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Machnev, Andrej

Andrej Machnev

Instrument(e): Saxophone

Homepage: jazzschool.ru

Leader & Conductor 'Municipal Jazz Orchestra Rostov on Don' / 'Children Jazz Big Band Rostov on Don'

Flagge englisch Andrej Machnev

INFO New-Centropezn JAZZ Quartet / Rostow a. Don Russia

The Centropezn Jazz Quartet consist of professional musicians. Graduates of the Jazz Department of the Rostov-on-Don State Conservatory named after S. V. Rakhmaninov (Russia). There first Meeting took place in 1988 when they studied at the College of Arts. At that time even nobody expected their students' Ensemble to gain such a popularity and success in the future. For 10 years of its existence the Quartet has turned into a highly qualified group. Appreciated both in Russia and abroad. Each of the Musicians is an excellent soloist and all of them are indispensable within the Quartet. Here are the most famous ot their artistic explorations: 1990, Andrej Machnev won the 3rd Prize at the 1st All-Russia Contest of young jazz players. 1994, Gregory Deratsuev won the 1st Prize. Vitaly Perov won the 2nd Prize at the 2nd All-Russia Contest of young jazz players. 1994, the Quartet won the 5th Prize and the title of the youngest and most perspective group at the ‘European Jazz Contest 94 Brüssel'/Belgium. 1995, the Quartet won the ‘Grand Prix' and the title of European Young Jazz Artists of 1995 at the 14th European Contest of young jazz groups in Leverkusen / Germany. 1998, the Quartet got the title of the best group in audience's opinion at the 22nd European Jazz Contest in Getxo / Spain. Besides the enumerated above events the New-Centropezn Jazz Quartet participated in a number of all-Russia and international festivals, which took place in Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Krivoi Rog. Sochi, etc. The musicians of the Quartet have taken the lead in creating the first in Russian jazz school-centre for children, where they work as teachers: Aram Rustamyants is a school director, Andrej Machnev is an artistic director of the children's Big Band.