Sergey Akhunov is a Russian composer, who was born at 9 September 1967 in Kiev, Ukraine.
He graduated Kiev State Conservatory as an oboe player, worked in symphony orchestras and chamber ensembles. In 1992 he moved to St. Petersburg, Russia, where he became one of the leaders of a rock band.
In 2005 he independently studied composition in LOEB MUSIC Library (Harvard University, USA). In the same year he writes his first chamber work – string quartet "Floridae" (first performance was in Moscow – 2006, "Romantic Quartet". )
In 2006 he moved to Moscow, Russia. During 5 years he writes music for orchestra, chamber ensembles and solo instruments, including "Four seasons" for strings and cycles of preludes for piano "Book of numbers".
In 2010 he writes music for film "The Elephant". (This film was a participant of the competitive program of the Open Russian film festival "Kinotavr". In the same year he got acquainted with well-known Moscow musicians; cellist Rustam Komachkov, violinist Julia Igonina and pianist Natalia Ardasheva. For them He writes two piano trios "Big elegy to John Cage" and "Trio in the memory of Irina Kovaleva". Recording of these works were made in April of 2011.
Sergey Akhunov is a composer, who uses in his music so called Principe of cyclic progressions, where the number as a symbol gets a sound equivalent. This tradition goes back to Pythagorean – Boetsyan understanding of music and number communication.
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