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Roman Parkhomenko  is a composer from Russia. 

He is a founder and curator of the Synesthesia Lab, co-founder and coordinator of the, coordinator of the International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city.

Over the years, he studied at the Kazan State Conservatory (composition class of prof. Vitaly Kharisov) and at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory (composition class of prof. Vladimir Tarnopolsky and composition class of prof. Yuri Kasparov).

He studied electroacoustic music with Nikolay Khrust at the CEAM Center for Electroacoustic Music of the Moscow Conservatory. 

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

Roman Parkhomenko is a nominee for the Moscow Art Theater Chekhov Prize for young cultural figures. He is also a recipient of a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture for young cultural and arts workers.

Roman Parkhomenko is a member of the Composers Union of Russia.

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

Among the performers of his music: Ensemble Intercontemporain (FR), Klangforum Wien (AUT),  Divertimento Ensemble (IT), Meitar Ensemble (ISR), Ensemble SEV (ISR), Ensemble Suono Giallo (IT), MotoContrario Ensemble (IT), MikroOrkestra (LT), Cologne Guitar Quartet (DE), Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, Studio for New Music, ensemble “Russia”, GAMEnsemble, Pro-Music Orchestra, La Gol, Novosibirsk Youth Orchestra, Kazan Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, Molot ensemble, Just Ensemble, Ensemble InterText (RU), etc.

Collaborated with such conductors as Jean Deroyer (France), Johannes Kalitzke (Germany), Sandro Gorli (Italy), Igor Dronov (Russia), etc. 

His music has been performed in cities of Russia, Italy, France, Austria, Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Cyprus, Lithuania, Croatia and Greece at such international festivals and academies as IRCAM ManiFeste-2022 (FR), Impuls Graz (AUT), CEME 2023 (ISR), Newmusic Week 2023 (Italy) T&M Nîmes (France), Festival Mixtur (ESP), St. Petersburg International New Music Festival (RU, 2020, 21, 22, 23), IlSuono Contemporary Music Week 2022 (IT), CEME 2023 (ISR), International Divertimento Ensemble Academy (IT), Academy for Contemporary Music in Lucerne (CH), International Young Composers Academy in Ticino (CH), Novalis Festival (HR), Felicja Blumental (ISR), X International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city (RU), Agora - Forum & Sounds (IT), International Composer + Summer Academy (LT), Biomechanics Multimedia Festival (RU), ContComp (ISR), Europe and Asia (RU),  etc.

Parkhomenko's music was performed in such halls as the Grand Concert Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall, the Rachmaninov Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the New Opera Moscow Theatre, Stanislavsky Electrotheatre , the Kazan Grand Concert Hall, the Moscow Philharmonic, Dom Im Berg Graz, Sansepolcro Cathedral, Smarano Organ Academy, Orsolina28 (IT), The Tremolo (ISR),  University of Haifa, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 104 CentQuatre-Paris, New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater, Sheremetevsky PalaceTheater Practice at the Museum of Moscow, Kamal Theater, MON Theater, Chekhov Moscow Art 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!

In 2024 at the legedary Chekhov Moscow Art Theater hosted the premiere of the play “Hunger” (a novel by Knut Hamsun) with original music by Roman Parkhomenko.

On October 21, 2023, the famous Sergei Kuryokhin Prize in Contemporary Art took place, where Roman Parkhomenko created entirely original music (based on Kuryokhin’s music) and conducted. Also. Some compositions were performed together with musicians of the legendary Russian rock band“Kino”

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).

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

Since 2023 - curator of the Synesthesia Lab (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.

His piece Mist and Light, recorded by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble, was released on the Melodiya label in October 2022.

Roman Parkhomenko is an invited resident of the art residences Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (USA, 2019), Playa Residency (USA, 2022), Peredelkino (Russia, 2022), GES - 2 (Russia, 2023).

In November 2024, the world premiere of his new piece commissioned by the Ensemble Mosaik will take place in Berlin.

In July 2023, Roman Parkhomenko was selected to participate in special programs at the Impuls (Graz, Austria): In-Situ – translucent spaces and Klangforum Wien + Johannes Kalitzke.

The premiere of a large-scale multimedia audiovisual show will take place at the end of 2024 at GES-2 (composer and producer - Roman Parkhomenko, director - Ruslan Bitsoev, video artist - Andrey Svibovich, 3D artist - Rita Valeeva).

