Anatolii Vapirov

Anatolii Vapirov

24.11.1947 г.

Berdiansk - Ukraine

composer, jazz-performer, saxophoneist

Although during the last years Anatoly Vapirov lives in Bulgaria, this former Leningrader, saxophonist and composer, has the full right, not nominally but in fact, to stay as a person to the Soviet jazz scene. He doesn’t break the relations with his fatherland and very often plays at various festivals in what was the USSR recently.
Vapirov began playing jazz in Leningrad (Now Saint Petersburg) Conservatory in the late 60s, further on, in the 70s and 80s, he achieved a secure position as one of the leading musicians and composers of modern jazz.
The brilliant schooling, many years experience and splendid skill, have provided him with practically unlimited opportunities as a musician.
He has a wide range of interests – he likes to and plays mainstream in the Gold Years of Jazz ensemble, in Varna he is Head of a Big Band playing traditional jazz, he has composed chamber pieces and ballet music.
Leningraders – jazz enthusiasts, will never forget Vapirov’s large compositions: The Mirror of Memory (dedicated to Charlie Mingus), The Lines of Fortune (in memory of Alban Berge), De Profundis, Macbeth, Slovonic Mystery.
Many of them have been released on LPs and CDs and are soundtracks to TV films.

Works

Composed works: 1982 – Concerto for clarinetto and string orchestra 1983 – Ten Jazz Scenes on Macbeth 1984-86 – films in Leningrad TV /Lines of Destiny, Ten Jazz Scenes on Macbeth, Thracian scene 1986 – film at BBC – Thracian scene 1984 – Maskarad- rock ballet / Kirov Opera and ballet Theatre – Leningrad/ 1984 – Macbeth -ballet 1992-98 – symphonic music -/In Memoriam, Cantata on Christo Smirnenski’s “Fairy tale about a stairway” 1998 – Concerto Grosso for symphony orchestra and jazz quartet 2001 – Concerto For Symphony Orchestra and jazz soloists . 2002 – Metamorphosis for symphony orchestra. 2003 – Passacalia-for symphony orchestra 2003 -Slavonic Requiem –for mixs chorus, soloists and symphony orchestra 2004-2005- Symphony Lubok, Concerto №1 For Symphony Orchestra , Ritual Dance for Symphony Orchestra 2006- Concertino for Clarinet and Chamber Orchestra, 5 Exersis for Symphony Orchestra and Jazz Festival. 2007-2015 –Variation for symphony orchestra, Opera “The besieged love “, „Masquerade „-for tenor and symphony orchestra,” Thracian skitsi „-for clarinet and symphony orchestra, Concerto №2 For Symphony Orchestra, Fantasy for symphony orchestra, Symphony №2, Rodopska Legenda – variation for symphony orchestra,

