Erkin Yusupov "Erik"Affiliation:
Bolshoi Theater of Russia Principal trombonist,Moscow State Conservatory(teacher),soloist
Artist's BiographyErkin Yusupov was born in 1975 in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan (a former republic of the USSR). He is the laureate of a brass wind instruments contest in Kaliningrad. He was the 2st prize winner at Rimsky-Korsakov International competition for wind and percussion instruments held in St.Petersburg in 2000. Erkin started to study music at Rimsky-Korsakov musical college in 1990 in St.Petersburg. In 1995 he became a student of the Moscow State Conservatory named after Pyotr Tchaikovsky. In 1996 he won the competition for the right to work in the famous Young Russia orchestra under the conduct of Mark Gorenstein. After his victory at Rimsky-Korsakov competition St.Petersburg in 2000 Erkin Yusupov was invited to become an artist of the Russian National Orchestra under the conduct of Mikhail Pletnev.
In 2003 Erkin Yusupov successfully performed at a contest held at the State Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. Since 2003 he remains the solo trombone player and the concert master of trombones at the Bolshoi theatre orchestra in Moscow. Erkin Yusupov has been on artistic tours to many countries: the USA, the UK, France, Denmark, Canada, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Poland, Slovenia, Ukraine, Belarus and other CIS states (the Commonwealth of Independent States).
Erkin Yusupov is also an invited soloist of the Central Military orchestra of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. For 18 years Erkin Yusupov is an artist of a \"4.33\" vanguard ensemble under the conduct of Alexei Aigi. Alexei Aigi is a Russian famous violin player and composer referred to as a Russian Michael Nyman. The 4.33 ensemble performs music for films and different other works of Alexei Aigi.
Erkin Yusupov actively contributes to the sphere of musical education. During the years of 2004 " 2006 he worked as a professor of trombone at Kazan State Musical Conservatory named after N.G.Zhiganov. Since 2006 he has been working as an associated professor at Maimonid State Classical Academy in Moscow. Since 2011 he is a professor at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Musical Conservatory.
Erkin Yusupov actively delivers master classes and educational solo concerts in numerous cities of various countries of the CIS. Students and professors of brass wind instruments in Lviv and Poltava (Ukraine), Kazan, Novosibirsk, Ioshkar Ola (Russian Federation), Yerevan (Armenia), Toshkent (Uzbekistan), Madrid (Spain) enjoyed the opportunity to visit Erkin Yusupovs performances and classes. In 2007 and in 2010 Erkin worked as a jury member at an international wind instrument competition held in Lviv (Ukraine). In April 2012 Erkin delivered master classes at the Moscow University of Culture, Nizhniy Novgorod Musical Academy and Kazan Musical Conservatory.
As a member of the Russian Association of the Wind Instruments Players held by Central Palace of the Cultural Workers in Moscow, Erkin Yusupov contributes a lot to the Russian cultural heritage preservation and to further development of the Russian trombone tradition. During the season 2009-2010 he participated in a charitable fund raising concert for the renovation and restoration of the Great hall of the Moscow State Conservatory. He performed with the Central Military orchestra of the Russian Federation under the conduct of the Lieutenant General Valery Khalilov and played the trombone solo in the famous Grande Messe des Morts by Hector Berlioz.
On November 29th, 2011 Erkin participated in the concert dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of the outstanding Russian trumpet player Timothy Dokshitser. Annually Erkin Yusupov plays at the charitable concerts in memoriam of Vladislav Blazhevich, the outstanding Russian trombone and tuba player, composer, one of the founders of the Russian trombone and tuba school, professor of Moscow Tchaikovsky conservatory and of the Gnesins musical college.