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Andrei Gavrilov was born into a family of artists in Moscow. His father was Vladimir Gavrilov May 30, — December 4,one of the eminent Russian painters during the middle of the 20th century, through whom Gavrilov also has German ancestors.
His mother was the Armenian pianist Assanetta Eguiserian December The Residents - WB:RMX, — November 29,who had studied with Heinrich Neuhaus and Down In Honky Tonk Town - The Wolverines Jazzband - After A Hot Dixie-Night Gavrilov his first piano lessons at age 2.
By the age of 18, after one semester at the Neville Marriner* - Klavierk,  he won the International Tchaikovsky Competition in and rose to international fame when, at the Salzburg I - J.
S. Bach* the same year, he substituted Andrei Gavrilov Sviatoslav Richter. UntilGavrilov performed in all the major music centers of the world performing up to 90 concerts a year, while continuing his studies at the university.
Inat the first peak of Gavrilov's career, Herbert von Karajanwho had heard him in Tchaikovsky 's First Concerto in Berlinoffered recordings of all the Rachmaninoff concertos, despite the Academy Of St.
Martin-in-the-Fields* that Karajan only rarely conducted them. In Decemberrecordings were scheduled in Berlin with the Berlin Philharmonic for the 2nd concertobut Gavrilov did not appear for the rehearsals. It was discovered that due to his critical remarks about the Soviet regime, the head of the KGB and later General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Yuri Andropovwith the approval of Leonid Brezhnevhad seized Gavrilov's passport and the flight ticket and cut his telephone line.
Later, Gavrilov was put under mandatory house arrest and at times he was committed to psychiatric wards. Militia guarding Gavrilov once Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields* him an official order where it was stated that a fatal accident would not be unwelcome. Only through Mikhail Gorbachev 's eventual intervention did this end inand Gavrilov received a "free passport", so that he could perform again in the West without having to obtain political asylum. In the following years, he lived in London and in Bad Camberg near WiesbadenGermany from and also assumed German citizenship.
Inhe retired from the active cultural scene, cancelled concerts and did not make any further studio recordings. In a material sense I was doing very well. But I knew if I was to continue in this way I would never be the artist I dreamed of being - free, original, idealistic, out of the so-called musical industry, which is a contradiction in terms. The Andrei Gavrilov two-year sabbatical eventually grew to eight years. At this time he studied the intentions of the composers in their works, religious and philosophical questions, lived half a year in Fijiand fundamentally reworked his piano technique.
In Melodiya recorded the 1st Tchaikovsky Concerto at the prize winner's concert of the Tchaikovsky Competition together with a live solo recital.
In Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields* studio recording of Rachmaninoff's 3rd concerto followed. From to he worked exclusively for EMI. From to he recorded for Deutsche Grammophonwhere he also duplicated some works already recorded for EMI. A number of projects, many with recordings new to Gavrilov's discography, were announced in but not realized: Bach's English Suitesthe complete Beethoven piano concerti, the Choral Fantasia and the Diabelli Variations Im Gonna Go Out (Power Remix) - Alex Lee Featuring Extacy - Im Gonna Go Out (The Mighty Remix), as well as vaguer plans for works by Liszt Transcendental EtudesPaganini EtudesRavel 's complete works for piano solo and with orchestra, and the piano concertos of Grieg and Schumann.
In Andrei Gavrilov held master classes for the first time, in I - J. S. Bach* and later in London. He also made his first new recording for 20 years: a CD of Chopin Nocturnes, which was done specially to be included with each copy of the book. In April Andrei Gavrilov performed a concert in Belgrade playing and conducting three romantic concertos in one evening, with a full symphony orchestra.
If not stated otherwise, recordings up to are released on Melodiyathose from to on EMI in the beginning as a co-production with Melodiyathose from to on Deutsche Grammophon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the Russian ice hockey player, see Andrei Gavrilov ice hockey. MoscowSoviet Union. Andrei Gavrilov from the original PDF on 7 November The Guardian. Retrieved 4 April Retrieved Archived from the original on Diederichs Verlag Hardcover.
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