Yuri Yukechev (1947-)
YUKECHEV, Yuri (1947-) was born in Mukachevo, Ukraine. He has written over 200 compositions that have been performed worldwide. Yukechev enjoys an established reputation as a jazz composer and is a professor at the Novosibirsk State Conservatory. His choral music unites a deeply felt connection to the traditional Russian chant and his own search for new modes of musical expression. His chant-based cantata “My Heart is Ready” derives its musical language from ancient Russian chant melodies and is combined with a brilliant command of polyphonic scoring.