Oleg Grechnev photo

Oleg Grechnev (Trumpet)

currently is a principal Trumpet of The Radio Symphony Orchestra of St. Petersburg. Originally from Ukraine he became laureate on All Ukrainian Brass Players' Competition in 1992. Was studied in St. Petersburg Conservatory under leadership of the legend of Mravinsky Symphony Orchestra - professor Veniamin Margolin. During those years Oleg performed with a various orchestras of Petersburg such as State Symphony Orchestra "Classica", Ravil Martynovs' State Academic Orchestra and Academic Chapels' orchestra. Before joining WNB, Oleg was a member of the Neva Brass Quintet with whom he toured extensively throughout the Europe. Additionally to his great enthusiastic work in WNB this man is also one of the busiest freelancer in St. Petersburg.


Vitaly Yudenok photoVitaly Yudenok (Trumpet)

Involved in a music world from his very childhood (as his mother was also musician), Vitaly while studying in music school won the Belo Russian Youth Brass Competition already, which certified his remarkable trumpet skills. To continue his education he entered in Rimsky-Korsakov Music College at the State Petersburg Conservatory. On the last year studying of a college he took the third prize on All Russian Brass Players Competition. Among several positions in diverse orchestras he served as a principal trumpet in Admiralty Navy Band in St. Petersburg. In the Petersburg Conservatory Vitaly studied with Leonid Korkin (Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra). Another important part of his musical activity is foundation one of the best jazz club in city. Being a director of JFC Jazz Club, Vitaly actively develops St. Petersburg jazz life; he was one of managers, who provided concerts of such stars as Lenny White, Eddie Gomez, Randy Brecker etc. in the city.


Alexander Grishchenkov photoAlexander Grishchenkov (Horn)

is a member of State Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nikolai Kornev. Pick up his first horn at the age of eight. While studying in Musical College in St. Petersburg was a principal horn of Tchaikovskys' Youth Symphony Orchestra patronized by Yuri Bashmet. He continued his studying in a class of Anatoly Chepkov (principal horn of Kirov Theater) in St. Petersburg State Conservatory. During evolving his career he was a member of Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, State Academic Chapels' Symphony Orchestra, State Opera Theater by name of Rimsky-Korsakov, played with "Classica" Symphony Orchestra, recorded with Radio Symphony Orchestra of Petersburg, Admiralty Navy Band and of course White Nights Brass. As a principal he also appeared in Broadways' shows "Sound of Music" and "Evita" staged in Denmark. Member of WNB since very beginning.


Sergei Gusiatinsky photoSergey Gusiatinsky (Trombone)

Recent member of WNB, however, having exact manner to match their style, Sergey Gusiatinsky enjoys a diverse career as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. He also has known as one of the best jazz trombone player in St. Petersburg. He widely performs with a various projects; any symphony orchestra would be glad to get him as a principal and some even did:) for he is equally at home both in academic and jazz styles as many talented musician though. Big Band of Sergey Gusiatinsky was founded by him in 2001, it performs Latin and traditional programs. For many years he is soloing in St. Petersburg "Baroque" ensemble. As a leader and director of trombone quintet "Five" Sergey recorded two CD's of this group. He performs with "Los Sabrosos Band" with Latin music repertoire. Besides a plenty of records made with those groups, his latest works issued on the Mazur Media label in 2002 are "10 Years Together - Five + Jazz Comfort" and "Music for Trombone and Organ" where he presents concerts of middle ages composers.


Pavel Vasileshnikov photoPavel Vasileshnikov (Tuba)

began his musical studies in a cultural heart of Siberia, Novosibirsk - city with a heavily developed musical life. After a couple of years in Music School by the Conservatory of Novosibirsk he had moved to St. Petersburg to continue his education playing tuba. After graduating from Musical College named by Mussorgsky he, as other members of WNB was accepted in St. Petersburg State Conservatory were was lead by professor Valentin Galyzin (principal of St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra). In the same period Pavel had got a chair in orchestra of "Saint Petersburg Opera" theater. Due to his enthusiasm of tuba playing he seemed to perform with the most of professional orchestras in Petersburg as a freelancer, traveling a lot both across Russia and abroad. Being also a big fan of chamber music Pavel appears in a numerous ensembles from Dixieland to Evalds' Brass Quintet in St. Petersburg. His strong professional skills and perfect sense of instrument allow him to take part in developing well-known St. Petersburg tubas produced on Music Factory of Petersburg where he enjoys an expert position. Nowadays Pavel serves as principal in Radio Symphony Orchestra.


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