Igor Drukh was born in Leningrad, 1966. Graduated from St. Petersburg Conservatoire in 1992 (composition class of Professor A. D. Mnatsakanyan). In 1995 was awarded the Grand-Prix at the UNESCO Competition in Paris. The first prizewinner of the Interna-tional Competition of Chamber Music in USA (Millennium Chamber Players in Chicago, 2007). The first prizewinner of the Andrei Petrov 8th All-Russian Open Competition for Composers in “Symphonic works” (2014) and the second prizewinner of the D. D. Shostakovich 1st All-Russian Competition for Composers in “Chamber works” (2015).
The member of St. Petersburg Composers’ Union (since 1995).
The composition “Dance. Meditation for solo marimba after Henri Matisse” was created on the motives of the works of a grand Matisse; the starting point was diptych, which includes painting “Dance” and “Music”. The composer created his “Dance” on the request of the Festival of Contemporary Music “Sound Ways” and French percussionist Thierry Miroglio (he was the first performer of this composition).
Thierry Miroglio performs the contemporary music, written especially for him by different authors in the various style movements, for different percussions (in our case, for marimba). Miroglio is known around the world as a soloist, was invited as a performer to numerous stages and prestigious festivals from fourty countries, is currently working with solo repertoire from more than 400 compositions.
Miroglio has collaborated with many outstanding composers, including John Cage, Luciano Berio, Edisson Denissov.
The première of the “Dance” occurred on 25 November 2018 in the Composers House, St. Petersburg at the 30th festival “Sound Ways”.
Currently, several concert projects are under preparation on the French stages: simultaneously with the music there will be demonstrated video clips or reproductions of these paintings as well.