Sergej Newski


Sergei Nevsky was born in Moscow on October 10, 1972, and attended college there at the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory. He then studied composition with Jörg Herchet (Dresden University of Music) and Friedrich Goldmann (Berlin University of the Arts) as well as music theory and music pedagogy with Hartmut Fladt (Berlin University of the Arts).


He has received commissions from the Stuttgart State Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Ruhrtriennale, SWR Symphony Orchestra, RSO Stuttgart, as well as Klangforum Wien, Collegium Novum Zürich, Musik der Jahrhunderte, Perm Opera, among others. In September 2012, his opera "Francis" was premiered at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, conducted by Philipp Chizhevsky. The opera Secondhand Time (Boris) premiered at the Stuttgart State Opera in February 2020. Performers of his works include Enno Poppe, Teodor Currentzis, Titus Engel, Christian Tetzlaff, Natalia Pschenitchnikowa, Sarah Maria Sun, and Jakob Diehl, as well as ensembles such as Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, ensemble recherche, ensemble mosaik, 2e2m, AuditivVocal, Arditti Quartet, and many others.


Sergey Nevsky has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Berlin Art Prize in 2014 and 1st prize in the 2006 composition competition of the state capital Stuttgart for the piece "Fluss" (2005 version). He has received scholarships from the Villa Aurora, the German Academy Casa Baldi, the Cité Internationale des Arts Paris, the Berlin Senate and the Academy of Arts Berlin, the Villa Serpentara, the Wilfried Steinbrenner Foundation and the Künstlerhof Schreyahn. Since 2022 he is a member of the Saxon Academy of Arts Dresden. Sergey Nevsky lives in Berlin.

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