Sergey Nikitin (musician)

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Sergey Nikitin (musician)
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Sergey Nikitin
Background information
Birth name Sergei Yakovlevich Nikitin
Born (1944-03-08)8 March 1944
Moscow, Soviet Union
Genres Singer-songwriter, author song
Occupations singer and composer, scientific researcher
Instruments Seven-string guitar
Years active 1962–present
Associated acts Tatyana Nikitina, Yuri Vizbor, Viktor Berkovsky, Dmitry Sukharev
Website sergeytatiananikitiny.com

Sergey Yakovlevich Nikitin (Russian: Серге́й Яковлевич Никитин, born March 8, 1944) is a prominent Soviet and Russian bard, composer, and biophysicist. He performs both solo and in a duet with his wife, Tatyana Nikitina all over Russia, the former Soviet republics, and other countries with significant Russian-speaking diaspora. Sergey Nikitin is also known as a composer and performer of songs for children.

Biography[edit]

Sergey Nikitin graduated from the Physics Department of Moscow State University in 1968. After completing postgraduate studies at the department of Biophysics at Moscow State University, he worked as a researcher in Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry in Moscow (1971-1980). In 1980-1987 he was a researcher at the Institute of Biophysics in Pushchino and received a Ph.D. in Physics in 1983.

Sergey Nikitin wrote music to his first song, En route (lyrics by Iosif Utkin), in 1962. In 1963, he founded an all-male quartet in the Department of Physics at Moscow State University, together with Sergey Smirnov, Boris Geller, Aleksei Monakhov, and later Vadim Khait.[1]

In 1968-1977, he appeared at numerous concerts, together with other members of his quintet, including his wife, Tatyana Nikitina, Carmen Santacreu, Vladimir Ulin, and Nikolai Turkin. In 1987-1995, he was Musical Director at the Oleg Tabakov Studio-Theater in Moscow, and became a full-time singer and composer since 1995.

Nikitin has two older sisters, and one adult son, Alexander, who sometimes performs in concerts with Sergey and Tatiana.

Awards[edit]

  • 1980 The movie Moscow Does Not Believe In Tears for which Sergey Nikitin wrote the music received an Oscar in the 'best foreign film' category.
  • In 1997, Sergey Nikitin was awarded the title of the Meritorious Actor of Russia and, together with Tatiana Nikitina, became a laureate of the Tzarsko-Selsky Artistic Prize.

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