Chris Ruel's Neoclassical Music Reviews: Vitalij Kuprij fast, synchronized dual lead work and lead trading of Ukrainianexported keyboardwizard and performing classical pianist, vitalij kuprij of Philadelphia, PA http://www.chrisruel.com/ChrisRuel.com/MusicReviews/VitalijKuprijReviews.htm
Extractions: Vitalij Kuprij Website: www.VitalijKuprij.com Genre(s): Neoclassical Instrument(s): Keyboards, Piano Trademark(s): Virtuoso pianist, purist neoclassical compositions, blazing speed and amazing precision. Matching skills with accompanying guitarists. Album(s): High Defininition with Greg Howe Extreme Measures with George Bellas with Tony MacAlpine Piano Collaborations: Ferrigno-Leal-Kuprij, Promised Land Translate This Page To: Deutsche Francaise Espanol Italiana Português Russian Chinese Korean Vitalij Kuprij: High Definition 1997, Shrapnel Records CyberHome: http://www.VitalijKuprij.com High Definition is a monumental instrumental effort that sets the new high water mark in the neoclassical arena. High Definition has taken the neoclassical genre to an entirely new level that definitely rivals and may even exceed the traditional European predecessors of the neoclassical movement. This album is highlighted by the blistering fast, synchronized dual lead work and lead trading of Ukrainian-exported keyboard wizard and performing classical pianist, Vitalij Kuprij of Philadelphia, PA, on keyboards and his newly found neighbor and guitar slinger, Greg Howe of Easton, PA. Be prepared if you have not heard this one yet, because it will take you straight between the eyes. The composition is superb. The execution is unbelievable. The breadth and depth are staggering. This album is a nonstop cavalry charge from start to finish. Greg Howe, known mainly for his jazz fusion or really undefinable, eclectic style, demonstrates that he is a very capable candidate in the neoclassical arena.
Extractions: Pianist Vitalij Kuprij to debut at Carnegie NEW YORK - Ukrainian pianist Vitalij Kuprij, currently a student at the Curtis Institute of Music, will make his Carnegie Hall debut in a featured concert with the New York Youth Symphony on Sunday, March 7. Music critics have referred to the 25-year-old pianist as an astonishing, powerful and confident virtuoso. Internationally renowned flutist James Galway, who chose Mr. Kuprij as his accompanist for the 1995 International Flute Seminar masterclasses held in Weggis, Switzerland, considers him to be "... one of the most outstanding players of his generation." Mr. Kuprij was born in Volodarka, Kyiv Oblast, in 1974. He studied piano with Nina Najditsch at Kyiv's Mykola Lysenko Music Academy for Talented Students. He won the gold medal in the Kyiv Conservatory Competition at the age of 13 and was awarded first prize as the youngest performer in the All-Union Chopin Competition held in Kazan, Russia (1990) and First Prize in the Lysenko Competition in Kyiv (1992). Prior to coming to the United States, he was a student of Rudolph Buchbinder at the Basel Conservatory in Switzerland. He received first prize in the Geneva Duo Competition for Violin and Piano in Switzerland (1993), Piano 80 (1994) and the Swiss Youth Competition (1994).
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Extractions: A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Sciullo began piano lessons at age nine, after his parents noticed him improvising at his grandmother's piano. At fifteen, John performed as guest soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as winner of their Young Artist Concerto Auditions. His studies continued at Juilliard School and eventually John became a private student of legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz.
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Extractions: 1999: THE YEAR IN REVIEW Survey on culture and the arts The 1999 cultural season saw developments in all areas, with music again prominent on the scene. The following (listed by category) were among the highlights of the season. Architecture At a time of serious economic malaise, Lviv, a city known for its varied architectural styles, saw the restoration of some of its heralded architectural landmarks as a result of work done in the city's center in preparation for the Summit of Central European Presidents being held there on May 14-15. A photographic exhibition of Ukraine's architectural landmarks by Ukraine's renowned scholar and art historian Hryhorii Lohvyn was held at the Ukrainian Museum in New York on October 3-November 21. Art An exhibition of graphic works by Alexander Archipenko and oil paintings, watercolors and drawings by Alexis Gritchenko (Oleksa Hryschenko), which forms part of the Olena and Zenon Feszczak Collection donated to The Ukrainian Museum, was held at the museum on December 6, 1998, through February of this year.
