Fred Momotenko

Alfred (Fred) Momotenko (born 7 August 1970) is a Russian-born Dutch-nationality composer.

Alfred Momotenko
Background information
Birth nameA.V. Momotenko-Levitsky
Born (1970-08-07) 7 August 1970
Genrescontemporary music


Momotenko studied at the Moscow State Art and Cultural University, Russia. In 1990 he was invited to perform in the Netherlands, after which he enrolled in the Brabants Conservatory, majoring in percussion in improvised music. After graduating Momotenko decided to devote himself to composing Contemporary classical music and continued his study at Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg. In 2006 he graduated in composition with a Bachelor of Music. In 2009 he gained his Master of Music with distinction at Fontys Conservatorium. As a part of this program he followed Sonology at the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.


Tayna Molchania - Тайна Молчания (2019) – for mixed choir. Based on spiritual prose titled "Mystery of Silence" of Eastern Orthodox monk Silouan the Athonite. The world premiere was performed by the Latvian Radio Choir at St. John's Church, Riga Latvia conducted by Sigvards Kļava.

Na Strastnoy - На Страстной (2017) – for mixed choir, a companion piece to All-Night Vigil by Sergej Rachmaninov, Op.37 based on the eponymous poem from the diptych Doktor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak. The world première was performed by Nederlands Kamerkoor at the Royal concertgebouw Amsterdam conducted by Sigvards Kļava.[1] Selected by the ISCM World Music Days Tallinn/Tartu 2019 & Estonian Music Days 40th Anniversary.[2]

Les vingt doigts (2016) – piano four hands for Igor Roma and Nikola Meeuwsen, a companion piece to Les cinq doigts by Igor Stravinsky [3]

Danco Konsonanco (2016) - for heterogeneous ensemble: recorder, pan flute, viola, accordion and percussion. Winner in 2018 of the Prix Annelie de Man Ensemble Black Pencil Prize.[4]

To the Silence (2014) – for string orchestra

Cent Silences (2014) – sound sculpture & original World War I sounds

Cecilia 2 (2013) – for youth choir & grand piano, ancient song arrangement

Youthful (2013) – for grand piano, string ensemble & DJ

Cecilia (2012) – for mixed choir. "a hymn to the past as well as to the future of the monastic tradition". The world première was at Koningshoeven Abbey on Saint Cecilia's feast day, 22 November 2014. Cecilia.

Cloud Messenger (2012) – for recorder & surround audio. The world première was performed by Jorge Isaac at November Music

Quick Recipe (2011) – for snare drum and orchestra bells

Reflexions de la mer (2010) – for 2 bass marimbas, vibraphone & stereo audio

Irrational Philosophy (2010) – for recorder & surround audio

Ingetogen (2009) – for voice & piano

Essere preso nel gorgo della passione (2008) – for string quartet & percussion

Au clair de la lune (2008) – for 4-part vocal ensemble & surr. audio, performed during Gaudeamus Foundation music festival at Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. It is the second Prize winner of "150-Years-of-Music-Technology Composition Competition Prize" [5] and the special Prize winner of Festival EmuFest in Rome.

Viginti Unus (2007) – for ensemble & surround audio

Chimères I (2007) – for 3 church Organs[6][7][8][9]

Chimères II (2007) – for grand piano & surround audio

Chimères III (2007) – for robots ensemble performed by M&M orchestra from Logos Foundation Gent (Belgium)

Dut Tsi (2007) – for symphony orchestra

Audience (2006) – for string octet. Audience is a lyrical work for a string octet inspired by the eponymous painting by Thomas Schütte (1981, 110x219 cm), a work exhibited at De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art.

Der letzte Traum (2006) – for wind quintet

Talking Heads (2005) – for bongos & stereo audio

L. Ectra (2005) – for 5 synthesizers ensemble

Moving Mind (2005) – for band orchestra

Liquid pArts (2005) – for string quartet

Al la Georgian (2005) – for English horn, Baritone saxophone, bass saxophone, marimba & d.bass

Les ondes de l'escarpolette (2004) – for grand piano solo

VariA (2003) – for Piano trio

Tilburg (2003) – soundtrack

Deflate (2003) – for orchestra (Orkest de Volharding)

Eneato (2003) – for violin or viola solo

What Impressions? (2002) – for big band

Antipodes (2002) – for soprano saxophone & baritone saxophone

Drinklied (2002) – for voice & vibraphone. Drinklied is based on the original poem from the Dutch poet Gerrit Krol. Honored with the first prize of the VSB fund Composition Concours 2002.

Menuetto (2001) – for church organ

Rood (2003) – soundtrack

Prizes and awards

His works have been positively assessed by the jury of VSB Compositie Prijs (2002, Amsterdam), Henriëtte Bosmans Prijs (2006, Utrecht), The Free Sounds Organisation, Linux Audio Organisation (the “150-Years-of-Music-Technology Composition Competition” Prize) 2010,[10] The EmuFest 2010 Prize (Rome, Italy) and selection of a new work during the "ISCM World Music Days 2012" (Ghent, Belgium).[11] The winning ensemble-compositon for Prix Annelie de Man Ensemble Black Pencil Prize 2018 Amsterdam.[12] Selection of the ISCM World Music Days Tallinn/Tartu 2019 & Estonian Music Days 40th Anniversary.[13]


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