Vassily Lobanov Biography (Wikipedia)
Vasily Pavlovich Lobanov also Vassily Lobanov (Васи́лий Па́влович Лоба́нов, born 2 January 1947) is a Russian composer and pianist.
Worldwide pianist and composer, Duo-Partner of Sviatoslav Richter, - Vasily Lobanov was born in Moscow. He studied piano with legendary Heinrich Neuhaus and Lev Naumov and composition with Sergej Balassanjan and Alfred Schnittke. Lobanov’s composition instructor Alfred Schnittke, one of the most significant composers of the 20th century, said of Lobanov, “There are talented composers and there are talented pianists, but seldom do those two talents converge in such brilliant proportion as they do in Vassily Lobanov …” In his Credo (www.lobanov.de/Komponist/credo), Lobanov presents a keenly vivid portrayal of the foundations of his compositional process. Among Lobanov’s many works are two operas, "Antigone" (1989 performed at the Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow) and "Father Sergius" (1995 performed in Germany); several instrumental concertos, String Quartets; Sonatas for Piano, Cello, Flute, Viola, Clarinet. His works (available at Sikorski Edition, Hamburg) have been performed at major music festivals. As a pianist, Lobanov initially began concertizing in Russia in 1966. He began making concert appearances abroad in 1978, performing in the music metropolises of Europe, in the US, in Japan and South America with such conductors as Gennady Rozhdestwensky, Heinrich Schiff, Juri Bashmet, Christoph Poppen, Kurt Lewin, Alexander Lasarev... He performed in a piano duo with Sviatoslav Richter, a piano trio with Oleg Kagan and Natalia Gutman and still, today remains a member of a piano quartet alongside Victor Tretiakov, Juri Bashmet, and Natalia Gutman. He concertized with many other renowned artists, such as Leonidas Kavakos, Gidon Kremer, Elmira Darvarova, Marc Kaplan, Eduard Brunner, Kolja Blacher, Charles Neidich, Kim Kashkashian... Lobanov’s concert and chamber music undertakings are documented in a series of radio broadcast recordings and...
Vassily Lobanov Tracks