|Birth name||A.V. Momotenko-Levitsky|
|Born||7 August 1970|
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. Selected by the ISCM World Music Days Tallinn/Tartu 2019 & Estonian Music Days 40th Anniversary.
To the Silence (2014) – for string orchestra
Cent Silences (2014) – sound sculpture & original World War I sounds
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.
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" and the special Prize winner of Festival EmuFest in Rome.
Chimères I (2007) – for 3 church Organs
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
L. Ectra (2005) – for 5 synthesizers ensemble
Moving Mind (2005) – for band orchestra
Liquid pArts (2005) – for string quartet
Les ondes de l'escarpolette (2004) – for grand piano solo
VariA (2003) – for Piano trio
What Impressions? (2002) – for big band
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, The EmuFest 2010 Prize (Rome, Italy) and selection of a new work during the "ISCM World Music Days 2012" (Ghent, Belgium). The winning ensemble-compositon for Prix Annelie de Man Ensemble Black Pencil Prize 2018 Amsterdam. Selection of the ISCM World Music Days Tallinn/Tartu 2019 & Estonian Music Days 40th Anniversary.
- "Momotenko's nieuwe werk is een waardig tegenstuk van Rachmaninovs Vespers".
- "O. de Kort. Alfred Momotenko-Levitsky. Les vingt doigts, 2016. (PianoBulletin, 2016 -3)".
- "Annelie de Man Foundation".
- Ars organi vol55 p62 2007 "Außerdem wurde ein neues Werk aufgeführt, das Fred Momotenko eigens für die drei Orgeln komponiert hatte."
- "Burgemeester Job Cohen van Amsterdam opent het Orgelpark in Amsterdam".
- "NRC het Orgelpark".
- "Timbres 2/2007" (PDF).
- "ISCM World Music Days 2012 in Belgium".
- "Annelie de Man Foundation".