International Jew’s Harp Society


Dmitriy Byastinov

Spiridon Shishigin

Albina Degtareva

Kim Borisov


Dmitriy Byastinov

Byastinov Dmitriy has been a director of the State budgetary institution of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) “The Peoples of the World Khomus Museum and Center” from 2018. Under the leadership of Dmitriy Byastinov, the All-Russian Scientific and Practical Conference “Khomus: Historical and Cultural Traditions and Musical Therapeutic Practices” was organized, and a collection of scientific works was published. He is the project manager for the publication of the first volume of the “Khomus” catalog. Member of the Russian Geographical Society and the Union of Journalists of Russia.


Spiridon Shishigin

Born in Tabaga settlement in Megino-Kangalassky region of Yakut Autonomous Soviet Socialistic Republic, USSR in 1950.

From 1957 to 1966 he studied at the Tabaginskaya eight-year school of Megino-Kangalassky region.

From 1966 to 1968 he studied in the physics and mathematics class of Maya settlement secondary school.

From 1968 to 1973, he studied at the Physics and Mathematics Faculty of Yakut State University in Yakutsk.

From 1973 to the present, he has been working at Pokrovsk Secondary School No. 1 with in-depth study of individual subjects named after I.М. Yakovlev .

He worked as a teacher of mathematics, computer science, organizer of extracurricular and extracurricular activities, from 1991 to the present time he has been working as a school principal.

Laureate of the All-Union Television Festival of Avocational Creativity of USSR Workers in 1969

Laureate of the I, II, III All-Russian and All-Union festivals of amateur creativity of the Workers of the USSR

Participant of the Days of Culture and Art of theYakut ASSR in Moscow, Ufa, Ulyanovsk, Magadan, in the Irkutsk Oblast

Participant of the propaganda trip of the Ministry of Culture of the USSR to European countries in 1987

Laureate of the I International Competition-Festival “Virtuosos of the World” in Yakutsk in 1991

Initiator and organizer of the International Children's Festival of Khomus Music in 1990, the International Youth Festival of Khomus Music in 2004, the Republican Festival for Children “The Enchanting Sounds of Khomus”, the Days of Khomus in the Khangalassky Region of Yakutia.

Since 1990 Spiridon Shishigin has been a freelance member of the board of the Peoples of the World Khomus Museum and Center in Yakutsk

Since 1988, member of the Board of the International Jew’s Harp Society

Participant of the International Congresses-Festivals of the Jew's Harp in Austria, Norway, Holland, Hungary, Yakutia and Germany

He advocated the art of playing the Yakut khomus in Japan, Austria, Germany, France, Italy, Sicily, Portugal, Spain, Iceland, England, America, Mongolia, Switzerland, Norway, Belgium, Bashkiria, Tuva, Kazakhstan, St. Petersburg and Moscow.

Initiator and one of the organizers of the I Festival of Young Khomusists in Ulan Bator, Mongolia

Honored Education Worker of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) title-holder

Achiever of Culture of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) title-holder

Honorary Citizen of the Khangalassky Region of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)

Achiever of Culture of the Mongolian People's Republic

Awarded with the badge of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) "For Strengthening Peace and Friendship of Peoples"