Andrei Shtogarenko

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Shtogarenko, Andrei Iakovlevich

 

Born Oct. 2 (15), 1902, in the village of Novye Kaidaki, in what is now Dnepropetrovsk Oblast. Soviet composer. People’s Artist of the USSR (1972). Member of the CPSU since 1944.

Shtogarenko graduated from the Kharkov Conservatory in 1936. From 1954 to 1968 he served as rector of the Kiev Conservatory, where he became a professor in 1960. In 1968 he became chairman of the administrative board of the Composers’ Union of the Ukraine.

Shtogarenko is known primarily for his symphonic and vocal music. He has developed in a variety of ways the subject of the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45, notably in the cantata-symphony My Ukraine (State Prize of the USSR, 1946). Among his other compositions are the symphonic suite In Memory of Lesia Ukrainka (State Prize of the USSR, 1952) and three symphonies, including the Kiev Symphony (T. G. Shevchenko State Prize of the Ukrainian SSR, 1974).

Shtogarenko has been awarded the Order of Lenin, the Order of the October Revolution, and the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.

REFERENCES

Borovyk, M. A. Ia. Shtoharenko: Naryspro zhyttia i tvorchist’. Kiev, 1961.
Vynohradov, H. Andrii Shtoharenko. Kiev, 1973.