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Your Name :   Ferda

e-mail :    fferdauyulan@gmail.com

Date :   January 31, 2008

URL :   http://fferdauyulan.googlepages.com

Comments :   Thanks for sharing your beautiful music and your another page for mp3 audio records. Best Regards.


Your Name :   Martin Smith

e-mail :    mfmsmith@talktalk.net

Date :   August 07, 2007

URL :   

Comments :   Irina - That song from La Courte Paille, it was short enough, was it not?(!), but your heartfelt accompaniment was glorious. We are used, in England, to people like Felicity Lott and Graham Johnston, who perform it within a lot of inverted commas, if you know what I mean. Poulenc in italics! No-one here in this country which is not catholic and hates emotion takes poor Poulenc seriously, least of all the BBC, full of typical British 'top people' who have never suffered or been inconvenienced for one moment in all their lives.

Dear Irina, the problem is that we in the west have been starved of the emotion which comes so naturally to Slavic people. We have canonised our defence mechanisms into norms of artistic decency, so that the interpretation you give on YouTube of the Shostakovich fugue comes as a revelation, because we are schooled in the West into thinking that he is a fairly emotionless composer. Big echo and generous legato and rubato lets one concentrate on what you are wishing to mediate via the music. Too bad if some say they do not like your style - you are deflecting attention away from you! And it is something tremendous, a kind of DNA of the Russian soul at each twist and turn. And it is of course the European soul, the lost germ of Romanticism. Today we have PostModernism and clever tricks and precocity are the order of the day. I am a composer of songs (when the difficulties of life allow me this leisure)- and I have always felt that music is emotion.

I shall return to your web pages with pleasure - which are very nicely set up, very generous, too, to let one hear lovely music free of charge. Poulenc I only ever listen to when I am rather depressed. He himself was very bipolar. Some of his music for solo piano only makes sense if played by someone who is crazily, crazily happy; some of the songs are so sad you want to jump over the nearest cliff. I have a love-hate relationship with him and wish to give away my boxed set of CDs to a mental hospital - only there would they come into regular use! Also my beautiful biography in French of Poulenc which I have twice owned and always wish to give away!

Meanwhile I have been looking at Scriabin by Sofronitzky on YouTube and understanding a little more what you Russians, true bearers of the real musical truths are all about. With my warmest and most amicable musical regards - Martin Smith


Your Name :   valya-luda

e-mail :    valya-luda@yandex.ru

Date :   February 25, 2007

URL :   

Comments :   Очень хорошая страничка!!!! Получил большое удовольствие прослушав Вашу игру и дуэтом, и в отдельности. Русскую музыку могут понимать и играть только русские люди. Большое Вам спасибо за такое исполнение, спасибо Вашим УЧИТЕЛЯМ, низкий им поклон.


Your Name :  Louis Posgate 

e-mail :    LRPBA@satx.rr.com

Date :   November 28, 2006

URL :   

Comments :   BRAVO IRINA! YOUR RENDITION OF MOZART'S CONCERTO IN C # 21 HAD PRECISION, DELICATE RUNS, RICH LEFT HAND MELODY IN PERFECT COMMUNICATION WITH THE INCARNATE WORD ORCHESTRA.  

THANKS FOR A GREAT PRESENTATION OF YOUR WORK AT UIW LAST NIGHT. THE HOUSE WAS FILLED, AND LOVED YOUR INTERPRETATION WITH THE UIW ORCHESTRA. ONE COMMENT WAS "YOU TWO HAVE DONE A LOT FOR SAN ANTONIO. WE WANT THE SAN ANTONIO SYMPHONY TO LOOK NO FURTHER THAN ITS OWN BACK YARD FOR THIS EXCELLENT PROGRAM, DA?  CARLA, I, AND NATALIE APPRECIATE YOUR MENTORING AND SHARING YOUR (AND RUSLAN'S) MUSICAL GIFTS! 

BEST TO YOU TWO HERE AND ELSEWHERE!


Your Name :  Aggelos Tsompanidis 

e-mail :    atsompanidis@yahoo.gr

Date :   February 13, 2006

URL :   

Comments :   Greetings!!!!
You are both great!!! My heartiest congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would like to hear in the future the piano versions of Peter Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture Op.49", "Slavonic March Op. 31" & "Festival Overture On The Danish National Anthem Op. 15".
If you could be kind enough to perform them one day on piano please!!!
Thousand thanks in advance!!!!
Best Regards!!


Your Name :  Anthony Guppy 

e-mail :    lets-talk@msn.com

Date :   February 13, 2006

URL :   http://tonyguppy.com

Comments :   Nice Site !!! Lots of info and music for the piano lover and piano players.