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Extractions: Music critics have referred to the 25-year-old pianist as an astonishing, powerful and confident virtuoso. Internationally renowned flutist James Galway, who chose Mr. Kuprij as his accompanist for the 1995 International Flute Seminar masterclasses held in Weggis, Switzerland, considers him to be "... one of the most outstanding players of his generation." Mr. Kuprij was born in Volodarka, Kyiv Oblast, in 1974. He studied piano with Nina Najditsch at Kyiv's Mykola Lysenko Music Academy for Talented Students. He won the gold medal in the Kyiv Conservatory Competition at the age of 13 and was awarded first prize as the youngest performer in the All-Union Chopin Competition held in Kazan, Russia (1990) and First Prize in the Lysenko Competition in Kyiv (1992).
Vitalij Kuprij - Neoclassical Keys And Guitars - Ukraine Rocker - Progressive rock reviews and related genre archived, band promo services, and music links vitalij kuprij VK3 1999, Shrapnel Records CyberHome http//www.vitalijkuprij.com Tony wizard and performing classical pianist, vitalij kuprij of Philadelphia, PA, on keyboards http://www.eer-music.com/EER_music_reviews/Vitalij_Kuprij.html
Extractions: Ferrigno - Leal - Kuprij: Promised Land 2001, Lion Music, LMC 071 CyberHome: http://www.LionMusic.com http://www.VitalijKuprij.com Neoclassical master Vitalij Kuprij, and progressive metal veterans Jon Doman and Philip Byrnoe team up with a pair of hot young guitarists, Marco Ferrigno and Javier Leal for a neoclassically influenced shred fest. The style of music is triangulated somewhere between Kuprij's towering neoclassical solo material, the Artension compositional format, and shred exhibitionism. Shred fans pay attention, Ferrigno and Leal understand only two speeds: warp 10 and the pause between compositions... ;) ... and they can really tear it up with aggression, precision, clarity, speed, speed, and more unrelenting speed! For fans of Vitalij Kuprij, this is a no brainer. Kuprij is solid as always. Fans of neoclassical should also check this CD out, though they should be forewarned about the balance of shredding to composition has the scales tipping toward shred. But still, the composition should be within a palatable range for even neoclassical purists. Masters and students of guitar technique should also check out this CD for the fine caliber that newcomers, Leal and Ferrigno, have achieved in their virtuoso skills. Though the two new guitar slingers take up many established areas of guitar technique, they have attained an impressive level of proficiency in their playing and put the technique together in a coherent, unique, and slap-you-in-the-face manner that is worth checking out.
Welcome To Piano.com kuprij, vitalij progressive metal keyboardist, classical pianist, and composerfrom Ukraine. Also a founding member of the progressive rock band, Artension. http://www.piano.com/pianist/pianist_classical.cfm
DREUN.BE vitalij kuprij is een pianovirtuoos afkomstig uit Oekraïne. Deze digipack bevat tientracks, waarin deze pianist samenspeelt met grote muzikanten over de hele http://www.dreun.com/cd_bespr_detail.asp?ID_cd=644
Winterlong Reviews out until Forward And Beyond from Ukraine native vitalij kuprij fell into kuprij,from the band Artension, is a classically trained pianist/keyboardist who http://www.lionmusic.com/Reviews/reviewsVitalij.htm
Extractions: Neo-classical metal keyboard ace Vitalij Kuprij has a brand new instrumental CD, titled Forward and Beyond , containing eight jaw dropping numbers, plus 2 solo Kuprij bonus tracks if you get the European digi-pack version. The current Artension keyboard wizard, and former Ring of Fire member, brought along a host of virtuoso guitar shredders for this outing, so if you dig aggressive, classically inspired instrumental metal, this release will be right up your alley. The only real time you can relax and take a breath on Forward and Beyond is on the three solo Kuprij numbers "Idol Tribute", "Illusions", and "Phantom Fluries", where the keyboard maestro goes for a more introspective and majestic flair, while still showcasing his serious classical chops. While there is a fair amount of what some people will term "wankery" going on here, there is no denying the talent of Vitalij Kuprij and the guitarists that he has amassed for this recording. For an intense instrumental mix of classical, metal, and fusion, it doesn't get much better than this.
