OXANA KRUT - Germany
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.
ANDREJ KLASSEN - 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.
DMITRI NEGRIMOVSKI - France
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 PECHERSKI - Russia
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".
MIKE CORNICK - UK
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 - Russia
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.
IVAJLA KIROVA - GERMANY
IVAJLA KIROVA is Founding Artistic Director of Bulgarian Musical Evenings Festival in Germany. She graduated from the Sofia Music Academy with a distinguished diploma and has Master of Music degrees in piano and chamber music from the Munich University of Music and Theater. In 1999 she relocated in Germany after she was invited to become an Associate Professor at the Munich University of Music and Theater. She participated judged at international piano competitions and conducted masterclasses worldwide. She has performed numerous concerts in Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the UAE and the USA. Her live recordings have been broadcast on television and radio in Bulgaria, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, Hong Kong and in the USA.
Kirova has recorded five internationally released CDs that received exceptional reviews such as “incredibly fine”, “brilliant”, “unique”, “as a composer and musician Ivajla Kirova has a remarkable talent”, "Five stars: Musicianship and artistry of the highest caliber."
In 2015 and in 2018 she received the Artist Award at the Bel Canto Festivals in Malaysia and was reinvited for more recitals and masterclasses in Asia.
ARVO PÄRT - Estonia
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.
OLEG PLOTNIKOV - Netherlands
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 NEVOLOVITSCH - Germany
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.
VALERY FADEYEV - Russia
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
ALEXANDER ROSENBLATT - Russia
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.
EFREM PODGEITS - Russia
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.