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Author’s Biography


Kravtsov Nikolai Alexandrovich

 

 

 Kravtsov Nikolai Alexandrovich was born in April, 24, 1943 in Vladivostok. Graduated the Tallinn State Conservatoire in 1967, with two specialities: instrumental performing (accordeon-class L.Vigla), conductor of air instrument (class Kjaramees A.) and music science (class-L.Normet). He made up the first gradiation of accordeon at USSR Consrvatories (1967) with Tamman V., Mart’janovim B., Annionom H., Karu V.,Jakonom H.,Borisenko E., Solleht E.

Russia’s honored Worker of Arts (1999)

Candidate of Arts (1982)

Professor (1993)

 

As a performer N.A. Kravtsov gave over 1500 public performances in Russia’s main concert halls: the Column Hall the Union House, the Bolshoy (Grand) and the Maly (Chamber) Halls of the D.D.Shostakovich Philharmonic Society, the Bolshoy and the Maly Halls of the M.I.Glinka St.-Petersburg Capella, the Concert Hall of The Tallinn Philarmony (Tallinn), Chamber Hall of the Vilnius Philarmony (Vilnius). He has toured over Germany, France, Norway, Switzerland, Hungary, Poland, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Estonia; he has performed in such concert halls as "Gewandhaus" (Leipzig), "Friedrichstadtpalast" (Berlin), The Congress Palace (Strasbourg) and many others.


He has performed as a soloist with many well-known orchestras: the Russian Federation’s Honored Orchestra of the D.D.Shostakovich Philharmonic Society,the Chamber Orchestra of Saint-Petersburg Philarmony of the D.D.Shostakovich;The second cast of the Symphony Orchestra of Saint-Petersburg Philarmony of the D.D.Shostakovich, V.P.Soloviev-Sedoy Orchestra of the St.-Petersburg Radio, the Pavel Smirnov Accordion Orchestra, the V.V.Andreev Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments, the Orchestra of the M.P.Mussorgsky Maly Opera House of St.-Petersburg, Moscow State Symphonic Orchestra of the N.A.Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire in St.-Petersburg, the Chamber Orchestra of the Tallinn Philharmonic Society, the Leningrad Concert Orchestra.

He performed in concerts led by such conductors as: A.Yansons, M.Yansons, G.Rozhdestvenskii, E.Hachaturjan, S.Gorkovenko, R.Matsov, A.Badhen, P.Bubelnikov, P.Magi, Y.Smirnov, V.Smirnov, Y.Bogdanov, A.Kutsenko, A.Titov and others. Also cooperated with composers S.Slonimskii, H.Eiler, E.Kapp, Y.Rjats, G.Banwikov, K.Mjaskov, E.Doga, I.Shavarc, V.Basner, I.Cvetkov, S.Gubaidulina, A.Knaifel’, V.Bibergan, V.Kisin, S.Banevich, A.Mnacakanjan and many others.

He took part and performed in concerts at International Festivals of Accordeon and Bayan music, hold in Moscow, Leningrad-Saint-Petersburg, Vilnius, Daugavpils,Tallinn,Tartu and others cities of Russia and closed countries.

He wrote music for more than 42 cinemas including “For all remainig life”(V.Basner), “The Airswimmer”, ”The Tower”, “The Asja Kljachkina’s story who loves but doesn’t marry”, “The French vals”( all by I.Cvetkov), "The face-off ” (A.Knaifel’), “Ivan and Kolombina” (S.Slonimskii), ”The police sergeant”  (A.Mnacakanjan) and others.

He has been a jury member in international and all-Russia contests.

He took part in creating the first elective accordion "Leningrad" being produced at the fabrique "Krasnii Partizan" in 1974 as the chairman of expert board of fabrique " Krasnii Partizan".

