IGOR EVARD

composer

Igor Evard is a Russian composer, laureate of international and national awards: the "Euroorchestria" festival of symphony orchestras (France), the all-Russian competition "Voices of Russia" and many others. President of the International Competition of Contemporary Music "Composer of the XXI Century", editor-in-chief of the all-Russian musical newspaper "We are playing from begenning. Da capo al fine", established by the International Academy of Musical Innovation. Evard's creative arsenal includes academic romances based on verses by famous poets and a wide range of compositions for orchestral performance.

Recently, Igor Evard has become one of the few Russian composers who develop the classical crossover genre.

“Desire to live in transcendence,enjoying the unknown — Igor Evard

News & Updates

Dear Igor
we are delighted to announce that film "Time" was selected by our jury as a "GOLDEN" winner in the "BEST MUSIC COMPOSER" category. Congratulations! We are sending your award diploma and official laurel in attachment. You can check the full list of winners on the following link : 
https://www.tokyofilmawards.com/winners. Our team will reach you soon and provide you more information about your trophy. Status of your film was already updated on FilmFreeway platform.

Tokyo Film Awards (東京映画賞) is a unique film competition organized by working professionals from film and tv industry. Our programming team is mainly focused on short films as our main mission is to promote young talent and their vision. However, due to various pandemic restrictions we are unable to organize
live event in Japan as it would be extremely difficult for people to attend it.

Therefore, we are thinking of organizing a live screening on our website. If you wish your film to be screened please fulfill following form - https://www.tokyofilmawards.com/online-screening

We wish you a good luck in your career
and we hope to see more of your work in the future!

Best,
Tokyo Film Awards Team

Dear Igor,

Congratulations! Your work was successful in the second part of our festival. Now you are on of the monthly Award Winners at FIFF festival. Our jury enjoyed spending time with your great work! We truly believe that this is another big step in your future career in cinema! Check your email for the message with a named certificate.

Your film-page on our official website:

http://foxifilmfestival.tilda.ws/winnersoctobernovember

Fox International Film Festival

Congratulations on being selected as a "Winner" for November 2021 Edition of CKF International Film Festival

https://ckfiff.co.uk/2021/12/10/november-2021-winners/

Wish you best of luck!

CKFIFF

We congratulate you on your success and congratulate you again with all our sincerity.
We wish you good luck and success in your future cinema and art life and new projects.

Best Istanbul Film Festival Committee

MARBELLA

 Clip has received two more awards on nominations BEST MUSIC VIDEO in Festivals “Toronto Indipendent Film Festival of Cift” and “Best Istanbul Film Festival“

SUNLIGHT FESTIVAL

Igor Evard was nominated on Sunlight Festival.

House-museum

In September 30, 2020, the debut EP Rainbow Bridge, named after the single of the same name, was presented at the Marina Tsvetaeva House-Museum. This composition was recorded in English in collaboration with Sergei Pisarev.

"Igor gives a new round of life to music in the style of "classical crossover", says Sergei Pisarev. - Crossover has existed in Russia for a while, but not for long, so I hope that now it will be reborn. I am delighted with the way the arrangements are made in Rainbow Bridge - how professional it is! And such music should be performed live in a large hall - with a choir, with a full complement of musicians, grandiose and pompous."

Evard's debut EP featured three classical crossovers. It opens with the composition Time to the words of Anton Brezhestovsky, which tells the story of a wanderer who received the keys to time, but was unable to use them. The rest of the compositions - Starlight and Rainbow Bridge, written by Margaret Plat, tell about eternity: eternal love, eternal snow in the mountains and eternal existence.

"These three stories unite in themselves one global theme, moving from time to eternity, - says Igor Evard. "From the time of human life - the most important value today - to the eternity of the original creator."

Currently, work is underway on clips for tracks from the debut EP project - Starlight and Time, which are scheduled to premiere in the winter of 2020-21


eVARD has completed the work on hisnew single “Rainbow Bridge”

The composer's debut single - “Rainbow Bridge” in this genre is released. It is a composition in English, recorded in collaboration with the lead singer of the Leipzig Opera House - tenor Sergei Pisarev. The lyrics were written by moscow poet Margaret Plat.

“The classical crossover is close to me, because it is some kind of going beyond the classics, but on it's basis, - explains Igor Evard. - This is approximately the same as nanotechnology: it seems that they did not discover anything new, but we simply begin to better understand what is happening around. And I want to express what is happening with the classics in the context of the 21st century.”

