Ms. Galina Gorelova (1951) was born in Minsk. She graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Music, prof. D. Smolski’s class of composition, and from the Master Course in the class by Prof. A. Bogaturyov, she also took Prof. Yu.Fortunatov’s Master-class (Moscow). Composer Gorelova is one of the brightest representatives of neoromanticism in Belarusian music. By developing the classical traditions of the 20-th century, she has created her own personal style marked with poetry, lyrical expression, spirituality of musical images and national character of intonation.
Among the most important G.Gorelova’s compositions are cantatas “Anno mundi ardentis” to the verses of the 20-th century poets (State Prize of the Republic of Belarus of 1992), “A Thousand Years’Hope” – to the poems of 10-th-20-th centuries poets, Poem for greats orchestra symphonic and voices authentic “Bondarovna” after Yanka Kupala. Rich figurative palette, brilliant mastery and maturity are the features that distinguish 10 instrumental concertos by Gorelova: for Violin, Oboe, Trumpet, Balalaika, Guitar, Trombone, Viola, Two Trumpets – “Troitsky Frescos” (Prize special of the President of the Republic of Belarus of 2001), Percussions, Concerto for great orchestra symphonic “Allegresse” and “Ingemisco” for Viola and Strings.
Among the numeros works of chamber instrumental music the most important for the composer are those main idea is defined by the composer as an “ecologic” one. This is the “Al Fresco” sonata for double-bass, brilliant “Pastorale” for flute, Sonata for solo Clarinet “Touches”, “Al Sereno” for Viola, Piano Sonata “To a flying up bird”, piano cycles ”Landscapes” and “Two Temptations of Adam”, “Day of Tatiana” for Guitar and Violoncello and others.