Valentin Lyashchenko was born in Kursk in 1982 to a musical family. Graduated with distinction from Moscow Military Music School (2001, clarinet class of Boris Karpov) and Moscow Military Conservatory (2006, conducting class of Vladimir Ivanov and clarinet class of Boris Dikov). Trained with the Admiralty Orchestra of the Leningrad Naval Base under Alexei Karabanov.
Captain, 3rd rank (2014). From 2006 to 2008 he was a military conductor of the St Petersburg Military High School for Radio Electronics. From 2008 to 2011 he was Artistic Director and a conductor of the Admiralty Orchestra of the Leningrad Naval Base, becoming a military conductor in 2011 and Director in 2014. Participates in international music festivals, appearing in towns and cities throughout Russia and abroad.
Recipient of the Youth Prize of St Petersburg for artistic creativity (2011) and the St Petersburg City Government Prize for culture and art (2017). Recipient of the Silver Medal of the Supreme Apostle St Peter, 1st class (2012/2013).
Teaches conducting at the Secondary Special Music School of the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory, directing the school’s brass band until 2016.
Information for November 2020