Eduard Shafransky

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Eduard Shafransky (Russian: Эдуард Моисеевич Шафрáнский) (16 October 1937 – 18 December 2005) was a Russian classical guitarist and composer.


Eduard Shafransky was born on October 16, 1937 in the Siberian town Krasnoyarsk. From 1961 to 1965 he studied classical guitar at the Tchaikovsky College of Music in Sverdlovsk (today Yekaterinburg), where he founded the ensemble for old music Renaissance and the music festival Evenings of April. In the last years of his life Shafransky composed several pieces for guitar. In 2002, during a concert in Yekaterinburg, he met the internationally known Austrian guitarist Johanna Beisteiner,[1] who since then played several world premieres of his works, such as Caravaggio oggi for guitar, of which a video clip was published in 2010 by the Hungarian label Gramy Records.[2]

List of works for guitar solo (incomplete)[edit]



  1. ^ Гитара делает людей человечнее/The guitar makes people more human. Interview given by Johanna Beisteiner. Chronicle of the festival Bravo!. Theatre Council of Russian Federation. Yekaterinburg, May 2009. (Russian)
  2. ^ Discography of Johanna Beisteiner on the official website of Gramy Records
  3. ^ Johanna Beisteiner: Live in Budapest. DVD GR-089

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