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Name: Yuri Medianik
Skills: Soloist (Violinist and bayan-player )
Phone: +7-926-2048366
Address: Pyatnizkoe shosse 36/43, Moscow 123310, Russia
Links: Website     E-mail
Yuri Medianik’s creative development began at the age of four, when he made his debut on the stage as a singer. His first acquaintance with the musical instrument happened when he was just 2 years old. Developing son’s musical potentialities, Yuri’s father gave him a small bayan and showed him two notes. Since then Yuri is always with this instrument. When Yuri was 8 years old, the violin appeared in his life. The peculiar, vivid sound of this instrument fascinated him at once and he could not imagine his life without it. Yuri began to perform on tour at a very early age. At first it was concerts in the towns of the Ukraine, then, after his winning in the competition «The Young Musician» in Bulgaria, the geography of his tours increased due to the European countries. His concerts were distinguished with the originality of their construction: Yuri played two instruments in one and the same concert. The successful tour to Germany in 1993 was followed by record of Mozart’s Concert for the violin with the orchestra ¹ 4 with the youthful chamber orchestra of town Bochum. (The record of Mozart’s Concert for the violin with the orchestra ¹ 4 with the youthful chamber orchestra of town Bochum was a continuation of the successful tour to Germany in 1993.) At the festival in Saint Petersburg Yuri received an invitation to continue his education in the Secondary Special Music School named after Rimsky-Korsakov. In 1994 Yuri with his parents moved to Saint Petersburg. Severe financial position and the dissatisfaction with the quality of his music instruments kept Yuri from continuing his intensive concert activity. So he had to forget about the foreign tours for a while too. But it was not a barrier on his creative development. He played his first solo violin concert in the Museum named after Rimsky-Korsakov on 10 November 1995. An important event took place in Yuri’s life in 1995. He made the acquaintance with the outstanding performer, composer and teacher Vyatcheslav Semionov. This meeting became a start of close creative cooperation and an intimate human friendship. Semionov’s works occupy a considerable place in Yuri’s repertoire. He is happy to be the first performer of two Semionov’s works in Moscow and in Saint Petersburg. They are «A prophetic dream» and «Caprice ¹ 2». In 1997 Yuri took part in two International competitions simultaneously and became a winner there. That year his family moved to Moscow, he entered the Moscow Special music school named after Gnesiny and joined Berkul’s class (violin). In November 1997 he became an exhibitioner of the International fund «New names». This event played an important role in Yuri’s career as a musician. The fund and personally Ivetta Voronova are maintaining him now. Many solo concerts in the best halls of Moscow were arranged by «New names». A marvellous fact in Yuri’s life was a meeting with a splendid man and outstanding teacher, professor of the Moscow State Conservatoire Ara Bogdanyan. This important event happened in 1999. In 2001 Yuri performed at the first international competition in Surgut (Russia). He brightly had first prize. 2002 was an important year in Yuri’s life. He gave solo concerts as bayan-player and violinist in famous places of Moscow : in the Rakhmaninovskiy concert hall and in the National Museum of History. He played also with the ensemble « Skomorokhi » from Saint-Petersburg. In April 2002 Yuri became a soloist of the ensemble « Studio for New Music » and in May 2002 he went with this group on tour in England. In April 2003 he was the guest of the international festival « Vivat, bayan » in Samara (Russia). Yuri Medianik is not only interested by classical or contemporary music, but also by classical argentinian tango. So he is a member of «Piazzolla-Quintet », composed by talented musicians; all of them are winners of international music competitions. The quintet has already recorded in the Great Hall of Moscow conservatory. Yuri Medianik is a complete musician: in June 2003, he had Grand Prix in the international competition named after brothers Demidov for young violinists in Ekaterinburg (Russia). Now Yuri is carrying an active concert work. His playing was listened in Germany, USA, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Spain, Armenia, Bulgaria, and England. Along with solo concerts, he gladly plays concerts both as a violinist and a bayan-player.



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