Sergey Khvoshchinskiy

Sergey K.

Saint Paul, MN
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Accordion

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I am a professional accordion teacher with 35+ years of experience (graduated Belarusian State Conservatory)
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About

Sergey delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1980

*AVAILABILITY: The calendar here is not up-to-date. Please send me a message what days/times you are looking for and I'll try to accommodate. Thank you! *

I am a composer and arranger from Minsk, Belarus with a teaching experience for more than 35 years. I have taught at Minsk Musical College (accordion performance) and Belarusian University of Culture and Arts (music theory and contemporary music arrangement) along with piano lessons after getting my Master of Music from the Belarusian State Conservatory. In 1995, I have founded the Chamber Ensemble, whose concert program was based on my arrangements of Renaissance, classical, sacred, and popular music. Currently, I am a music director at Episcopal church in St. Paul, Minnesota; composing and arranging music, receiving commissions from around the United States and across the world, and an active educator in the Twin Cities area, teaching piano, chamber ensembles, composition and accordion lessons.

*As a composer, I am a winner of four International and American composers’ competitions. Among them are the Dallas Wind Symphony contest for new Fanfares (2006), the Faith Partners Program of the American Composers Forum (2005), the VocalEssence contest "Welcome Christmas" for a new Christmas carol (2001), and Boston Metro Opera’s International Contemporary Americana Festival (2010). In 2000, I received a commission for the Belarusian Rhythmic Gymnastics Team for the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia, in which they took second place.
My music had been performed by many world-recognized groups such as The Rose Ensemble from the United States (a winner of the International Choir Festival in Tolosa, Spain, 2007 and 2012); Spanish vocal ensemble Kromatika, a winner of many prestige National Competitions; Salt Lake Choral Artists; the Choir of Stellenbosch University, South Africa (a winner of the World Choir Games in China in 2010 and Cincinnati, Ohio in 2012 ); and many others.

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Awards

Artist Fellowship
Mar 2016
Mcknight Foundation

Photos & Videos

THE ROSE ENSEMBLE, Ave Maria
A selection from The Rose Ensemble's "Fire of the Soul: Choral Virtuosity in 17th-Century Russia & Poland," . Bogoroditse Devo, raduysia.
At the premier of my music with VocalEssence and Philip Brunelle
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