Ilya Demutsky

composer, performer and conductor

Biography

Graduated from Choir College named after Michael Glinka, Demutsky earned Master’s degree in choral conducting from Saint Petersburg State Conservatory. In 2007-2009 he won a Fulbright scholarship to pursue a Master of Music in Composition at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he studied with David Conte.

Demutsky has been an active performer in various choral societies of St. Petersburg (Russia) and San Francisco (CA, USA), as well as a conductor of choirs and instrumental ensembles. Demutsky is an artistic director of the prize-winning Cyrillique Ensemble, whose new album has been recently released by a French record label Tot Ou Tard.

As a film composer, Demutsky has worked extensively with Emmy, TEFI and Nika award-winning film director Sergey Miroshnichenko. Demutsky’s compositions are regularly performed all around the world. Among performers of his music are Cyrillique Vocal Ensemble, Clerestory Vocal Ensemble, Subito Vocal Ensemble, Pacific Mozart Ensemble, San Francisco Conservatory Chorus, Saint Petersburg State Conservatory Chorus, Capella Taurida Chorus, San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra, The Symphony Orchestra of Orpheus Radio Station, State Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Tatarstan and others.

Demutsky’s primary conducting teachers include Anatoly Yemelin and Tatyana Hytrova. His primary composition teachers include Igor Rogalyov and David Conte. He has also studied in workshops, masterclasses, summer programs, and privately with John Adams, Narcis Bonet, Alden Jenks, Philip Lasser, Michel Merlet, Mark Shapiro, Conrad Susa and others.
Ilya Demutsky