DUO A. ROMANOV – A. KUGAEVSKIY
The Duo “Siberian Virtuoso” had been formed in November, 2001 in Novosibirsk.
The Duo Romano – Kugaevskiy took part in the Ist International accordion competition in New York (USA) and had received an award Grand Prix (2001, December, 30). Since that time The Duo was invited by the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture as a concert ensemble in the regular educational and concert programs for extra gifted children and students “The Seasons” which takes place in various cities and regions of Russia.
In May, 2002 Duo became a winner of the IV-th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and Festa (Japan). The ensemble got the I – st Prize named Yehudi Menuhin Gold Prize and Grand Prix Japan Concert Tour. The successful performances, concerts, TV and Radio recordings of the Duo Romanov – Kugaevskiy has a wide public resonance on the stages of Siberian, Altai, Volga, Ural, Kamchatka, Kavkaz, Far East, Western and North Western regions of the Russia and abroad Russian Federation.
2003 the Duo Romanov – Kugaevskiy was awarded by prize of the Foundation “Russian Performing Art”. The core part of the concert repertoire consists of famous musical masterpieces by Russian , western classical and romantic composers Bach, Mozart, Scarlatti, Vivaldi, Mendelssohn, Sarasate, Vieuxtemps, Rossini, Bazzini, Paganini, Mozskovski and different nation’s folk tunes. All music scores are arranged for Domra and Accardeon(Bayan) solely by musicians . Annually the Duo takes part in 70 – 80 concerts.
Andrei Romanov (bayan) – born in 1963 in city - Vladimir and began to study accordion (bayan) at the age of 5. Graduated from the Novosibirsk State Conservatoire (academy) named after M. Glinka. Presently teaches at the Novosibirsk State Conservatoire and at Novosibirsk Special Music School – College as an assistant professor (Dean).
A. Romanov conducts the accordion (bayan) master – classes with giftted students in different Russian cities, in France and Canada.
As an accordion soloist during the regular recital concerts Andrei Romanov had been a winner of numerous festivals in Russia, Germany, France, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Finland etc.
Prizes and recognition:
1990 – I st Prize of the All – Russian music competition in Gorky.
1992 – IV th Prize of the International accordion competition in Moscow.
2001 – I st Prize of the International accordion competition in New York (USA)
2002 – Reward of the Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin.
Andrei Kugaevskiy (Domra) – born in 1974 in Novosibirsk and began to study Domra at the age of 7. Graduated the Novosibirsk State Conservatoire (academy) named after M. Glinka. Present position – an assistant professor (Dean) of the Novosibirsk State Conservatoire (academy) named M. Glinka and Novosibirsk Musical College.
A. Kugaevskiy conducts numerous master classes with gifted students in many Russian cities and in Japan. A. Kugaevskiy also plays the traditional Japanese Koto instrument.
As a Domra and Koto soloist the regular recitals concerts of A. Kugaevskiy take place in Russia, Japan, Germany, South Korea etc.
Prizes and recognition:
- 1990 – Ist Prize in All – Russian competition of the folk and traditional instruments performers in Moscow
- 1992, 2000 – II nd Prize of the International competition of the folk instruments performers in Cherepovets city.”Cup of the North”
- 2001 – III rd Prize of the All – Russian competition in Tver city.