conductor; b.17th August 1962 in Porozowo (Grodno District), Belarus. In 1981 he completed the Secondary Music School in Grodno, where he studied accordion with Fiodor Martyniuk. He continued his studies in accordion performance with Valenty Tchaban and conducting with Gienadij Jermotchenko and Anatoliy Lysienko at the Belarusian Academy of Music (Belarusian Conservatory).
He gained conducting experience while working with academy orchestras with which he took part in numerous conducting competitions. After graduation in 1987, he won the 1st prize at the Student Research Work Competition in USSR (work entitled: The development of the form and style of the Bayan concert in the USSR in the years 1930-1980. Bayan Concerts Anthology). Until 1988 he was in Military Service on Far North (Komi ASSR). Upon his return to Minsk, he took the position of conductor of the Belarusian Technical University Orchestra. At the same time, he started to organise Polish community in Minsk as the President of the Cultural and Educational Association "Polonia" and the vice President of the Union of Poles in Belarus (ZPB). He was a delegate of the World Polish Conference in Rome entitled "Country. Emigration. Poles in the East" in 1990 and he took part in a private audience with Pope John Paul II.
As a receipient of the Polish Government Scholarship programme, he developed his conducting skills under the supervision of Karol Stryja at the Academy of Music in Katowice (1990-1992).
In the years 1991-1996 he took part in numerous international conducting competitions, including Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors (Katowice, 1991), International Prokofiev Conducting Competition (St. Petersburg, 1993), 8th International Conductor’s Competition of Hungarian Television (Budapest, 1995), Dimitri Mitropoulos International Competition for Conductors (Athens, 1996) He has worked with orchestras in St. Petersburg, Minsk, Vienna, Orchestra of Colours in Athens, Szombathely Symphony Orchestra and many orchestras in Poland.
He tanslated into Polish Kirill Kondrashin's book entitled Conducting interpretation of Peter Tchaikovsky's symphonies.
He is the owner of the "La Passione” Art Management Company. In 2011 he organised performances of the "Śląsk" Song and Dance Ensemble in Belarus (Minsk and Mołodeczno). On his initiative, many Belarusian music ensembles performed in Poland, including the "Khoroshki" Belarusian State Choreographic Ensemble (concerts in Częstochowa, Piotrków Trybunalski, Łódź and Warsaw). He organises concerts and international festivals in the country and abroad.
updated: 2020 (ac)