ABOUT ME …
Yan Mikirtumov was born in Moscow (Russia) in 1974. He started studying music at the age of 5
at a especial boys choir school called “Sweshnikov” in Moscow. In 1997 he finished his Master degree as a Choir
conductor, singer and teacher in Academy of Choral Art in Moscow, where he studied with V. Popov
(conducting) and Mikhail Arkadiev (piano). In
1997/1998 he took the composition course in Moscow Conservatory with R. Ledenev, G. Dimitriev, V. Agafonnikov.
Since 1989 he started his performing work as a singer, choir conductor
and a pianist. He has participated in concert tours and recording in Europe and North America, worked with baroque music ensembles and dramatical
theatres in Russia.
Since 1999 he works and lives in Portugal where he works as a
music teacher, accompanist and a composer. He has founded his own children
choir in Albufeira and his quartet "Contradição"
which performs his own music. Ian Mikirtoumov has collaborated as a conductor
with Lisbon Opera Theatre in the work of the opera "Boris Godunov" of M. Mussorgsky. His choir represented Portugal in France, Germany, Greece, Austria and Spain on Festivals of Youth
Choirs. He has recorded different CD´s: “Sinos ao longe”
(Choir conductor, 2005), “Con´tadição” (composer and
pianist, 2007),“Machine Lyrique”,“La
Luna” and “Cantabile” (accompanist 2006, 2008 and 2009).
regularly collaborates with various entities in the Portuguese music scene as
the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, Orchestra of the Algarve, Eborae Music, Chamber Orchestra of Cascais
and Oeiras, Interpretation Competition of Estoril, Antena 2, among others. His musical arrangements for the
orchestra were touched by accordionist Gonçalo Pescada in several concerts, that
took place in Portugal and Spain. He is regularly
invited to accompany instrumentalists and
In 2009 he made exclusive
arrangements and orchestrations for the project Tito Paris & Lisbon
Metropolitan Orchestra that was performed in Portugal and Cape Verde. Some of his works was
edited by “Copy-us Verlag” (Germany).
currently professor at the Conservatory of Music in Albufeira, National Academy
of Orchestra and the University of Evora.