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The Ukrainian composer Vladimir Tarnopolski will be 65

The composer Vladimir Tarnopolski, who hails from the Ukraine, celebrates his 65th birthday on 30 April 2020. He graduated from the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. His teachers were Nikolai Sidelnikov and Edison Denissov. 

In 1989 Tarnopolski initiated the Society for New Music in Moscow. He worked intensively on a departure from the old Soviet art doctrine and cultural philosophy. He was aided in achieving this through his involvement in the Centre for Contemporary Music at the Moscow Conservatory, founded in 1993, and his work with the ensemble he founded in the "Studio for New Music".

In 1994 Vladimir Tarnopolski founded the festival "Moscow Forum" and has himself been a frequent guest at international music festivals such as the World Music Days of the ISCM, the Berlin Festival Weeks, the Munich Biennale, Wien Modern, the Holland Festival, the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, the Hommage aux Russes Paris, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Tage für Neue Musik Zürich, the San Diego Arts Festival, the Recontres Musicales d'Evian and the Warsaw Autumn. 

Tarnopolski has been a lecturer at the International Summer Courses in Darmstadt since 2010. He lives and teaches in Moscow.

Important works by Wladimir Tarnopolski in the Sikorski catalogue include: 

“eindruck-ausdruck  I” (impression-expression I)  for piano
Choral prelude "Jesu, deine tief Wunden" (Jesu, your deep wounds) for instrumental ensemble
"Brooklyn Bridge" for soprano, tenor and chamber orchestra
Concerto for violoncello and orchestra
"Psalmus poenitentialis." Concert for choir and solo violin