Accompanists

Semion Skigin

Highlights this season and beyond include a recital at the Queen Elizabeth Hall with Andrei Kymach, recent winner of the Cardiff Singer of the World competition, and further recitals at Teatro alla Scala, Teatro Real Madrid, Mariinsky Theatre, and Wigmore Hall.

Introduction

Semion Skigin was born in Leningrad and studied at its State Conservatory. In 1972, he appeared as a soloist with the Leningrad Philharmonic and three years later won first prize at the International Competition for Piano Accompanists in Rio de Janeiro.

Semion Skigin’s activity as a teacher led to his appointment as guest professor from 1978 to 1981 at the Carl Maria von Weber Musikhochschule in Dresden. Since 1990 he has been Professor of Song Accompaniment at the Musikhochschule “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin. In addition, he regularly gives master classes at leading conservatories in Germany, Holland, and the U.S.A, and Russia. He is a jury member of numerous international competitions and festivals, the Artistic Director of the music festival at Theaterkahn in Dresden, as well as Vice President and Artistic Director of the Piano Salon in Berlin.

Semion Skigin is one of the most sought-after song accompanists and appears in all the great concert halls of the world, accompanying world-class singers, such as Ekaterina Semenchuk, Evelina Dobračeva, Olaf Bär, Cheryl Studer, Robert Holl, Olga Borodina, and Sergei Leiferkus.


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Discography

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    Bolero: A Spanish Songbook

    Label: Decca

    Release Date: 10 Feb 98

    Decca, 1998

     

    Mezzo Soprano: Olga Borodina

    Piano: Semion Skigin

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    “Tradition”: Jewish Songs from Russia

    Label: Discover International

    Release Date: 27 Feb 96

    Discover International, 1996

     

    Soprano: Yvonne Wiedstruck

    Mezzo Soprano: Christiane Oertel

    Tenor: Ilya Levinsky

    Bass: Klemens Slowioczek

     

     

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    Mussorgsky Songs Vol. 3

    Label: Conifer Classics

    Release Date: 25 Jul 96

    Conifer Classics, 1996

     

    Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus

    Pianist: Semion Skigin

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    Sergei Leiferkus sings Mussorgsky

    Label: Sony Classical

    Release Date: 04 Oct 95

    Sony Classical, 1995

     

    Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus

    Pianist: Semion Skigin

     

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    Glinka: A Farewell to St. Petersburg

    Label: Conifer Classics

    Release Date: 01 Apr 95

    Conifer Classics, 1995

     

    Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus

    Pianist: Semion Skigin

     

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    Mussorgsky Songs

    Label: Conifer Classics

    Release Date: 15 Nov 90

    Conifer Classics, 1990

     

    Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus

    Pianist: Semion Skigin

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    Glière: How Dark is the Night - Songs for Soprano and Piano

    Label: Conifer

    Release Date: 03 Jul 98

    Soprano: Elena Prokina
    Piano: Semion Skigin

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    Rachmaninov Songs

    Label: Conifer

    Release Date: 13 Jan 98

    Soprano: Nina Rautio
    Piano: Semion Skigin

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    Tchaikovsky: The Complete Songs, Vol.1

    Label: Conifer

    Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus

    Pianist: Semion Skigin

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    Tchaikovsky: The Complete Songs, Vol.2

    Label: Conifer

    Soprano: Nina Rautio

    Pianist: Semion Skigin

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    Tchaikovsky: The Complete Songs, Vol.3

    Label: Conifer

    Tenor: Ilya Levinsky

    Pianist: Semion Skigin

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    Tchaikovsky: The Complete Songs, Vol.4

    Label: Conifer

    Tenor: Sergei Leiferkus

    Pianist Semion Skigin

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    Tchaikovsky: The Complete Songs, Vol.5

    Label: Conifer

    Soprano: Nina Rautio

    Pianist: Semion Skigin

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    Rendezvous: Russian Romances

    Label: APA Classic

    Tenor: Dmitry Korchak

    Pianist: Semion Skigin

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    Borodin & Dargomizhsky: Songs

    Label: Conifer

    Baritone: Sergei Leiferkus

    Pianist: Semion Skigin