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Dmitri Hvorostovsky

Dmitri Aleksandrovich Hvorostovsky (Russian: Дмитрий Александрович Хворостовский, born October 16, 1962), is a world-class baritone opera singer from Russia. Gifted with a powerful voice, Hvorostovsky is considered one of the most prominent baritones of the last century. Hvorostovsky was born in Krasnoyarsk in Siberia. He studied at the Krasnoyarsk School of Arts under Yekatherina Yofel and made his debut at Krasnoyarsk Opera House, in the role of Monterone in Rigoletto. He went on to win First Prize at both the Russian Glinka Competition in 1987 and the Toulouse Singing Competition in 1988.

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Evgeny Kissin

Evgeny Igorevich Kissin (born October 10, 1971) is a well-known Russian pianist. Kissin was born in Moscow to a Jewish family. At age 11 months, he reportedly was able to hum along to a Bach tune his sister was playing on the piano. At age 6 he commenced his own piano studies at the esteemed Gnessin School of Music for Gifted Children. He first studied there with Anna Pavlovna Kantor and continues to study with her to this day.

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gattaca

GATTACA is a DIY epic crust band from Czech republic. They've been around since 2009. Members play/ed in Lakmé, xNIDALx, Remek, Marnost, Dakhma, osawatomie or Abstinentia. Their lyrics are heavily inspired by politics, human and animal rights etc. The band often promotes veganism. Releases:
Split CD-r w/ Abstinentia (2009, self-released)
Demo CD-r (2009, self-released)
Split 12" LP w/ Clamant (2010, label cooperation)
Split 7" EP w/ Flowers for whores (2011, Damage Done Records)
Split 12" LP w/ Axidance (2012, label cooperation)

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Sakura

There are several artists known as SAKURA... 1. SAKURA - Russian indie rock band from Moscow. Official Site: http://www.sakuraspace.info/ 2. SAKURA - Azeri creative grunge band. Site related: http://azrock.info/index.php?showforum=81 3. SAKURA - Experimental gothic band reigning from Ireland. Site: http://www.myspace.com/butterfliesandbitches 4. SAKURA - former teenage rock band from the Isle of Man (c 2003). Released ep Feeding From The Fruits Of The Sakura Tree. Singer now in Swound!

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Iamthemorning

iamthemorning is a neo-classical vocal indie band from Russia. Full band consists of piano, vocals, guitar, bass-guitar, drums and string quartet and sounds like prog-rock with arrangements, influenced by Russian Classical Music heritage and various ethnic motifs. The sound may vary, as the band can play both acoustic sets (grand piano, vocals, string quartet) - and then it turns to fragile neo-classical (thought, rather gloomy) collective, and prog-rockish sets when fragility of neo-classical concept is being empowered by sophisticated rhythm section and jazzy guitar.

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DJ Flash

DJ FLASH was born and raised in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. As a child, he was a good student, but he did not display any musical abilities or desire to learn about music. Flash rarely participated in scholastic musical activities, and he did not DJ at school. His passion for music began at age 13, when he discovered bands such as Masterboy, DJ Bobo, Mr. President, Scatman John, and others. Sergey started to collect dance records as his interest grew, and he finally discovered the art of DJ'ing. In 9th grade, he gained access to proper DJ equipment and learned how to spin on CD players.

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Maksim

There are at least 2 Artists called 'Maksim'
(1) A Croation Pianist
(2) A Hip-Hop MC from Britain (1) Maksim is a Croation pianist, for the Russian singer see ???S??. Maksim was born in Croatia, Sibenik, a small, but beautiful medieval town on Croatias Adriatic Coast, the odds seemed stacked against Maksim achieving his dream.
His mother Slavica and father Karmel knew nothing about classical music (even now they still prefer to listen to pop music on the radio).

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Katalepsy

KATALEPSY was born in 2004 in Moscow then forefathers played death metal in the other bands and decided to do something new. The first demo FEMICIDE brought the first victims to the altar of brutality. KATALEPSY became stronger and began to foray outside Moscow.
In 2007 they gave birth to their debut full-length MUSICK BRINGS INJURIES and the blood was spilled in the circle pits and mosh-battles all over Russia.

Read more about Katalepsy on Last.fm.

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