YURI POTEENKO

YURI POTEENKO
CHAIRMAN OF THE JURY OF COMPOSERS
Born in 1960. In 1986 he graduated from the Moscow Conservatoire, class of N.Sidelnikov, specialty “composition”. Author of a symphony, four operas, a ballet, pieces of cantata-oratorio genre, chamber, vocal and choral music. Head of the course “Composer in Cinema” in the film school of British Higher School of Art & Design. Since 1997 he has taught in the Moscow Conservatoire. He wrote music to more than 80 Russian and foreign films, including among others “The Night Watch”, “The Day Watch”, “Leningrad”, “Irony of Fate. Continuation”, “Poddubniy”, “The Cold Tango”. He cooperated with Hollywood film companies Universal, Disney, Warner Bros., etc. Four time laureate of the Golden Eagle Award for music to “The Inhabited Island”, “The White Tiger”, “Battalion”, “Spacewalk”, winner of national and international film festivals.

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