Sergei Ivanovich Skripka |

Sergei Ivanovich Skripka |

Sergei Skripka

Date of birth
Russia, USSR

Sergei Ivanovich Skripka |

A graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory, who studied at the school of mastery in the class of Professor L. Ginzburg, Sergei Skripka (b. 1949) quickly gained prestige among musicians as a talented conductor who knows how to work rationally and achieve the results he needs. His touring and concert activity after graduating from the conservatory took place in contact with various groups in the cities of the former USSR. The conductor held a large number of concerts and made recordings on records and CDs with famous soloists, in particular, with M. Pletnev, D. Hvorostovsky, M. Bezverkhny, S. Sudzilovsky, A. Vedernikov, L. Kazarnovskaya, A. Lyubimov, V. Tonkhoy, A. Diev, R. Zamuruev, A. Gindin, A. Nabiulin, A. Baeva, N. Borisoglebsky, as well as with major orchestras. So, with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the State Academic Moscow Choir (now the Kozhevnikov Choir) and the Moscow Choir of Teachers under the direction of the outstanding choirmaster A.D. Russian composer Stepan Degtyarev (1766-1813) at the Melodiya company (the disc was recorded in 1990, released in 2002).

Since 1975, S. Skripka has also directed the Symphony Orchestra of the city of Zhukovsky near Moscow, with which he toured Switzerland with great success in 1991, was at festivals in Sweden, Poland, and Hungary. Rodion Shchedrin was highly appreciated by the CD with the recording of the Carmen Suite. The Zhukovsky Symphony Orchestra has repeatedly participated in the concert programs of the Moscow State Philharmonic. S. Skrypka – Honorary Citizen of the city of Zhukovsky.

The main creative activity of the conductor takes place in collaboration with the Russian State Symphony Orchestra of Cinematography at the Mosfilm studios. Since 1977, the orchestra, conducted by S. Skrypka, has recorded music for almost all films that were released in Russia, as well as soundtracks commissioned by film studios in France and the USA. Since 1993, S. Skrypka has been the artistic director and chief conductor of the Cinematography Orchestra. In 1998, the musician was awarded the honorary title “People’s Artist of the Russian Federation”. He is also a member of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia and two Russian film academies: NIKA and Golden Eagle.

Creative friendship connects Sergei Skripka with famous creators of the art of cinema. Outstanding directors E. Ryazanov, N. Mikhalkov, S. Solovyov, P. Todorovsky, actors, composers and screenwriters loved by the public repeatedly appeared on the same stage with the maestro and his orchestra. The audience will remember for a long time bright concert programs: dedication to the 100th anniversary of the Soyuzmultfilm studio, anniversaries of G. Gladkov, E. Artemyev, A. Zatsepin, evenings in memory of T. Khrennikov, A. Petrov, E. Ptichkin, N. Bogoslovsky, as well as the director R. Bykov.

Another facet of S. Skrypka’s creative interests is work with young musicians. Concert programs of the international youth symphony orchestra of the International Music Camp in Tver, the university orchestra of the Scottish city of Aberdeen, the student orchestra of the Gnessin Russian Academy of Music were prepared under his direction. S. Skrypka, professor of the Department of Orchestral Conducting, taught at this university for 27 years (since 1980).

Sergei Skripka’s repertoire is extensive. In addition to the huge amount of music by contemporary composers, which is performed by the Orchestra of Cinematography in all films, the conductor often turns to classical music, performing it in concert programs. Among them are both well-known and rare-sounding compositions, such as Beethoven’s Birthday Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony in E flat major and others. For the first time in our country, the conductor presented R. Kaiser’s oratorio Passion for Mark, and also made the first CD recordings of works by R. Gliere, A. Mosolov, V. Shebalin and E. Denisov.

Maestro is constantly invited to participate in the work of the jury of film festivals and music competitions. Recent events include the 2012th Open Russian Animation Film Festival in Suzdal (2013) and the XNUMXth All-Russian Open Composers Competition named after I. A. Petrov in St. Petersburg (XNUMX).

For eight seasons at the Moscow Philharmonic, Sergei Skripka and the Russian State Symphony Orchestra of Cinematography have been implementing a unique project – a personal subscription “Live Music of the Screen”. The maestro is the author of the idea, the artistic director of the project and the conductor of all subscription concerts.

Concerts by Sergei Skrypka and the Cinematography Orchestra are not limited to his personal subscription. This season, listeners will be able to attend concerts of the new philharmonic subscription “Music of the Soul” in the Great Hall of the Conservatory, in one of the concerts of which the Orchestra conducted by S. Skrypka takes part with a program dedicated to the music of the outstanding composer J. Gershwin, the host of the program is the famous music commentator Yossi Tavor.

In 2010, Sergei Skripka became a laureate of the Russian Government Prize in the field of culture.

Source: Moscow Philharmonic website

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