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Sergej Tchirkov

PhD Candidate
  • E-mailsergej.tchirkov@uib.no
  • Visitor Address
    Lars Hilles gate 3
    5015 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7800
    5020 Bergen

Research focus on co-creation in music, contemporary music, interdisciplinarity in music.

Music, culture and society

Music theory

New composition techniques for performers

Arrangement and Instrumentation.

Tchirkov, Sergej. 2021. "Just Throw Yourself into the Fire." In Looking Within: The Music of John Palmer ; Dialogues and Essays, edited by Sunny Knable and John Palmer, 216–28. London: Vision Edition. P. 216-28. ISBN: 978-0-9931761-7-3

Tchirkov, Sergej. 2022. "Über das Üben mit einem Superinstrument." In Eadweard´s Muybridge Extended – Environment für Tänzer, Musiker und Interface. Gespräche, Überlegungen, Notizen, edited by Penelope Wehrli and Vera Pechel, 52-65. Berlin: Edition Achsensprung. ISBN: 978-3-033-09501-4

Sergej Tchirkov (*1980, St. Petersburg) is accordion performer, curator and researcher based in Bergen.

His interest in new music has led him to numerous collaborations with composers, such as Pierluigi Billone, Hanna Eimermacher, José María Sánchez Verdú, Ivan Fedele, Tamara Friebel, Klaus Lang, Dmitri Kourliandski, Elena Rykova, Dieter Schnebel, Alfred Zimmerlin, Gérard Zinsstag, Ida Lunden, Sergej Newski, Thomas Kessler and more. Around 300 works for accordion have been premiered by Tchirkov.

Sergej Tchirkov has performed with leading European orchestras under Teodor Currentzis, Titus Engel, Wladimir Jurowski and Susanne Mälkki, and has been a guest musician of Collegium Novum Zürich, musicAeterna, ensemble Garage Köln, ensemble Interface Frankfurt, KNM Berlin, United Berlin, ENMZ, Batida Genève a.o. 

Tchirkov has lectured at many universities of music in Zurich, Geneva, Lucerne, Oslo, Gothenburg, Astana, Kuopio. In 2013 - 2021 he was deputy artistic director of the Studio for New Music ensemble and university lecturer in contemporary music at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

He currently works as a PhD research fellow in artistic research at the University of Bergen, Department of Fine Arts, Music and Design, the Grieg Academy.

His most recent curatorial and artistic activities include anti-war concerts in support of refugees and others trapped by wars and conflicts.