Igor Lazarev: Biography
Born 1967 in Jaroslawl/Russia. Begins to play the guitar at the age of 10. Inspirations at that time: George Harrison, Ritchie Blackmore, Jimmy Page, David Gilmour. Inspirations at 25: Yngwie Malmsteen, Eddie van Halen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani. Inspirations today: Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Pat Martino, Wes Montgomery, Scott Henderson, Mike Stern, Miles Davis.
Education: From 1985 to 1990 studies at the school for music and art in Jaroslawl/Russia. Various tours in Russia, steady employment in the Philharmonic Concert Hall Jaroslawl and in the Lenkonzert Center in St. Petersburg. Studies of Instrumental Education at the Conservatorium Maastricht/the Netherlands.
Various studio recordings and live appearances. Since 2000 training activity at private music schools. Since 2001 annual guitar workshops in the Missiocamp in Bischofsheim an der Rhön.
2015-2016 giving lectures at New Music Academy.
Igors favourite guitars were built for him by Walter Kraushaar.