CelloArt: Ruslan Biryukov Ruslan and cello

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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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Meagan Wu performance with CYO

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Grace Thomas after winning Satori Contest

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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):

  • Ruslan's student Nathan Le won 3rd Prize and Bronze Medal at the 8th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (Summer 2014).Video below is Nathan's performance at the Big Hall of Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory (Tchaikovsky Competition Third Round) or
    CLICK HERE to watch Nathan's performance on youtube.com

  • Student Stephen Yang won First Prize in the Golden Era of Romantic Music Competition in New York and will perform in Carnegie Hall (NY) twice, on December 14 and December 20 (2014)
  • Student Stephen Yang was announced Second Place Winner of the American Protege International Competition of Romantic Music, Stephen will perform in Carnegie Hall (NY) on December 20 (2014)
  • Student Edward Chang won Principal Position with the First Avenue Middle School Symphony Orchestra (October 2014)
  • Students Stephen Yang, Nathan Le, Zoe Lavoie-Gagne and Nathan Kim were accepted for participation in the 8th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow (2014)
  • 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 (2014)
  • Ann Yeung won 1st Prze at the South-West Bach Festival, 3rd Prize at the San Diego MTAC VOCE Competition and 1st Prize at the Satori Competition in Arcadia (2014)
  • 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.


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LA TALK LIVE 'Alayna's Beauty Talk' Radio Show
Guests: RusLan, Maestro Frank Fetta, Composer Sharon Farber & Journalist Richard Stellar'


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FEATURED PERFORMANCES:
1/10/2015 @ 7PM Haydn: Concerto in C Major
Glendale Philharmonic, Maestro Frank Fetta conducting
Ruslan Biryukov, Cello Solo | Rich Capparela, Master of Ceremonies
First Baptist Church of Glendale
209 N Louise St, Glendale, CA
Tix: $15-$170
More info: www.GlendalePhil.com
January 7, 2015 @ 12 PM (PST) LA TALK LIVE RADIO
Alayna's Beauty Talk
Guests: RusLan Biryukov,Maestro Frank Fetta, Maestro Fung Ho
To listen/watch, click HERE for more info
2/12/2015 @ 8PM L'Ermitage Foundation Concert Series
Luxe Hotel in Bel Air, CA
Los Angeles Cello Quartet
Program: TBD
Tix/info: www.lermitagefoundation.org
March 28,2015 @ 7PM Positive Motions Concert Series
Trios by Shostakovich and Babadjanian
Roberto Cani, violin
Armen Guzelimian, piano
First Baptist Church of Glendale
209 N. Louise ST, Glendale, CA Tix/info: Invitations Only, www.GlendalePhil.com/

Please view the updated calendar for future details and performances.

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Magazine WE CHINESE in America
printed an article about Ruslan and his students!
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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.
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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.
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