Vladimir Pushkarev- trumpet (Russia)
Honored Artist of the Russian Federation
Professor at the Russian Gnessin Academy of Music and Moscow Gnessin Special School of Music.
Prizewinner of National and International competitions
Honorary Diploma and the title “The best teacher” of the II Paris International Music Competition, 2017.
«With his virtuoso technique Pushkarev plays very difficult parts at the high level. His main feature is polystylics: he is equally good in Barocco and in modern music, including jazz improvisation. Pushkarev has a collection of different trumpets and using them he manages to achieve the finest expression” – Gennady Rozhdestvensky, conductor;
Vladimir Pushkarev has been a professional musician since he age of 18, starting in Moscow Radio and TV Symphony orchestra (conductor Maxim Shostakovich). At the same time he began his teaching career at the Ippolitov-Ivanov Musical Institute.
In the age of 21 he was chosen to become principal trumpet at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Theatre of Opera and Ballet. After having played there for 5 years Vladimir Pushkarev became principal trumpet at Moscow Symphony Orchestra (conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky). He kept this position for 11 years; since 1991 V.Pushkarev plays with the Russian National orchestra (conductor Mikhail Pletnev). From 2000 to 2007 – in the Symphony orchestra "Russian Philharmonic" (conductor Alexander Vedernikov).
As a brass teacher Vladimir Pushkarev holds appointment as a professor of Trumpet and head of Brass and Percussion Department at Ippolitov-Ivanov Musical Institute and Gnessins Russian Academy of music. Working for many years in the field of teaching brass Technique has led to the publication of a series of treatises on physiology and art of trumpet playing