At the beginning of 2025, the Presnyakov Brothers' film "Final" with music by Roman Parkhomenko will be released in all Russian cinemas.

Roman Parkhomenko is the author of music for a large number of documentaries by Gorizont Films.

Roman Parkhomenko has conducted such ensembles as the Studio for New Music,  the Sofia Gubaidulina Center for Contemporary Music Orchestra, the Pro-Music Orchestra, and the Kazan Conservatory Symphony Orchestra.


-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)

  • IMPULS (Austria, Graz, 2023)

  • Newmusic Week 2023 with mdi ensemble (Roma, Italy, 2023)

  • CEME 2023 Contemporary Encounters Meitar Ensemble: Chaya Czernowin Master Course (Israel

  • Academy for Music Theater T&M Nîmes (France, May 2023

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

  • Festival Novalis (Croatia, October 11 - October 16, 2022)

  • 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)

  • III International Master Courses for young composers in St. Petersburg (Russia)

  • 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)
  • GES-2 Residence (Russia, 2023)
  • Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (USA, February - March, 2019)

  • Playa Residency (USA, November, 2022)

  • Peredelkino Residency (Russia, December, 2022)

  • GES-2 (Russia, June - Aug, 2023)

  • 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)
  • Impuls 2023 (Austria, 2023)

  • IRCAM ManiFeste-2022 (France, 2022)

  • Sounding Paths Festivals (Russia, 2023)

  • Synethesia Lab (Russia, 2023)

  • Newmusic Week (Italy, 2023)

  • Festival Mixtur (Spain, 2021)

  • IlSuono Contemporary Music Week (Italy, 2022)

  • X St. Petersburg International New Music Festival (Russia, 2023)

  • CEME 2023 (Israel, 2023)

  • Sofia's Sounding House (Russia, 2023)

  • IX St. Petersburg International New Music Festival (Russia, 2022)

  • Novalis Festival (Croatia, 2022)

  • Cooperation Opera Festival (Russia, 2021) 

  • Biomechanics Multimedia Festival (Russia, 2022)

  • ContComp (Israel, 2022)

  • Felicja Blumental (Israel, 2022)

  • VIII St. Petersburg International New Music Festival (Russia, 2021)

  • CEME 2020 Contemporary Encounters Meitar Ensemble (Israel, 2020)

  • VII St. Petersburg International New Music Festival (Russia, 2020)

  • Europe and Asia (Russia, 2019)

  • Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (USA, February - March, 2019)

  • Playa Residency (USA, November, 2022)

  • Peredelkino Residency (Russia, December, 2022)

  • GES-2 (Russia, June - Aug, 2023)


-Roman Parkhomenko is the Winner in national and  international competitions:

  • New Music Generation (Kazakhstan, 2022)

  • Novalis Competition (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) 

  • Scholarship from the Russian Ministry of Culture for young cultural workers (Russia)

  • Scholarship of the Russian Composers Union (2020, 2021, 2022)

  • Nominee for the Moscow Art Theater Chekhov Prize (Russia)

master classes, lectures, individual lessons:

Roman had lessons with Helmut Lachenmann, Peter Ablinger, Chaya Czernowin, Johannes Kalitzke, Dmitri Kourliandski, Beat Furrer, Franck Bedrossian, Ernst Kovacic, Pierre Jodlowski, Marco Stroppa, Philippe Leroux, Stefano Gervasoni, Misato Mochizuki, Oscar Bianchi, Raphael Cendo, Pierluigi Billone, Mark Andre, Stefan Prins, Clara Iannotta, Marco Momi, Johannes Kreidler, Katharina Rosenberger, Sarah Nemtsov, Mauro Lanza, Heinz Holliger, Sergej Newski, Edmund Campion, Lucia Ronchetti, Alexander Khubeev, Dieter Ammann, Joanna Bailey, Andrew Toovey, Juste Janulyte, Agusti Charles, etc.​​

  • Multimedia Show "NEON NATURE"

​Composer, Artistic director - Roman Parkhomenko

Director - Ruslan Bitsoev

3D Artist - Rita Valeeva

  • Play "Hunger"

Novel - Knut Hamsun

Director - Elizaveta Bondar

Composer - Roman Parkhomenko

  • Award ceremony for the Sergei Kuryokhin Prize in Contemporary Arts

Director - Andre Svibovitch

Composer, Conductor - Roman Parkhomenko

Originaly music by Sergei Kuryokhin

  • 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

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