The Belarusian composer Vladimir Dorokhin was born in 1948 in the town
of Slonim in the Grodno Region of Belarus. He graduated from Professor
Uspensky's composition class at the St.Petersburg Conservatoire in 1973.
He lives and works in Minsk. He is a Vice-Chairman of the Belarusian Composer's
Union, the Head of the Composition Department of the Belarusian State
Academy of Music, Merited Artist of the Republic of Belarus.
The key area of Dorokhin's work is symphonic music. The music by Vladimir
Dorokhin has its own inimitable style. Its exuberant feelings and highly
expressive tone in combination with the strict logic governing the organization
of the musical material and its various stuff. Vladimir Dorokhin's activity
is inseparable from Belarus contemporary music scene.
Principal Works: 3 symphonies (1976, 1979, 1990), symphonic poems (1985,
1986, 1991, 1992, 1997), oratorio (1981), piano concerto (1983), compositions
for chamber orchestra, chamber instrumental and vocal music, choral music,
songs and incidental scores to plays and films.