CelloArt: Ruslan Biryukov Ruslan and cello

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JOIN US @ RUSLAN's STUDENT RECITAL!
Meagan Wu has over two doezen winnings on various competitions, performed at Carnegie Hall and holds the Principal Cellist position for the San Diego Youth Symphony (SDYS)
This is Meagan's Senior Recital, everyone is welcome to join!

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"An astonishing young cellist Ruslan Biryukov. The audience gave the concert a standing ovation. If the first concert is any consideration, I would get my tickets early!" - Wendy Kikkert, Beverly Hills Outlook

"To say the performance was incredible would not do it justice." - Jose Ruiz, Review Plays

" ...musicality and technique that immediately commanded the attention of the listener, playing with great nervous intensity one moment and melting lyricism the next. There was no challenge too great for RusLan. His interpretation was nothing short of stunning..."
- Ted Ayala, Crescenta Valley Weekly



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FEATURED PERFORMANCES:
13/6/2014 @ 7PM Bestemming Cello Concerto by Sharon Farber
Glendale Philharmonic, Maestro Frank Fetta conducting
Ruslan Biryukov, Cello Solo | Curt Lowens, Narration
Temple of the Arts
8440 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA
Tix: Free Admission
More info: www.GlendalePhil.com
21/5/2014 @ 12PM LA TALK LIVE RADIO
Alayna's Beauty Talk
Guests: RusLan Biryukov, Sharon Farber, Frank Fetta, Richard Stellar
To listen/watch, click HERE for more info
15/5/2014 @ 8PM L'Ermitage Foundation Concert Series
Luxe Hotel in Bel Air, CA
Solo recital with pianist Armen Guzelimian
Program: Stravinsky, Arutyunian, Britten
Tix/info: www.lermitagefoundation.org
17/5/2014 @ 7PM San Bernardino Symphony Fundraiser
Cello Solo: Handel, Cassado, Bach
San Bernardino International Airport
Tix/info: Invitations Only, www.SanBernardinoSymphony.org/

Please view the updated calendar for future details and performances.

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NEWS:

Zoe in NY
Zoe Lavoie Gagne at Summit Festival in New York

Meagan Wu performance with CYO
Meagan Wu performance with CYO

Grace Thomas after winning Satori
Grace Thomas after winning Satori Contest

Meagan Wu poster with CYO
Meagan Wu poster for Dvorak Concerto performance with CYO

Ruslan watching his students perform
Ruslan watching his students perform atteh competition

Zoe and Stephen at Walker
Zoe Lavoie-Gagne and Stephen Yang after winning Walker Competition

RUSLAN's STUDENTS | RECENT NEWS (2013/2014):

  • Students Stephen Yang and Nathan Kim were accepted for participation in the 8th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow
  • Giuliana Hashemi-Asasi won Los Angeles Cello Society Competition (LAVS), 3rd Prize and was invited to participate in California Music Clinic in Cal State Fullerton
  • Ann Yeung won 1st Prze at the South-West Bach Festival
  • Meagan Wu won RB Chorale Scholarship Audition was appointed Principal Cellist for San Diego Youth Symphony (SDYS)
  • Meagan Wu was accepted into Stanford University
  • Zoe Lavoie-Gagne won 3rd Prize at the MTAC VOCE Competition in San Diego and performed at Carnegie Hall in New York on April 25, 2014
  • Stephen Yang was appointed Assistant Principal Cellist for San Diego Youth Symphony (SDYS)
  • Yurim (Rachel) Seo was accepted to Stanford University
  • Zoe Lavoie-Gagne, Stephen Yang, Kobi Hsu and Jason Tong won 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prized respectively on John Walker Competition in Cal State Pomona.
  • Meagan Wu, Zoe Lavoie-Gagne and Stephen Yang sucsessfuly toured Europe with Mozart Academy of Music (Germany).
  • Meagan Wu sucsessfully performed Dvorak Cello Concerto with Civic Youth Orchestra (CYO) in Poway Center for the Arts
  • Yurim (Rachel) Seo sucsessfully performed Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 with Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra (OCYSO) and gave World Premiere of Brendan McBrien "Convergence" for two celli with orchestra (Irvine High School Philharmonic Orchestra)
  • Meagan Wu won 1st prizes on MTAC Concerto competition and Goodlin Scholarship Auditions.
  • Meagan Wu, Kobi Hsu, Zoe Lavoie-Gagne and Stephen Yang were accepted into Summer Music Clinic in Cal State Fullerton
  • Zoe Lavoie-Gagne received an invitation to participate in Summit Music Festival in New York
  • Yurim (Rachel) Seo toured United Kingdom as Principal Cellist with Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra (OCYSO)
  • Zoe Lavoie-Gagne and Juiliana Hashemi-Asasi shared 1st Prize on Satori String Contest in Prodigy Category
  • Jason Tong and Edward Chang won 1st and 2nd Prized respectively on Satori String Contest in Open Category.
  • Ann Yeung, Grace Thomas and Vincent Sanches won 1st Prizes on Satori String Contest in Junior Category.
  • Margaret Zhou's performance of Shostakovich Cello Concerto No.1 with La Jolla Symphony was published. Video is below or Click HERE to watch.