The creation of equal system of organpiano keyboard of accordion is at the special place in his numerous science and methodical articles. It’s given a new impulse to performing the accordion in Russia, China, the UK, Canada, Norway, Since 2005 professor Golubnichii V.I. (N.Novgorod) has become to teach students to play at such instrument. For practical implementation natural science idea Kravtsov’s got the grant of Russian performing art fund twice (2005 and 2006). As the head of expert union of Leningrad fabrique of music instruments “Krasnii Oktjabr’” took part in invention and creation the first native industry pattern the accordion “Leningrad”(1974) and first gave the public performance with it in Leningrad.

For outstanding in developing the performance art N.A.Kravtsov was awarded to the medal of orden “For services to native land the second level”, the breastplate”For culture service”. His name are written in The Gold Book of The Native Land” for outstanding service for Russia prospering.

 

 

Photograph of members Y. Temirkanov Gala concert at the Grand Hall of St. Petersburg State Philharmony named after D.D. Schostakovitch, Russia, St. Petersburg, 1998. 

From left to right, standing - Alexander Dmitriev, Maris Yansons, Victor Tretyakov, Yuriy Baschmet, Gidon Kremer, Barbara Hendriks, Efim Bronfman, Eliso Virsaladze, Natalya Gutman, Nickolai Kravtsov. From left to right, sitting - Yuriy Falick, Yuriy Temirkanov, Robert Sturua.  

Kravtsov’s alumni, laureates of international, all-Russian, all-USSR competitions

  1. Avdeeva Jana
  2. Andreev Vladimir
  3. Barakov Alexey
  4. Belehov Dmitrii
  5. Bichkov Alexandr
  6. Bichkov Oleg
  7. Vasin Alexandr
  8. Volkov Boris
  9. Van’ Chuan’
  10. Gvozdkov Dmitrii
  11. Golunov Alexandr
  12. Ermachkov Vitalii
  13. Kaledin Anton
  14. Kapustin Alexey
  15. Krilov Mihail
  16. Levshin Anton
  17. Leschin Anton(bayan)
  18. Ljamenkov Evgenii
  19. Markova-Chistjakova Anastasija
  20. Merenkov Evgenii
  21. Mitenev Alexandr
  22. Muhin Pavel (bayan)
  23. Nenawkin Pavel 
  24. Nesterenko Dmitrii
  25. Pankratov Gennadii 
  26. Petrov Alexandr
  27. Petrova Evelina
  28. Selezneva Marija 
  29. Sidel’nikov Nikolay
  30. Smirnov Jurii
  31. Smirnov Jaroslav
  32. Tkachuk Andrei
  33. Fedorenko Sergei
  34. Chertiwev Mihail

