Biography/CV

Prokhor Protasov Prokhor Protasov is a Russian composer and conductor. He studied choral conducting and composition at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. From 2015 to 2018, he was conductor-in-residence of the Vyatka Symphony Orchestra. During that period, he arranged performances of two of his major compositions, a concerto for violin, piano, and orchestra and a ballet, Town in a Snuffbox. In 2015, he composed a song that has become the anthem for the city of Kirov. In 2018, Prokhor won a Fulbright Scholarship, which allowed him to study orchestral conducting at the Bard College Conservatory of Music with James Bagwell and Leon Botstein. Since 2020 Prokhor is a Doctor of Musical Arts student at the University of Toronto.

He has received several awards for his compositions, including the St. Romanos Melodos International Composers Competition in Saint Petersburg and the international composers competition, ‘Musical Palette of Durdy Bayramov,’ in Canada. Prokhor’s works have been performed in the Hermitage Theatre, Saint Petersburg Philharmonia, and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow.

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Eductation:
Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, B.A.;
Bard College Conservatory of Music, M.M.;
University of Toronto, D.M.A. (in progress)


Honors
- Fulbright Scholarship (2018);
- 2nd International Composers' Competition in Chelyabinsk (Chelyabinsk, Russia, 2018): Orchestra special Prize;
- “Molodaya Classica” Composers' Competition (Vologda, Russia, 2018): 3rd Prize;
- International Composers Competition “Musical Palette of Durdy Bayramov” (Toronto, Canada, 2017): 3rd Prize;
- St. Romanos Melodos 3rd International Composers Competition (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2017): 3rd Prize;
- St. Romanos Melodos 2nd International Composers Competition (St. Petersburg, Russia, 2014): 2nd Prize;
- 3rd National Open Competition of Conductors (Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory, Russia, 2009): 1st Prize.

Protasov - Bard College Diploma Protasov – University of Washington Certificate Protasov – Fulbright Certificate Protasov - Moscow Conservatory Diploma Protasov – Petrov Competition Protasov – Chelyabinsk Competition Protasov – Musical Pallete Competition Protasov – St Romanos Melodos 3 Competition Protasov – Molodaya Klassika Competition St Romanos Melodos 2 Competition