Vitaly Nikolayevich Karonik (*1945) was born in Leningrad. His gifts of a poet and a composer were revealed already during the years of studying at the music college. The final college exam on conducting was marked by Karonik’s creation to have been performed by the folk instruments’ orchestra. In 1975 he completed his education at the Byelorussian State Conservatoire, graduating from the bayan class.
As for the pedagogical career it began after Karonik’s army service was over. It was music school and later the regional culture and art college of Kaliningrad. Appointed as the drama theatre music manager Karonik composed music to performances staged after Ye. Shvartz, N. Dumbadze and V. Shukshyn.
Since 1987 Vitaly Karonik has been carrying on fruitful activity as the director of the Svetogorsk Children Music School (Leningrad Region). He organized the group of confederates, whose pupils are a success at numerous regional and international contests, winning prizes and grand-prix.
Due toVitaly Karonik and his colleagues the International Arts’ Festival “Vuoksa” was established in 1998, being held annually in Svetogorsk and Imatra (Finland) since that time.
Karonik’s merits on the field of composition and teaching were marked by the Diploma “A Man of Word and Deed” at the Leningrad Regional Contest, Governors’ Honoured Certificate, Leningrad Regional Council Honoured Certificate and Honoured Certificate of the Russian Federation Ministry.
Karonik’s creation is imbibed with his love to music, to his destination and his disciples. His compositions are inspiredly performed by young generations at competitions and concerts enjoying great popularity all over the world.
However, the author has been conceiving brilliant ideas. Let creative fortune be always with Vitaly Karonik! Let listeners be given the joy of meeting his fascinating pearls!
Elegy (Music text example)
Nocturne for Imatra
Adagio (Summer night over Vuоksа)
Soaring in the Sky
Sunny Summer Day
Sunrise Over Vuoksa