Proceeding

  1. Kravtsov N.A. The modernization of keyboard system of piano accordion//The integration of science and professional education at social and culture sphere. The collection of articles by materials science and practice conference. Krasnodar,Gelendzhik. Vol.2. 2004.P.130-136
  2. Kravtsov N.A The ways of developing chromatic keyboard of accordon//Art-mirror of culture. SPbGUKI, 1999.P.58-83.
  3. Kravtsov N.A The improvement of creative potential the performer by improving organ-piano accordion keyboard //Information, time and creation. Thesis of reports of International conference” New methods in researching in artistic creation’” and international symposium”Information approach to researching culture and art”//Under red,Petrov V.M. and Haruto A.V.M., 2007.P.182-183.
  4. Kravtsov N.A The other instrument. The modernization of key accordion system //Music instruments. 2006. 11.p.56-60
  5. Kravtsov N.A How are you feeling, accordeon?// Music instruments. 1973. 13.p.23
  6. Kravtsov N.A Our future in equal. The interview by Jastrebov J.J.//Narodnik. 1998. 4. p.17-21
  7. Kravtsov N.A Andreev V.V. and accordeon// Creative heritage of Andreev and practice of performance art. The articles of LGIK by krupskoi. Vol.121. p.59-66.
  8. Kravtsov N.A organ-piano keyboard accordeon//Bayan:history, teory, practice.The materials of international conference. 20-21 March 2007. Ufa. – 204 p.
  9. Kravtsov N.A The keyboard for musicKravtsov instrument by Kravtsov
  10. Kravtsov N.A Patent 71021(Russia). The keyboard of music instrument// Patent for useful Kravtsov’s model
  11. Kravtsov N.A Patent for the invention 2172984 (Russia). Keyboard mechanism pnevmatic reed key music instrument/having the patent-Kravtsov N.A. with co-operating Dmitriev V.V.
  12. Kravtsov N.A Patent for the invention 2172985 (Russia). Keyboard mechanism pnevmatic reed key music instrument/having the patent-Kravtsov N.A. with co-operating Dmitriev V.V.
  13. Kravtsov N.A The certificate for the useful model 20983 (Russia). Keyboard mechanism pnevmatic reed key music instrument/having the patent-Kravtsov N.A. with co-operating Dmitriev V.V.
  14. Kravtsov N.A The certificate for the useful model 20983 (Russia). Keyboard mechanism pnevmatic reed key music instrument/having the patent-Kravtsov N.A. with co-operating Dmitriev V.V
  15. Kravtsov N.A The improvement organ-piano keyboard accordeon and existing problems of bayan performance. The dissertation for searcing the candidate of science. L., 1982. – 223 p.
  16. Kravtsov N.A. The modernization of keyboard system of accordion// The questions of instrumentation. Articles and materials. SPb, 2004
  17. Kravtsov N.A The accordeon of XXI century. SPb, “MST”,2004. – 124 p.

Discography

Discs

                 60 22509 000                  E. Doga. My white town. The music are played by Leningrad concert Orchestraunder management A.Badchena.

                                                       6 Paris cascade from the cinema “Anna Pavlova”. The solist: Nikolay Kravtsov (accordeon)

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  1. Pavel Smirnov Orchester. Die Akkordeon-Virtuosen aus St.Petersburg. Leitung:
    Jurij und Vladimir Smirnow. Tuorneeprogramm 1992.
    10 I.Zwetkow. “Abschidswalzer”. Solist: Nikolaj Kravtsov.
    ADD Alle rechte bei St. Peterburg-Kulturrontakte 50181 Bedburg
  2. Pavel Smirnov Orchester. Die Akkordeon-Virtuosen aus St.Petersburg. Leitung:
    Jurij und Vladimir Smirnow. Tuorneeprogramm 1994.
    11 I. Schwarz. “Elegie”. Solisten: Nikolaj Kravtsov(akkordeon), Kirill Kravtsov(Cello)
    DDD Alle rechte bei St.Petersburg-Kulturkontakte 50181 Bidburg
  3. Pavel Smirnov Orchester. Die Akkordeon-Virtuosen aus St.Petersburg. Leitung:
    Jurij und Vladimir Smirnow. Tuorneeprogramm 2005.
    8 Die moldavische Volksmelodie “Die Lersche”
    Solist: Nikolaj Kravtsov(akkordeon).
    ADD Alle rechte bei St.Petersburg-Kulturkontakte, Dieter Wuest.
    Meistering: Tonstudio Floedl,86471 Ziemetshausen.
  4. Pavel Smirnov Orchester. Die Akkordeon-Virtuosen aus St.Petersburg.
    Mein Russland. 2000.
    2 I.Schwarz. “Elegie”. Solisten: Nikolaj Kravtsov(akkordeon), Kirill Kravtsov(Cello)
    3. P.Sarasate.” Zigeunerlieder”. Solist: Nikolaj Kravtsov(akkordeon).
    Meisterung: Tonstudio Floedl, 86471 Ziemetshausen (2000)
    General Management des Smirnov-Orchesters:
    SANKT PETERSBURG KULTURKONTAKTE, Dieter Wuest   tel/fax +49 (0)6145970315
 
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