Semion was born in Kemerovo. He came from the family of professional
musicians. He began learning to play the bayan when he was
6. His teacher was V. V. Shmelkov. Semion finished the speacial
music school of the Glinks Novosibirsk State Conservatory
under the professor A. V. Krupin.
Now he is a student of the Gnessins Russian Musical Academy
under the professor F. R. Lips.
Semion Shmelkov is the laureate of the following international
53 International Accordion Competition Trophee
Mondial(Italy), cat. Junior;
XII International Accordion Competition Citta
XII, XVII "Arrasate Hiria" International
Accordion Competition (Spain);
44,45,46 Internationaler Accordeonwettbewerb Klingenthal
(Germany), cat. IV and Va
XXXII International "Citta di Castelfidardo"
prize and award for accordion bands and soloists (Italy),
cat. solisti concertisti and F;
The Third China Tianjin international accordion competition
IV International Accordion Competition «Accoholiday»
Grand Prix of the international folk instruments performers'
contest "North Cup VI"(Cherepovec, Russia);
1 International Accordion Competition "Cup of
Friedrich Lips" (Chelyabinsk, Russia);
present Semion is carrying on concert activity in the Europa
cities and towns of Russia. He has been awarded the honourable
titles of the Holder of State Cultural Centre Scholarship
"Young Talents of Kuzbass", "Young Talents
of Siberia", The Award of the Ministry of the Russian
Federation, International Charitable Fund after Vladimir Spivakov.
Besides he was awarded the Grant of the President of The Russian
Federation in the programme "Young Talents' Support".
There are numbers articles in different
magazines and newspapers about him.