Sergej Tchirkov (*1980, St. Petersburg) is accordion performer, curator and researcher based in Bergen.
His interest in new music has led him to numerous collaborations with composers, such as Pierluigi Billone, Hanna Eimermacher, José María Sánchez Verdú, Ivan Fedele, Tamara Friebel, Klaus Lang, Dmitri Kourliandski, Elena Rykova, Dieter Schnebel, Gérard Zinsstag, Ida Lunden, Sergej Newski, Thomas Kessler and more. Around 300 works for accordion have been premiered by Tchirkov.
A regular guest musician of Collegium Novum Zürich, musicAeterna a.o. Sergej Tchirkov has also performed with leading European orchestras under Teodor Currentzis, Titus Engel, Wladimir Jurowski and Susanne Mälkki.
Tchirkov has lectured at many universities of music in Zurich, Geneva, Lucerne, Oslo, Gothenburg, Astana, Kuopio. In 2013 – 2021 he was deputy artistic director of the Studio for New Music ensemble and university lecturer in contemporary music at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
He currently works as a research fellow in artistic research at the University of Bergen, Department of Fine Arts, Music and Design, the Grieg Academy.
His most recent curatorial and artistic activities include anti-war concerts in solidarity with Ukraine.