Alexander Chaikovsky (born Moscow, 19 February 1946), the Russian composer, People’s Artist of Russia, graduate of the Moscow Conservatoire, where he studied at the great pianists Henrich Neygauz and Lev Naumov. Composition became his passion already during the years of education; therefore Chaikovsky was admitted to the class of the composer Tikhon Khrennikov, where his post-graduate studying was completed later. The First Prize at the International “Hollybush Festival” of composers (USA) was given to Alexander Chaikovsky.
The list of his opuses is diverse indeed. The composer embraces actually all the possible genres of the academic music, including the operas, ballets, oratorios. Just remember his “Russian Requiem” to the verses by Tyutchev, Yesenin, Blok, Brodsky, Zabolotsky and David’s psalm, so as four symphonies, instrumental concertos, choral and vocal opuses, chamber music.
Chaikovsky is also the master of “light music”. His musical “The Sinner”, operette “Country Lady” and cinema music are the patterns of this genre.