Musical DIrection

Creative, pragmatic, and in just the right mood.

Practically all my life I’ve been bringing instrumental and vocal ensembles together, writing arrangements for them, conducting them… In recent years that has increasingly involved the conception and production of major, multi-cultural events.

 

Currently I serve as artistic director of Cologne’s LGBT community orchestra Rainbow Symphony Cologne.

Various Voices Dublin 2014 – Artistic Director, Various Voices LGBT choir festival “Arise and Sing!”

Various Voices was four days of music and celebration, a big gay ceili, 37 hours of choir performances by 77 choirs from 19 countries, 2500 participants, 12 hours of gala shows featuring six of Ireland’s most famous and successful musicians, three Eurovision winners and a punk rock icon, 28 hours of workshops, one symphonic orchestra, world premieres of three new pieces (including my festival anthem, sung in English and Russian) and the Ireland premiere of the first symphony ever written by an American woman…

Various Voices won a GALA (Ireland’s LGBT awards) as “Event of the Year.” Winners were announced on March 6, 2015.

Gay Games VIII Cologne 2010

As a member of the committee responsible for public events, I functioned as the musical director of this week-long sports and cultural festival with 20,000 participants. Organization and production of international choirs, orchestra and bands for the opening ceremonies and gala concert, musical coaching and accompaniment of singers, musical arrangements for band, choir and orchestra.