Viktor Viktorovich Kozlov (*1958, Chelyabinsk) is a participant of many guitar festivals in Russia and abroad. His solo programmes are on roll in Moscow, Petersburg, Ufa, Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Vladivostok, Minsk, Kharkov, Odessa, Helsinki, Kӧln, Hague and Turin.
His performing skill was marked by the diploma at the all-Russia Contest in Nizhny Novgorod (1990), while his compositions for classical guitar got diplomas at the Donetsk (1982) and Moscow (1988) festivals.
Kozlov’s creative work evokes numerous responses. Thus the famous European music critic Paul Fowles characterized Kozlov as the author of original brilliant miniatures, the most gifted composer of humourous compositions that is the unique partiality in this haughty world of contemporary music.
Two pieces for guitar “Round Dance” and “Dance” form the kind of miniature cycle, where contemplative and even “Round Dance” passes to impetuous and unbridled strident “Dancing”. The incredibility of this composition is constructed of the Russian folk rhythms and melodic turns, so as the citation from the intrinsic folk song “Nedelka” (“Week”).
The edition is addressed to senior forms of music schools and music colleges, so as guitar-lovers.