Sergei Viktorovich Yekimov (*1974) — composer, conductor, member of the Russia Composers’ Union, art director of the International Choral Art Festival “The Singing World”, art director and conductor of the Women’s Choir at the Choir-Conducting Department of the St. Petersburg N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Music College, assistant professor of the Academic Choir at the faculty of the St. Petersburg Culture and Arts’ University.
Yekimov is the graduate of the St. Petersburg State N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire, where he studied choir conducting (professor F. M. Kozlov, Honoured Art Worker of Russia) and composition (professor Yu. A. Falik, People’s Artist of Russia). Post-graduate education was completed by him in 2011 at the class of V. V. Uspensky.
During the period of 1993–2009 Yekimov directed the St. Petersburg Youth Choir.
Among his compositions there are choral and orchestral ones, instrumental and vocal ensembles, ecclesiastic and secular music a cappella, vocal cycles, piano and choral pieces for children, music to performances, choral arrangements of Russian folk songs, popular melodies, romances and variety music.
Yekimov’s opuses and transcriptions enjoyed popularity via Russia and all over the world: Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Ukraine, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Holland, Switzerland, USA and Japan. Leading Russian choirs include his music to their stocks; it’s recorded on CDs, transmitted by radio and TV, published in Russia and abroad.
Choir music of the 20th–21st centuries was not once the topic of his master-classes. He was also the participant and chairman of the jury at different choral festivals and contests.
S. Yekimov. REJOICE, VIRGIN MARY
FAIR IS MY GOD. Choral variations (motet)
THY ABODE, THE GOD OF MINE. Canzona from the cycle “The Last Luck Is You...”. Verses by N. Gumilyov
TWO CHORUSES TO THE VERSES BY A. S. PUSHKIN
To My Friend
AT DOWN... Fragment from the Concerto for choir to the verses by F. Garcia Lorca. Translated to Russian by I. Sanayev
SERENADE. Fragment from the Concerto for choir to the verses by F. Garcia Lorca. Translated to Russian by Yu. Morits
White Night. Verses by Ya. Polonsky
Three Poems by Marina Tsvetayeva
Fallen Lower than Waves
Blessed Thou Art
DREAM. Fragment from the Concerto for mixed choir a cappella o the verses by A. Akhmatova, called “The Last Dedication”
MADRIGAL. Fragment from the Concerto for mixed choir a cappella to the verses by A. Akhmatova, called “The Last Dedication”
THREE POEMS BY NIKOLAI GUMILYOV
Today You’ll Come...