Mikhail Benyumov

The founder, Art Director and Conductor of the Krasnoyarsk Chamber Orchestra.

Art Director of the Asia — Siberia — Europe International Festival of Chamber Orchestral Music.

He began his studies in the violin class with G. Yampolsky and continued at the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music with professors M. Blok, M. Fichtenholz, in the quartet class of R. Dubinsky.

He has been working at Siberian State Academy of Arts named after D. Hvorostovsky since its foundation (1978). Mikhail Benyumov created the Department of string instruments in 1982 where he worked as a head for 28 years. Mikhail teaches and performs as a violinist and conductor. He performed in a duet with the Honored Artist of Russia Larisa Markosyan in many cities in Russia, Italy, and Germany.

There are laureates of international, all-Russian and regional competitions among his graduates. Many of them became his colleagues at the Department, artists of the Krasnoyarsk Chamber Orchestra.

Mikhail Benyumov held many workshops in Russia and France in the Paris Conservatory.

Honored artist of Russian Federation, Honored Worker of Art of the Russian Federation, Professor, Candidate of Art History, laureate of the State Prize of the Krasnoyarsk region named after I.V. Spiller in the field of music. Awarded the Stradivari Medal and Badge of Honor of the city of Cremona for high professional excellence, development and strengthening of cultural affairs. Honorary Citizen of Krasnoyarsk.
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