EKIMOV, SERGEI (b. 1974)

Serguei Ekimov (born May 30, 1974, St. Petersburg (Leningrad) Russia), descended from a family of musicians. His father was director of a Chilrdren’s Art School, a pianist and an honored artist of Russian culture; his mother was a piano teacher. Sergei began his musical studies at age five. In 1989, he graduated from the piano department of the Children’s Music School with first-class honors. In 1993, he graduated with honors also from the the Choral Directing Department of the Rimsky-Korsakov Institute of Music and at the same time began to study composition. In 1998, Sergei graduated from the Commonwealth of Independent States Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory with a major in choral directing while continuing to study composition in a class of Professor Y. A. Falik.
Serguei Ekimov’s compositions have been performed in Russia, Latvia, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, the USA and Japan. They have also been performed at international music festivals in St. Petersburg—Musical Spring, Sound Paths, From Avant-Garde to Our Days, Paschal Festival, as well as at choral festivals in Catalonia, Spain, and in Brittany, France, and Japan. A number of his works have been recorded on CDs and have been played over Russian radio and television.
At the first international festival of Childrend’s Theatrical Collectives “Meotida-2000” in the city of Maripul, Ukraine, by nomination, he received the title “Laureate” for the performance of his music, “Goethe Ballads.”
In 1993, Serguei became the director of a Youth Chamber Choir. Later he became the director of the women’s choir of the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Music Conservatory and is on the choral department’s faculty teaches conducting, arrangement, and choral literature.
Serguei Ekimov’s compositional output includes choral music (secular and spiritual), chamber music, organ and piano, vocal and organ, vocal cycles of children’s music, and arrangements of Russian folksosngs and popular melodies.