Leonid Bobylev is a composer, musicologist, Honored worker of Art of Russia, Doctor of Arts, professor.
Born in 1949 in Tula. Graduated from the Piano department of the Tula College of Music (class of E. D. Umansky, 1968) than Composition Department of the Moscow Conservatory (1973) and post-graduate training in the specialty "composition" at Moscow Conservatory (1979) . Trained with Mikhail Chulaki (composition) and Nina Emelyanova (piano) .
Many of his pupils are now active composers, authors of symphonies and chamber works, performed in Russia and abroad. Among them are Sanzhar Bayterekov, Gerardo Gerulevich, Roman Dormidoshin, Dmitry Kurlyandsky, Boris Rysin, Alexei Chernov, Alexander Khurgin, Dmitry Dianov, Irina Dubkova etc.
Bobylev composed 7 operas, 1 ballet, 10 concertos, symphony, symphonic poem "De profundis", "…e poi…", 4 concerti grossi, 9 oratorios and cantatas, chamber music for solo instruments and ensembles, music for theater and motion pictures.
Except of the ex-USSR, his compositions been performed in the US, England, Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia , Mexico and other countries. Many have been published, recorded and broadcast on the radio.
Bobylev is the author of the study "The History and principles of Teaching Composition in the First Russian Conservatories of St.-Petersburg and Moscow" (where Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and other Great Russian composers were teachers), and «Russian composer pedagogy. Tradition. Personality. Schools "(which shows much more detailed information on the pre-October period, and traces the development of traditions in the coming decades). Both works are published (1992, 2014).
For many years, professor Bobylev (piano) and Honored Artist of Russia, Professor Elena Dimitriou-Vasileva (soprano) gave concerts and master-classes as a creative "Vocalise" duo. Their repertoire included European and and Russian classical vocal music, as well as contemporary works for voice and piano. One of the popular programs, "Russian Vocalize Panorama", consisted of the best works by Russian and Soviet composers, written for voice without words over the past 150 years. Duet performed in many cities of Russia and former USSR countries. Elena Dimitriou-Vasileva clives in Romania, and the vigorous activity of the duet stopped.
Doctor of art-criticism, professor Bobylev offers
a course of lectures and practical seminars on the
composition, including classical forms, new
compositional methods, harmony, counterpoint,
solffegio, the history of Russian and European
music. His most exiting item — "A Parallel
History of Russian Music and Russian Poetry in the
XVIII-XX Centuries" — form a brand of his
classes. The people wishing to study in the
Tchaikovsky Conservatoire could receive the
consultation of the rules for entrance.
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