Sergey Akhunov

Russian composer Sergey Akhunov was born in Kiev in 1967.

A graduate of the Kiev State Conservatory, Sergey started as an oboe player before moving on to other genres, including electronic music and Rock 'n roll. He made a decisive break from this style of music in 2005 to exclusively concentrate on orchestral and chamber music.

"It has taken me almost 40 years to understand what kind of music I really want to write," Sergey says.

His musical works include a wide range of compositions for chamber ensembles and symphony orchestras.

His prizes and awards include the 1st International Classical Music Award "Pure Sound" for his "Victor Hugo's Blank Page" (2019)  and "White balance" Divertissement orchestra (2021),   Gramophone critics' choice for his "In Schubert's Company" CD (2017), and a nomination for his CD "Sketches" in the prestigious International Classical Music Awards, 2017.

Sergey Akhunov's music is distributed by Fancymusic, Alfa classics, Melodya, Onyx and others.  His “Songs & Poems” composed for baroque ensemble La Voce Strumentale is due to be released by the Spanish-German label Glossa in the autumn of 2021.

Discography

 

2014 MELODIA. ANTONIO VIVALDI & SERGEY AKHUNOV: THE SEASONS

Julia Igonina & pARTita ensemble

 

2015 TEREM-MUSIC. Sergey Akhunov CHAMBER WORKS with various artists.

 

2016 FANCYMUSIC. Sergey Akhunov SKETCHES with Polina Osetinskaya & Ylia Hoffman

 

2017 ONYX Classic Maxim Rysanov & Sinfonietta Riga “In Schubert’s company” music by Franz Schubert, Sergey Akhunov, Leonid Desyatnikov & Dobrinka Tabakova. 

 

2018 FANCYMUSIC.  Sergey Akhunov “Victor Hugo’s blank page” (2 CD)

         Julia Igonina, Rustam Komachkov, Alexei Goribol, Sergei Poltavsky,     Ailen Prithin, Andrei Gugnin, Musica Viva Orchestra, Divertissement Orchestra, Dmitry Schelkin, Yuri Polubelov, New Russian Quartet, Evgeny Rumyantsev, Grigori Krotenko, Maria Bushueva, Elena Kharitonova, Ekaterina Nazarova.

         Release date: October 12, 2018 

2020 FANCYMUSIC. "White Balance" Divertissement orchestra, Ilya Ioff, Lidia Kovalenko. Music by by Nastasia Khrusheva, Anatoli Korolev and Sergey Akhunov

2021 ALFA classics "Piazzolla Reflections" Ksenia Sidorova, featuring Two keys to one Brodsky's poem" by Sergey Akhunov.

2021 FANCYMUSIC "PURE" Elena Korznevich. Contemporary music for violin solo composed by Polina Nazaikinskaya, Ilya Demutsky and Sergey Akhunov. 

2021 FANCYMUSIC. Sergey Akhunov "Sketches XIII-XVI". Varvara Myagkova, piano. 

2021 GLOSSA. Sergey Akhunov "Songs & Poems". Ensemble La Vocestrumentale. Dmitry Sinkovsky, conductor, Featuring Olesia Petrova, Julia Jezhnava, Alexei Goribol, Dmitry Shchelkin, Luca Pianca.