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Yuri Shishkin

Yuri Shishkin (Russia) Yuri Shishkin (Russia)

Yuri Shishkin was born on 24th August 1963 in the town of Azov, Rostov, Russia. He graduated the Rostov Art School (1982), the Rostov Musical Pedagogic Institute (now the Conservatory of S.V.Rachmaninoff) in 1989 in the class of Professor Vyacheslav A. Semenov and completed his assistantship at the Russian Academy of Music "Gnessin" in Moscow in 1992.

Laureate at international competitions from Klingenthal (Germany, 1988), Kansas City (USA, 1990), Castelfidardo (Italy, 1991). Between 1980 and 2001, he participated in 10 competitions,  and he was a prize winner of 7 of them.

Yuri Shiskin is one of the most in demand musicians today. Not only the geography of his tours is impressive, but the level of his programs. His repertoire includes works by I. Brahms, I. Khandoshkin, A. Glazunov, S. Prokofiev, I. Stravinsky, M. Mussorgsky, N. Rimsky-Korsakoff, P. Tchaikovsky, S. Saint-Saens, J. Bizet,  Rodrigo, D. Shostakovich, I. Strauss, A. Copeland, and works by A. Kusyakov, V. Semionov, V. Podgorny, performances with symphonic and chamber orchestras - Karl Maria von Weber, S. Gubaidulina, Gershwin, A. Piazzolla.

Yuri Shishkin organises festivals and concerts popularising drum and accordion, he delivers lectures and performs master classes, also plays in different regions of Russia, international festivals and competitions around the world.

Since 2005 he has been president of the International Music Centre "Harmony".

Yuri Shishkin has been awarded various state awards, he is an honorary professor in several educational institutions around the world.

For Yuri Shishkin's performing art, it was most accurately said :"It is a synthesis of passion, unlimited technical perfection, emotional magnetism and sincerity!"

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