After receiving a Master’s degree in Cello Performance from the Moscow State Conservatory in Russia, Georgy Gusev moved to Italy to study with Sicilian virtuoso Giovanni Sollima at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia where he earned the diploma “Master of Cello.”

As soloist he has performed with orchestras and various ensembles in the best classical and modern halls of Russia, Italy, France, Austria, Switzerland, China, and the US. He has participated in various international festivals alongside many world-renowned classical musicians such as: Natalia Gutman, Giovanni Sollima, Enrico Dindo, Eliso Virsaladze, Rocco Filippini, Monika Leskovar, Sonig Tchakerian, Boris Andrianov and Alexander Bouzlov.

Gusev also works as a composer and among his recent projects, he released a series of compositions for cello solo called The Traveler’s Diary (originally Breviario per Nomadi) that has been used as a background for various TV shows by the Italian national television RAI and several films. His first solo album Cello Drive, includes Gusev’s innovative compositions as well as completely revised arrangements of national melodies and songs, which was sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld and was released by the UK label North2North in June 2016.

Gusev has taught for over two years as a docent at the Accademia Musicale Praeneste in Rome and has held master classes of modern approach to classical music in Zagarolo (2013-15), Rome (2014-15), and Moscow (2014-15). He also holds a private studio of both cello and piano. Besides performing and teaching, Gusev is actively involved in promoting cultural exchange between Russian and Italian musicians. As such, he frequently organizes Italo-Russian master classes in Rome and Moscow and in 2013 founded the International Music Festival “Masters of Music” held annually in Moscow.

 

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