Born: July 27, 1972 Primary Instrument: Bass, acoustic
Born in Moscow, Russia, in 1972. After many years of a splendid career in classical music, since his moving to Italy in december 2004 dedicates himself exclusively to performing and composing jazz that he has been playing and composing alongside with his classical activities for some years and considers as his true call. In his adopted home, Italy, collaborates with such important figures of Italian and European jazz scene as Enrico Pieranunzi, Franco Cerri, Glauco Venier, Claudio Fasoli, Giovanni Falzone, Guido Manusardi, Gianni Cazzola, David Boato, Antonio Zambrini, Massimo Manzi and many others. At the same time peforms with some of the important international jazz artists as Klaus Gesing, Franco Ambrosetti, Gwilym Simcock, Asaf Sirkis, Ron Horton, Mike Serin, Will Holshouser, Michael Rosen, Alejandra Martin participating in such festivals like Umbria Jazz (Italy), Porsche Jazz (Italy), Iseo Jazz (Italy), Loulé Jazz Festival (Portugal), Boheme Jazz (Russia), St.Petersburg Jazz Spring (Russia), Saalfelden Jazz Festival (Austria), Jazz Carnival (Ukraine) - to name a few. While still living in Russia, performed in different concerts and festivals with such noted jazz masters as Paul Bollenback, Eddie Gomez, Miles Griffith, Shawnn Monteiro, Adam Nussbaum, Denise Perrier, Christoph Spendel and many others.
Receiving his Master's Degree in double bass as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher from the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory in 1995, where he also studied composition, in 2002 he became the youngest bass player ever in the history of both USSR and Russia to be awarded the prestigious title of the Honored Artist of Russia by President Putin.
From 1992 till 2004 has been the Principal Bassist with one of the world's most noted chamber orchestras - Moscow Soloists directed by Yuri Bashmet. In this way he collaborated with some of the most famous musicians of the classical scene amongst which are Gidon Kremer, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Barbara Hendricks, James Galway, Lynn Harrell, Thomas Quasthoff, Vladimir Spivakov, Maxim Vengerov and many others. During his career, has been appearing on the stages of a great many important venues including Carnegie Hall (New York), Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Musikverein (Vienna), Salle Pleyel (Paris), Royal Albert Hall (London), Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico City), Sydney Opera House, Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels), Accademia di Santa Cecilia (Rome), Megaro (Athens), Gewandhaus (Leipzig) and in such festivals as Bath Music Festival (England), Omaggio a Roma (Italy), Casals Festival (Puerto Rico), Festival di Perth (Australia), Prestige de la Musique (France), Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Finland), Hong Kong Festival of the Arts.
Has also collaborated with such orchestras as l'Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro alla Scala and l'Orchestra Filarmonica Toscanini.
Yuri Goloubev has written a number of jazz and chamber music works as well as transriptions and arrangements, some of them are published in Russia, Germany and United States and recorded over 30 albums, including 3 CDs as a leader and composer (Rendering, 1996, Toremar Island, 2001, The Bridge, 2003). Gave diverse master classes in The United States, England, Ireland and Italy. In 2000 a well-known magazine Harper's Bazaar placed a feature article on Yuri Goloubev.
Your playing and compositions are very strong. You should have a very successful career in both classical and jazz music - Dave Brubeck
You are a beacon of light in your country for true music - keep it up - Dave Liebman
Could you please convey my appreciation to Yuri Goloubev for the great music. It's a really wonderful CD with great writing and playing - Randy Brecker
Fantastic playing technique along with sophisticated musicianship... a superb player - Jazz Quadrate (Minsk)
...the superb Yuri Goloubev on the bass, a virtuoso player with the finest sensibility - www.jazzitalia.net
...il giovane bassista russo Yuri Goloubev, residente da alcuni anni nel nostro paese, che unisce alle doti di virtuoso, dalla tecnica e timing impeccabili, anche una fluente capacita di grande improvvisatore - JAZZIT
PERFORMANCES IN FOLLOWING SIGNIFICANT VENUES
