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Ivan Nikolayevich Smirnov : biography

September 9, 1955 -

Ivan Nikolayevich Smirnov (), born 9 September 1955 in Moscow, USSR, is regarded as one of the greatest guitar players in Russia. He plays many different styles like fusion, world, Russian folk, jazz, and flamenco. Smirnov lives in Russia and plays with musicians such as Michael Smirnov, Sergey Klevensky, Dmitry Safonov, and Aleksei Kozlov.

Media

Music

Video

«Washburn Days In Russia» / featuring: Michael Angelo (U.S.), Ivan Smirnov, Timur Quitelashvili (Тимур Квителашвили in Russian), Igor Boiko (Игорь Бойко in Russian), Dmitry Maloletov (Дмитрий Малолетов in Russian), Dmitry Chetvergov (Дмитрий Четвергов in Russian) / VHS-cassette, 1995 Music Box Records MB 002-3.

Photos

Discography

Solo Works

  • 1996 «Merry-go-Round Man» («Карусельный дед» in Russian), CD/MC, — Music Box records. MB0001-2.
  • 1999 «Аt the other end of the world» («За тридевять земель»), CD/MC, — Smirnov Records. ISCD 99-001.
  • 2003 «The Land Where The Sun Slumbers» («Страна, где ночует солнце»), live in «Le Club» (Russia), 2 CD/МС, — Sketis records. ISMC 99-001.

Collaborations

  • 1986 «Arsenal» ensemble, «Pulse-3» («Пульс-3» in Russian) - LP record, «Melodiya» record company С60.23883009 («Мелодия» in Russian) .
  • 1991 «Arsenal» ensemble, «Arsenal 5» («Арсенал 5» in Russian), LP, «Melodiya» record company.
  • 1991 «Arsenal» ensemble, «Arsenal 6» («Арсенал 6» in Russian), LP, «Melodiya» record company.
  • 1989—1991 Alexei Kozlov and «Arsenal» ensemble, СD, «Melodiya» record company USSR SUCD 60-00 134.
  • 2002 «These guys with the guitar» («Эти парни с гитарой» in Russian), the set of the best guitar players of Russia, CD, — special edition of the publishing house «Salun AV» («Салон AV» in Russian), CD, 1994 — Strings records STR 001 2.
  • 1997 Alexei Kozlov and «Arsenal» ensemble «Burned by time» («Опалённые временем» in Russian) 4 CD, — «IT» company/A. Kozlov. СDRDM 711194, CDRDM 711795, CDRDM 712196, CDRDM 712199.
  • 1998 «Intermezzo» «Hand made work», CD, — Smakauz production. SP.01 98.
  • 2001 «Virtuoso parallels» («Параллели Виртуозов» in Russian) / 10 years of «ELKO Technology» company, CD, Limited Edition, — RGB ELKO.
  • 2002 «Guitar players of Russia» («Гитаристы России» in Russian), the set of the best guitar players of Russia, CD, — special edition of the publishing house «Salun AV» («Салон AV» in Russian).
  • 2004 «Crimean Holiday» («Крымские каникулы» in Russian). Michael Smirnov, Ivan Smirnov. CD.

Recognition

  • The Best Guitar Player of the year (1995, Russia, Music Box Journal Professional Request).
  • The Best Guitar Player of the year (1996, Russia, Music Box Journal Professional Request).
  • The Best Fusion Guitar Player (1994, Russia, «Jam» («Джем» in Russian) television program, Jury: Alan Holdsworth, Steve Lukather, Scott Henderson, Bruce Kulick)
  • The Best Guitar Player (1994, Russia, «Totals-94» («Итоги-94» in Russian) Professional Request).

Affiliations

  • 1975—1979 : legendary Moscow's fusion group «Second breath» («Второе дыхание» in Russian).
  • 1979−1983 : experimental electronic music ensemble «Boomerang» («Бумеранг» in Russian) under directory of Eduard Artemyev.
  • 1983 : Vocal Instrumental Ensemble «Blue Guitars» («Голубые Гитары» in Russian).
  • 1984−1990 : solo player of the jazz-rock ensemble «Arsenal» («Арсенал» in Russian) under directory of Aleksei Kozlov.
  • 1990 : work under his own music projects, concerts with his own group, composing music for the cinema and studio work.
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