The Leader

Sergey Lishchenko - Artistic Director and Conductor of  Cultural Institution «The Mogilev Capella» - is the musician talented in many aspects. His conductor's charisma is equally evident in the sphere of choral art, as well as at the control of the symphony orchestra. His creative searches are brilliantly implemented in a variety of genres: the operas, the works for the “a cappella” choir, monumental cantata and oratorical works, symphonies, or modern compositions.

Sergei Lischenko was born in Orenburg, on February 5, 1962 .

In 1986 S.Lishchenko graduated from the choral conducting  faculty of the Kazan State Conservatory (class of associate professor  I. Tikhonova , choral  class of professor S. Kazachkov), and in 2000 - the postgraduate school of Kazan Conservatory in the class of opera and symphony conducting (class of professor Sh.Mansurov).

From 1987 to1989S. Lishchenko was the leader and conductor of the Gomel Philharmonic Сhamber Сhoir.

For ten years (1989-1999) he worked as a senior lecturer in the music department of the Mogilev State University. The Student Concert Choir, created by him, repeatedly became a laureate of   International and   Republic  competitions  and festivals: 

Republic  festival “StudiencheskayaViesna” (”The Student Spring") 1991, 1994, 1996; 

Republic  festival of academic vocal and choral groups named after G. Shirmy, 1992; 

International Festival of  Sacred Music "Magutny Bozha "(Mighty God”), 1995.

Sergey Lishchenko revived the Сathedral bishop's choir (1990-1997).

For diligent work, he was awarded:

- The Order of St. Sergius of Radonezh;

 -The Memorable Sign "2000 Years of Christianity";

- The Diploma of the Patriarchal Exarch of all Belarus;

- The Medal of St. Kirill of Turov. 

As a member of the jury of the International Festival-Competition "Vremena goda” – (“The Seasons") in Sochi, he was also awarded the Peter I Diploma and the Medal "For Merits" of the Russian Parliamentary Center.

On the initiative of Sergey Lishchenko the Chamber Choir (1989) and the Chamber Orchestra (1993) were founded at the Department of Culture of the Mogilev City Executive Committee.

The Choir and the Orchestra  represent  Mogilev abroad (Poland, France, Germany, Slovakia, Latvia, Bulgaria, Italy, China).

A joint activity of the Orchestra and the Choir contributed to emergence of creative association "The Mogilev  Capella"(1998).

In 2002 concert organization "The Mogilev  Capella" became a cultural institution and acquired the right of a legal entity. Sergey Lishchenko was appointed Director and Artistic Director of this organization.

The multifaceted сreative activity of the Capella’s leader made a significant contribution to improving  Mogilev musical   culture and the development of local performing arts. Sergey Lishchenko’s vision for the Orchestra  and  the Choir  is  to deepen their  engagement with  Моgilev community, to nurture its legacy while supporting a new generation of musicians, and to collaborate with visionary artists.

Huge diligence, enthusiasm, inexhaustible creative energy, devotion to classical traditions, high sense of responsibility  are the main features of this talented musician and leader.

Sergey Lischenko recognized by his colleagues, musicians and artists for his creative enthusiasm. 

He has been awarded with:

- Certificates of Merit  of the Culture Department of the Mogilev City Executive Committee and of the Mogilev City Council of Deputies; 

- Laureate of the Mogilev City Award «Achievement» ;

- The Letter of Gratitude from the Belarusian Composers’ Union  for outstanding achievements in the Belarusian musical art;

- The Honorary sign of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Belarus for great contribution to the musical culture development;

- The Diploma of the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus for the implementation of social policies and achievements in the national culture development;

- The Certificate of Merit of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus;   

- The Medal of Francysk Skaryna  for high creative achievements and significant contribution to musical art development, and  promotion of  Belarusian national  music.


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