The Best Guitarists of Russia - Full List, Names and Facts
Keith Richards, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page - a list of well-known foreign guitarists could go on and on. There is no question: 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 so little attention is paid to ours, to Russian professionals?
In today's article, we would like to remember the people who have proven that not only in the West can play! It's ingenious guitarists of Russia - some of the best in the business. Write in the comments who you think we missed out on, and here we go!
Many listeners consider Chetvergov the best Russian guitarist - At any rate, surveys of various music publications attest to this. Dmitri's technique is really unique: his guitar arrangements are captivating! Even abroad they admire his playing.
Though his repertoire is not as rich as that of some of his colleagues, there really is a lot to listen to. Over the course of his career Dmitry has collaborated with many other virtuoso guitarists, and has played in a number of projects, from "Courage." to "Dunes".
Dmitry Maloletov - the man who showed the whole world that there are virtuosos of their own in Russia! He has performed at major world venues in front of crowds of thousands of people - from Europe to the USA! Dmitry is one of those few guitar gurus who have "two-handed independent tapping".
He started his career as a session guitarist, accompanying Pugachova, Rotaru, Dolina and other Russian stars. In the mid-90s he went on a successful solo voyage.
Sergey Mavrin is well known to Russian rock fans by such bands as "Black Coffee, Metallaccord, Aria and "Kipelov.".
An admirer of heavy metal, Mavrin makes heavy and tough riffs, which makes him one of the idols of the genre. Sergey is a professional and virtuoso, whose playing is recognizable almost immediately.
After his collaboration with the group. "Mirage" in the late '80s Alexei Gorbashov was recognized as one of the best guitarists in the country. He was able to unleash his musical potential and play riffs that have touched the soul of millions of people...
Gorbashov was also a guitarist "Alphas.". In general, the late 1980s and early 1990s were his golden period.
As listeners note on the forums: "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 founders and leaders of the group "Carnival"as well as the leader of the group "Speaker". Vladimir managed to live in the U.S. in the 90s, where he absorbed the new trends, which are reflected in his game.
Pavel Titovets started playing as a 15-year-old teenager! Thanks to his persistence and the charisma that was evident in his playing, he became one of the best guitarists in the country.
Pavel began his journey as a member of the group "Nuance."In the project, he was a member of a project in which his older brother, percussionist Sergey Titovets, played. Today he is also known by the project with the interesting name "Corn.".
Where would one go without this titanium? In the '80s. Valery Gaina was repeatedly recognized as one of the strongest guitarists in the country! He became very popular thanks to the band "Cruise."Although, it should be noted, this is not the only group in which he played.
Gaina started his career in the '70s. In the 80's his name was already widely known, and in the 90's the guitarist lived in the USA. This man has a lot of experience under his belt, which already makes him outstanding.
Romanov is known to audiences for a number of projects, including "Earthlings." and "Alice". He is one of the brightest experimentalists in the hard-n-heavy genres. His playing is unique and unique in its own way.
A curious fact: some music lovers still consider Romanov to be the lead singer of Zemlyan! This "belief" was spread after one "deceptive" TV show, where Romanov was put in front as a soloist to make everything look more spectacular. Accordingly, he did not sing - the soundtrack was played. But ever since then, some listeners have been convinced of the opposite...
Zinchuk is known for his virtuoso arrangements of classical works - from Bach to Paganini.
Victor is so skillful with his instrument that he was even included in the Guinness Book of Records as the most technically skilled musician in the world! He was interested in music since his childhood: while in school he played in various ensembles, where he earned fame as a guitarist. In the future he collaborated with many stars and tirelessly looked for his own inimitable style. In a word - extremely persistent and talented man!