Iouri Grichetchkine (b. 1966) was born and educated in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was choirmaster for the Eterna Muziko Choral Ensemble and directed them in more than 500 concerts around the world. Since moving to the United States, he has remained active as a composer, choral conductor, and keyboardist. He has been music director for St. Saviour's Catholic Church in Brooklyn, New York and Temple Beth Am in Parsippany, New Jersey.