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Sergey Akhunov, composer

Sergey Akhunov is an award-winning Russian composer.

A graduate of the Kiev State Conservatory, Sergey started as an oboe player before moving on to other genres, including electronic music and Rock 'n roll. He made a decisive break from this style of music in 2005 to exclusively concentrate on orchestral and chamber music.

Sergey Akhunov's music is distributed by Apartemusic, Alfa classics, Fancymusic, Melodya, Onyx and Glossa.  

Since 2003 lives in Moscow. 

December 17. 2023

Liturgy. Ballet. Music by Sergey Akhunov. Choreography by Olga Tsvetkova. 

OpensoundOrchestra. Intrada vocal ensemble. Kannon dance theater, St. Petersburg.

Premier Dec. 13. Zaryadye hall. Moscow.

Diaghilev's failed idea to stage the ballet "Liturgy" was staged more than 100 years later.

October 27. 2023

Sergey Akhunov's ADAGIO:PRAYER FOR PEACE is a part of great performance Song of the Dark Forest with Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and Doelen Ensemble. 

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September 25. 2023

The world famous accordionist Ksenija Sidorova and Sinfonietta Riga recorded accordion Concerto "Chaconne"  by Sergey Akhunov for the future release on AlfaClassics label. 

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Jazz (Akhunov, Poulenc, Messiaen). APARTE MUSIC date of release June 30. 2023 buy/listen

Sergey Akhunov "Though your sorrows not" 

Text by e.e.cummings

Dmitry Sinkovsky & La Voce Strumentale

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August 17. 2023

Album JAZZ with Sergey Akhunov's music is in the September choice of BBC Music Magazine

May 20. 2023.

         Cellist Boris Andrianov and State Academic Symphony Orchestra  “Evgeny Svetlanov” have recorded a new cello concerto by Sergey Akhunov called “Actus Tragicus”. This music was commissioned by the  International Festival Vivacello, and is going to be a part of a new album, which includes  a cello music written by Sergey Akhunov and world famous Georgian composer Giya Kanceli, whose cello concerto was also commissioned by this festival. The premier of Akhunov's music took place at Nov. 12, 2022 in Large Hall of the  Moscow Philharmonic. 

May 15. 2023.

          Jazz : the new recording of Julia Igonina & Maxim Emelyanychev featuring music by Sergei Akhunov is currently #1 on Apple Music’s new playlist "The Works"

Discover the playlist here : https://apple.co/3Bf3tmr

The whole album will be released on French label Aparte Music at June 30, 2023 and will include music by Sergey Akhunov, Francis Poulenc and Olivier Messiaen. listen and preorder

Feb. 18. 2023.

        Intrada Vocal Ensemble led by Ekaterina  Antonenko has recorded a music by Sergey Akhunov called Exegi Monumentum, written on text of the ancient Roman poet Horace. This music was commissioned in 2020  by Moscow gallery Niko in the memory of Armenian Sculptor Nikolai Nikogosyan . The premier of this music  took place in the Moscow Concert Hall Zaryadye at Feb. 18, 2023. listen an excerpt

April 8. 2022.

       OpensoundOrchestra led by violinist Stanislav Malishev has recorded new piece of Sergey Akhunov “Adagio: prayer for peace”. This music was written on March 2022 and recorded at Apr. 8 by soloists of the orchestra in The Saint Trinity Church in Moscow. Watch a video

Nov. 29. 2021

      World Premier of The Advent Symphony by Sergey Akhunov on Sergey Zavyalov's poem took place in Moscow Concert Hall Zaryadye.

      “It’s for the very first time since Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony, a truly outstanding music work with emotional strength, deeper meanings, unusual composer’s talent has appeared -- in order to consider the theme as one of the Life and Death, Faith and Sacrifice, Hope and Exploit. The theme thus is raised to the cosmic height”, critic Yekaterina Kretova wrote for “Moskovskiy Komsomolets” daily newspaper. Watch excerpts

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