In support of the single, the famous director Irina Mironova, who previously collaborated with Alla Pugacheva, Zemfira, Bi-2, Kristina Orbakaite and other stars, shot the video. It's release is planned for august, then the debut EP of Evard, including the track Rainbow Bridge, will also be released.

VIDEO

MARBELLA

The song, despite the fact that it was written by Russian authors (composer I. Evard, poems by E.Golodyaevskaya), is full of Spanish charm, charm and color. This is an elegant, stylish pop miniature, and a bright, spectacular scene from zarzuela. Here the perception will be dictated solely by the mood of the music lover. The clip (directed by I. Evard) is a true love story, a holiday romance in miniature. In the frame him (I. Evard), her, the sea, the sun, dance, freedom, inspiration and, as a result, intoxicating, happy creativity. The characters'images fit perfectly into the music and lyrics. Tenderness, passion and romance came together in perfect harmony. A beautiful summer story, filled with the bright, rich, warm, sunny voice of S. Pisarev, will still warm the hearts of cool autumn and cold winter evenings.

STARLIGHT

The composition "Starlight" (lyrics by English-speaking poetess Margaret Plat) was included in Igor Evard's debut EP "Rainbow Bridge". The mini-album consists of three classical crossovers "Rainbow Bridge", "Starlight" and "Time" performed by the soloist of the New Opera and the art project "Tenor of the XXI Century" Sergei Pisarev. The music video "Starlight" is shot by co-founders of NASTROE videoproduction: Marina Kanygina as a film director, Dmitry Kanygin as a producer. Composer Igor Evard himself and the actress Agata Nigrovskaya played the main roles.

TIME

The video clip for Igor Evard's classic crossover "Time" closes the triad of clips for classic crossovers included in the debut EP “Rainbow Bridge”. The work is written on the words of the poet and linguist Anton Brezhestovsky. The vocal part was performed by the soloist of the New Opera and the art project "Tenor of the XXI Century" Sergey Pisarev. In semantic terms, the video clip "Time" can be considered a continuation of the music video "Starlight". The plot of this dilogy is looped, the rondo technique is used. The main idea of the new video is that if you help the world, then it helps you in return. You can watch "Time" by reviewing the previous video for the "Starlight" crossover, or go back to "Starlight" after. 

We invite you to admire again the brilliant acting of Agatha Nigrovskaya and Igor Evard himself, the beauty of nature in the frame and the accuracy of the angles. The creators of this video set themselves an ambitious goal - to explain one of the greatest mysteries of the universe and inspire viewers with a touching story of its salvation by man. Whether it turned out to realize this idea is up to you!

RAINBOW BRIDGE

The composition "Rainbow Bridge" (lyrics by the English-speaking poetess Margaret Plat) is included in the debut Evard’s EP of the same name. The mini-album consists of three classic crossovers "Rainbow Bridge", "Starlight" and "Time" performed by the soloist of the New Opera and the art project "Tenor of the XXI Century" Sergei Pisarev.

The video "Rainbow Bridge" is divided into four episodes, each of them symbolizes the periods of human life with its conflicts and contradictions. This film is also devoted to the aspect of inspiration: the main hero is accompanied by the dance of mysterious muses throughout his journey. Creativity, like love, is always shrouded in a veil of mistery.

The music video "Rainbow Bridge" is shot by the famous russian video maker Irina Mironova, who previously collaborated with Alla Pugacheva, Zemfira, Bi-2, Kristina Orbakaite and other russian stars. More than ten actors filmed in the video, and one of them is the composer Igor Evard himself.The composition "Rainbow Bridge" (lyrics by the English-speaking poetess Margaret Plat) is included in the debut Evard’s EP of the same name. The mini-album consists of three classic crossovers "Rainbow Bridge", "Starlight" and "Time" performed by the soloist of the New Opera and the art project "Tenor of the XXI Century" Sergei Pisarev.

The video "Rainbow Bridge" is divided into four episodes, each of them symbolizes the periods of human life with its conflicts and contradictions. This film is also devoted to the aspect of inspiration: the main hero is accompanied by the dance of mysterious muses throughout his journey. Creativity, like love, is always shrouded in a veil of mistery.

 The music video "Rainbow Bridge" is shot by the famous russian video maker Irina Mironova, who previously collaborated with Alla Pugacheva, Zemfira, Bi-2, Kristina Orbakaite and other russian stars. More than ten actors filmed in the video, and one of them is the composer Igor Evard himself.