Your Name :  Christine Debus 

e-mail :    hereandnow@earthlink.net

Date :   January 25, 2006

URL :   

Comments :   Thanks so much Ruslan and Irina for your wonderful CD that you placed in my box this morning.... made my day! I have started to listen to it (want to take my time!) and you guys sound just fantastic!!! I grew up playing 4 hands with my sister and ...well, as a French person, I really appreciate your  style (clear  Poulenc, for ex.) BRAVA!!!! Christine.


Your Name :  Robert Newman 

e-mail :    robert.newman@nbii.com

Date :   November 30, 2005

URL :   

Comments :   Ruslan and Irina, I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your playing. Robert Newman


Your Name :  Ian Boyes 

e-mail :    ibgoyes@gmail.com

Date :   September 15, 2005

URL :   

Comments :   Thank you for making some of your music available to the public.


Your Name :  Raul G Garcia

e-mail :    racoon110@gmail.com

Date :   September 11, 2005

URL :   

Comments :   hello I wanted to see if i could get private instruction for piano lessons and how much and when you would be available. I am 34 years old and have a very limited experience but i would really like to play if you are available please let me know.


Your Name :   Dr. Gustovo

e-mail :    sexy_gustovo@hotmail.com

Date :   May 19, 2005

URL :   

Comments :   Dear Synergy Duo,
I am impressed by the content of your website but it seems incomplete without the photo gallery.  A picture is worth a thousand words and I would love it if you would share pictures of your entire family and inspirations for your wonderful music.  Also, the little birdie on my shoulder told me that you have a son!  I would love it if you included him in your website.  I also would love to know how you ended up in San Antonio, Texas and how you met each other.  I'm writing a biographic paper on your family for my music class because your music has inspired me.  Continue the marvelous work.  I just adore Ruslan!  He's such a character.  Please post more photos for a hardcore fan.  Viva la RUSSIA!


Your Name

:  Anna Channon 

e-mail :    anna_kotova21@onetel.com 

Date :   February 2, 2005

URL :   

Comments :   Руслан, привет! Как мир тесен--совершенно случайно нашла ваш с Ирой сайт! Я тоже жила в техасе некоторое время( около Хьюстона), а сейчас у меня семья в Англии! Напиши, как вы там поживаете!!!!!!! Бываете в наших краях? Заезжайте в гости!!! Аня Котова


Your Name :   tea

e-mail :    teajelkovic@yahoo.co.uk 

Date :   December 22, 2004

URL :   

Comments :  hello! my name is Tea, Im from Croatia. i like to listen Sviridov music very much, but i cant buy here CD. nobody cant help me. i learn russian language, and my teacher Irina was talk about Sviridov. can you please help me to find your cd? im 19 years old. t 


Your Name :   Frank Torres

e-mail :  torresfr96@yahoo.com 

Date :   July 7, 2004

URL :   

Comments :   HI DR. KHOVANSKAYA. I WAS LOOKING TO SEE IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERT DATES THIS SUMMER. HOPE TO SEE MORE UPDATES IN THE NEAR FUTURE. YOUR A GREAT TEACHER AND LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THIS FALL.


Your Name :   Robyn

e-mail :  sarandipity17@hotmail.com

Date :   Jan. 12, 2004

URL :   

Comments :   Hi!!!!!! I was looking for you email addy, and found this. You have a way cool web site Dr. Khovanskaya


Your Name :   Ivar Danielsen

e-mail :   ivar.danielsen.abroad@mail.dk 

Date :   30th November 2003

URL :   www.sitecenter.dk/composer 

Comments :   Dear Mr.Ruslan Sviridov, I would be delighted if you would pass me you e-mail address, and to invite you to be my guest amongst my own music. Yours sincerely, Ivar Danielsen


Your Name :   David Stewart

e-mail :   dsstewart@ntlworld.com 

Date :   23/11/2003

URL :   

Comments :   Thank you for the privilege of listening to your wonderful rendering of many masters, in particular those from your native country, Russia David Stewart


Your Name :   John Lewis

e-mail :   tarnhelm1@optusnet.com.au 

Date :   6 November 2003

URL :   

Comments :   I have nearly all of V Merzahnovs records, greatest living pianist, and have had pleasure of hearing Irina Kolomeetseva, and Alexi Volodin in recent recitals. When are you coming to Australia? We have a wonderful recital hall in Sydney and the Conservator


Your Name :   Юля Басис

e-mail :   yuliyabasis@yahoo.com 

Date :   November 2, 2003

URL :   

Comments :   Привет, дорогие Руслан и Ира! Забавно, как я совершенно случайно напоролась на вас, ища 3-ю сонату Грига :) Давно вы в Техасе? Я почти 4 года жила в Нью-Йорке, а сейчас - на Тайване с мужем-скрипачом. http://photos.yahoo.com/yuliyabasis  Всего лучшего,


Your Name :   John Jiang

e-mail :   

Date :   10/24/03

URL :   

Comments :   Wow! You guys are great! Your music is passionate and poetic! Keep up the good work!


