International Jew’s Harp Society

Honorary President

Ivan Egorovich Alekseev - Khomus Uybaan, Sakha Republic (Yakutia)

I.E. Alekseev is a philologist and specialist in syntactic phonetics, doctor of philological sciences. The author of four monographs and more than 100 articles on the intonation of the Yakut speech, developments and educational programs, textbooks on phonetics, speech intonation, ethnolinguistics, topical problems, methods and techniques of language learning.

I.E. Alekseev - Khomus Uybaan for 60 years of creative work created a traditional school of performing on the Yakut khomus, raised several generations of famous virtuoso khomus players, teachers (L. Gabysheva, L. Popova - Borisova, A. Adamova, S. Shishigin, N. Zhirkov, A. Degtyareva, R. Zhirkova, P. Ogotoev and others). In 1980-1990 he led the famous ensemble Algys, which became an alma mater of talented teachers.

In 1990, on the initiative of I.E. Alekseev, the Peoples of the World Khomus (trump) Museum and Center was created. Since 1992 I.E. Alekseev - Khomus Uybaan is the President of the Peoples of the World Khomus (trump) Museum and Center. Since 1993 the Khomus Museum has been a member of the International Council of Museums (number in the UNESCO Catalog - 1984-1).

Ivan Egorovich is the author of many publications on jew's harp, published in the USSR, Russia, USA, Japan, Norway, Austria and Germany; gramophone records, albums and documentaries. There are several books, essays by writers, journalists, musicologists about the creative activity of I.E. Alekseev published in various publications and encyclopedias.

Member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), member of the National Committee of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) for UNESCO, member of the Council on Language Policy under the President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Chairman of the Board of the Iye Tyl Society, member of the Special Council for the defense of doctoral dissertations at ITI and PMNS SO RAS.