Artyom Dervoed, Russia
"Being of an extraordinary talent, this young man already gives concerts all over the world both as a solo musician and playing with famous orchestras. The music emanated from this guitarist leaves no doubt: in the hands of real virtuoso, guitar shows the full rainbow of its exclusive potential."
// press wrote after A. Dervoed’s concert in Vilnius (2007)
"There are nights when time and space lose their power and we turn all our emotions to the heights where only great music and a great musician can take them to. There played Artyom Dervoed and the night went exactly that way."
// "Time", Kishinev (Moldova.2007)
Artyom Dervoed was born in Rostov-on-Don (Russia) on 25th of October in 1981. He started playing a seven-string guitar when he was 6 years old under the direction of S. Annikov. A few years later he was retrained on a six-string guitar as a pupil of E. Svyatozarova in Orekhovo-Zuevo. In the early 1990s he continued his studies at the Shalyapin Music School in Moscow with L. Reznik. Artyom graduated at the private music school "Young Talents", at the A. Shnittke Music College and at the Russian Gnesin’s Academy of Music in Moscow as a student of Professor Nikolay Komolyatov.
In 2005 he completed a fourth year of master-classes with Oscar Ghiglia at the Academia Chigiana in Siena (Italy). In 2007 Artyom finished post-graduate education in Russian Gnesin’s Academy of Music in Nikolay Komolyatov’s class. From 2006 he has continued post-graduate studies at the Koblenz Guitar Academy (Germany) with Aniello Desiderio. Artyom’s granted by Moscow authority, International Charity Foundation of Vladimir Spivakov and "Russian Performing Art" foundation.
Artyom Dervoed has won many awards in a series of important international competitions in Russia, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, Portugal, Japan, Israel and Malaysia. Some of them:
- 1995, Moscow (Russia), International competition "Young Musicians" — 1st prize;
- 1996, Belgorod (Russia), All-Russian competition — 1st prize;
- 1999, Carpentras (France), International competition dedicated to Leo Brouwer — 1st prize;
- 2004, Cherepovets (Russia), International competition "Cup of the North" — 1st prize;
- 2004, Ile de Re (France), International competition — 1st prize;
- 2006, Alessandria (Italy), the 39 international competition "Michele Pittaluga" — 1st prize;
- 2006, Singapore international guitar competition — 1st prize.
In 2006, at the prestigious Michele Pittaluga Guitar Competition in Alessandria(Italy), Artyom became the first Russian winner during all forty-year history of competition, which gave him a great opportunity to reach powerful results in his international career.
In 2007 after the tour in Italy organized by management of competition, including appearance in Rome with Roma Philharmonic, Artyom recorded a debut CD on the world's leading classical music label "NAXOS". Release took place in June 2008 and immediately got to the “Top 10 chamber music bestsellers”.
“If your current budget runs out to just a single item from the Naxos Laureate Series, make this the one." – wrote well-known English magazine “Classical Guitar”.
In September 2007 Artyom received The Golden Guitar award at the International Guitar Convention in Alessandria, Italy, for the best up-and-coming guitarist.
Nowadays, Artyom Dervoed has performed in all famous concert-halls in Moscow, such as Big and Small Halls of Moscow Conservatory, Tchaikovsky Concert Hall, Rachmaninoff’s hall, Svetlanov’s hall of Moscow International House of Music etc. He was on tour in USA, France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Lebanon, Ukraine and many cities in Russia.
Artyom is collaborating with musicians such as Aydar Gainullin (button accordion, Russia), Yuri Medianik (bandoneon, button accordion, violin, Russia), Flavio Sala (guitar, Italy) and with many orchestras in Russia and abroad: with Roma Philharmonic orchestra, with chamber orchestra "Sinfonietta Koln" (Germany), Philharmonic Orchestra of Conservatory named by A. Vivaldi (Italy), Yuri Bashmet's State symphonic orchestra "New Russia", Moscow City Symphony Orchestra "Russian Philharmonic", Vladimir Ponkin’s State symphonic orchestra, State academic chamber orchestra of Russia, Chamber state orchestra of Maliy Theatre of Russia; with Ural, Volgograd, Saratov, Tambov, Irkutsk, and Togliatti Philharmonics Symphonic Orchestras; with State Symphonic Orchestra of republic Tatarstan, State symphonic orchestra of Udmurt Republic; with the Governor's orchestra of Russian folk instruments (Vologda), with the National academic orchestra of Russian folk instruments named by N. Osipov, with the Academic orchestra of Russian folk instruments of Russian TV-Radio Company; with Chamber orchestras "Young Virtuosos", "Arco", "Amadeus", “Vivaldi”-Orchestra.
His performances were aired by TV and radio stations in different countries. During the on-line broadcast by Artyom’s recital – talk show in February 2009, 1500 visitors were registered.
Besides his career as a classical guitarist, Artyom devotes time to performing other styles of music, including new-metal, industrial, tango and electronic tango, both on the classical and the electric guitar. Since 1999 he works with "Dirty MoleculAs", in 2007 he has joined a quartet "Emotion Orchestra" and "Nuestro tango orquesta" which is the first electronic tango project in Russia.
"A young man in his twenties. After sitting on his chair, and breathing deep, the hurricane started.. Full power like a drummer, that’s taking you from extreme to extreme, with no rest. I felt that if I light a match in the theater, the place will go on fire. This guy is solid T.N.T”
// Boaz Elkayam, guitar luthier (Israel). October 2008
"Mr. Dervoed is an artist of the highest caliber…"
// Norbert Kraft (Canada), guitarist, producer and A&R Coordinator of NAXOS Records. November 2007
"Excellent sound and surprising technique together with his capacity to feel music conquered the audience from the very first pieces played. Whatever Artyom performed everyone was overwhelmed with the feeling of a miracle: now you hear the whole orchestra playing and the next minute you see that there is a single person who creates this magic only with the help of his guitar."
// "Time", Kishinev (Moldova), 27 November 2007
"..it was a most enjoyable concert listening to a musician with a wide dynamic range, an intelligent and expressive phrasing, a technical facility with apparently no discernible limitation."
// Matanya Ophee (USA), Guitarist and Publicist, the head of publishing house "EDITIONS ORPHEE" September 23, 2007
"...his fluent brilliance capturing the attention"
// Colin Cooper (England), "CLASSICAL GUITAR" October 2006
"Tsar of the guitar"
// "UNIVERS GUITARE" Janvier 2005 #1 (France)
"An outstanding figure which is being on top in comparison with other performers on a classical guitar, whose name is Artyom Dervoed."
// "LaPROVENCE - DIMANCHE" (France) 11 April 1999