Sergei Zakharov passed away

Sergei Zakharov, a famous pop singer and actor, People's Artist of the Russian Federation, an outstanding professional musician who has greatly contributed to the development of the St. Petersburg cultural space passed away on February 14, 2019.

The staff of the St. Petersburg State Music Hall Theatre expresses the deepest condolences to the family, relatives, friends and co-workers of Sergey Georgievich. A remarkable man who was a virtuosic master of performing art, a true star of the Russian variety entertainment departed this life.

For many years the creative development of Sergey Georgievich was connected with the Leningrad Music Hall (now St. Petersburg State Music Hall Theatre). It was here where in 1973 he entered on his professional musical career and, in the course of time, he became one of the most popular young singers of the Soviet variety art. The Artisic Director Ilya Rakhlin built the theater repertoire oriented to the rising star; Sergei Zakharov performed leading roles in the programs of the Leningrad Music Hall. His performances were invariably sellouts; the public would specially go to the theater “to listen to Zakharov”. He had worked at the Music Hall Theatre till 1985.

Later Sergei Zakharov became the soloist of the Art Agency under the St. Petersburg Union of Concert Workers. Solo recitals Sergey Georgievich gave in many cities of Russia were a great success. The singer toured extensively in Great Britain, the USA, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria and other countries of the world but always remained true to the musical tradition of the city on the Neva.

Being a man with a noble soul and kind heart, Sergei Zakharov was actively involved with public work, provided much help to the veterans of the St. Petersburg’s stage. In no small way due to his initiative, charitable concerts were organized at the St. Petersburg Retired Actors’ Home every year.

We will always cherish the blessed memory of the remarkable man and the professional with a capital “P” in our hearts.

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