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Arkady Shilkloper

Primary Instrument: Flugelhorn

Born: October 17, 1956    

Arkady Shilkloper

Horn, flugelhorn, corno da caccia, alphorn, corno pastoriccio, didgeridoo, Wagner tuba etc.

Born in Moscow, Russia on October 17, 1956. At the age of six started to play alto horn in a brass orchestra at the Kuntsevo District Young Pioneers House in Moscow. 1967 to 1974: the Moscow Military Music School. 1974 to 1976: the orchestra at the Lenin Military Political Academy, Soviet Armed Forces. 1976 to 1981: studied French horn at the Gnesins State Music Education Institute (now Gnesins Russian Academy of Music.) 1978 to 1985: member of the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra. 1985 to 1989: member of the Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra...
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”Arkady Shilkloper is simply the most creative hornist on the planet, and is without doubt one of the greatest horn players who has ever lived. Nobody can do what he does. He is commonly termed a “jazz” player, but what he does goes far beyond that, transcending genre and national styles. He also performs with ear-boggling virtuosity on at least three instruments: horn, alphorn, and fluegelhorn, and no one who has ever had the cosmic good luck of hearing him in performance has ever forgotten his indelible and supreme artistry. Let me close with a quote (from the horn journal) from the first time I heard Arkady: Shilkloper and his bass player swing like nobody's business. He rips and riffs and goes places that horn players aren't supposed to go without a net, map, seat belt, crash helmet, overhead air support, and a note from their mothers. And he does so with extraordinary ease and musicality. I think maybe nobody ever told him ”Jazz playing on horn is very difficult, and probably not natural” or perhaps the phrase does not translate into Russian. I'd walk a camel a mile to hear this guy.”

Jeffrey Agrell Associate Professor of Horn School of Music UCC Music 3754 The University of Iowa

“Arkady Shilkloper is a world-class performer on horn, flugelhorn and alphorn (on which he is truly unrivaled around the globe!). He is not only an outstanding performer, but also a very skilled composer and resourceful arranger for both brass and string orchestras and ensembles. The quartet PAGO LIBRE was founded in 1989, Mr Shilkloper joined the group in 1994, and ever since he brought the level of this band up to the highest possible level, both as original musician and unique personality. Thanks to him, PAGO LIBRE enjoys the status of one of Europe’s top ensembles in the triangle of contemporary classical,new jazz and imaginary folk music.

  John Wolf Brennan Professor at Hochschule für Design+Kunst, Luzern, Composer, Pianist, Organist, Publisher and Producer.

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