1992-2015– Artistic Director of the Varna Summer International Jazz Festival

DISCOGRAPHY
1. LP – LENINGRAD JAZZ ENSEMBLE MELODIA C60-07915
2. LP – MISTERIA MELODIA C60-13575
3. LP – LINES OF DESTINY MELODIA C60-255665
4. LP – MOSCOW JAZZ FESTIVAL MELODIA C60-22481
5. LP – LENINGRAD JAZZ FESTIVAL 83 MELODIA C60-21537
6. LP – LENINGRAD JAZZ FESTIVAL 85 MELODIA
7. LP – LENINGRAD MUSIC HALL BIG-BENDMELODIA
8. LP – TRANSSIBERIAN EXPRES MELODIA C60-27669
9. LP – JAZZ-VEGA-90-VOCAL SUMMIT MELODIA P-R 60-009095
10.LP – SENTECED TO SILENCE LEO RECORDS LR 110
11.LP – INVOCATIONS LR 121
12.LP – MACBETH LR 130
13.LP – DE PROFUNDIS LR 159
14.LP – JAM SESSION LENINGRAD FUSION-GERMANY 8003
15.LP – FIRRA TUTT FAROE ISLANDS HJF 23
16.CD – MOTHER RUSSIA /with K.Maslak/LEO RECORDS LR 177
17.CD-DOCUMENTNEWMUSICFROMRUSSIA-LEORECORDSLR807
18.CD – CONSPIRACYZURICH LEO RECORDS LR 809-816
19.CD – OCTET OST AMADEOPOLIGRAM 5133292
20.CD – OCTET OST II AMADEOPOLIGRAM 5218232
21.CD – HARD WAY TO FREEDOM /with Y. Ibrahimova/ AVA – 0001
22.CD – VAPIROV EAST-WEST PROJECT AVA – 0002
23.CD – THERE’S ALWAYS HOPE /with H. Tavitian/ AVA – 0003
24.CD – CONCERT BY THE BLACK SEA /with M.Leviev/ AVA – 0004
25.CD – VAPIROV PROJECT “WALTZ STR.” AVA – 0005
26.CD – THIS TIME FOREVER /International Big-Band/ AVA – 0006
27.CD – FOR EMIL /with M.Leviev/ RIVA SOUND RSCD 3026
28.CD – SAD A LITTLE BIT /with M.Leviev/ RADIO PLOVDIV
29.CD – TO MIAMI AND BACK MARCOS MUSIC 500259
30.CD – A FAIRY-TALE /w T.Spassov-S.Yankuolov/ MARKOS MUSIC 500242
31.CD VOICED SILENCE /with Y.Kuznetsov/MARKOS MUSIC 500563
32.CD – FAIRY TALE TRIO WERGO GERMANY 281531-2
33.CD – BRATIMENE /with Theodossy Spassov/ gega – GD – 132
34.CD – BRIDGE OVER SEA /with Yuri Kuznetsov/ AVA – 0007
35.CD – NEW EUROPEAN QUARTET AVA – 0008
36.CD – MAGIC WATER AVA – 0009
37.CD – SLOVONIAN MYSTERY AVA – 0010
38.CD –THE FAIRY TALE Trio featEnverIzmailov– KukerMusic-05
39.CD- De profundis AVA- 0011
40 CD – SKITSI / With V.Tarasov / AVA – 0012
41.CD – RUSSIAN STYLE / jazz in Russia/ with S.Kuriokhin LRS CD- 0020.CC
42. CD- Black Sea Trio /Vapirov-Izmailov-Horvath / AVA – 0013
43. CD- Concerto Grosso /Ruse Philarmonic Orchestra/ AVA – 0014 conductor G.Dimitrov, The soloists –Vapirov/Yankoulov/ Kuznetsov /Shanov/

44.CD- Jazz Karnaval Odessa 2001- With Y.Kuznetsov , LS 036-01
V.Volkov.
45.CD –Forgotten Ritual with S.Kuriokhin – SLR 039/10
46-47 CD –BACK TO THE FUTURE AVA 0015-16
48-50 CD – Golden Years of New Jazz LR-GY 401/404
51. Invocations AVA-0017
52- Nature Story-Black Sea Trio AVA-0019
53.-EAST WEST CONNECTION –Anatoly Vapirov Septet AVA-0020
54.- EXTEMPORA –Trio AVA-0021
55.- ANATOLY VAPIROV QUARTET –featuring Tomasz Stanko AVA-0022
55-57 Varna Summer Jazz Festival-1993-2003 AVA -00 23-24-25
58.-Q-artet-Vapirov-Tarasov-Volkov-Donchev AVA-0026
59.-Mirror Of Memory –III
Vapirov International Big-Band AVA-0029
60. Inner Spaces Vapirov –Donchev AVA- 0030
61. Balkan Influenza AVA – 0031. Vapirov-Lechner-Tang-Yankoulov Live in Vienna
62. SAXOMAFIA AVA – 0032
63. Nostalgia AVA – 0033
64. A Dream Within A Dream AVA – 0034
65. Outside – Balkan Influenza AVA -0035
66.- Closer Vapirov-Donchev-Yankoulov AVA -0036
67.-Jazz Festival Varna Summer-2007 AVA-0037
68- Slavonic Requiem AVA -0038 with Symphony orchestra and choir and soloists
conductor Georgy Dimitrov
69.-Vapirov-60 Anniversary
with A.Donchev,H.Tavitian,Y.Kuznetsov , AVA-0039
H.Yotsov,G.Donchev
70- SPLINTERS OF EMOTIONS AVA 0040 with A.Donchev,S.Yankoulov
71-Anatoly Vapirov-Music For A Symphonic Orchestra AVA 0041 72-New Balcan Influenza-Live in Jerusalem AVA 0042
73-SOPRANIADA AVA 0043
74-SMOOTH THE/N/ORY AVA 0044
75-Black Sea Quartet –Dancing on a Fire AVA 0045
76-No-Net / Vapirov Project -2014 / AVA 0046
77-Long Road To Home AVA 0047

Creations