Sergei Gratchev

Cultural Staff

Choir Director

 work(802) 443-2006
 Sunderland Language Center

Teacher of music in the “Chopin Music Academy” in Brussels and Music Academy in Antwerp (Belgium), City carilloneur in Hulst (Holland).

In 1994 Serguei  graduated from the renowned Saratov State Conservatory with high honours.

In 2003 Serguei graduated from the Royal Institute of the Carillon Art ´´Jef Denyn´´ in Mechelen , Belgium.

He won prizes in several music competitions:

1988-Second prize in the Folk Instrument Competition in Penza, Russia;

1989-Second prize in the Folk Instrument Competition in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia;

1992-Second prize in the Russian Bell Ringing Competition;

1998-Laureaat of the International Quinn Fabiola Carillon Competition in Belgium;

2005-First prize in an International Carillon Competition in Holland.

He has frequently participated in folk festivals, concerts and television programmes in Russia ,Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Portugal, Switzerland, Ireland, England and United States of America.