Originally from Russia, Cyril is a graduate of the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Indiana University and San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After moving to the U.S., he completed his doctoral degree at Indiana University Bloomington in 2006.
Cyril is a composer, sound designer, mixing engineer, conductor, and organist. Several of his recent works were published by E.C. Schirmer. As a film composer, Cyril's score for To Rest in Peace was recorded at Skywalker Sound, Lucas Films in 2018. His recent album Voices of Our Time was released on Orpheus label in 2020. In 2021 Cyril was invited to join The Recording Academy (Grammys) as a voting member. He has taught at Indiana University and Monterey Peninsula College. Find more at www.cyrildeaconoff.com.