Shchurovsky Yuri Serhiyovych (born April 28, 1927, Kyiv, Ukraine – died October 13, 1996) was a Soviet and Ukrainian composer, music editor and teacher. His creative legacy includes ballet Friendship Song (Pesnya o druzhbe), two symphonies, symphonic poems and overtures, compositions for orchestra of folk instruments, chamber instrumental ensembles, choirs, romances, songs, works for children, music for films.
Shchurovsky Yuri Serhiyovych was born in Kyiv into the family of a doctor.
As a teenager, the future composer went through the war and the horrors of the occupation. After the liberation of his hometown, he began his creative path.
In 1951, he graduated from the Composition Department of the Kyiv Conservatory (class of Boris Mykolayovych Lyatoshinsky). In 1954, Shchurovsky completed his post-graduate studies.
In 1951, Shchurovsky worked in Kyiv as editor of the Publishing House Mystestvo, in 1951-1952, he was a head of the musical department of the Kyiv Choreographic School, and in 1952-1955, Shchurovsky worked as a teacher of theoretical subjects at the Kyiv Conservatory.
In 1958-1962, he taught theoretical subjects at the Kursk Music School. In Kursk Shchurovsky gave concerts. Since 1973 he had worked as a senior editor of the department of musical and pedagogical literature of the Publishing House Muzychna Ukraina.
Shchurovsky composed a score for ballet Friendship Song (Pesnya o druzhbe), staged in 1961 in Kharkiv. His creative legacy comprises vocal and symphonic works, including odes-overtures Live, Blossom, Soviet Power (Zhivi, tsveti, Sovetskaya derzhava, 1982), two symphonies, symphonic poems and overtures, compositions for orchestra of folk instruments, chamber instrumental ensembles, choirs, romances, songs, works for children, music for films. He completed the sketches and orchestrated Rimsky-Korsakov’s Little Russian Fantasy (Malorossiyskaia fantazia).
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