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composer, instrumentalist-performer, producer
Was born in 1947 in
Yekaterinburg. Started to play violin and piano from six, clarnet from fifteen years old.
In 1965 finished a special music school, 1970 – Music Academy of Yekaterinburg.
The beginning of his
international performing was at “Praga-71” festival, where he’s got the first prize.
Also his first album “Meeting” (Setkani) was recorded there.
Vladimir Chekasin has recorded about 60 original music (his own or with other authors)
albums since, had a lot of concerts and took part in the biggest festivals in all
countries of Europe, USA, Canada, Cuba, Japan, India and others.
From 1994 constantly co-operating with one of the central Moscow stage – Central
Artist’s House’s hall. On this stage working as a composer, performer, producer,
making sincretic perfomings with actors and musicians from different countries (about
10-12 perfomings a year).
Also working in theater and cinema sphere from 1975. In 1991 P.Lungin’s movie
“TAXI-BLUES” with music of V.Chekasin has got the first prize at the Canne festival.
And in 1992 the film “Bolero, or provincial melodrama with emotional outburst”, where
V.Chekasin was composer and producer (second producer M.Bezchastnov), has got first prize
at the “Post-Montreux” festival. The plays with Chekasin’s music are going on in the
famous Moscow theatres.
From 1975 – working as a teacher in Lithuanian Music Academy and special B.Dvarionas
music school. His original methodic has written in the article “Operative composition
and structuring”. (Publicated in pedagogic congress matherials “Modern improvisation
music and jazz”) November 8 – 11, 1995, Mönchen-Gladbach, Germany)
V.Chekasin’s ex-students are so well known Lithuanian musiciants like P.Vishniauskas,
V.Labutis, N.Malunavichute, S.Sasnauskas and others.
In 80-ns Lithuanian Music Akademy’s big-band several times was the best in USSR. And
V.Chekasin, before the split of Soviet Union, was there “musician N1” or was getting
first places in the different nominations.
Chekasin, Skroblø 17-47, 2000 Vilnius, Lithuania
Phone: (370-2) 336841, 636841, 757674; Fax 220309