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Aleksandra PAHMUTOVA
   Russia

People’s Artist of the USSR (1984), Hero of Socialist Labour (1990).


At the I International Music Festival she was awarded a diploma for great contribution to the development of the art of singing and continuous creative work with young performers.Aleksandra Pahmutova has participated in the International Festival of Arts “Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk” many times.

She took part in the gala concerts of masters of art of Russia, was invited to participate in the gala concerts of masters of art of Belarus.

In 1999, Aleksandra Pahmutova headed the International Jury of the International Contest of Young Performers of Pop Song.

On 17 July 2005, there was her recital on the Day of the Union State.

In 2008, she received“Through Art to Peace and Mutual Understanding” special award of the President of the Republic of Belarus and a Star on the Walk of Fame in Vitebsk.

Aleksandra Pahmutova was born in Beketovka settlement of the Lower Volga region of the former Russian SFSR, on 9 November 1929. She finished with honours the Central Music School at the Moscow State Conservatoire named after P.Tchaikovsky and the Moscow State Conservatoire named after P.Tchaikovsky.

She composes music of a variety of genres. She is the author of the compositions for a symphony orchestra (the concerto for the trumpet and the orchestra, the Youth Overture, the concerto for the orchestra, “Ode on Lighting of the Olympic Flame”, music for bells ensemble and orchestra “Ave Vita”), cantatas for children choir and symphony orchestra “Red Pathfinders”, “Otryadnye songs”.


Among about 400 songs she composed widely-known are the following: “Glavnoye, Rebyata, Serdtsem Ne Staret!”, “My Uchim Letat Samolety”, “Nezhnost”, “Orlyata Uchatsya Letat”, “Znaete, Kakim On Parnem Byl”, “Nenaglyadniy Moy”, “Stariy Klen”, “Khoroshiye Devchata”, “Poklonimsya Velikim Tem Godam”, “Belovezhskaya Pushcha”, “Geroi Sporta”, “Trus Ne Igrayet V Hockey”, “Komanda Molodosti Nashey”, “Do Svidanya, Moskva!”, “I Vnov Prodolzhayetsya Boi”, “Melodiya”, “Nadezhda”, “Nam Ne Zhit Drug Bez Druga”, “Kak Molody My Byli”, “Russkiy Vals”…

The authors of lyrics of her songs are such poets as N. Dobronravov, L. Oshanin, M. Matusovskiy, E. Dolmatovskiy, M. Lvov, R. Rozhdestvenskiy, S. Grebennikov, R. Kazakova, I. Hoff.

Aleksandra Pahmutova is the author of music to over 20 movies.

Several dozens of her LP were released. She was awarded the “Golden Disk” for “Songs by Aleksandra Pahmutova” by Melodiya record label.

Her numerous honours and awards include the “Ovation” Russian award in the nomination “Living Legend”(2002), the “Russian National Olympus” award (2004), the Union State of Belarus and Russia award (2004), Cavalier of Lenin’s Order (1979, 1990), “For Merit for the Fatherland” (1999, 2009), Order of the Red Banner of Labour (1967, 1971), Order of Friendship of People” (1986), Order of Frantsisk Skorina (Belarus, 2000).

For many years Aleksandra Pahmutova headed the All-Union committee of mass music genres. Over twenty years, starting from 1968, she was the chairperson of the jury of the “Red Carnation” International Song Contest.

Between 1968 and 1991, she was a secretary of the Board of the Union of Composers of the USSR, from 1973 to 1995, a secretary of the Board of the Union of Composers of Russia. From 1969 to 1973, Pahmutova was a deputy of the Moscow City Council, from 1980 to 1990, a deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR, and was elected member of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR.

Since July 2010 Aleksandra Pahmutova has been a member of the Patriarchal CouncilforCulture(the Russian Orthodox Church).

Aleksandra Pahmutova is Honorary Citizen of Lugansk, Volgograd, Bratsk, Moscow, Magnitogorsk, and Ust-Ilimsk.