Composer Anton Bukanov

Composer Anton Bukanov


In my childhood everybody talked to me: Youll become a famous composer!. Even my acquaintance geezers in the village, where I was usually spending my summer holidays! And I couldnt understand why had they decided so? I wasnt writing anything; when in the musical school teachers all the same were making us do that, I created the same nonsense as other pupils HoweverI started composing the music (except several jazz fragments) rather lately, in the age of 16-17, but I DID IT its the peoples wisdom! From where could they know it? Or every second musical school pupil becomes a composer?? And, by the way, why my second uncle simple village drunkard for all his life had a nickname COMPOSER??? (A. Bukanov)


24 Preludes for piano (premiere, in excerpts - 24.04.2007, Yaroslavl, author piano)

Sonata 2 for piano (premiere 1.6.1995, Yaroslavl, author)

Sonata 5 for piano (premiere 25.2.1997, Rakhmaninov Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, author)
- Suite for piano (premiere 13.10.1997, Maliy (Small) Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, author. 1st Prize of the Pushkin International Composers Competition, Moscow, 1998)

- Trilogy the three string quartets
- Quintet for flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (premiere 21. 6. 1997, White Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, The New Julyard Ensemble (USA) directed by Prof. Joel Sax)

- String quartets 4, 5, 6, 7
- 7 pieces for piano (premiere 23.9.1998, Rakhmaninov Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, author)
- 4 pieces for piano (in memory of Albert Lehman) (premiere 20.02.2002, Yaroslavl, author)mp3  

- Concerto for three keyboards ENSONIQ MR76
- Sonata for cello and piano (premiere 28.5.2001, Rakhmaninov Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Ruslan Biryukov and author) mp3  

- 3 jazz pieces for piano (premiere 24.9.2000, Concert Hall of Yaroslavl Philharmonic, author) mp3


- Symphony for orchestra (premiere 26.5.2001, Great Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, State Symphony Orchestra of Radio and Television, conductor Honored Artist of Russia Pavel Sorokin) mp3
- Contra omnis candidatat for cello and piano (written to Sofia Gubaidulina Jubilee, given to Madame Gubaidulina in the Celebratory Evening at Maliy (Small) Hall of Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, 27.10.2001)

- 4 polyphonic pieces for piano (premiere 20.11.2002, Moscow, Large Hall of Shnittke Musical Institution, author (3rd Prize of Shnittke International Composers Competition, Moscow, 2002))


- 2003 for piano

- Crucifixus for piano (premiere 16.5.2004, Moscow House of the Composers, author)


- Concerto for two pianos

- Dedication (to Shostakovich 100th anniversary) for orchestra (premiere 5.12.2006, Moscow International House of the Music, as a part of collective work written by Russian young composers, within the grandioso project of the weekly Muzikalnoe Obozrenie (Musical Review). Symphony Orchestra Russian Philharmonic, conductor Honored Artist of Russia Vladimir Ziva)


Anton Bukanov was born on May 19, 1977 in city of Yaroslavl. At the age of six he started learning music.

Anton Bukanov is one of the brilliant young jazz players and composers of Russia, and, maybe, not only Russia.

Had an incredible pleasure to contact and work with the really great musicians of our time Sofia Gubaidulina, Demis Roussos, Dimitri Arapis, Valery Poliansky, Karolos Trikolidis, Vladimir Tonkha, Valery Popov, Oleg Lundstrem, Anatoly Gerasimov, Rishad Shafi, Gassan Mamedov, Alex Sipiagin, Kamal Ballan and many others

2007-2008 Anton Bukanov
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