Beijing Forum for Symphonic Music 2021 (Closing Ceremony): Gennadiy Sachenyuk
The Alexandrov Ensemble
Founded in 1928 by Alexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov, a talented conductor and the composer of the National Anthem of the former Soviet Union, the Academic Ensemble of Song and Dance of the Russian Army named after A.V. Alexandrov has a glorious history of more than 90 years and is widely recognized as the oldest, largest and most prestigious military song and dance art ensemble of the top rank in Russia. It has twice won the "Order of the Red Banner", the highest honor of the Soviet, and won the Gold Medal in World Expo, Paris. It is one of Russia's most important culture cards and the most treasured military song and dance ensemble truly displaying the dazzling essence of Russia’s national art. It has performed in more than 100 countries and regions in the world and is the only top foreign art ensemble that has been cordially received and praised by four generations of Chinese leaders.
On December 29, 2000, Colonel Sachenyuk was appointed Deputy Director of the Alexandrov Ensemble. He also served as acting Artistic Director of the ensemble during 2012 to 2016 and in April 2016 assumed the role officially. On March 24, 2017, he was appointed by the Minister of Defense as the General Director and Artistic Director of the Alexandrov Ensemble.
Sachenyuk is also a composer and producer. Aside from composing and orchestrating orchestral and other instrumental works for the chorus and the ballet, he has also overseen the production and publication of the ensemble’s albums.
Colonel Sachenyuk is decorated with such honours as the Medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland” 2nd Class, the Medal “For Military Valour” 2nd Class and the Medal “For Strengthening the Combat Community”, etc.