Artem Dervoed (guitar) , Russia
Artyom Dervoed is one of the most famous and gifted Russian guitarists. He's got an excellent school studied with еру great musicians and teachers - Nikolay Komolyatov, Oscar Ghiglia and Aniello Desiderio.
He was awarded with the «Golden Guitar» prize at the International Guitar Convention in Alessandria, Italy, for the best up-and-coming guitarist and has won many awards in a series of important international competitions in Russia, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Austria, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Israel, Singapore and USA. Some of them are:
1995, Moscow (Russia), International competition «Young Musicians» - 1st prize;
1996, Belgorod (Russia), All-Russian competition - 1st prize;
1999, Carpentras (France), International competition dedicated to Leo Brouwer - 1st prize;
2004, Cherepovets (Russia), International competition «Cup of the North» - 1st prize;
2004, Ile de Re (France), International competition - 1st prize;
2006, Alessandria (Italy), the 39th international competition «Michele Pittaluga» - 1st prize;
2006, Singapore, international competition - 1st prize;
2009, Toledo (Spain), the 18th international guitar competition «H.R.H. Princess Cristina» - 1st prize.
2010, Buffalo (NY, USA), the JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition - 1st prize.
2010, Boston (MA, USA), Boston GuitarFest international competition - 1st prize.
2010, Iserlohn (Germany), international guitar competition - 1st prize.
Artyom's concerts take place in the most prestigious concert halls around the world, including Carnegie Recital Hall (New York City, USA), Cologne Philharmonic hall and Tonhalle in Dusseldorf (Germany), Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Svetlanov's hall of Moscow International House of Music, Tchaikovsky' Concert Hall (Russia), Lysenko Hall of Columns (Kiev, Ukraine), etc. He has performed in USA, UK, Germany, Hungary, Italy, France, Serbia, Montenegro, Lebanon, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Armenia and Ukraine.
The repertoire of Mr. Dervoed includes the music from the Renaissance to the works, written for him by the contemporary composers, as well as more than fifteen concertos for guitar and orchestra.
In addition to his solo career, Artyom collaborates with many musicians and orchestras in Russia and abroad.
In 2007 in Canada Artyom recorded a debut CD with the music of Russian composers at the world's leading classical music label «Naxos». Release took place in June 2008, and immediately run into the Naxos's «Top 10 chamber music bestsellers». «If your current budget runs out to just a single item from the Naxos Laureate Series, make this the one» - wrote Paul Fowles from well-known English magazine «Classical Guitar».
In 2009, in Madrid Artyom has recorded his second album with the music of Leo Brouwer, and dedicated it to the 70th anniversary of the great Maestro.
Since 2005 Artyom has been running the guitar class at the Moscow State University of Culture & Arts, and since 2011 at the Gnesins' Russian Academy of Music.
Artyom Dervoed plays on D'Addario strings and uses Karura flight case.