Bayan orchestra is one of the brightest student collectives
of the vocation schools of Belarus. Its head, the director
of Novopolotsk State Musical School A. K. Kondratyuk, is
a spirited, versatile conductor. Huge devotion, creative
unity with the orchestra make concert programmes emotionally
tense and visually impressive. The orchestra is a 6-time
winner of republican contests of orchestra and chorus collectives
of vocation schools. In 2003 the orchestra performed at
the stage of the Palace of Republic in Minsk in the concert
devoted to the Day of Independence of the Republic of Belarus.
The rich repertuar of the orchestra includes Russian and
foreign classics, virtuoso fantasies on folk melodies, original
authour works, in particular the ones specially written
for this collective (“A Tale of Khatyn”, “Starogorodskaya
suita” by Malykh; the series of plays “Moods” and Moldavian
suite by L. Malinovsky, etc).
In the orchestra play talented soloists (xylophone, trumpet,
saxophone), who bring new colours to the musical range of
folk instruments orchestra.
folk instrument orchestra possesses wide picturesque and
performing possibilities. The collective is distinguished
for a high culture of performance, subtlety of musical
interpretation. The orchestra has taken part in republican
contests and received prizes. Outstanding specialists
at the head of the orchestra – G. V. Malykh and V. L.
Malykh have contributed much to it.The
orchestra repertoire includes compositions of world classic
(for example Sibelius, A. Lyadov, T. Albinoni), and adaptation
of tunes of different nations. But a special place belongs
to Belarusian music compositions, among them are the plays
of the orchestra head V. Malykh. V. Malykh’s music is
known and loved in Belarus. His compositions are on the
list of obligatory ones in contest programs. (for example
“The Spring Overture”, “Barynya", “Toccata”). He
has created a unique and original repertory for the orchestra.
Belarusian virtuoso, frequent winners of international
contests N. Rudko, N. Korsak, V. Pligovka who have played
with the orchestra many times all were members of the
The brass orchestra of Novopolotsk State Musical College
enjoys popularity in Polotsk region. Its colorful, fiery
repertoire, emotional performance and talented soloist can
add zest to any concert.
The orchestra was at different periods headed by M. Minkovich,
O. Baron, F. Zavt, V. Nikiforov, R. Rak. The collective
is the winner of many republican contests and festivals
of spiritual music, the laureate of the republican competition
of orchestra and chorus collectives of vocational schools
(the first prize, 1992).
music ensemble “Toloka”
ensemble “Toloka” exits more than 10 years. It is composed
of the pedagogues of the musical college. The group is
the laureate of the international contest “Sounds of harmonics
and dulcimers”. Fiery songs and inspired tunes in original
adaptation by V. Malykh inflame both Belarussian and Russian
audience. The conductors of the collective are Galina
and Viktor Malykh. In
1997 a children musical school attached to a Novopolotsk
State Musical College opened its doors. A. M. Tkachuk
is at the head of it. 28 children study at the school.
The leading teachers work to find out talented children
and work with them using individual methodic. It allows
to uncover children’s abilities and potential, to create
conditions for intensive creative development.
The cogency of the system is confirmed by the students’
success at regional, republican and international competitions.
Graduates Pligovka V., Puschina A., Kostyuchenko A., Sadikova
A., Sadikova J., Korsak N. are bursars of the Presidential
Talented Youth Support Fund. Pupils of the school continue
their studies at Novopolotsk State Musical College, then
as a rule at academies of music in Belarus and abroad.