Valeri Kikta

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Valeri Grigoryevich Kikta
Other names Валерий Григорьевич Кикта
Citizenship  Soviet Union Russia
Occupation composer

Valeri Grigoryevich Kikta (October 22, 1941 in Volodymyrivka, Donetsk Oblast, Ukrainian SSR) is a Russian classical composer, a professor of the Moscow Conservatory. [1]

He was educated at the Moscow Choral College, then at the Moscow Conservatoire under Semyon Bogatyryov and Tikhon Khrennikov. On the recommendation of Shostakovich he moved on to post-graduate study.

Kikta's compositions include ballets, symphonic, organ and choral works. These include Beyond the Verge of Darkness for tenor and orchestra, and Frescos of the St. Sofia Cathedral of Kiev for harp and orchestra.

He was recorded extensively by the USSR state recording company, Melodiya in the 1970s and 1980s.


  1. ^ "Classical Archives". Retrieved 14 April 2011.

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