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On September 30, 2020, the debut EP Rainbow Bridge, named after the single of the same name, was presented at the Marina Tsvetaeva House-Museum. This composition was recorded in English in collaboration with Sergei Pisarev.
"Igor gives a new round of life to music in the style of "classical crossover", says Sergei Pisarev. - Crossover has existed in Russia for a while, but not for long, so I hope that now it will be reborn. I am delighted with the way the arrangements are made in Rainbow Bridge - how professional it is! And such music should be performed live in a large hall - with a choir, with a full complement of musicians, grandiose and pompous."
Evard's debut EP featured three classical crossovers. It opens with the composition Time to the words of Anton Brezhestovsky, which tells the story of a wanderer who received the keys to time, but was unable to use them. The rest of the compositions - Starlight and Rainbow Bridge, written by Margaret Plat, tell about eternity: eternal love, eternal snow in the mountains and eternal existence.
"These three stories unite in themselves one global theme, moving from time to eternity, - says Igor Evard. "From the time of human life - the most important value today - to the eternity of the original creator."
Currently, work is underway on clips for tracks from the debut EP project - Starlight and Time, which are scheduled to premiere in the winter of 2020-21.

Igor Arkadievich Evard is a member of the Union of Composers of Russia, laureate of music competitions, editor-in-chief of the all-Russian music and information newspaper “We Play from the Beginning. Da capo al fine ”, the creator of the unified information system“ Music and Culture ”, holder of the order to them. M. Balakireva "For selfless service to the art education of Russia", President of the international competition of contemporary music "Composer of the XXI century".

Biography

Igor Evard was born in Vilnius in 1963. Graduated from the Leningrad Mining Institute in 1985. Subsequently, he worked in a mine, climbed the mountains as a sports instructor. In 1992 he graduated from the Ryazan branch of the Moscow State Institute of Culture as an orchestra conductor and created an ensemble, which he led for a long time. Taught guitar playing.

He worked as a music journalist, since 1991 he was a leading and music editor at the radio STRC "Smolensk". Since 1994 - a member of the Union of Journalists of Russia . In 2000 he received the degree of "Candidate of Philosophical Sciences", having defended his thesis at the Moscow State University on the topic "Contemporary Russian Musical Culture: Socio-Philosophical Analysis". He taught at Moscow State University (since 2002 - the author of a course in aesthetics as a special discipline at Moscow State University. Since 2003 - Associate Professor of the Department of Philosophy of Moscow State University), was director of the School of Creativity at Moscow University for the Humanities. Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences .

In 2003 Igor Evard created the All-Russian musical and information newspaper “We Play from the Beginning. Da capo al fine ”and is currently its editor-in-chief. In 2013, he organized the International Competition of Contemporary Music "Composer of the XXI Century" , held in Moscow. In 2014, the second competition was held in Kaluga with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Kaluga Region. Igor Evard was a member of the jury of many music competitions: both the Composer of the XXI Century created by him (along with Vladislav Kazenin , Sergei Slonimsky , Efrem Podgaits , Ekaterina Mechetina , Ruzanna Lisitsian , etc.), and many regional competitions.

Composer activity

Igor received his composing education under the guidance of the Honored Artist of the Russian Federation Efrem Podgaits .


  • 1990 - laureate of the "Voices of Russia" music competition.
  • 1992, 1993 - laureate of composer competitions.
  • 2002 - publishing of author's CDs: "Numbers in the Sand", "Lagoon of White Roses", "Ballad of Sea Water".
  • 2002 - publication of the monograph "Orpheus in a Shattered World"
  • 2003 - laureate of the composers' competition "Towards the Liberation of the Smolensk Region" (Smolensk)
  • 2004 - author's concert in Algeciras (Spain) within the framework of the festival of Russian music of scholars of the International V. Spivakov Foundation.
  • 2005 - laureate of the Euroorchestria festival of youth symphony orchestras of Europe (France).
  • 2010 - the publication of the double CD "Oh, return the wings!", Which included romance compositions based on poems by Lorca and Lermontov, as well as chamber music by Igor Evard.
  • 2012 - established and organized the I International Forum and Festival-Competition of Cellists, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the proclamation of the independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the International Competition of Classical Romance, which was first held in Aktobe from 18 to 20 April 2012
  • In November 2018, the publishing house "Contemporary Music" published a collection of romances for voice and piano by Igor Evard. The collection includes vocal cycles “Listening to the Sounds” to poems by Mikhail Lermontov , “Lagoon of White Roses” to verses by Federico Garcia Lorca , romances to verses by Anna Akhmatova , Leonardo Quirini and Arthur Rimbaud .