Your Name :   THERON WHITE

e-mail :   theronwhite@earthlink.net 

Date :   October 16, 2003

URL :   

Comments :   Thank you for the piano music.


Your Name :   Joe Townley

e-mail :   re_joe_townley@yahoo.com 

Date :   9/8/03

URL :   http://www.JoeTownley.com 

Comments :   I have changed my email address, Dr. Sviridov. Once again, bravo to your excellent site. Please visit mine when you have a chance.


Your Name :   Philip Uhler

e-mail :   peuhler@netcommander.com 

Date :   August 21, 2003

URL :   

Comments :   A style that makes the Piano speak.


Your Name :   Eric Niles

e-mail :   evdniles@globalnet.co.uk 

Date :   30/06/03

URL :   

Comments :   A great artist


Your Name :   Dr Fan Wang

e-mail :   fan_wang_fujian@yahoo.com 

Date :   19/06/2003

URL :   

Comments :   Great playing of many Russian music As a Chinese I am proud of my own culture. I am also a great admirer of Russian culture, which was the rich soil for your piano playing. Now as you lives in US, a desert of culture, how do your nourish your piano playing


Your Name :   

e-mail :   manishghosh@vsnl.net 

Date :   6/6/03

URL :   

Comments :   Wonderful!


Your Name :   Юля Косякова

e-mail :   yulyashka@mtu-net.ru 

Date :   11.05.03

URL :   

Comments :   Привет,Русланчик и Ирочка! Как вы поживаете? Ребятки! Извините,что долго не писала. Куча работы,  да еще отформатировала компьютер и стерла ненароком все адреса,  поэтому залезла сюда. Получили ли вы ноты? Как Иннокентий? Пишите. Очень жду. У меня все нормально. Пока.


Your Name : Eric Niles

e-mail :evdniles@globalnet.co.uk

URL :

Comments :   Not much to say. Just found you. Hope I wull enjoy and return and maybe become a fan?


Your Name :   Tom Carroll

e-mail :   tcarroll@tegron.com

URL :   

Comments :   Great music. Thanks for sharing. My daughter is playing the Schubert impromptu in A-flat, op. 90 and I wanted her to hear your interpretation.


Your Name :   Nazzareno Carusi

e-mail :   info@nazzarenocarusi.com

URL : www.nazzarenocarusi.com

Comments :   Privet Ruslan! Do you remember about me? We studied together in 1992 at Tambov Classes of Mr. Merzhanov! I was so surprised seeing in your website that you're living now in San Antonio, Texas. At that time I'm in Canada, resting before a recital in Carnegie Recital Hall (next April 8th). I hope to see you soon! Have my best wishes and good luck for all you're doing! Paka, Nazzareno


Your Name :   David S. Stewart

e-mail :   dsstewart@ntlworld.com

URL :   

Comments :   Thank you so much for your wonderful interpretations of famous Composers, particularly Franz Schubert. D.S.Stewart


Your Name :   Rodrigo Giraldo O.

e-mail :   rodgiraldo@lycos.com

URL :   

Comments :   Congratulations. I enjoyed with your interpretations of Tchaikovsky - Thanks


Your Name :   Alexandre Dossin

e-mail :   dossin@dossin.net

URL :   www.dossin.net

Comments :   Privet, Ruslan! I did not know that you were in Texas! I lived in Austin for 3 years (1998-2001), and now I teach at the University of Wisconsin. A student of mine is playing Prokofievs op. 4/4 and found a recording by you, and I was very happy to know ...


Your Name :   Kalynn

e-mail :   n/a

URL :   www.geocities.com/light_of_elendil

Comments :   I like your site! I was glad to be able to hear so much classical music I hadn't had the opportunity to hear before! thanks!


Your Name :   Fredrica Phillips

e-mail :   freddie@partitura.com

URL :   

Comments :   I wondered if you are related to Georgy Sviridov. I heard a CD of some of his music and a Russian friend brought me back some of his music which cant be found here. I saw your site and thought there might be a connection. I'm a piano teacher in Plano TX.


Your Name :   Evaristo

e-mail :   evacanto@hotmail.com

URL :   

Comments :   MAGNIFICAS SUS INTERPRETACIONES MUCHA CLARIDAD YCALIDAD EN EL SONIDO PERFECTO DOMINIO DEL TIEMPOY UN GRAN SENTIMIENTO QUE SE TRANSMITE AL PUBLICO FELICITACIONES


Your Name :   james bungert

e-mail :   jimbiscus@hotmail.com

URL :   

Comments :   hello, i downloaded your recording of prokofiev's diabolical suggestion. its very nice, im studying that piece right now and i'm studying it under a colleague of yours. dr. alexandre dossin. i told him that i had a recording of it and he remembered you from ...


