About me

Yuri Sherling - Russian composer, theater director and choreographer, Honored Artist of the RSFSR, Doctor of Arts. 

He was born in Moscow in a family of artists. His mother was the first woman-conductor

of St. Petersburg's Symphonic Orchestra.

Young Sherling took piano lessons at the Musical Institute named after Gnesins and studied successfully at the  Moscow Conservatory

He took up dancing at the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet Academy. At the age of 18, he joined the world-famous troupe of Moiseev's Dance Ensemble. At the age of 20, he got a leading role at the Theatre of Stanislavski and Nemirovich-Danchenko. After becoming a principal dancer, he switched to producing.

Early works:

In 1971 Sherling has had his first international success as a director. The first American musical on the stage of the USSR was The Man from La Mancha.

In 1974 Sherling directed the Musical "Lead Price" based on the play of the Cuban writer E. Quintero at the State Russian Theater of  USSR.

In 1977 Sherling founded his first theater - The Jewish Chamber Musical Theatre. The Jewish Chamber Musical Theater was the first Jewish theater in USSR.

In 1985, The Jewish Theatre was contrary to the official policies of that time, so it was closed and Sherling was expelled from the country.

Sherling lived abroad for a long time. He co-directed the play "Ghetto" and produced several TV-shows in Norway.

He played piano concerts as a soloist in Japan, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Germany, Austria, Hungary, worked as a producer on the movies: "Only One Motion", "Shop of  The Old Musician", "Hello, Israel".

In 1989 Yuri Sherling came back to Moscow and founded the unique theatre "School of Musical Art",  producing different ballets and art-shows.

Composer works

  1. Black Bridle of White Mare

  2. Ballet «Last Role»

  3. Opera «Tevye from Anatovka»

  4. Folk Opera «Golden Wedding»

  5. Folk show "I come from childhood"

  6. Concert for symphony orchestra and alto saxophone №1 op. 1

  7. Waltz “Reflections” op.2

  8. “The Sinai Desert” for chamber orchestra and saxophone op. 3

  9. Concert for piano and symphony orchestra op. 4

  10. “Swimming on the Thames” op. 5

  11. Concert for chamber orchestra and alto saxophone № 2 op. 6

  12. Variations for chamber orchestra and cello op.7

  13. “Romance” for symphony orchestra and violin op.9

  14. “Scottish Dreams” for symphony orchestra and alto saxophone op. 10

  15. Concert for symphony orchestra and alto saxophone №2 op. 6

  16. Concert for symphony orchestra and alto saxophone №3 op. 11

  17. “Night pictures” for mixed choir, soloists, reader and symphony orchestra op. 13

  18. Symphony “Tributes to Matvey” for symphony orchestra in 5 parts op. 14

  19. Oratorio “Exodus Triada” for symphony orchestra, soloists,choir and reader Op. 13

E-mail: sherling@mail.ru

Tel: +7 (903)-969-58-97

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