CLICK HERE FOR MORE NEWS ABOUT RUSLAN's STUDENTS

NEW RECORDINGS RELEASED:

Ruslan's NEW DISC "PASSACAGLIA /CELLOART.com * Vol.1" was sucsessfully releazed on Amazon, eMusic and (soon to come) iTunes!

click here to view/listen/purchase:
Handel's "Passacaglia" performed solo cello
Suite No.1 by Max Reger
Suite No.2 by J.S.Bach
Concerto for cello with orchestra in c minor by J.C.Bach (Glendale Phil)

DIPLOMA of RECOGNITION

LOS ANGELES CELLO QUARTET NEW VIDEOS


Click HERE to view more videos
Click HERE for information about LACQ upcoming concerts!


RECENT AWARDS:

  • Ruslan was awarded Diploma of Recognition from the American Protege International Music Talent Competition in New York for the extraordinary achievemnts in the field of teaching music.
  • Glendale Philharmonic, orchestra founded by Ruslan Biryukov was awarded a grant from Los Angeles Arts and Cultural Comission.

    RECENT PRESS:

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    Magazine WE CHINESE in America
    printed an article about Ruslan and his students!
    CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ARTICLE (in Chinese)



    GLENDALE PHILHARMONIC CELEBRATES SECOND BIRTHDAY
    with help from Some Special Friends
    biryukov No doubt it's been a rocky path for the Glendale Philharmonic (GPO) until now. Economic woes and injuries to some of its musicians have plagued this ensemble. But like the tough fighter it is, the orchestra has emerged stronger and better, and celebrated its second birthday in grand style on Sunday at Glendale's First Baptist Church.
    Out came Ruslan Biryukov, cellist and founder of the GPO, with a sumptuous birthday cake, all while the audience gleefully sang "Happy Birthday." It was a touching moment, to be sure. In this era of economic despair, it's always heartening to see an orchestra prevailing and thriving. But pretty sentiments aside, none of this would really amount to much without an orchestra that doesn't merely talk the talk. And the GPO most definitely can walk the walk.
    Click HERE to READ COMPLETE REVIEW

    ECLECTIC MIX of BON-BONs and CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
    at Positive Motions Concert

    by Ted AYALA, Crescenta Valley Weekly
    biryukov Though chilly weather and a strong downpour met the audience at the First Baptist Church of Glendale on Sunday night, the music making inside was anything but cold. Hot and intense playing were the hallmarks of the concert with cellist Ruslan Biryukov leading the way. Biryukov, executive director of the Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra (GPO), was the linchpin of the evening: lead cellist in the first half of the night with the Los Angeles Cello Quartet and cellist for the GPO String Quartet in the second half.
    If there was a disunity of mood between both halves of the concert - one half musical lollipops, the other comprised of modern works that seemed to unsettle some of the bluehairs in the audience - it was at least fused together by way of the virtuoso playing of Biryukov and his crew.
    Click HERE to READ COMPLETE REVIEW

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