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Evgeny Shcherbakov
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Born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, July 18, 1958. Aged 8 he started as a brass band player, at 9, he created his first composition “Minutes” for piano, still performed in Russia and Switzerland. He studied composition under Prof. Boris Getzelev at the State Glinka Conservatoire of Music, receiving his Doctorate in 1991. Shcherbakov also took course - specialization in the opera and symphonic conducting under Prof. M. Samorukova. As a conductor he also graduated the Dzerzhinsk Musical College (1977 – Orchestra conducting); the Samara State Culture and Art Institute (1981 – Choir conducting). 1990 – 2008 he was a professor at the Conservatoire in Nizhny Novgorod, department of Composition and Instrumentation. 1996-2008 he was an associate conductor of the State Glinka Conservatoire of Music Symphony Orchestra, a guest conductor of the Municipal Chamber Orchestra “Soloists of Nizhny Novgorod”, guest conductor of the Academic Symphony Orchestra of Nizhny Novgorod State Philharmonics. He was awarded the International Residences and Grants in Switzerland His works have been performing in Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France, Ukraine, Macedonia, Canada. Awards include 2008 Shcherbakov won the All-Russian competition of composers “Saint symbols of Russia”, 2010 Special Prize-Composer at the Vancouver International Festival of Russian Music. In 2008 he moved to Canada as Vancouver Waldorf High School Choir Director and continued to compose. Shcherbakov’s style was based on the Russian Orthodox Religious traditions and philosophical conceptions of Russian philosophers, which composer interprets through the prism of contemporaneity and contemporary techniques. His work covers different genres from children and chamber music to symphonies, instrumental concertos, cantatas and oratories.

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