The composer, pianist and teacher Alexander Yuryevich Radvilovich (born in 1955) originates from St Petersburg. Having graduated from the Petersburg Conservatoire, where he studied composition at professor S. M. Slonimsky, Radvilovich was the probationer at special seminars in Poland, Holland and Germany. Just there the composer conferred with W. Lutoslavsky, T. de Leeuw, P.-H. Dittrich, B. Ferneyhough.
Alexander Radvilovich adheres to the most modern tradition of the European music in his own art. He was awarded the prizes of the Queen Marie-José International Competition (Geneva, Switzerland, 1992) and the J. W. Stamitz International Competition (Esslingen, Germany, 1998).
Among the compositions by A. Radvilovich there are two symphonies, symphonic poem «Legend About Violinist», Concerto for English Horn and Chamber Orchestra, Chamber symphony «Pushkin», Sinfonia sacra for choir and ensemble, Four Psalms for piano «De profundis temporum», chamber opera «Hindrance» to the verses by D. Harms, “Ruin of the Gods” — postlude to Verdi’s memory, “The Boy at Christ’s New Year Celebration” (after reading F. Dostoyevsky) for string quartet, percussion and audio-recording, comical mini-opera “Let’s Write Fairy-tale” for two soloists and choir, Sequences to the Memory of Luciano Berio” for female choir, string orchestra and percussion, vocal, choral, chamber-instrumental compositions, music for children.
Alexander Radvilovich is the member of the Russian Composer’s Union, secretary of the St Petersburg Composer’s Union. Once he established the International New Music Programme «Sound Ways», being its leader up to nowadays. The creative association of the same name was simultaneously founded by him. Avant-garde musicians from Austria, Germany, USA, Korea and Russia enter this organization. The new music festival «Sound Ways» is annually held in Petersburg from 1989 under his guidance, being the only International Seminar of new music in Russia.
At present time Radvilovich carries on pedagogical activity in the Petersburg Conservatoire and in the Humanitarian University, taking part in concert tours as a composer, pianist and leader of the «Sound Ways» ensemble performing modern music, organizes lectures in Russian and foreign institutes and at world master-courses in Europe, Asia and the USA. Radvilovich is the first Russian composer to have reported the International New Music Summer Courses in Darmstadt (1992, 1994). His music is transmitted by Mass Media Companies in many countries, while his compositions are published in Russia, Holland and the USA.
Published Compositions by Alexander Radvilovich
Concerto for violin, string orchestra and percussion. Score and part
Sequenza in memoriam Luciano Berio. For women's choir, percussion and string orchestra. Score
Judas. Passions. For soloists, choir and orchestra to the texts from Gospels of Judas and story by Leonid Andreyev “Judas Iscariot”. Score (In Russian)
Tchekhov-Symphony. Symphony ¹ 3 for symphony orchestra. Score
Sinfonia Sacra for mixed choir, violin, French horn, accordion and percussion