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David Gazarov (Biography)
Born May 19th 1965 in Baku (Capital City of Azerbaijan), David started his classical piano lessons when he was four. Besides classical music, American jazz was always taking a very important place in David’s life. A significant influence on his early musical taste and education in jazz field had been made by his father, Eduard Gazarov, who's Jazz Big-Band rehearsals David attended almost every day while investing much Read more on Last.fm
David Gazarov (Biography)
Born May 19th 1965 in Baku (Capital City of Azerbaijan), David started his classical piano lessons when he was four. Besides classical music, American jazz was always taking a very important place in David’s life. A significant influence on his early musical taste and education in jazz field had been made by his father, Eduard Gazarov, who's Jazz Big-Band rehearsals David attended almost every day while investing much of his time into perfecting his classical piano skills and taking lessons from his classical piano professor Elmira Nazirova.
After graduating from Music College and entering Conservatory of Music in Baku, David moves to Moscow (1989), continues his studies and graduates from Moscow Music Academy of Gnesins.
While he was still a student he had become the laureate of Trans-Caucasian competition for classical music as well as of The First All-Russian Jazz-Musicians’ Competition and The International Competition of Jazz-Pianists in Poland.
In 1991 Gazarov signs his first international recording contract with “Anima Records” German recording company. David moves to Munich, the city that has become his second home.
Munich has embraced Gazarov’s music and personality, and at the end of 1999 David was awarded with a Special Bavarian State Prize for musicians, - “Bayerischer Staatlicher Förderungspreis”, and with Diploma of Bavarian Ministry Of Culture.
Between the beginning of the nineties and today, David was living an active life of a performing artist, being engaged as a soloist, but also very often as a sidemen in various formations.
Today David Gazarov can proudly count among the colleagues he played with, celebrated musicians like N.H.ø.P., Bobby Durham, Chuck Israels, Roberta Gambarini, Ryo Kawasaki, Johnny Griffin, Keith Copeland, Charly Antolini, Buddy De Franco, William Galison, Martin Drew, Bill Goodwin, Jimmy Woode, and many others.
Solo performances on a number of big stages - Semper Opera in Dresden (Germany), Congress Hall in Graz (Austria), Hercules Sal & Gasteig in Munich (Germany), Chajkovski Concert Hall in Moscow (Russia), Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), Jazz-Open in Stuttgart (Germany) – have greatly contributed to David Gazarov’s career development.
During the past few years David has been working on a number of crossover projects with some outstanding classical musicians and orchestras.
He was composing, arranging, recording and performing live with Bamberg Symphonic Big-Band, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, The Great Orchestra Of The City Of Graz, Symphonic Orchestra Of Bavarian Radio (BR), as well as with Karl-Heinz Steffens and Stefan Vladar.
Working in crossover field has resulted in David Gazarov’s concert performing at highly regarded international classical music festivals such as:
Mozart Music Fest in Wuerzburg (1997,1998,2000), International Chamber Music Fest in Jerusalem (2004), Wagner Music Fest in Bayreuth (1998, 2000) and Schleswig-Holstein Music Fest (2004, 2005).
Besides all that, in the past years David Gazarov has recorded a number of CD’s under his own name, not to mention a frequent participation in the recording sessions of his colleagues.
David’s albums were recorded and published, among other labels by:
“ANIMA”(Germany), “DENON”(International), E-M-S (International), TUXEDO RECORDS – “Episode”(U.S.), TUDOR (Switzerland), SKIP RECORDS (Germany).
Today David Gazarov is frequently touring with “mixed concert-program”, playing music of great classical composers, like Beethoven and Chopin, in the first half of his concert, and jazz and crossover compositions of his own, as well as paraphrases of jazz-standards, in the second part of the performance. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..