Musicians

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sergey Erdenko 


Sergey Erdenko was born on 18th of December 1958, in the family of famous dynasty of Russian Gypsy musicians. At the age four he began to learn the violin. Two years later he already performed on stage together with his elder brother Nicholas. Later Sergey became interested in the theatre. In the 80s he worked in Moscow theaters "Romen" and Mark Rozovsky Theatre"At Nikitsky Gate". Sergey played the main roles in performances of "Gambrinus" by Kuprin, "Father and Son" by Kafka and others. In 1990 Sergei left the theater and in London created trio LOYKO. In August 2000, Sergey Erdenko returned to Russia and establishes a new LOYKO. It’s a new era in creativity, which now will not only be folk songs but also own compositions of the Maestro. Sergey Erdenko and the trio LOYKO wrote the music for the films and starred in the movies: "Gypsy Aza", "Shell", "Spend the Evening", "Poor Nastya", etc. In 2005, Sergey Erdenko was invited to the Show ‘Opre Roma’, Budapest in the symbolic five of the best Gypsy violinists.  In 2016 at the international theatrical festival in South Korea, he received the "Oscar" - the main prize for the best main role (the play "Gambrinus").

               Artur Gorbenko


Artur Gorbenko was born on November 20th 1972 in Leningrad in to a family of professional musician. He started to play music at the age six, growing up and listening to the music of George Frederic Handel, Duke Ellington and Oscar Peterson. After graduating in 1998 from the Saint Petersburg State Conservatoire, Artur successfully and widely worked on the field of theater and Cinematograph as a music composer. He wrote music to the performances at such theatres as Liteiny Theatre, Priyut Komedianta Theatre, Baltiysky House Theatre-Festival and a Russian comedy television show Gorodok. He participated in many different International famous folk and jazz projects as a violinist, viola-player and piano player. Besides classical and jazz music, he seriously worked with Gypsy improvisation music. At the beginning of 2011 Sergey Erdenko invited Artur to trio LOYKO.

                                                                                             Mikhail Savichev

                                                                

Mikhail Savichev was born on the 16th of March 1971 in Siberia. He finished the musical college and studied in the Novosibirsk Conservatorium as a classic guitarist. Synchronically with education he creates the fusion-jazz band called "Yug" (this name means South) and makes experiments with different styles, sequencing classic music with jazz and acoustic folk music. In 2000, the fate brought him together with the Spanish flamenco musicians. Mikhail moved to Spain where he immersed himself into the art of flamenco guitar. He played with the best Spanish gypsy flamenco musicians learning flamenco from the original sources in Seville and Cordoba. Mikhail considers Paco de Lucia - a Spanish virtuoso – to be his mentor. In 2003 when Mikhail Savichev joined LOYKO, there was created, as one of the critics has aptly phrased ‘A Union of two Paganinis accompanied by Segovia’

LOYKO

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