Sydney Opera House (Sydney, Australia) Musikverein (Vienna, Austria) Palace des Beaux Arts (Brussels, Belgium) Toronto Symphony Hall (Toronto, Canada) Prague Philharmonic Hall (Prague, Czech Republic) Tivoli Hall (Copenhagen, Denmark) Royal Albert Hall (London, England) Barbican Centre (London, England) Tapiola Hall (Espoo, Finland) Salle Pleyel (Paris, France) Theatre des Champs Elysees (Paris, France) Louvre Museum (Paris, France) Salle Gaveau (Paris, France) Cite de la Musique (Paris, France) Berlin Philharmonic Hall (Berlin, Germany) Konzerthaus (ex. Schauspielhaus) (Berlin, Germany) Gewandhaus (Leipzig, Germany) Alte Oper (Frankfurt, Germany) Beethovenhalle (Bonn, Germany) Prinzregenttheater (Munich, Germany) Megaro Hall (Athens, Greece) Acropolis (Athens, Greece) Concertgebouw (Amsterdam, Holland) Concertgebouw (Rotterdam, Holland) Hong Kong City Concert Hall (Hong Kong) National Concert Hall (Dublin, Ireland) F. Mann Auditorium (Tel Aviv, Israel) Sherover Hall (Jerusalem, Israel) Verdi Hall (Milano, Italy) Academia Santa Cecilia Concert Hall (Rome, Italy) Suntory Hall (Tokyo, Japan) Tokyo Opera City (Tokyo, Japan) Tokyo Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo, Japan) Izumi Hall (Osaka, Japan) Symphony Hall (Osaka, Japan) Riga Philharmonic Hall (Riga, Latvia) Vilnius Philharmonic Hall (Vilnius, Lithuania) Palacio de Bellas Artes (Mexico, D.F., Mexico) Casino Concert Hall (Monte Carlo, Monaco) Town Hall (Wellington, New Zealand) Oslo Philharmonic Hall (Oslo, Norway) Gulbenkian Center (Lisbon, Portugal) Auditorio Nacional de Musica (Madrid, Spain) Auditorium Stravinsky (Montreux, Switzerland) Kiev Opera House (Kiev, Ukraine) Carnegie Hall (New York, USA) Symphony Hall (Chicago, USA) Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts (Ft.Lauderdale, USA) Dorothy Chandler Center for the Performing Arts (Los Angeles, USA) Symphony Hall (Boston, USA) Symphony Hall (Seattle, USA) Kalarac Hall (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) Moscow Conservatory Grand Hall (Moscow, Russia) St.Petersburg Philharmonic Hall (St.Petersburg, Russia)
PARTICIPATION IN FOLLOWING MUSIC FESTIVALS
Festival St.Gallen Steiermark (St.Gallen, Austria) Carinthischer Sommer (Villach, Austria) Festival of Perth (Perth, Australia) Festival van Vlaanderen (Brussels, Belgium) March Music Days (Rousse, Bulgaria) Prague Spring (Prague, Czech Republic) BBC Promenade Concerts (London, England) Bath Music Festival (Bath, England) Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival (Kuhmo, Finland) Lounais-Hameen Musiikkipaivat (Forssa, Finland) Lahti Organ Festival (Lahti, Finland) Rencontres Musicales d'Evian (Evian, France) Festival de Musique de Menton (Menton, France) Fetes Musicales (Biarritz, France) Prestige de la Musique (Paris, France) Semaine Musicales de Tours (Tours, France) Festival Pro (Bonn - Rolandseck, Germany) International Oleg Kagan Musikfest (Kreuth, Germany) International Viola Congress (Kronberg, Germany) Kammermusiktage am Schloss Elmau (Elmau, Germany) Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele/Internationale Festspiele Baden-Wurttemberg (Ludwigsburg, Germany) Hortos Festival (Hortos, Greece) Hong Kong Festival of the Arts (Hong Kong) Eilat Festival (Eilat, Israel) Elba - Isola Musicale d'Europa (Portoferraio, Italy) Stresa Music Festival (Stresa, Italy) Hommagio a Roma (Rome, Italy) Festival de Musique en Mer (aboard m/s Mermoz - Mediterranean) New Zealand Festival of the Arts (Wellington, New Zealand) Casals Festival (San Juan, Puerto Rico) Russian Winter Arts Festival (Moscow, Russia) Jazz Voices (Moscow, Russia) St.Petersburg Musical Meetings (St.Petersburg, Russia) Rencontres Musicale a Russie (Moscow, Russia) Just Friends (St.Petersburg, Russia) Moscow Autumn (Moscow, Russia) December Nights (Moscow, Russia) Stars of White Nights (St.Petersburg, Russia) Sakharov Memorial Festival (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) Classic Hit Cocktail (Kaliningrad, Russia) Festival de Musique Montreux-Vevey (Montreux, Switzerland) Verbier Festival (Verbier, Switzerland) Primavera Concertistica di Lugano (Lugano, Switzerland) Istanbul International Festival (Istanbul, Turkey) Morris International Festival of the Arts (Morristown, NJ, USA) Boheme Jazz (Moscow, Russia) St.Petersburg Jazz Spring (St.Petersburg, Russia) Mikkeli Music Days (Mikkeli, Finland)
Jazz: Paul Bollenback, Shawnn Monteiro, Denise Perrier, Eddie Gomez, Miles Griffith, Christoph Spendel, Sigi Finkel, Chris McNulty, Phil Maturano, Michel Portal, Enrico Pieranunzi, Guido Manusardi, Claudio Fasoli, Adam Nussbaum, Giovanni Falzone, Napua Davoy and others
Classical: Yuri Bashmet, Mario Brunello, Sarah Chang, Vera Dulova, James Galway, Lynn Harrell, Barbara Hendricks, Kim Kashkashian, Gidon Kremer, Shlomo Mintz, Michel Portal, Thomas Quasthoff, Vadim Repin, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Vladimir Spivakov, Maxim Vengerov, Uto Ughi and others