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HERALDS (Divertimento Ensembl)

Roman Parkhomenko (1993) is a composer from Russia.


He is the winner of many national and international composer competitions, including the Grand Prix of the Open Space competition (Artistic director - Dmitri Kourliandski) .


Roman is an active participant of workshops, seminars and residences in Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Cyprus, Lithuania, Israel and Greece. He composes contemporary orchestral, ensemble and electroacoustic music, as well as music for the theater and short film. 

His music is performed in Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Cyprus, Lithuania, Israel and Greece. Among the performers of his music: Divertimento Ensemble (Italy), Meitar Ensemble (Israel), MotoContrario Ensemble (Italy), Moscow Contemporary Music EnsembleStudio for New Music, folk Instruments ensemble “Russia”, GAMEnsemble, Pro-Music Orchestra, Novosibirsk Youth Orchestra (Russia), La Gol ensemble (Russia), etc.

His music was performed at international contemporary music festivals: Festival Mixtur 2021 (Spain), CEME 2020 (Israel), St. Petersburg International New music festival  (Russia, 2020, 2021), Europe and Asia 2017 (Russia), etc.

Roman Parkhomenko is a composer of the electroacoustic science opera DIVE, which premiered at the New Opera Moscow Theater (2021).

Since 2020 - co-founder and coordinator of the - OpenCalls ( St. Petersburg).

Roman is a resident of the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) in the 2020/2021 season.

Roman Parkhomenko - Fellow of the Composers Union of Russia

Upcoming: The legendary Ensemble intercontemporain conducted by Jean Deroyer will perform the world premiere of new piece by Roman Parkhomenko at the ManiFeste-2022, the IRCAM multidisciplinary festival and academy, in Paris on 2 July!


-Roman Parkhomenko was an active participant in the following workshops,

academies and seminars:

  • IMPULS. 12th International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music (Austria, 16 - 28 August 2021)

  • VIII St. Petersburg International New music festival (Russia, 2021)

  • International Divertimento Ensemble Academy - International Workshop for Young Composers (Italy, August - September, 2021)

  • Festival Mixtur: Composition and Sound Experimentation Workshop (Spain, 2021)

  • 5th International Young Composers Academy in Ticino (Switzerland)

  • X International Academy of Young Composers in Tchaikovsky city (Russia,  art.director - D. Kourliandski)

  • CEME 2020 Contemporary Encounters Meitar Ensemble (Helmut Lachenmann, Philippe Leroux and Meitar Ensemble) (Israel, 2020) 
  • Sound of Wander 2019 (Marco Momi and MDI ensemble (Italy, 2019)

  • Academy for Contemporary Music in Lucerne (Switzerland, 2021)

  • Composer courses at the VII St. Petersburg International New music festival (Russia, 2020)

  • Agora - Forum & Sounds (Italy)

  • Opera laboratory coOPERAtion (Russia, 2020/2021)

  • Contemporary Music Lab Composition Workshop (Cyprus, 2019)

  • V International Composers Laboratory Open Space (Moscow, 2020; Art. Director - Dmitri Kourliandski)

  • International Composers+ Summer Academy 2019 (Lithuania, 2019\

  • Fusion Film Scoring (Greece, 2020)
  • Composers reading sessions 2020 (Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble; Russia)
  • XIII Winter International Arts Festival (Russia, 2020)

  • Composers reading sessions 2019 (Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble; Russia)

  • Composer courses at the VI St. Petersburg International New music festival (Russia, 2019)

  • Summer Music Academy «Pro-music» (Russia, Oct, 2020)

  • International School of the Moscow Conservatory «New Classics» (Russia, 2018)

  • Summer Music Academy «Pro-music» (Russia, July, 2019)

  • Composition laboratory micromusiclab 2020 (Russia, Sept, 2020, art.director - D. Kourlindski)

  • re:Formers Lab (Russia, 2021)

  • CEAMMC Multimedia lab (Russia, 2021)
  • Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (USA, February - March, 2019)

  • Playa Residency (USA, November, 2022)


-Roman Parkhomenko is the First place winner in national and  international competitions:

  • V International Composers Laboratory “Open Space” (1st prize, art.director - D. Kourliandski, Russia, 2020)

  • VI International Competition of Composers «Dedication to Tchaikovsky» (Russia, 2018) 

  • 5 International Competition for Young Composers n/a S. Prokofiev (Russia, 2018) 

  • III International Festival - Competition of the Found «Orfeo» (Russia, 2018) 

  • Interregional Open Competition on the Composition of the Moscow State Music Institute A. Schnitke (Russia, 2018) 

  • Russian National Compositions Competition n/a S. Prokofiev (Russia, 2018) 

  • 5 International Competition Grand Music Art, «Composers» (Russia, 2018) 

  • III International Composers Competition «Fructus Temporum» (Russia, 2018) 

  • International Composition Competition (Russia, Kazan, 2016) 

  • Competition-festival of Young Musicians n.a A. Eshpay, Composition (Russia, 2017) 

master classes, lectures, individual lessons:

Helmut Lachenmann, Peter Ablinger, Dmitri Kourliandski, Beat Furrer, Pierluigi Billone,

Klaus Lang, Mark Andre, Oscar Bianchi, Raphael Sendo, Philippe Leroux, Heinz Holliger,

Dieter Ammann, Marco Mommi, Stefano Gervasoni, Marco Stroppa, Vladimir Tarnopolski,

Sarah Nemtsov, Stefan Prins, Mauro Lanza, Sergej Newski, Joanna Bailey,

Andrew Toovey, Alexander Khubeev, Yuri Kasparov, George Cristofi, Cosimo Colazzo,

Raphael Staubli, Ruta Vitkauskaite, Jongwoo Yim, Krzysztof Mayer, Victor Ekimovsky,

Nikolai Khrust, Jiri Bezdek, Patrick De Clerck, Juste Janulyte, Agusti Charles, etc



Tristan Murray, Bryn Harrison, Katharina Rosenberg, Nikolai Popov, Toshio Hosokawa


MotoContrario Ensemble(Italy), MDI Ensemble (Italy), Moscow Contemporary  Ensemble – MCME (Russia), Studio for New Music (Russia), Ictus Ensemble (Belgium), Ensemble SEV (Israel).


  • La vie di N​ 

(PREMIER - 21/12/2019, Kazan, Russia)

Clown - Ruslan Rimanas

Director- Elena Kalaganova 

Composer Roman Parkhomenko

Conductor - Roman Parkhomenko

  • Electroacoustic Science Opera "DIVE" 

(PREMIER - 31/10/2021, New Opera Moscow Theater, Russia)

Composer - Roman Parkhomenko
Playwright - Lyuba Strizhak
Director - Ruslan Bitsoev
Scientist - Gulnaz Aleksashova
Artists: Olga Kravtsova, Elena Sakirko, Ekaterina Timofeeva

Engineer - Savva Chistolinov

Scientific consultants: Smirnov Vladimir, Marchenkov Alexey, Tselebrovsky Alexey, Isaeva Anna, Grachev Roman, Kartseva Tatyana, Zakharov Vladimir, Maksimov Georgy, Zazovskaya Elya

  • World Premiere of a new piece - Ensemble Intercontemporain (conducted by Jean Deroyer) - ManiFeste-2022 (Paris, France, 2 July, 2022)

  • ManiFeste-2022, IRCAM. Ensemble Composition Workshop 

       (Paris, France, 20 June - 2 July, 2022)

  • Roadrunner Academy (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 24 Jan - 30 Jan, 2022)

  • World Premiere of a new piece - Roadrunner Trio (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 24 Jan - 30 Jan, 2022)

  • World Premiere of a new piece - Just Ensemble (St.Petersburg, Russia, March 2022)

  • World Premiere of a new piece - Festival (St.Petersburg, Russia, May - June 2022) 

  • Playa Residency (USA, November, 2022)

  • Premiere of the new version of the show - Life N (Kazan, Russia, 2022)

  • World premiere of a new symphonic work - The Sound Died Away (Kazan, Russia, Spring 2022)