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About Victor Solomin (bandleader of Solominband ): I was born in the country of mountains, rivers and dzhigits near the Caspian Sea. There I graduated from the music school with bayan and spesialized school with domra. There I decided that domra is an instrument of the future and I still stick to this illusion. Then a train brought me to Kharkov and I entered the HII Kharkov Institute of Arts. After that I spent a couple of years in Moscow in “Russia” ensemble under the tactful direction of Lyudmila Zykina. When I got tired of this tactful direction of “the golden voice of Russia”, in a railway carriage 13 I left for Kharkov again, where successfully worked for three years in the same Institute of Arts as a teacher. The success was so great that in 1997 I left for the “decaying Europe” as a free-lance musician. Far from my motherland, in sunny Holland, I recorded my first four discs and met the aborigins: Y. Bashmet, V. Slobodyanik, V.Spivakov, V. Gergiev. The aborigins were satisfied with the acquaintance and still boast of this fact. Then I spent three years in Prague, where I started conquering jazz and where my first disc with jazz elements was recorded. In 2004 I made my own jazz project SOLOMINBAND which still keeps making the Ukrainian listener happy.
Though the joint project SOLOMINBAND group appeared recently, but has
already become symbolic. This is not actually strange, because the joining
of efforts of four talanted outstanding people can not bring out anything,
but striking, new and unique. Really, tandem of the three musicians, who
probably must have been the first to unite authentic ukrainian melos and
professional jazz,and the musician, who can play Bach concerts and the
Paganini caprices on domra as well as jazz-rock and trip-hop music, his
own compositions and ethno-jazz, can't do anything but fascinate the
In the music created by SOLOMINBAND much have been interweaved:
folklore tunes, contemporary jazz music and very impressive presentation
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