Nikolai Korniev

Korniev, Nikolai

Nikolai Kornev was born in St. Petersburg in 1948. He received his musical education at the Michael Glinka College of Music, the oldest choir school in Russia. In 1971 Nikolai Kornev obtained the Diploma of Conducting at the Conservatoire of St. Petersburg. Since 1974 Nikolai Kornev has been teaching at the Department of Conducting at the St. Peterburg Academy of Culture and at the N. Rimskij-Korsakow Conservatoire in St. Petersburg. Nikolai Kornev is the founder and artistic director of the already internationally renowned St. Petersburg International Festival of Choir Music.

Since 1992 the choir conducted by Nikolai Kornev has been collaborating successfully with Philips. 10 CDs have been made, 7 of which with church music of Russian composers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Sergeij Rachmaninov’s Vesper Mass won the special Grammy Award. The work of Nikolai Kornev and his choir have received several State Prizes and Awards. In 1997 Nikolai Kornev was honoured with the title of “Russian Artist of Merit”.

Albums Featuring this Artist

The Angel Cried
The Angel Cried