Performers

Artyom Vasilev

Russia

Vasiliev, Artyom Mikhailovich Composer, author of symphonic, chamber, electroacoustic works, opera, 4 ballets. Member of the board of the Union of Moscow Composers, member of the board of the Composers Guild of the Russian Cinematographers' Union, President of the Russian Association of Electroacoustic Music, corresponding member of the Royal Academy of Music (2018), winner/nominee of the Golden Eagle (2014-2016, 2022), Golden Mask (2016-2017), APKiT (2020), Icarus (2022), Ugra (2014), Spirit of Fire (2014) festivals. He is the author of music for more than 40 films and TV series, among them historical films "Sofia", "Godunov", "Grozny" (directed by Alexei Andrianov, studio "Moschino", VGTRK, 2016-2018), "The Crew" (directed by Nikolai Lebedev, studio "Nikita Mikhalkov's TriTe", 2016), Champion of the World (directed by Alexei Sidorov, Nikita Mikhalkov's TriTe Studio, 2021), The End of a Beautiful Era (directed by Stanislav Govorukhin, Vertical Studio, 2015), Weekend (directed by Stanislav Govorukhin, Vertical Studio, 2014). Vasiliev's compositions have been performed at contemporary music concerts at the Moscow Conservatory, at the Moscow Autumn, Return and Moscow Forum festivals, as well as at contemporary music festivals in Europe and the USA, and have been released on CD. In May 2005 at Peacock Theatre (West End, London) premiered the ballet "The Ghost of Canterville" commissioned by The London Children's Ballet Company, in May 2007 and April 2013 at the same theatre the second ballet "The Mysterious Garden" written for this company was successfully performed. In December 2016 the Yekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre premiered the ballet The Snow Queen directed by Vyacheslav Samodurov, the production was nominated for the Golden Mask Award and performed at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. In 2013-2014, Artyom Vasiliev, together with I. Matvienko's studio, participated in the creation of music for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Started studying music at the age of 12 under the guidance of G. I. Shatkovsky. In 1995 he graduated from the theoretical department of the Gnessin Music School where he studied composition with Professor Yuri Vorontsov and electroacoustic music with A. I. Kiselev, in 2000 he graduated from the composition department of the Moscow Conservatoire (class of Professor Yuri Vorontsov) and continued his postgraduate studies (2000-2002). In 1995 he trained in electroacoustic music at the Institute of Experimental Music (Bourges). In 1997 he trained at the electronic studio of the Hungarian Radio (Budapest). In 1999 he trained at the Department of Electroacoustic Music at the University of Birmingham. In 2001 he became a fellow of the Royal Academy of Music (London) where he completed the MMus Composition course (2001-2003) and obtained a Master of Music degree and then a PhD in 2010 (PhD, Doctor of Philosophy) in the class of Prof. Brian Elias. On his return from London to Moscow in 2010, A. Vasiliev combined his creative work with a PhD in Philosophy in the class of Prof. Brian Elias. Vasiliev combined his creative activity with his work at Yamaha Music (Russia) (until 2016) and at the Russian Public Television channel. He also teaches at the Moscow Conservatoire (since 2016 - course "Fundamentals of Media Music" at the postgraduate level and at the composition department, associate professor at the Department of Music and Information Technologies) and at the Gnesin Russian Academy of Music. Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (media composition course, film composer).

Alexander Mayev is a composer. He was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg). He received a musical education in piano and clarinet classes. Later, having changed his professional direction, he graduated from the Baltic State Technical University. In 1998, he released his first album as part of the Aurora group, recorded at the Melody studio. Colleagues in the workshop characterize Mayev as a musician of the Western mindset: combining and developing different creative directions, he is engaged in sound production, writes music for theatrical productions and films. Intensio and "Jan" are the first one-act ballets created in close collaboration with choreographer Yuri Smekalov. The performance of Intensio took place at the Mariinsky Theatre in 2013, the production of "Jan" was presented as part of the project of Vladimir Vasiliev's creative workshop "Andrey Platonov and Ballet" (Voronezh Opera and Ballet Theater, 2013). In August 2013, the premiere of the two-act ballet Infinita Frida to the music of Alexander Maev (choreography by Yuri Smekalov) took place at the Eliza Cabrera Theater and Concert Hall in Texcoco (Mexico). In 2013 and 2014, Forest's music from the symphonic suite Intensio was performed at the Kremlin Gala finale in Moscow. In March 2014, the Mariinsky Theatre premiered the one-act ballet "Camera Obscura" to the music of Alexander Maev. In 2014, he participated in writing the music for the musical The Master and Margarita. Since 2012, music has been written for more than 90 feature films and TV series. Recent works in cinema: SKY, GOLDEN BRONZE, THE FIRST DEPARTMENT, RUSALKA – LAKE OF THE DEAD, RZHEV.

Alexander Mayev

ALEXEY BATYCHENKO A bright representative of smooth jazz, Lounge style. The composer and performer's work can be characterised as "Night music of the big city". Alexey's musical biography amazes with the richness of famous names in the world of Russian music. He is a solo performer and leader of the studio brass section of Studio Transit, as well as one of the main musicians of Leonid Agutin's concert line-up. Alexey has recorded the vast majority of brass tracks with almost all representatives of Russian show business: Sergey Zhilin (Phonograph Jazz Band), Alla Pugacheva, Philip Kirkorov, Uma Thurman, Andrey Gubin, Tatiana Ovsienko, Mikhail Shufutinsky, Alyona Ivantsova, Laima Vaikule, Igor Kruty, Anatoly Kroll (MKS Band). Batychenko also took part in the project "Leonid & Friends" with tracks that exploded the Internet, gaining 5 million views in a week. Singles: MAMA, OBSESSION were in rotation of radio "Jazz 89,1" for a long time. His biography includes extensive work on soundtracks for Russian TV series and films, such as "LIFE THAT DIDN'T HAVE BEEN", "NOTARIUS NEGLINTSEV'S GOOD LIFE COURSE", "A Short Course in Happy Life", "THE TIME MAN", "Pregnancy Test" (the play "Lullaby") and others. Films: "PUSTYNIA", "MAJOR SOKOLOV'S HETERS", "THE BLACK SEA". In 1998 Alexey creates his own small recording studio on the basis of which his solo project "Dreams" is born. A project which is not bound by any commercial, contractual and other obligations. The music of "Dreams" is a sincere personal mood of the musician.

Alexey Batychenko

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