Biography

Hello! I'm delighted that you've come to my site! I am a composer and my works form my biography. If you're interested, take a look at the list of operas below and also at works of different genres in other parts of the site - in essence, this is my life. Boris Pokrovsky put on the opera "Swan Song" for the first time in the Chamber Musical Theater in 1980. I was 33 years old. And before that? I was born in 1947 in the city of Berezniki in the Ural Mountains. When I was seven years old, we got a piano in the house. It was from that time that I started composing music. I graduated from the Berezniki school of music as a pianist. I studied for a couple of years at the Ural State Conservatory (in Yekaterinburg, then Sverdlovsk) in the piano playing faculty. I then graduated from the Conservatory In Saint Petersburg (then Leningrad) as a composer. And then? I taught at the Ural State Conservatory, worked independently for 12 years, and then continued teaching, working my way up to a professor of composition. I have been free for over 10 years now... or to phrase this more accurately... the dog that trots about finds a bone. For the opera "Prophet" by Alexander Pushkin (Ekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater), I received the Soviet Union's State Prize in 1987. The operas "Margarita" (Saratov Opera House), "Dutch Hamlet or a Russian Comedy" (Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko Musical Theater) and "Kholstomer" (Boris Pokrovsky Musical Theater) all received awards in the "Composer - Musical Theater" category at the "Golden Mask" festival. To always be working on operas is incredible! Of course, it's not just operas: I also work on orchestral music, piano compositions and other instruments. Over the past couple of decades I have composed many pieces for the cello and dedicate them to my wonderful daughter Nastya. She is a beautiful, talented musician, and is, after all, my best creation! Thank you for reading! I wish you all the best in your future endeavors!