On May 22 - 26, 2017 in Kaluga will take place the jubilee, the 20th international music festival "World Of Guitar". This year, at the opening of the festival, the world premiere of the opera by Larry Coryell, the 'godfather' of fusion, based on Leo Tolstoy's novel "Anna Karenina" will take place. The premiere will be dedicated to Larry Coryell, who, unfortunately, passed away in New York last February.
"Over the past few years, Larry Coriell has been completely focused on the opera," - says resident and festival's director of international projects Roman Miroshnichenko. - "I had the privilege of being an assistant to Larry in this huge project. We repeatedly discussed the concept of the opera, complicated guitar skills and other important things. Only a week before his death Larry sent me the score of the final part of the opera. In a recent conversation, Larry's wife said that he 'lived' this opera and asked not to cancel the premiere.
The festival jam will feature the famous Polish blues-rock guitarist Leszek Cihonski, whose program will be dedicated to the legendary Jimi Hendrix and his eternal hits to the accompaniment of the symphony orchestra. In the Thanks Jimi Simphonic program, Leszek Cihonski himself with the band and a special guest Roman Miroshnichenko will take part.
The festival will be closed by the legendary guitarist Al Di Meola. He will play the hits of the Betales, Astor Piazzolla'a compositions and his own music.
On March 13, 2017, the Crystal Ball "Crystal Turandot" was held in honor of the 95th anniversary of the Vahtangov Theater. Special guest of the ball Roman Miroshnichenko and his band performed the song "Song For Larry" recently written by him in memory of Larry Coryell. The TV version of the jubilee will be shown on the TV-channel "Culture". Stay tuned!
We are very proud to announce that Roman Miroshnichenko has made semi-finalist in the International Songwriting Competition under the “Instrumental" category for his composition “Adios Amigo”, dedicated to Mario Olivares.
We're saddened to learn of the passing of Jazz Guitar Great and Roman's close friend and teacher Larry Coryell. He died in his sleep at the age of 73 in NYC.
We are honored to announce that Roman Miroshnichenko will join next year’s prestigious judging panel of the 16th annual Independent Music Awards (IMA) program. The IMAs assembles an awesome panel of Artist & Industry judges to help determine the year’s best independent Songs, Albums, EPs, Music Videos and Designs. Collectively IMA Judges such as Keith Richards, Tom Waits, Laurie Anderson, Ozzy Osbourne, Killer Mike, Aimee Mann, Keith Urban, Snoop Dogg, Buddy Guy, Les Claypool, Suzanne Vega, Bebel Giberto, Chris Thile, Afrika Bambaataa, Peter Gabriel, Norah Jones, Ray Davies and many, many others - have produced some of the greatest music of the 20th and 21st centuries.