Michael Goldort

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Michael Goldort was born in city of Novosibirsk, Russia, in 1966. In 1991 he graduated from Glinka’s Novosibirsk State Conservatory. The same year he received an assistantship at Russian Music Academy in Moscow where he worked with professor Frauchi. From 1993 through 1996 he taught at the Glinka’s Novosibirsk State Conservatory. From 1996 the musician lives in St.-Peterburg.

Starting from 1987 M. Goldort took part in numerous National and International festivals of music in Moscow, Poltava, Donetsk, Chelyabinsk, Kaluga and other cities of Russia. In 1990 he became a winner of the IV National competition of folk music in Nizhnii Novgorod. The same year he won the Grand Price at National festival of guitar music in the city of Novosibirsk. In 1992 M.Goldort represented Russian guitar during International festival in Lambach, Austria. His performance at the festival received a high appraisal from famous guitar player A. Pierri from Canada and the organizer of the festival G. Nusko who said “Michail Goldort is one of the best guitar players in Russia”.

From 1989 M. Goldort has had solo performances in concert halls of Moscow, St.-Peterburg, Riga, Voronezh, Saratov, Chelyabinsk, Kaliningrad, Minsk, Vitebsk, Vladivostok, Alma-ata Ekaterinburg and other cities of Russia. He performed with Philharmonic orchestras of cities of Novosibirsk, Vladivastok, Alma-Ata, Ekaterinburg, Voronezh, Saratov and St.-Petersburg. He had solo performances in Madrid, Spain, in 1992, 1994 and 1995.

During the last several years, M. Goldort was recorded for TV and radio programs. In 1994 Studio U-Sound released his first CD that contained his transcriptions of music by Debussy and Purcell along with other original guitar music. His second CD was released in 1995 and contained music of Spanish composers. In 1996 TV studio of Novgorod filmed a documentary about M. Goldort and his solo performance in Grand Philharmonic Hall of Novgorod.

In 1995 Italian magazine “Seicorde” published an article about M. Goldort and his interview. According to chief editor of the magazine it was “first article about Russian guitar in the history of the magazine. This started a series of publications about guitar in Russia”.

In 2000 an american publishing house “Tascuny Publications” published a piece of famous english composer John Dewart “Lirique Valse”, which was dedicated by composer to Michael Goldort.

Besides the seven state theaters of Novosibirsk, the Academic Opern- and Ballet-Theater, well-known across all borders, inspired him for his passion for opera and ballet. As a student of the Glinka State Conservatory, he made a name for himself at the national and international level at the age of 20 as ‘one of the most virtuosic guitar players in Russia.

In addition to a broad repertoire of original compositions for guitar from all epochs, his own transcriptions of Mozart, Purcell, Debussy, Strawinsky, Chopin as well as fantasies to the operatic themes of Gluck, Verdi, Bizet, Purcell and Rossini are on his schedule. Today he lives and works in Cologne.


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