1998, Eugene Sirotkine joined the Hudson Valley
Singers as Music Director, bringing a renewed vitality and enthusiasm
to the group. In previous seasons with the Singers, he has directed
works by Berlioz, Grechaninov, Handel, Howells, Mozart, Orff, Rachmaninoff
and Schnittke, as well as his own composition, Omnia Vincit Amor.
in his fourth season as Assistant Chorusmaster at the Metropolitan
Opera, Eugene Sirotkine is also the Music Director of the much-acclaimed
New York Metamorphoses Orchestra (which he established in 1994).
In the 1999-2000
concert season, Mr. Sirotkine made his debut with the Hong Kong
Philharmonic, collaborated with mezzo-soprano Olga Borodina, and
conducted the Metamorphoses Orchestra in New York performances including
Bach's Mass in B Minor, and the music of Alfred Schnittke, Henri
Dutilleux and the New Viennese School.
has conducted the Kennedy Center Orchestra in Washington, D.C.,
and his own Metamorphoses Orchestra at New York's City Center for
a season of collaboration with the Paul Taylor Dance Company. He
has also been the Music Director of the Advent Series in Manhattan
and has conducted a concert series at the New York Masonic Hall
devoted to Bartok, Sibelius, Mozart and Berlioz.
in St. Petersburg, Eugene Sirotkine began his musical studies in
the Glinka Choir College. Upon graduating as Chorus Master at the
age of 18, he continued his studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory,
where he majored in both choral and orchestral conducting and went
on to win First Prize at the Riga International Conducting Competition.