Your Name :   CecilioR. Font

e-mail :   CecilioF1@aol.com

URL :   

Comments :   I like your interpretation of Schumann and Liszt, your ligattos and piannissimo.


Your Name :   marion stern

e-mail :   sternmbg@aol.com

URL :   

Comments :   Irina and Ruslan - Thanks for the wonderful concert! You have the great talent of making the difficult and beautiful seem effortless. I hope to take lessons again in a few months, but first am having surgery in December. Hope you're both well. Congratulations!


Your Name :  Robert Dawn

e-mail :    rdawn@nc.rr.com

Date :   

URL :   

Comments :   Very nice playing! Thank you very much!!


Your Name :   Joe Townley

e-mail :   JoeTownleyOnGTs@aol.com

URL :   http://www.joetownley.com

Comments :   Dr. Sviridov, you have a great talent, one I have come to admire the more I visit your site and listen to your dynamic pianism. I am Joe Townley, a novelist by profession, but as a teen I had aspirations of becoming a concert pianist, until an unfortunate ...


Your Name :   Yulya

e-mail :   yulyashka@mtu-net.ru

URL :   

Comments :   Privet,Rebyata! Kak dela, kak jizn, chto novenkogo? Davno ot vas ne bilo pisem. Ya pereustanavlivala programmi i sluchaino sterla vse adresa. Nashla vash site /tak obradovalas!/. Pishi, Ruslanchik. Irine bolshoy privet. Yulya


Your Name :   Joe Townley

e-mail :   JoeTownleyOnGTs@aol.com

URL :   http://www.joetownley.com

Comments :   A very nice website. Please visit mine where you can read excerpts from my latest best-selling mystery, "On Ghost Trails" and watch in MP3 Video as I play Preludes from Op.23 by Rachmaninoff, as well as learn about the injury to my hand as a teen that des ...


Your Name :   Halyna

e-mail :   Halyna@Ovcharenko.freeserve.co.uk

URL :   several pieces for piano duo

Comments :   Dear Friends, My name is Halyna Ovcharenko. I am a Ukrainian composer. Currently I am living in Bristol. In my composer's luggage there are several pieces for piano duo. I wonder if you are interested to have it for your concert repertoire. I also ...


Your Name :   Michael Rogers

e-mail :   pyanoman13@aol.com

URL :   none

Comments :   Hi. I'm playing in piano competition this summer and learning Prokofiev for it. I've listened to a lot of Suggestion Diabolique online and yours is by far the best. other pianists make it sound ... really hard.. too hard?... almost draining, like its not ...


Your Name :   Theresa Varona

e-mail :   cute_gal05@bethania.net

URL :   

Comments :   Hi!!! I'm really impressed of your talent on music! I also play the piano. I'm only 15 right now. But I started learning since I was 10. I wish I could end up as you. You play very beautiful.


Your Name :   J. Tryer

e-mail :   youngperf@hotmail.com

URL :   

Comments :   Ruslan, I finally found you! I knew you were in San Antonio, but I lost your address. My, you look much more mature now. Texas must agree with you.


Your Name :   Claudio Constantini

e-mail :   claudiocm@hotmail.com

URL :   www.mp3.com/constantini

Comments :   I think your etude op.25 no.10 is fascinating. Your clear definition of the voices is magnificent!! The middle part is beautiful!! Great job!


Your Name :   Robert Carlson

e-mail :   robv@prodigy,net

URL :   

Comments :   I enjoyed your page. I will visit Moscow May 20th and would like to visit Ivanovka, Can you suggest a contact (guide) to me in Tambov? Thanks and Aloha Bob Volcano, Hawaii


Your Name :   Cuong Hung Van

e-mail :  cuonghungvan@yahoo.com

Date :   

URL :   www.geocities.com/cuonghungvan

Comments :   Great to hear from you both! Keep in touch.


Your Name :   Ronald Kevin

e-mail :   darkpiano@hotmail.com

URL :   

Comments :   Dear Dr. Sviridov! I suddenly found your website ,and I was amazed by your autobiography. I'd like to communicate with you about possible piano concerts in America. Please let me know your future plans. Sincerely, Ronald Kevin.


Your Name :   Alexandre Pirojenko

e-mail :    pirozhenko@peterlink.ru

Date :   

URL :     http://www.private.peterlink.ru/pirozhenko

Comments :   I was glad to visit your site. I am a pianist myself. Good luck! 


Your Name :   Piano World

e-mail :    ndclassical@hotmail.com

Date :   

URL :    http://www.mp3.com/stations/classicalworld

Comments :    Bravo!


 

 


 
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