  • Starting in 2020, Igor Evard began work in the “classical crossover” genre, which involves a synthesis of classical music with various modern trends. Having created the project Evard (from ward (English) - "guardian"), the musician is preparing to release his debut EP in this genre, which will combine three compositions in English.

  • The first single in this format - Rainbow Bridge - was released in July 2020. A video was shot in support of it by the famous music video maker Irina Mironova .

REVIEWS

Ivan Uvarov

accompanist of the orchestra

of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia

Dmitry Yankovsky

Opera singer

DiDulya

Guitar Player

“ There is in the world the music after which

you want to talk and the music after which

you want to be silent.

As a musician, I am delighted. Until the moment i knew about Evard, I thought that modern composers do not know how to create music, because everything that we play did not stand near Igor’s compositions at all.

After Igor’s music, I want to think.

— Ivan Uvarov Accompanist of the orchestra of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia

“ We are all hostages and adorers of this genre and we want to promote it here in Russia, as well as abroad.

I am glad that the classical crossover is developing. Thank you, Igor, for letting the singers be opened up and helping to sweeten our ears.

“ An excellent choice of performers, the composer himself has the highest degree of sensitivity to music.

I love this kind of music, especially everything around Italy and everything Neapolitan, I am extremely glad to meet Igor’s work.

— DiDulya, guitar player

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“The classical crossover is close to me, because it is some kind of going beyond the classics, but on it’s basis, - explains Igor Evard. - This is approximately the same as nanotechnology: it seems that they did not discover anything new, but we simply begin to better understand what is happening around. And I want to express what is happening with the classics in the context of the 21st century”.

— Igor Evard

In 2003 Igor Evard created the All-Russian musical and information newspaper “We Play from the Beginning. Da capo al fine ”and is currently its editor-in-chief. In 2013, he organized the International Competition of Contemporary Music "Composer of the XXI Century" , held in Moscow. In 2014, the second competition was held in Kaluga with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Kaluga Region. Igor Evard was a member of the jury of many music competitions: both the Composer of the XXI Century created by him (along with Vladislav Kazenin , Sergei Slonimsky , Efrem Podgaits , Ekaterina Mechetina , Ruzanna Lisitsian , etc.), and many regional competitions.Igor Evard is a true multi-instrumentalist, and this applies not only to piano and guitar, but also to his talents in many other professions. At various times, he worked as a mine drifter and climbed the mountains as a sports instructor, worked as a engineer, radio journalist, cathedral singer, conductor and guitar teacher, traveled a lot (up to Colombia and Morocco). Igor was always worried about worldview issues: he became a candidate of philosophical sciences, studied music philosophy, published the monograph “Orpheus in a Shattered World», and for many years had been teaching at the Moscow University. In addition, Igor has successful publishing activities, covering the issues of musical education and culture on the pages of the newspaper “Играем с начала”, created by him.

Igor Evard is a true multi-instrumentalist, and this applies not only to piano and guitar, but also to his talents in many other professions. At various times, he worked as a mine drifter and climbed the mountains as a sports instructor, worked as a engineer, radio journalist, cathedral singer, conductor and guitar teacher, traveled a lot (up to Colombia and Morocco). Igor was always worried about worldview issues: he became a candidate of philosophical sciences, studied music philosophy, published the monograph “Orpheus in a Shattered World», and for many years had been teaching at the Moscow University. In addition, Igor has successful publishing activities, covering the issues of musical education and culture on the pages of the newspaper “Играем с начала”, created by him.

Igor Evard has been involved in music for over 25 years. In his creative arsenal there are many romances based on poems by famous poets (Federico Garcia Lorca, Mikhail Lermontov, Marina Tsvetaeva, Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam and others). Igor received composer's education under the guidance of the Soviet and Russian composer, Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation, Efrem Podgaits. In addition, Igor is the author of dozens of academic compositions for orchestral performance. In 2010, the musician released a double CD “О, верните крылья!”, Combining both of these facets of his talent.

The first release in the genre of the classical crossover is planned for Septembre 2020, it will be a EP, that will include three compositions in English, recorded in collaboration with the lead singer of the Leipzig Opera House - tenor Sergei Pisarev.

The first single in this format - Rainbow Bridge - will be released on all digital platforms in August 2020. In support of this single, the famous director Irina Mironova, who previously collaborated with Alla Pugacheva, Zemfira, Bi-2 and other stars, has shot the video.

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