where she studied composition in the class of Professor Victor Ulyanich (2011-2015). Laureate (1st prize) of the Khramov competition in the nomination “Young composer” (2015) Resident of the “Tolstoy Weekend” festival in Yasnaya Polyana (2017). Laureate ( II Prize) of the Grand Music Art Competition (2019). Member of the International Creative Laboratory for Young Composers and Directors “Acoustic Reading” (2019). Laureate (III prize) at the All-Russian Sergey Prokofiev competition (2020). Laureate (III Prize) of the 1st International Competition of Composers “Winterreise” (2020) Member of the Laboratory “Composer Readings” (2021) and the Laboratory “Moscow. Sounds of the City” (2023). A student of the 12. International Young Composers Academy.
Tatiana Iakovleva, musicologist, curator of the Musicological direction of the Academy
Iakovleva Tatiana is a musicologist, senior teacher of the Russian Gnesin Academy of Music, specialist of the Scientific and Creative Center for Contemporary Music, lecturer, curator, music journalist. She graduated from the graduate school of the Gnesin Academy.
Co-curator of the Gnesin Contemporary Music Week project, a website about contemporary music Stravinsky.online. Published in various scientific and journalistic journals. Participant of all-Russian and international scientific conferences. The main area of research is contemporary music, theatrical and musical genres, intermediality.
Irina Sevastyanova, musicologist, curator of the Musicological direction of the Academy
Irina Sevastyanova is a researcher, curator and journalist. She works at the Moscow Conservatory’s Electroacoustic Music Centre. As a music critic, she regularly writes for several Russian magazines and websites. She co-hosts the podcast on contemporary music “violet snow”. Co-curator of the Gnesin Contemporary Music Week festival. She studied “Curatorial Practices in Music”’ course at the ArtEZ University of the Arts (2021, Zwolle, Netherlands). Graduated from the Gnesin Academy of Music as a music journalist (2020).