Oxana Krut was born on September 19, 1971 in Zaporozhye (Ukraine).She graduated from the Zaporizhzhya Music College with honors, and then with a red diploma and the Odessa Conservatory. Since 2002 I live with my husband and sons in Germany, where I also teach piano at a music school. Since 2012, my works for piano are published by the German musical publishing house Pianodidact. They can often be heard at children's competitions Jugend musiziert in Germany.
Mr. Heinrich Klassen was born on January 14, 1955 to a family of exiled Germans in a small mining town in Kazakstan. Before moving to Germany he worked at conservatories, universities, and musical schools in Russia. For over 30 years he is the publisher of the company ‘EDITION KLASSEN”. He has published books with his own compositions of “Piano Pieces” from beginner to advanced levels, two books of “Musical Sketches”, the Book “Scales? No problem!”, and in 2016 he published a new method book for piano beginners “Hello, piano” together with Ms. Irina Mints.
Born in Russia, he studied in Rostov on the Don. Gold Medal in Music Composition and Piano. He worked for seven years for the Theater in Rostov with the director Vladimir Tshigichev, where he composed and performed a dozen works, opera-rock, musicals, some of which were presented in France, Japan, Germany, Mexico ... He also collaborates with director Kirill Serebrennikov on documentaries and fiction. In 2015 the first volume of pieces for young pianists "Tales of the trees" is published by Alfred Music. The second volume is out in March 2018.
Boris Abramovich Pechersky - Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, famous composer, member of the Union of Composers of Russia, chairman of the creative section of composers of Moscow for music for children and youth, winner of international competitions, author of numerous compositions in various genres of chamber instrumental, pianistic, symphonic and vocal- Choral Music, Professor, Head of the Department of Instrumental Performance of the Moscow City Pedagogical University. gation of Contemporary Music".
Valery O. Fadeyev (b. 1946) - Petersburg composer, author of a large number of works in various musical genres. A special place in the composer's works is occupied by compositions for children, as for many years Valery Fadeyev has been teaching piano and composition at the music school. The spiritual world of the child is close and clear to him. The collection of piano ensembles "We are not crowded and not boring" in two parts is intended for students of music schools, as well as for all those interested in ensemble playing. The second notebook presents diverse characters completely “in a childlike spirit” - live, spontaneous, emotionally open, melodically convex, colorful and harmonious ... the dialogue “The Good Fairy Tale”, a more detached, fragile graphic “Elegy” and, finally, crowning this peculiar cycle, the march “On a sunny road” is bravura, sweeping, rhythmically cheerful and very optimistic.
Valery O. Fadeyev - a graduate of children's music schools. R.M. Gliera, composer, member of the Union of Composers of Russia, laureate of international and All-Russian contests, St. Petersburg
Rosenblatt studied piano and composing at the Moscow Conservatory from 1975 to 1982 with Pavel Messner and Karen Khachaturian. From 1983 to 1990 he gave lessons at the Gnessin Institute in Moscow. Since then he is working as a freelance composer and pianist. Rosenblatt has composed music for piano, cello, chamber orchestra and symphony orchestra. His compositions range from classical music to crossover and jazz.
Composer Efrem Podgaits has composed more than 290 works in different genres (13 operas, 6 musicals, 2 ballets, and a number of pieces for symphony and chamber orchestra, choir and solo singers as well as music for cinema and theatre). His compositions are widely performed and have been recorded in Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Hungary, Japan, Switzerland, Croatia and USA. He places equal importance on his music for children and is considered to be one of the most versatile and outstanding contemporary Russian composers. In 2002 the Russian monthly Musical Review named him Composer of the Year. Efrem Podgaits is a professor of Ippolitov-Ivanov Moscow State Musical College, where he chairs the Department of Composition. Member of the Russian Union of Composers, member of the Board of the Moscow Union of Composers, was awarded the title of Merited Propagator of the Arts of Russia.
Nikolai Kapustin is a Russian composer and pianist. He was born on November 22, 1937 in Gorlovka Ukraine. Nikolai Kapustin turned out to be a classical composer who happens to work in a jazz idiom. He fuses these influences in his compositions, using jazz idioms in formal classical structures. An example of this is his Suite in the Old Style, Op. 28, written in 1977, which inhabits the sound world of jazz but is modelled on baroque suites such as by J. S. Bach. Here is a link to all his works written for piano:
His music is performed by leading pianists like Marc-André Hamelin, Steven Osborne, Ludmil Angelov, Masahiro Kawakami, Nikolai Petrov and Vadim Rudenko.
Oleg Plotnikov is a man of many talents: pianist, arranger, teacher, composer and conducter. By his excellent education in music and enormous experience he masters all styles in music-from classic till jazz and pleases the public with his piano playing.
Born in Chelyabinsk (Russia).
Received a higher musical education. Studied playing the violin, piano, theory and history of music, composition, conducting. He wrote music in different genres and styles for various instruments, bands and orchestras, music for performances and television productions. His works and arrangements were awarded prizes at competitions and festivals in different cities of the USSR.
In 1992, he moved to the Netherlands with his family, where he continued his artistic career. As a well-known virtuoso jazz pianist, he gave concerts in various countries of Europe, America, Asia and Africa.
“Timeless” records released a number of CD’s of Oleg Plotnikov.
The combination of active composing with teaching has led to an increase in various works for piano – from pieces for beginners to serious work of the advanced level. The collection “Hommage”, released in 2019, received great recognition.
Arnold Nevolovich was born on 17.12.1953 in Leningrad (St. Petersburg, Russia). In 1978 he graduated from the Rimskij-Korsakov State Conservatory as a composer and music educator. He has been a member of the Composers Union of Russia since 1986. For many years he was the organizer and chairman of the jury of the annual International Competition for Young Composers in St. Petersburg. At the same time he taught composition, music theory and piano and worked as a répétiteur in various St. Petersburg music schools.
Arvo Pärt is a composer of international stature whose music is characterized by strong compositional logic and sacral atmosphere. As the boldest innovator of 1960s Estonian music, he brought into play all the most important modernist techniques of composition in his earlier works. In 1980s, Pärt achieved worldwide renown by his meditative tintinnabuli style. Arvo Pärt's music has a remarkable influence on Estonian contemporary music. The works of Arvo Pärt have been recorded mainly by ECM, and also by Harmonia Mundi, BIS, EMI Records, Hyperion, Chandos, CCn'C Records, Nonesuch Records, Deutsche Grammophon, Virgin Classics, Naxos and other labels. Pärt’s publisher is Universal Edition.
Following early years of formal piano tuition, Mike developed an enthusiasm for playing jazz piano.
He later studied composition at the Trinity College of Music, London where he was awarded the Ascherberg Composition Prize.
He has subsequently taught music in primary, middle and secondary schools and to Adult Education Classes. He is best known for his jazz piano publications many of which have been selected for graded piano examinations world wide.
Vladimir Korovitsyn ( Коровицын Владимир ) studied at the Leningrad Conservatory, and is best-known for collections of educational music. In this set of pieces he aims to illustrate the forms, intonation and tunes, rhythmic peculiarities and harmony of the nations featured. He writes about this piece: "The French Riviera (Côte d’Azur)... It is a narrow long belt of paradise stretching from Marseilles to Nice. There is absolutely nothing to cavil. The work of the creator is perfect. There are picturesque mountains, amethystine sea and caressing Provencal sun. Children are catching crabs and jellyfishes.