CHOIR DIRECTOR – Artem Men/Anna Bigdan
Artem was born in 1965 in Daugavpils, Latvia. In 1978 he graduated from music school (violin). In 1989 he graduated from the Chemical Faculty of the Leningrad State University. Since 1991 he served as Regent in the church of Tikhvin icon of the Mother of God in St. Petersburg. In the year of 1995 he defended his PhD thesis in molecular genetics and received a grant to continue research work at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA. During his stay in America he sang in the choir of the Greek Orthodox Church of St. George. In 2000 he received an offer to continue scientific work in Australia. In 2003 he began singing in the choir of St. Nicholas Cathedral. From 2004 until 2017 Artem Men lead the choir of the Cathedral.
From 2017 to present day, Anna Bigdan has been the conductor of the Cathedral Choir.
The information is kindly provided by Lyudmila Larkina and taken from her book "The deed of the Russian spirit"