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Extractions: GEORGE BELLAS George Bellas started playing guitar at the age of 7, on a Classical guitar his father had bought him. On the way home from getting the guitar, in the back seat of the car, George started plucking away. When he got home, he ran all around the neighborhood playing his new guitar. The next day at school, George checked out every single music book in the school library, went home, and began his quest to obtain an absolute understanding of every detail in music theory. George began practicing and studying really hard at first, to the point of which his fingers began bleeding. He would put band-aids on them and continue practicing. His influences include: J.S.Bach, L.V.Beethoven, Franz Liszt, Paganini, Debussey, Walter Piston, Ted Greene, Robin Trower, Montrose, Van Halen, Michael Schenker, Dream Theater, Magellan, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine, Jason Becker... George began performing live very early on, and gigged extensively with his bands: Union Jack, Destiny, FreeFall and Prodigy, while continually studying Music Theory, Harmony, Rhythm, Counterpoint and Form. George began teaching guitar in his early teens and opened a school of music called "Prodigy's School Of Music". During this time he continued to perform live with his bands and compose a seemingly endless amount of music. George had an attraction towards Classical counterpoint and odd rhythms very early on and are now a unique signature of his style. George's compositions include progressive odd-meter/ exotic scale music, Neoclassical, straight forward rocking vocal tunes and pure Classical, orchestral /soundtrack music. George exhibits great technical prowess and a beautiful sense of melody, harmony and finesse.
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Nieuwe Pagina 1 Promotion) Classically trained pianist vitalij kuprij has already madehimself a name in both the Classical and Rock music scenes. First http://www.concreteweb.be/reviews_2004/cdreviews_21_03_2004/vitalij_kuprij/cdvit
Extractions: Cd Review 2004 VITALIJ KUPRIJ: "Forward And Beyond" (Lion Music Bertus Hard Life Promotion) Classically trained pianist Vitalij Kuprij has already made himself a name in both the Classical and Rock music scenes. First offerings by his hand in the Rock scene started in 1993 with the band Atlantis Rising , and became more serious with Artension (to date, he contributed to 5 of their albums). He got even more notoriety by contributing to some German acts ( Rage being one of 'em), but also went on to bring 3 previous solo instrumental albums. This is his fourth, and it sees contributions from guitarists from all over the world with George Bellas Michael Romeo Michael Harris (on 2 tracks!), Jeff Kollman Javier Leal , plus combining Roger Staffelbach (with whom he started Atlantis Rising Borislav Mitic and Francesco Farera on one specific track. Musically, Vitalij shows his love for the Classical quite clearly, by not only doing an interpretation of "Piano Overture"
Music Ukranianborn vitalij kuprij is an accomplished classical pianist, having won severalinternational awards. This is well-known to fans of this musical genre. http://www.amitroy.net/Music.php
Extractions: Etude No. 1 for the Electric Guitar This is an etude I wrote sometime last year. It is meant as an exercise in alternate picking for the electric guitar. You can download a PDF file of the etude, or listen to it in the MIDI format. Or do both. Sam Moore has my gratitude for taking my original ASCII file and painstakingly converting it to a Powertab file. My Current Favourite Classical Albums Recording : Rachmaninov 3, Tchaikovsky 1 Year It is difficult to describe in a few words what this album means to me. In our appreciation of art and culture, life often imposes a cruel dichotomy. That which is vulgar is ubiquitous, and therefore more likely to be seared in our being through some intensely personal associationsuch as a popular song that arouses fond feelings because it was playing when our first kiss from our first sweetheart took place. Yet, the richer, complex arts, by virtue of their inaccessibility to the general populace, remain something only to be admired from a distancean admiration that is the product of intellection rather than affection. This recording is an exception to the aforementioned dichotomy. Argerich plays with unmatched fury, and in her interpretation of Rachmaninov 3 are hidden some of my fondest memories of the past decade, thus explaining why my appreciation of it is at once logical and visceral. The languor of the opening melody and the shadows and half-lights of the orchestration speak of a gathering storm, building slowly towards the thunderous, overwhelming cadenza of the first movement. In the wistful tune that follows the cadenza, we imagine ourselves picking up our lives in the wake of the storm. Yet, more darkness is portended in the brooding atmosphere and the unresolved end of the movement.