Creating arrangements for piano, orchestra, choir and various ensembles is my passion and another side of my creative life besides playing piano, trying to compose, taking pictures and being obsessed with coffee.
Since 2015, I have a collaboration with publishing house Schott Music Gmbh, which has made my scores available worldwide via download and hard copy editions.
One of my good friends once asked me,
There is no way to compete with the beauty of natural voice, or the capabilities and power of an orchestra’s sonority; what sense does it make for you to create transcriptions for the piano?
It was a good question. I answered, do you like black & white photos? With all the progress in technology, and the infinite possibilities it affords us now, black and white art remains one of the most stylish and creative ways to express an artist’s viewpoint. The lack of vivid color forces an artist to capture the form and essence of his work, not merely some colorful decoration. To this, I can make a comparison to the genre of piano transcription: my goal is always to clarify the sense and soul of the music I choose to arrange for the piano, and to make it sound natural on the piano.
The process of creating any piano transcription is completely unique each and every time. I very much enjoy this unpredictability, and love when a spontaneous idea comes into my mind and yields an absolutely new and fresh vision of the music with which I am working.
I am the author of more than 30 concert arrangements and transcriptions. My works have been performed by Boris Berezovsky, Alexander Ghindin, Nikita Mndoyants, Tomoharu Ushida, the Messiaen-Quartet, the Moscow State Chamber Choir, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, and by many other musicians and collectives. I am really proud that these pieces are very demanding and regurarly performed at prestigeous concert venues.