Inspired by history and folklore, Russian music is one of the most powerful and beautiful melody-type that is drenched in culture, heritage and traditions. Its astonishingly rich and creative orchestral sound separates it from the rest of Europe. While classical Russian music is deep-embedded and sophisticated, the advancement in society has seen music types such as pop, jazz, rock, metal, punk, rap and techno acquire an enormous place in Russian music. However, the greatness of Russian music hadn’t been half that it is today without Russian musicians, who through their creative outpouring and inventive orchestration, helped Russian music become a paradigm of prominence in the world music forum. And while talking about Russian musicians, one cannot really exempt from mentioning five influential Russian musical nationalists, popularly known as The Five or The Mighty Handful who dominated the Romantic period of music. These include Mily Balakirev, Alexander Borodin, César Cui, Modest Mussorgsky and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Some of the most popular 20th and 21st century Russian musicians include Lera Auerbach, Yury G Chernavsky, Leonid Desyatnikov, Aleksandr Lokshin and Alla Pavlova. Browse through this section to get details of the life and works of famous Russian musicians and composers. Get drenched in their symphonies and master works.

ZeddZedd

02 September 1989

Oksana GrigorievaOksana Grigorieva

23 February 1970

Modest MussorgskyModest Mussorgsky

21 March 1839

Mikhail GlinkaMikhail Glinka

01 June 1804

Alfred SchnittkeAlfred Schnittke

24 November 1934

Aleksandr BorodinAleksandr Borodin

12 November 1833

Dmitry ShostakovichDmitry Shostakovich

25 September 1906

Aleksandr ScriabinAleksandr Scriabin

06 January 1872

Cesar CuiCesar Cui

18 January 1835

Dmitri ShostakovichDmitri Shostakovich

24 September 1906

Igor StravinskyIgor Stravinsky

17 June 1882

Irving BerlinIrving Berlin

11 May 1888

Nadezhda TolokonnikovaNadezhda Tolokonnikova

07 November 1989

Viktor TsoiViktor Tsoi

21 June 1962

Alexander ScriabinAlexander Scriabin

06 January 1872

Alexander BorodinAlexander Borodin

12 November 1833

Eduard KhilEduard Khil

04 September 1934

TimatiTimati

15 August 1983

Evgeny KissinEvgeny Kissin

10 October 1971

Philipp KirkorovPhilipp Kirkorov

30 April 1967

Vladimir VysotskyVladimir Vysotsky

25 January 1938

Mstislav RostropovichMstislav Rostropovich

27 March 1927

Dima BilanDima Bilan

24 December 1981

Valery GergievValery Gergiev

02 May 1953

Vladimir AshkenazyVladimir Ashkenazy

06 July 1937

Anton RubinsteinAnton Rubinstein

28 November 1829

Olga SeryabkinaOlga Seryabkina

12 April 1985

Mily BalakirevMily Balakirev

31 December 1836

Grigory LepsGrigory Leps

16 July 1962

Sergey LazarevSergey Lazarev

01 April 1983

Alexander GlazunovAlexander Glazunov

10 August 1865

Alexey VorobyovAlexey Vorobyov

19 January 1988

Elena TemnikovaElena Temnikova

18 April 1985

Sofia GubaidulinaSofia Gubaidulina

24 October 1931

ZemfiraZemfira

26 August 1976

Emil GilelsEmil Gilels

19 October 1916

Grigory SokolovGrigory Sokolov

18 April 1950

Denis MatsuevDenis Matsuev

11 June 1975

Alexander Vasilyevich AlexandrovAlexander Vasilyevich Alexandrov

01 April 1883

Bulat OkudzhavaBulat Okudzhava

09 May 1924

Sati KazanovaSati Kazanova

02 October 1982

GlukozaGlukoza

07 June 1986

Mikhail PletnevMikhail Pletnev

14 April 1957

Boris GrebenshchikovBoris Grebenshchikov

27 November 1953

Maxim FadeevMaxim Fadeev

06 May 1968

Alexander GradskyAlexander Gradsky

03 November 1949

Rodion ShchedrinRodion Shchedrin

16 December 1932

Georgy SviridovGeorgy Sviridov

03 December 1915

Nikolai RubinsteinNikolai Rubinstein

14 February 1835

Anton ArenskyAnton Arensky

12 July 1861

Sergei TaneyevSergei Taneyev

25 November 1856

Anastasia KarpovaAnastasia Karpova

02 November 1984

Marina LizorkinaMarina Lizorkina

09 June 1983

MakSimMakSim

10 June 1983

Dmitri Borisovich KabalevskyDmitri Borisovich Kabalevsky

30 December 1904

Andrei Yakovlevich EshpaiAndrei Yakovlevich Eshpai

15 May 1925