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HERALDS (Divertimento Ensembl)

Roman Parkhomenko  is a composer from Russia

He is the winner of 12 national and international composer competitions, including the Grand Prix of the Open Space competition (Russia), Novalis Competition (Croatia), Score Follower (USA), etc.

His music is performed in Russia, France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Cyprus, Lithuania, Israel and Greece. 

Among the performers of his music: Ensemble Intercontemporain (France), 

Divertimento Ensemble (Italy), Meitar Ensemble (Israel), Ensemble Suono Giallo, MotoContrario Ensemble (Italy), Ensemble SEV (Israel), Moscow Contemporary Music EnsembleStudio for New Music, folk Instruments ensemble “Russia”, GAMEnsemble, Pro-Music Orchestra, Novosibirsk Youth Orchestra, Kazan Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, La Gol ensemble (Russia), etc.

Collaborated with such conductors as Jean Deroyer (France), Sandro Gorli (Italy), Igor Dronov, Maria Moiseenko (Russia), etc.

His music was performed at international contemporary music festivals: IRCAM ManiFeste - 2022 (France), Festival Mixtur 2021 (Spain), CEME 2020 (Israel), St. Petersburg International New music festival  (Russia, 2020, 2021, 2022), IlSuono Contemporary Music Week 2022 (Italy), Biomechanics Multimedia Festival (Russia), Felicja Blumental International Music Festival (Israel), Europe and Asia (Russia), ContComp (Israel), etc.

Parkhomenko's music was performed in such halls as the Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, the Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Novaya Opera Moscow Theatre, the Kazan Grand Concert Hall, the Moscow Philharmonic, CentQuatre-Paris, New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater,  and others.

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

The legendary Ensemble intercontemporain conducted by Jean Deroyer performed the world premiere of his piece Elements at the ManiFeste-2022, the IRCAM multidisciplinary festival and academy, in Paris on 2 July!

Roman is an active participant of workshops, seminars and residences in Russia, Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, USA, Cyprus, Lithuania, Israel and Greece.

His piece Collision has been selected for Followmyscore by Score Follower!

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

He is also the coordinator of the Composition Course (St. Petersburg).

In 2022 - coordinator of the International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city (Russia).

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 (2020, 2021, 2022).

Music by Roman Parkhomenko is published by the SovietWave label.

In October 2022, his piece Mist and Light, recorded by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, will be released on the Melodiya label.

Roman Parkhomenko is an invited resident of the art residences Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (USA) and Playa Residency (USA).

Roman composed the music for the first clownery performance in the Republic of Tatarstan (Russia) called Life N.

Also, Roman Parkhomenko sometimes act as a conductor of own works.


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

academies and seminars:

  • IRCAM ManiFeste-2022: with Ensemble Intercontemporain (Paris, France, June 20 - July 2)

  • IlSuono Contemporary Music Week 2022: mixed media (Italy, July 16 - July 24)

  • 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:

  • Novalis Competition (Winner, Croatia, 2022)

  • FMS2021 - Score Follower (USA, online, 2021)

  • 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 Cendo, Misato Mochizuki, Clara Iannotta, Marco Momi, Stefano Gervasoni, Marco Stroppa, Philippe Leroux, Heinz Holliger, Dieter Ammann, Edmund Campion, 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, Vladimir Rannev, 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 Music 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

  • Coordinator at the XII International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city (Russia, September, 2022)

  • Release of the Mist and Light on Melodiya label. Performed by: Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (October, 2022)

  • III International Master Courses for young composers in St. Petersburg with MolOt - Ensemble (Russia) - Active participant (2022)

  • World Premiere of a new piece - MolOt - Ensemble (Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2022)

  • Novalis Festival - Active participant (Osijek, Croatia, October 2022)

  • World Premiere of a new piece - Novalis Festival (Osijek, Croatia, October 2022)

  • Mist and Light  - Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble - Kazan, Russia (October 24, 2022)

  • Mist and Light  - Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble - Moscow Philarmonic (December 22, 2022)

  • Playa Residency - Invited resident (Oregon, USA, November, 2022)

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

  • Release of the Life N (December, 2022)

  • Premiere of a new piece at the Five Evenings festival by CEAMMC Artists. Festival of the Composers Union of Russia (Moscow conservatory, Russia, December 2022)

  • Roadrunner Academy - Active participant (Netherlands, Jan, 2023)

  • World Premiere of a new piece - Roadrunner Trio (Amsterdam, Netherlands, Jan, 2023)

  • Premiere of a new piece for Ensemble SEV (Israel, 2023)

  • Premiere of a new piece for Michel Marang (clarinet and video) (Netherlands, 2023)