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Kirill Ogorodnikov

Kirill Ogorodnikov has graduated from the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Bachelor degree, 2013) with Prof. Heiki Mätlik and from the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln with Prof. Gerhard Reichenbach (Master degree, 2015). He has prizes in the international classical guitar competitions (Gevelsberg International Guitar Competition 2014, and Tallinn International Guitar Competition 2010). Kirill Ogorodnikov has premiered works by contemporary Estonian composers, dedicated to him, such as Twelve in Seven by Rene Eespere and Sonata a la Arpa by Lauri Jõeleht. As a chamber musician he has collaborated with the prominent Estonian artists and ensembles, such as Ensemble U:, YXUS Ensemble and singer Iris Oja. The most important performances recently were The Seasons and Songs of Birth and Death by Kuldar Sink, which are extraordinary works in the history of Estonian chamber music. Kirill Ogorodnikov is a member of an unique chamber music ensemble Duo Telluur, featuring English Horn and classical guitar. Together with a talented musician Heli Ernits they have performed in all the main concert halls in Estonia and toured to Germany. Duo Telluur is focusing on commissioning pieces by contemporary composers and arranging for the ensemble. In 2017 Kirill Ogorodnikov premiered his arrangements of classical romances by P. Tchaikovsky with Iris Oja at the Haapsalu Tchaikovsky Festival.