Sergej Tchirkov lectures on contemporary music performance and extended instrumental techniques at the Centre of Contemporary Music of Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

He has been a guest lecturer at many european universities and academies of music including Zurich University of Arts, Art University of Graz, Gothenburg University, Norwegian Academy of music Oslo, Geneva Conservatory, Kuopio Conservatory of Music, Kazakh National University of Arts Astana, EMS Stockholm a.o.

Since 2011 he has been teaching at the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble Academy for Young Composers in Tchaikovsky-city.

Sergej Tchirkov is available for lecturing, workshops and master-classes in different countries. Basic languages are English, German, French, Russian and Italian. For further information on courses, lectures and individual lessons please mail to info@tchirkov.eu

Courses for composers
(selected topics)

  1. Analyses of contemporary works (accordion solo, ensembles with accordion, accordion and orchestra)
  2. Presentation of the instrument: its origins, background and development
  3. Overview of performance techniques. Extended techniques. Special effects
  4. Notation
  5. Questions and practical tips
  6. Sound examples from the repertoire

Courses for performers
(selected topics)

  1. Contemporary music interpretation: analyses of works and techniques used
  2. Bellows acticulation and control
  3. Fingering questions
  4. Accordion with other instruments and orchestras.
  5. Improvisation (solo and in groups)
  6. Early music on accordion
  7. Electroacoustic music performance