"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
Positive Motions Concert Series
In Memory of Genocides Victims Worldwide
Recital with Armen Guzelimian
Sonatas by Arutjynyan, Beethoven and Prokofiev
First Baptist Church of Glendale
209 N.Louise St., Glendale, CA 91206
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6/26/2013 @ 7:30PM
Friends of Music Concert Series, Northridge, CA
Trio da Mare e Sole
Julia Heinen, clarinet
Dmitry Rachmanov, piano
Ruslan Biryukov, cello
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6/15/2013 @ 7PM
International Russian Music Piano Competition
La Petit Trianon Concert Hall, San Jose, CA
Final Round, Trios with competition finalists
6/25/2013 @ TBD
California Music Clinic
California State Univercity Fullerton, CA
7/25/2013 @ 7PM
Marina Del Rey Symphony
Burton Chase Park
Dvorak Cello Concerto
Maestro Frank Fetta conducting
Please view the updated calendar for future details and performances.
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Exciting news about RUSLAN's STUDENTS!
July 2012, Ruslan's STUDENTS collected 18 prizes (!!) on Satori String Competition in Arcadia, including the Grand Prize which was awarded to Yurim (Rachel) Seo.
In addition Ms. Seo won Irvine High School Philharmonic Orchestra and Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra (OCYSO) Concerto competitions. Ms. Seo will perform World Premiere of Cocnerto for 2 Celli by Brendan McBrien with Irvine High School Philharmonic on March 13 and 24, as well as Shostakovich Cello Concerto #1 with Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra on May 19. Congratulations!
Ruslan's student MEAGAN WU won First Prize and Judges' Distinction Award in the 2012 Protege International Music Talent Competition in New York & Second Prize at the 2012 Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competitions. As a winner of the competition Meagan performed Shostakovich Cello Concerto #1 in Carnegie Hall, NY on April 8, 2012 and will perform Dvorak Cello Concerto at Carnegie Hall during 2013 year concert season. Also Meagan booked a European tour for the Summer of 2013.
In addition, in January 2013 Meagan won Music Teachers Association of California Concerto Competition and will perform Dvorak Cello Concerto with Civic Youth Orchestra in Poway Symphony Hall,San Diego on June 8th.
Students Zoe Gagne(9 yrs) and Stephen Yang (12 yrs) were accepted into Califonia Music Clinic in Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) and invited to take part in the International Mozat Academy European Tour in July, 2013 (Germany and Spain).
Students David Mrdjenovich and Stephen Yu were accepted for participation in the inaugural PIATIGORSKY INTERNATIONAL CELLO FESTIVAL WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG CELLISTS in Los Angeles
Student Emily Balderrama entered Cal State Fullerton School of Music on full scholarship to study cello performance with Professor Bongshin Ko.
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)
Los Angeles Cello Quartet released three new video clips!
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. Please click on the picture below to view the Diploma!
Ruslan's project Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated 2nd year anniversary (sold out) on January 8, 2012 at the First Baptist Church in Glendale, CA. Celebrity comedian Emo Philips narrated Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" Click here to read the review! Please visit the orchestra’s website, www.GlendalePhilharmonic.com.
GLENDALE PHILHARMONIC CELEBRATES SECOND BIRTHDAY with help from Some Special Friends
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.
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ECLECTIC MIX of BON-BONs and CONTEMPORARY MUSIC at Positive Motions Concert
by Ted AYALA, Crescenta Valley Weekly
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.
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Please visit our CALENDAR for updated list of Ruslan's performances.