Sergej Tchirkov lectures on contemporary composition and performance as well as history of new music at the Department of Contemporary Music and is researcher 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. and takes part in conferences and symposiums.

In 2011-2014 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

Courses taught at the Moscow Conservatory
(selected topics)

NEW: A new intensive course developed for the Department of Advanced Studies in Education to be held in november-december (on- and offline). Course description and admission information here (in Russian):

  • Analysis of exploratory music with focus on co-creative, collaborative aspect of performance practice (the course is addressed to composers, performers and researchers and it covers a variety of styles and approaches includingbut not limited to site-specific composition, telematic composition, media art, performance art, sound installation, psychogeography, post-internet art a.o.)
  • Contemporary music interpretation (XX and XXI century music). Overview of styles and performance techniques. Extended techniques. Performance course.
  • Practice-based analysis of new music (XX and XXI century). Composition course.

###Courses upon request
(selected topics)

  • Presentation of the instrument (accordion): its origins, background and development
  • Accordion with other instruments and orchestras.
  • Improvisation (solo and in groups)
  • Performance practice of electroacoustic music.
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