Vladimir G. Tarnopolski
A Russian composer, a professor of composition at Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, a member of the Saxon Academy of Arts. He studied composition at Moscow Conservatory with Edison Denisov and Nikolai Sidelnikov. Since then works by Tarnopolski are regularly performed in Russia and abroad by numerous famous musicians, such as Valery Gergiev, Ingo Metzmacher, Vladimir Yurovsky, Reinbert de Leeuw, Alexander Lazarev, Vasily Sinaysky, Natalia Gutman, Yury Bashmet. Tarnopolski is a frequent guest in many Western contemporary music festivals, such as: Almeida Festival London, Beethovenfest Bonn, The Berliner Festwochen, Frankfurter Musikfest, Holland Festival. Tarnopolski was one of the initiators of ACM, the Association of Contemporary Music in Moscow (1989). In 1993 he founded the Centre for Contemporary Music of Moscow Conservatory and the Studio for New Music Ensemble.