Maestro Yuri Chuguyev

Spanish composer and conductor of Russian origin. Was born in Moscow, Russia. At the age of six, he was admitted to the Gnessin School of Music where he studied under the tutelage of maestro Gasan Rzaev. He continued his musical studies with maestro Dmitry Lukianov at the Gnessin Academy of Music, from where he graduated at the age of 25.

From 1985 to 1990 he worked as a percussion soloist in different Moscow symphony orchestras. Since 1991 he works as a teacher-musician of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Malaga.
During his career he has participated in numerous compact-disk, radio and television recordings. He has collaborated with different orchestras and prominent directors such as Roczdestvenski, Fedoseiev, Poñkin, Penderesky, Gorka Sierra, Alexander Rahbari, Zubin Mehta, Antoni Ros Marba, Garcia Asensio, Odón Alonso, Octavio Calea, Filippe Entremott, etc.
He has made several tours in Germany, Belarus, Kazakistan, Spain, Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, Columbia, Mexico, Greece, France, etc.
Among his work as a composer we can highlight Oratorio "Ecumenicon" (biblical texts for choir of 4 voices, Soloist, Reciter and Percussion). It premiered in the Basilica of Guadalupe (Mexico) in 2007. It has obtained the recommendation of the Vatican and has been very well received by critics and the public. It has become a real success for its author, especially because of the ideas represented by "the old dream of union and harmony in the modern world".

In 2006 he was awarded the prize at the European Art Festival (TelĨ Czech Republic).

Since 2008 he is the vice president and cultural director of the 100 Cities for Peace project.

In 2009 he was awarded the Gustav Mahler Prize of the European Union of the Arts.

In 2010 he was awarded the prize at the international Catholic film and multimedia festival "Niepokalanów" (Poland).

In 2017 he was awarded the "Talent and Vocation" medal by the "Peacemaker" Foundation (Moscow Russia).

Since 2018 he is the vice president of the "Orden de la Paz" Foundation.

In 2020 he was awarded the Global Humanitarian Award "Stars of COVID" by the World Humanitarian Drive (WHD) London (United Kingdom).