Sergei completed his Bachelor of Music in Performance at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. His conducting debut came at age 17, conducting Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 with the Moscow Composer’s House Orchestra. In the same year, Sergei was the conductor and production director of Tchaikovsky’s opera, Eugene Onegin. Sergei later conducted a cycle of works by Beethoven.
As the recipient of the Internal Travel Fellowship from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Sergei participated in music classes at the Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris (France), the Academy of Music in Weimar (Germany), the Southwest Texas University (USA), and many masterclasses. Since moving to Australia, Sergei has lectured at several universities in Queensland. He has held the position of Artistic Director of the Mackay Youth Orchestra and Artistic Director and Conductor of the Mackay Symphony Orchestra. Sergei is regularly invited both as a conductor and a teacher to tutor and direct workshops and masterclasses.
Sergei has been guest conductor with the Queensland Youth Symphony and Western Australian Youth Orchestra. In 2003, he was appointed as the conductor of Queensland Youth Orchestra 2. In 2009, Sergei was also appointed as the conductor of Queensland Korean Orchestra.