Mikhail Finberg

Born: February 22nd, 1947, Mazyr (Soviet Union, nowadays Belarus)
Died: December 11th, 2021, Minsk (Belarus)
Nationality: Belarusian (formerly: Soviet)

Mikhail Yakovlevich Finberg is an ubiquitous figure in the Belarusian music scene, being the conductor and art director of the State Symphony and Popular Music Orchestra. With his orchestra and big band, he performed at the Minsk Jazz Festival, the Festival of Chamber Music and Brass Band, and the Slavonic Bazaar Festival in Vitebsk. Adorned with the epithet People’s Artist, he also works as a professor at the State Academy of Music in Minsk. Finberg is a member of the Council of the Republic.

Being an experienced conductor, Mikhail Finberg was invited to lead the orchestra for the Russian entry in the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin, ‘Kolybelnaya dlya vulkana’, performed by Philip Kirkorov; this song finished seventeenth. Later, Finberg was a regular member of the jury which selected the Belarusian entry for the contest.

In due course, a more extensive biography of Mikhail Finberg will be published on this website


Songs conducted
1995: Kolybelnaya dlya vulkana