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Not only in the West can play: top 9 best guitarists in Russia according to Fuzz Music magazine

In today's article we would like to remember people who proved: not only in the West can play! These are the brilliant guitarists of Russia - some of the best in the business...

The best guitarists of Russia - full list, names and facts

Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page - a list of widely known foreign guitarists you could go on and on. There is no doubt: all of these people are gurus of their craft. Countless articles have been written about them, and almost every aspiring guitarist learns from their example. But... why is so little attention paid to our own, Russian professionals?

In today's article we would like to remember people who proved: not only the West knows how to play! These are brilliant guitarists of Russia - some of the best in the business. Let us know in the comments who you think we've overlooked, and here we go!

Dmitry Chetvergov

Dmitry Chetvergov
Dmitry Chetvergov

Many listeners consider Thursday's the best Russian guitarist - In any case, this is evidenced by surveys in various music publications. Dmitry's technique is really unique: his guitar arrangements are captivating! Even people abroad admire his playing.

Even though Chetvergov's repertoire is not as rich as that of some of his colleagues, there is indeed a lot to listen to. During his career Dmitry has collaborated with many other virtuoso guitarists, and has played in a number of projects, from "Courage." before "Dunes.".

Dmitry Maloletov

Dmitry Maloletov
Dmitry Maloletov

Dmitry Maloletov - a man who showed the whole world that Russia also has its own virtuosos! He has performed at the world's major venues in front of crowds of thousands - from Europe to the USA! Dmitry is one of the few guitar gurus who has the ability to "two-handed independent tapping.".

He started his career as a session guitarist, accompanying Pugacheva, Rotaru, Dolina and other Russian stars. In the mid-90s, he embarked on a successful solo voyage.

Sergey Mavrin

Sergey Mavrin
Sergey Mavrin

Sergey Mavrin Russian rock fans are well known for bands such as "Black Coffee, Metallaccord, Aria. и "Kipelov.".

An admirer of heavy metal, Mavrin delivers heavy and cool riffs, which makes him one of the genre's idols. Sergey is a professional and virtuoso whose playing is recognisable almost immediately.

Alexey Gorbashov

Alexey Gorbashov
Alexey Gorbashov

After his collaboration with the band "Mirage." in the late '80s Alexey Gorbashov was recognised as one of the best guitarists in the country. He managed to unleash his musical potential and play riffs that have seared millions of people into the very soul...

Gorbashov was also a guitarist "Alphas.". In general, the late 80s and early 90s were his golden period.

Vladimir Kuzmin

Vladimir Kuzmin at one of the performances of the rock band "Dinamik"
Vladimir Kuzmin at one of the performances of the rock band "Dinamik"

As listeners on the forums note: "without Kuzmin the list of the best guitarists in Russia would not be complete!". Well, let's not argue.

Kuzmin became famous not only for his playing, but also for being one of the founding members and leaders of the band "Carnival."as well as the leader of the group "Speaker.". Vladimir managed to live in the USA in the 90's, where he absorbed new trends, which were reflected in his game.

Pavel Titovets

Pavel Titovets started playing as a 15-year-old teenager! His perseverance and charisma, which was evident in his playing, made him one of the best guitarists in the country.

Paul started his journey as a member of the band "Nuance."His older brother, drummer Sergei Titovets, played in the band. Today he is also known for a project with an interesting name "Corn.".

Valery Gaina

Valery Gaina performs at a concert
Valery Gaina performs at a concert

Where could you go without that titanium? In the '80s. Valery Gaina He has been recognised time and again as one of the strongest guitarists in the country! He became extremely popular thanks to the band "Cruise."although, it's worth noting, it's not the only band he's played in.

Gaina started his career in the 70s. In the 80s his name was already widely known, and in the 90s the guitarist lived in the USA. This man has a lot of experience under his belt, which already makes him outstanding.

Igor Romanov

Igor Romanov
Igor Romanov

Romanov is known to listeners for a number of projects, including "Earthlings." и "Alice.". He is one of the most colourful experimenters in the hard-n-heavy genres. His playing is unique and in its own way inimitable.

A curious fact: some music lovers still consider Romanov to be the vocalist of Zemlyans! This "belief" spread after one "deceptive" TV broadcast, where Romanov was put in front as a soloist - to make everything look more spectacular. Accordingly, he did not sing - the phonogram was playing. But since then, some listeners have been convinced of the opposite....

Victor Zinchuk

Victor Zinchuk
Victor Zinchuk

Zinchuk is known for his virtuoso classical arrangements - from Bach to Paganini.

Victor is so skilful with his instrument that he was even included in the Guinness Book of Records as the most technical musician in the world! He has been interested in music since childhood: while still at school he performed in various ensembles, where he earned fame as a guitarist. In the future he collaborated with many stars and tirelessly searched for his own unique style. In a word - extremely tenacious and talented a man!

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