Sergey Inkov

Sergey Inkov

Sergey Inkov is the music director of Baruch Berliner’s Genesis International Project.

He graduated from the Glinka Choir College and Leningrad/Saint Petersburg Conservatory in three specialties: choral conducting (1981, class of Professor N. Romanovsky); symphony conducting (1998, class of Professor R. Martynov and Professor I. Musin); directing musical theater (1999, class of Professor A. Belinsky).

In 1994 he became a laureate and winner of the prize of the Organizing Committee of the III Vienna International Symphony Conducting Competition.

Until 1991 Sergey Inkov taught choral conducting at the Institute of Culture named after N.K. Krupskaya (Leningrad), worked as the chief choirmaster, conductor and director of the musical theater in Pyatigorsk.

From 1991 to 2003 he was the choirmaster and assistant conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre.

From 1995 to 2008 Sergey was the conductor of the St. Petersburg Opera and music director of the play “The Gamblers-42” (opera by D. Shostakovich), awarded the “Golden Sofit” prize.
From 2004 to 2011 Sergey was the chief artistic director of the Song and Dance Ensemble named after Dunaevsky of the St. Petersburg City Palace of Youth Creativity, where he carried out the author’s international artistic and educational project “Petersburg-Europe-World”.

From 2005 to 2012 he was the music director of the St. Petersburg Music and Drama Theater “Buff”.

From 2006 to 2013 he was the chief conductor of the Musical Theater of Karelia. During that period, the theater was recognized with the National Theater Award “Golden Mask” for the first time, and the theater orchestra was invited by the outstanding tenor of our time Vladimir Galuzin to take part in a charity concert together with the stars of the Mariinsky Theater in the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg State Philharmonic.

Sergey Inkov took part in the world’s largest opera and music festivals: “Stars of the White Nights” (St. Petersburg), in the cities of Mikkeli, Helsinki and Savonlinna (Finland), Edinburgh (Scotland), Baden-Baden (Germany), Gstaad (Switzerland), Salzburg (Austria), Parma (Italy), London (England), Washington and Los Angeles (USA).

Sergey Inkov is the author of the “Fennoscandia” project, which arose on the basis of the philosophical ideas and creativity of Nicholas Roerich (in particular, ideas about the relationship and synthesis of cultures of different countries). As part of the project, more than 40 concerts took place in the cities of Russia (St. Petersburg, Moscow, Petrozavodsk, Kazan and others), Finland (Imatra, Värtsilä) and Norway (Tromso). The programs include classical works by composers from Russia, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Poland, as well as music of our contemporaries.

At the invitation of Mikhail Shvydkoy, in 2012 he became the music director of the Moscow Musical Theater and the chief conductor of performances. He successfully carried out a number of productions at the theater and in 2016 for the play “All About Cinderella” he was nominated for the National Theater Award “Golden Mask” in the category “Operetta-Musical / Best Work of a Conductor”. The disc with the recording of the music for the performance was awarded the gold medal of the American AKADEMIA Music Awards in two categories: best disc and best work of a conductor.

The performances of the Moscow Musical Theater – “All about Cinderella”, “Crime and Punishment”, “Little Mammoth” – have repeatedly received the Golden Mask and Musical Heart of the Theater awards in various categories.

Since 2018, in addition to his active work at the Musical Theater, he has been the chief guest conductor of the Talents of the World Foundation, with which he has conducted many socially significant cultural projects.

Since 2022, he has been the conductor of the Moscow Children’s Music and Drama Theater “Generation”, where he was awarded the special prize “For the Benefit of the World” for his work on the musical “Dubrovsky”.

Since 2023 Sergey Inkov has been the music director of the Moscow Musical Theater “LuDi”.

In 2023, he was invited as a teacher to the military-conducting department of the Military University named after Prince A. Nevsky.

In 2024, he became the chief conductor of the symphonic project “Come to us: Rus’ is calling you.”

The result of Sergey Inkov’s many years of experience with vocalists of various genres and dramatic performers was the unique author’s method of vocal apparatus rehabilitation, successfully applied in practice, which allowed many patients to return to a full life after various types of professional problems and surgical injuries.

Sergey Inkov is a laureate of the Tsarskoselskaya Art Award (2006), the All-Russian project “Professional Team of the Country” (2007), the Petropol Art Award, the International Award named after N. Roerich and the Order of Saint Righteous Tsarevich Dmitry for works of mercy (2008), the St. Petersburg Government Prize in the Field of Culture for active cultural and educational work (2009) and the Youth Prize of St. Petersburg (2010) in the category “Mentor of the Young Generation” with entry in the Book of Honorary Citizens of Saint Petersburg.

In 2021, the shadow opera “Orpheus and Eurydice” (music director Sergey Inkov), the performance of the Trickster Theater, was awarded the audience prize of the Onegin National Opera Award.