Roman Stolyar

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Roman Stolyar
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Background information
Birth name Roman Solomonovich Stolyar
Born (1967-12-06) December 6, 1967 (age 46)
Origin Novosibirsk, Russia
Genres Free improvisation, Jazz, Free jazz, Art music
Occupations Composer, improviser
Instruments Piano, keyboards, flutes
Website rstmusic.narod.ru

Roman Stolyar (b. December 6, 1967) is a Russian composer, piano improviser and educator.

Career[edit]

Born in Novosibirsk, Siberia, in a family of engineers, Stolyar graduated from Novosibirsk College of Music as a jazz pianist and from Novosibirsk State Concervatoire as a composer of contemporary and electronic music.

As an improviser, he has collaborated with Dominic Duval, William Parker, Vinny Golia, Stephen Nachmanovitch, Marco Eneidi, Weasel Walter, Susan Allen,[1][2] Tanya Kalmanovitch, Oliver Lake, Assif Tsahar, Glen Hall, Thomas Buckner,[3] Martin Kuchen, Ed Sarath, Jin Hi Kim, Ilia Belorukov,[4] Sergey Letov and others.

His music has been released on labels Cadence Jazz, Electroshock Records,[5] SoLyd, Ayler Records,[6] NewFolder2, and Ermatell Records.[7]

He is currently employed as an educator at Novosibirsk College of Music, and music director of Novosibirsk State Theatre "Globe". He is a member of the Russian Composers Union and member of the Advisory Council of International Society for Improvised Music.[8]

His book Modern Improvisation: A Practical Guide for Piano was published in Russia in 2010.[9]

Discography[edit]

  • Roman Stolyar, Ed Sarath - AMAZING BLUE (2012, Ermatell)
  • Roman Stolyar, Susan Allen — TOGETHER (2011, independent release)
  • Roman Stolyar, Dominic Duval — PARK WEST SUITE (2011, Cadence Jazz)
  • Roman Stolyar, Alexey Lapin — DOUBLE SONATA (2011, SoLyd)
  • Sergey Mikhaylenko & XYZ Quartet — TRUMP CARD (2011, Ermatell/Jazzosophia)
  • Lenny Sendersky, Roman Stolyar — EXTREME POINTS (2010, NewFolder2)
  • Roman Stolyar — MISSA APOCRYPH (2010, Electroshock)
  • Ilia Belorukov, Roman Stolyar, Andrey Popovsky, Alexander Funtikov — DOTS & LINES (2007, Ermatell)
  • New Generation Quartet — DANCES (2007, Ayler)
  • Susan Allen, Roman Stolyar, Sergey Belichenko — TRIALOG (2005, Ermatell)
  • Roman Stolyar — STRAIGHT AND STRANGE (2003, Ermatell)
  • Roman Stolyar — CREDO (2003, Electroshock)
  • Denmark's Intuitive Music Conference — SOUND SCAPES (2002, Ermatell)
  • New Generation Quartet — JOURNAL OF JAZZ IMMUNOLOGY (1996, Ermatell)

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