Viacheslav Poprugin was born in the city of Khabarovsk, Russia. He received his primary musical education at Khabarovsk Choir Music School with the teacher Marina Ternovskaya. Then he studied at Khabarovsk Regional College of Arts with Larisa Tokareva, a brilliant teacher and researcher, the follower of Heinrich Neuhaus's school. In 2000 he graduated from the Russian Gnesin’s Academy of Music, where he studied with Professor Alexander Alexandrov.
Since 1999 he is Associate Professor of the Historic and Modern Performance Art Faculty of the Moscow P.I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory. In 1996 he became the finalist of the Concours International de Piano XX Siecle in Orleans (France).
Viacheslav performs in solo concerts and with symphony orchestras of Russia, France and Japan. His repertoire includes classical and romantic clavier music as well as pieces of the 20th century (A. Skryabin, N. Roslavets, I. Stravinsky, Ch. Ives), foreign avant-garde (A. Webern, G. Scelsi), and chamber music of E. Denisov, A. Schnittke and young composers.
This creative cooperation with the cellist Natalia Gutman began in 1999 and it opened a new period in pianist’s life. His expression was highly effected by romantic sence of performances made by this unbeated professional duet, which is always welcomed by audience.
Nowadays Viacheslav is one of the most prominent professionals who shape the universe of academic music in eyes of audience as it is.
I brani che ha scelto di presentare in questo suo concerto, accogliendo al suo fianco un camerista esperto come Viacheslav Poprugin, appartengono tutti al repertorio che la celebre violoncellista russa affrontava assieme al leggendario Richter. Un omaggio, dunque. Un tributo non solo alla memoria dell’interprete, ma anche, e forse soprattutto, ad una vicenda artistica che tanti e così straordinari frutti ha dato.Musica Insieme