Gary Bagdasarian


Gary Bagdasarian was born in Leningrad in 1970. In 1994 he graduated from the Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory. Has collaborated with the St Petersburg jazz musicians David Goloschokin, Mikhail Kostyushkin, Yevgeny Strigalyov, Ivan Vasiliev, Andrey Kondakov and Gasan Bagirov. For a long time he was a member of the group Belinov Blues Band, with which he has appeared in towns throughout Russia and abroad. On several occasions he has appeared in concerts with Eddie Gómez, Paul Bollenback, Denise Perrier, Napua Davoy, JD Walter, Miles Griffith, Kim Nalley, Olivier Ker Ourio, Alexi Tuomarila, Kenny Washington, Sergio Brandao, Igor Butman, Larisa Dolina, Denis Matsuev, Georgy Garanian, Daniil Kramer, Sergey Manukyan and Yakov Okun. Has featured in recordings of albums with Alexander Rosenbaum and Maxim Leonidov. Together with the Mariinsky Orchestra, he has taken part in a gala of world ballet stars at the Concert Hall of the Mariinsky Theatre. Gary Bagdasarian is currently a part of the trio Cool Train Project.

Since 1994 he has taught percussion at the St Petersburg Musorgsky College of Music.

Official artist of the companies Mapex, Vic Firth and Evans.
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