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08/14/2017


Roman Miroshnichenko is celebrating 25 years of music! Being the 2009 - 2016 Independent Music Awards 4-times winner and the USA Songwriting Competition First Prize Winner, Roman is the Russia’s most prominent and celebrated guitarist. His name is featuring on «The Great Jazz Guitarists» encyclopedia by Hal Leonard Books, the most comprehensive and competent guide to jazz guitarists ever published (from Django Reinhardt to John Mclaughlin and beyond). During his career he has worked with such musicians as Steve Vai, Al Di Meola, Marco Mendoza, Heather Headley, Djivan Gasparyan, Dominique Di Piazza, to name a few. For a few years, he played in a duo with ‘godfather of fusion’ Larry Coryell.

Since 2016 Roman Miroshnichenko is an international projects director of the annual «World Of Guitar» festival which is one of the biggest and prestigious guitar festivals in Europe. In 2017 Miroshnichenko joined the judging panel of the 16th annual Independent Music Awards (IMA) program among with Tom Waits, Slayer, Sepultura and others.

Roman celebrates his creative life jubilee by releasing new album «Ascension». The new album to be released in October, 2017 and entitled Roman, was recorded with his long time band, which includes Val Chernook on drums and Oleg Kanakov on bass. He is also joined by special guests: Grammy-winning violinist Charlie Bisharat, famous Argentinian pianist Mario Parmisano, renown Floridian musicians Luis Alicea (drums) and Aron Ferre (keyboards), Danish virtuoso Henrik Andersen and world class percussionist Gumbi Ortiz, who has played with Al Di Meola for 30 years. Two album’s songs Roman dedicated to his close friends and collaborators - Larry Coryell and Mario Olivares.

Al Di Meola, the legendary guitarist, commented on the release: «Roman's adventurous complex playing and songs take the listener on a tour de force journey. Carrying on with a great tradition of fusion well done!»

The album included an «electric» version of Roman's Award-winning song Alien's Dream, which was written for the latest project World Of Guitar Trio and is dedicated to one of the greatest guitaplayers of all time Steve Vai, who very kindly responded to the new release: «Congratulations on your record! And thanks so much for the touching Alien’s Dream. It’s quite beautiful! I like music that has some rich changes and cool melody!»

Congrats on 25 years of making music for the world to enjoy!

06/16/2017

On June 15, Roman Miroshnichenko has performed at the State Kremlin Palace with the Moscow Symphony Orchestra "Russian Philharmonic", which was conducted by the famous Swedish conductor Ulf Wadenbrandt. Standing ovations of 6000 absolutely happy people! Photoreport is here...

05/26/2017


The 20th international World Of Guitar music festival took place on May 22-26, 2017 in Kaluga, Russia. This year, at the festival’s opening, Larry Coryell’s last opera, based on Leo Tolstoy's novel Anna Karenina was presented. The world premiere was dedicated to Larry Coryell, the “godfather of fusion," who passed away in New York in February. Mr. Coryell worked on the opera until his final days and it was completed posthumously by his friends and collaborators Roman Miroshnichenko and Nenad Stephanovich.

“Over the past few years, Larry Coryell has been completely focused on the opera," says resident and festival's director of international projects Roman Miroshnichenko. “I had the privilege of assisting Larry on this special project. We repeatedly discussed operatic concepts, complicated guitar skills and other essential aspects of the music. A week prior to his death, Larry sent me the score of the final part of the opera. In a recent conversation, Larry's wife Tracey Coryell said that he “lived" this opera and asked not to cancel the premiere."

It was a brilliant production by Larry Coryell featuring Moscow's The Russian Philharmonic Orchestra along with Russia's most prominent guitarist, Roman Miroshnichenko, Serbian classical guitarist Nenad Stephanovich, and Slovenian opera soloists. All were well received at a sold out Kaluga Philharmonic Hall.

The festival was closed by the legendary guitarist  Al Di Meola. He had played the hits of the Beatles, Astor Piazzolla'a compositions and his own music. At the festival's closing ceremony, the governor of the Kaluga region, Anatoly Artamonov awarded to Roman Miroshnichenko a Honorary diploma "For a great personal contribution to the development and promotion of the festival."

04/28/2017

IMA judges announced and we are honored to report that Roman Miroshnichenko is a member of 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 Tom Waits, Slayer, Sepultura and others - have produced some of the greatest music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Фото Романа Мирошниченко.

04/16/2017

On April, 14 at Yotaspace Hall Roman Miroshnichenko appeared as a special guest of the multi-format music project The Trip Show. Together with the virtuoso bass player Julie Slick (Adrian Belew Power Trio) and the legendary drummer Morgan Agren (Steve Vai, Glenn Huges, Tony Iommi, Frank Zappa), several progresive-rock instrumental compositions were performed. During the show, Canadian vocalist Matt Laurent joined the musicians to perform a few hits by David Bowie and The Beatles.

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