Daniel ZARETSKY was born in Leningrad in 1964, and studied piano and organ performance at the Leningrad State Conservatory. He completed his Concert Diploma and Teaching Certificate in 1989 under the direction of Professors E.Bazanov and N.Oksentjan, and his postgraduate education at the Kazan State Conservatory under the direction of prof. R.Abdoullin. From 1991 to 1993 he continued his studies at the Sibelius Music Academy in Helsinki ( Finland ) with Professor Kari Jussila, graduating with the Concert Diploma with honours. In addition he has supplemented his studies in several Master-classes in Western Europe, including those of Guy Bovet, Marie-Claire Alain, Harald Vogel, Ludger Lohmann, Jean Guillou, David Sanger, Hans Fagius, Michael Radulescu, Daniel Roth and Peter Planyavsky.
D.Zaretsky has performed since 1988 in all the former Soviet Union’s important venues, including the Philharmonic Halls of Moscow, St. Petersburg, and the Cathedral of Riga, as well as in Czechoslovakia, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, France, Great Britain, South America and the USA.
In 1991 he won the National Organ Competition and took Third Prize in the Speyer International Organ Competition in Germany. In 1990 he was a finalist in the International Organ Competition in Ragusa, Italy, and in 1993 in Lahti, Finland. He has also made recordings for Russian, Latvian, Swiss, German and Danish radios. At the moment he is Organist of the famous St.Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, and teaches the organ at the Music College of St. Petersburg’s Conservatory. From 2002 he teaches the organ at the Nizhnij Novgorod State Conservatory — 3-rd biggest Conservatory in Russia.
Torzhkovskaja 2-3-6, 197342 St.Petersburg , Russia
Tel .+ Fax 007 812 242 3716 ( from USA 0117 812 242 3716 )
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