Sergei Smirnov Russia
Russian famous choral conductor, a winner of different competitions, a professor of Glinka Nizhny Novgorod state conservatoire, a composer, an honored cultural worker of Russia, a winner of award St. Tatiana, a prize winner of the Nizhny Novgorod city Administration.
Since 2005 Sergey Smirnov is an artistic director of the choral studio «Kamerton» of Chkalov children art center. The youth choir «Vozrozhdenie» which was organized by Sergey Smirnov in 1999 is a winner of different international competitions: Moscow (2008), Kazan (2010), Jaroslavl (2015), Saint-Petersburg (2011, 2017). This choir is a winner of Grand Prix of international competitions in Saint-Petersburg (2016) and in Moscow (2017). The choir «Vozrozhdenie» organizes different concerts in schools and at city events.
It takes part in choral festivals and assemblies in Nizhny Novgorod and other cities of Russia.
Sergey Smirnov has passed great creative way of a musician. He was a student of professors Lev Sivuhin, Olga Larionova and Elena Garkunova. That is why he has got perfect choral skills. Then he developed himself working as a conductor in Magnitogorsk state choral chapel with a people’s artist Semyen Eydinov.
Sergey Smirnov has been working as a teacher in Glinka Nizhny Novgorod state conservatoire for more than 20 years.
His students Timofey Golberg (now he is a conductor of the Moscow State academic chamber choir) and Evgeniy Ivanov (now he is a student of Saint-Petersburg State University of culture and arts) left a remarkable trace in cultural life of the choral studio «Kamerton» as talented leaders. Nowadays very talented and promising choirmasters Anastasia Chelnokova and Gleb Shapkov who are students of Sergey Smirnov are conductors of the choral studio «Kamerton».