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Vladimir Kuzmin

Vladimir Borisovich Kuzmin (born May 31, 1955 , Moscow) – Soviet and Russian rock musician, multi-instrumentalist, rock singer -songwriter . People’s Artist of Russia (2011).

Since 1983 , for over 20 years, Vladimir Kuzmin produced about 20 albums and wrote more than 200 songs, many of them were executed together with musicians of ” Speaker .”

Childhood and youth
Vladimir Kuzmin was born May 31, 1955 in Moscow. His father – a Marine Corps officer Boris G. Kuzmin (1928-2013) , his mother – a teacher of foreign languages ​​Natalia Kuzmina . Soon after his birth , his father was transferred to Vladimir Northern Fleet in Murmansk region Satellite garrison . Volodya was in school number 5 Pechenga village , was an excellent , fond of music since childhood , he studied at the School of Music in violin . With 5 years of playing the electric guitar. The first song written in six years. While studying in the sixth grade, his first band , which at concerts and school parties performing his own songs and covers «The Beatles» and «The Rolling Stones» and others groups.

From 1978 to 1983 he studied at the department brass Dnepropetrovsk Glinka Musical College flute Sergei Dmitrievich Pyatova (now – the main conductor of the circus, Soloist Chamber Orchestra “The Seasons” Garry Logvin ) . Despite the fact that Kuzmin began studying the flute from scratch, he soon surpassed his classmates , and for state examinations chose the most difficult things – ” the Suite number 2 ” by Bach , ” Poem ” Joan Kolodub and ” Flight of the Bumblebee ” by Rimsky -Korsakov. And played so that the reference signed by the chairman of the state commission , professor of the Leningrad Conservatory Alexander Yuriev , stated: ” The student showed a deep enough understanding of the composer’s style , a good command of the instrument. Has a beautiful sound, excellent intonation , good, ” Bach’s ” touch , confident clean appliances fingers … Credits – five . ”

Starting a music career
In 1977, after participating in the MIIT VIA “Hope” as a guitarist .

Then passes to popular “VIA Gems ” , where he worked for nearly a year . In 1979 , together with Alexander Barykin , Vladimir Kuzmin gathered for the first of the group “Carnival” , which has achieved great popularity in Moscow.

Rock band “Carnival” (1979-1982)
Rock band ” Speaker ” (1982-1985)

Participated in the first and second compositions of the ” Speaker “.
In 1985, the group released the album ” Music telegraph wires .” For unknown reasons, the album was banned in the USSR , and now preserved only in digitizing records with the coil . However, a few songs from it reprinted on anthologies of the ” Speaker ” and Kuzmin.

two Star
Kuzmin gained widespread popularity thanks to the collaboration with Alla Pugacheva . He was a soloist song Alla Pugacheva ” Recital” , first came to her in the finale of the festival ” Song of the Year ” in 1986 , in February 1987, it was made by the same Italian song festival in San Remo . Before that was known only interested in rock music. Kuzmin wrote songs for Alla Pugacheva.
In 1987, “Melodies ” comes the first solo album of Vladimir Kuzmin “My Love” . In 1987 Kuzmin Pugacheva recorded songs from the series ” He, She and rain ,” they had to get the album, but the record did not come out . Some of the material included in the album “Romeo and Juliet ” and the idea was realized only in 1997 in the album ” Two Star “.
Kuzmin and the group ” Dynamic” (1987-1992)
In March 1987, Kuzmin put together a new lineup ” Speaker ” Alexander Stepanenko (saxophone , ex- “Bravo” ) , Valentin Lezov (bass , ex- “Arsenal “, ” Rock -studio “), Alexander Goryachev (guitar , ex- “Gulliver “, ” Brigada S “), Alexander (” Bach “) Bahurets (drums ) and Alexander Telegin (aka Alexander Kuzmin ) (keyboards) . After leaving the group B. Lezova bass began to play Telegin A. ( Alexander Kuzmin , Sanya Diogo ) , who was replaced by keyboardist Igor Len (ex- ” Copernicus “, ” Obermaneken “, “Center “). After a short rehearsal period Kuzmin left with the band on tour. He has successfully toured with this lineup and made ​​records , including one of the best albums Kuzmina “Tears in the fire .”

In U.S.
In 1991-1992 . Kuzmin and ” Speaker ” continued his career in California, where, together with local musicians performed in nightclubs and recorded two English-language album.

Kuzmina return to Moscow
In late 1992, Vladimir returned to Moscow, where he regained his accompanying composition, typing new musicians , as almost all former members of his group remained in America. In 1993 Kuzmin began to tour and record new concert and studio solo albums , with several times changing cast of musicians “Dynamics” and achieving the desired group from his sound.

Awards and achievements

Decree of Russian President DA Medvedev on January 7, 2011 was awarded the title of People’s Artist of Russia.
Holder of the Order ” Service to the Art “, ” the glory of the Fatherland “, “For Mercy”
1986 – Award ” Song of the Year ” (a duet with Alla Pugacheva ” Two Star “).
1988 – Award ” Song of the Year ” (the song “Captain” ) .
1999 – Award ” Song of the Year ” (the song “I will not forget you .”)
2000 – Prize “Golden Gramophone” (song ” thresholds “).
2003 – Prize “Golden Gramophone” ( the song ” Story of my life”) .
2004 – Award ” Song of the Year ” ( the song ” 730 days a year .”)
2005 – Award ” Song of the Year ” (the song “Spark” ) .
2006 – Award ” Song of the Year ” ( the song ” You’re everything to me .”)

Discography

About two albums rock group ” Dynamic” , recorded earlier ( in 1982 ) with the participation of Vladimir Kuzmin , see Speaker ( rock band ) .

dynamic

1982 – Speaker I
1982 – Speaker II

center

1983 – Stewardess summer lines
solo
1983 – Take a
1984 – Miracle dreams
1985 – The Voice
1985 – Music telegraph wires
1985 – My love
1986 – Not yet come Monday
1987 – Romeo and Juliet
1988 – Look at me now
1989 – Tears in fire
1991 – Dirty Sounds
1992 – Crazy About Rock’n’Roll
1994 – Heavenly attraction
1992 – My girlfriend Luck (My Girlfriend Luck)
1995 – Heaven – attraction
1996 – Seven Seas
1997 – Two Star
1997 – Wicked Angel
1999 – Our best days
2000 – Network
2001 – Rocker
2002 – Rocker 2
2003 – of something better
2006 – Holy creek
2007 – Mystery
2012 – End or Fin ( Disc 1 Epilogue )
2013 – End or Fin ( Disc 2 Organism )
2013 – End or Fin ( Disc 3 Interferon )

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