Three Ecclesiastical Choruses onto the Orthodoxal Verses. For women's choir a capella
The composer, conductor and poet Vladimir Yuryevich Polyakov (*1970) was born in Novorossiysk. Having studied conducting with V. A. Alshevskaya in the Novorossiysk Shostakovich Music College, he entered the St. Petersburg State Culture and Arts’ Academy in 1994. There Polyakov acquired the specialty of Academic Choir Conductor at professor V. P. Ilyin. Simultaneously he studied composition with B. Tishchenko at the St. Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire. The year of 1998 became remarkable for Vladimir Polyakov. First of all he carried on conducting the gymnasium choir, secondly, he won the Young Scientists and Musicians Competition with his composition “Requiem”, the première of which had taken place in the St. Petersburg Conservatoire Small (Maly) Hall in 1997. Having graduated from the Academy, Vladimir Polyakov was invited to the St. Petersburg Conservatoire Theatre, where he continued the activity of a choirmaster from 1999 to 2002. From 2002 he was appointed the senior teacher and from 2015 — the assisting professor of the St. Petersburg State Culture Institute. The period of 2013–2014 was signed by his chief choirmaster activity at the “Zazerkaliye” (“Through the Looking Glass”) St. Petersburg Children’s Theatre.
Vladimir Polyakov is the laureate of different international competitions. His music is on roll both in Russia and abroad.