Luchenok Igor 1938 - 2018 (80)

I will be happy if at least one or two of my songs stay alive. Then I will live as a composer.


Igor Mikhailovich Luchenok (Belarusian: Igar Міхайлавіч Лучанок, 1938 - 2018) was a Belarusian composer and orchestrator, having been awarded the title of People's Artist of Belarus. Born on August 6, 1938 in Minsk, his father was a doctor and self-taught amateur violinist, his mother was a teacher with a large family fortune. From 1942 to 1946, the family lived in Salsk; after the liberation of the city from the Nazis, his father was appointed head of the clinic at the city station while Lutsenok studied piano and cymbals at the city music school. He graduated from the State Conservatory of Belarus where he studied piano and composition and completed postgraduate studies in composition at the Moscow Conservatory.

In 1957-1958 he was a teacher at a music school in Minsk, in 1960-1963 at the Minsk Pedagogical Institute, later he became a professor and rector of the Belarusian Conservatory. From 1980 until the end of his life he was chairman of the board of the Belarusian Composers' Union.

Lutsenok worked in various genres of music - vocal-symphonic, orchestral, chamber, his greatest success was with singing. He died at the age of 81 on November 12, 2018 in Minsk