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Boris Sichon

Discipline: Music
Homebase: Mission
Regions Available: Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley &, Howe Sound, Vancouver Island Lower, Interior, North, Remote, Kootenays
Languages: English
Grant Eligibility: Eligible for 70% AIE

Boris Sichon was born in the Ukraine, where in he finished Musical High School, in the study of percussion instruments. In St.Petersburg he continued his musical education in the Academy of Music. During his studies he started working in the St.Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, where he worked with well known Russian conductors such as Yevgeny Mravinsky, Shostakovich, Badchan, Karapetian and many others. When Boris came to Canada in 2004 he began performing right away, leading workshops, participating in Festivals (Vancouver Folk, Comox Music Fest, Vancouver Island Folk, Edmonton and etc..), playing solo as well as with Yungchen Lhamo, Pavlo, Uzume Taiko…


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Performance(s)

Around the World with Boris

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 45 mins
Capacity: 500
Tech Requirements: 2 tables, 4 mics, electrical outlet
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$645
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$645
Vancouver Island Lower
$795
Vancouver Island Mid
$795
Vancouver Island North
$795
Interior
$895
North
$895
Remote
$0
Kootenays
$895
Virtual
$0

Boris takes students on a musical journey to different cultures and countries. Students learn about and listen to approximately 25 instruments from Boris' unique collection of over 200 ethnic musical instruments, including the Russian bagpipe, Eastern European flutes, the Middle East dumbek, the Australian didgeridoo, the Indian tabla, the Turkish Gong, Irish Bones and the Russian Xylophone.

Workshop(s)

Full Day Workshop + Grand Finale Concert

School Year: 22-23
Discipline: Music
Offered Languages: English
Grade Suitability: K - 12
Duration: 1 day
Capacity: 50
Tech Requirements: 2-3 tables; 2-3 mics, need a Gym for final concert
Available Formats: In Person

Lower Mainland
$1,300
Fraser Valley & Howe Sound
$1,300
Vancouver Island Lower
$1,700
Vancouver Island Mid
$1,700
Vancouver Island North
$1,700
Interior
$1,900
North
$1,900
Remote
$1,900
Kootenays
$1,900
Virtual
$0

The program involves an entire world of rhythm and gives students a broad knowledge of ethnic, classical and modern music. Students learn various disciplines of rhythm and in the process develop coordination of movement using body drumming, verbal notation, clapping, snapping fingers and playing a variety of musical instruments, including Irish bones, didgeridoo and drum-table, to name a few. Students will also create and play musical instruments using recycled materials such as plastic bottles and cans, as well as natural elements like stone and wood. The program culminates in a grand finale concert where the children perform for their school accompanied by Boris.


Testimonials & Reviews

Sichon is the quintessential artist... He is magnetic. His enthusiasm for the moment is contagious. Janos Mate, The Western Jewish Bulletin

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