Andrew Roussak
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Biography
Born in Russia in the industrial city of Ufa, Andrew began to learn to play piano at the age of 7. After having graduated from the Ufa State College of Arts as a pianist, Andrew was employeed as a studio musician and as a chief musical editor at the local broadcast station. Side by side with the classical music , his major influences of that period were the recordings of Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman. Since that time till today, the massive keyboard sound together with the virtuoso keyboard and piano solos feature his recordings made for the various bands and projects.

Since 2001, Andrew Roussak lives in Germany as a freelance artist, playing live gigs with the bands and solo concerts, writing orchestra scores, doing studio jobs and giving the piano and keyboard lessons. In 2006, Andrew won the German Pop & Rock Award as the best keyboard player and the best instrumental soloist .


Andrew Roussak, kommt aus Karlsruhe, lebt als professioneller Pianist, Keyboarder und Musiklehrer. Im Jahre 2006 hat er den Deutschen Pop-und-Rock Preis als bester Keyboarder/Instrumentalsolist gewonnen.

No Trespassing ist die erste Solo CD von Andrew Roussak. Die Platte wurde mit Unterstutzung seiner Musikerkollegen aufgenommen und im Marz 2007 im Mastermix Studio ( München ) gemastert.

Stilrichtung: progressive Rock , classic Rock

Reviews - ENGLISH:

Great musicianship from Andrew Roussak himself on keyboards and piano, with adequate to good contribution from the supporting musicians. The album grows on you with repeated listening, like most good albums. The sound (as far as I could judge by playing on my PC) is good. The highly melodic songs are good, sometimes even great ... an excellent debut with great promise for things to come!

Magle International Music Forum, Denmark
Art For Art's Sake - Blog focused on music and visual arts, Holland

A Russian keyboard player living and making music in Germany, Andrew Roussak cites Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson as his primary influences. Add a dash of classical-music sensibility, and you’ve got No Trespassing — a prog-rock mix of instrumentals, songs with vocals and traditional pieces. Here’s a guy who’s obviously poured his soul into this music, winning awards in Germany for his playing, and he’s surrounded himself with talented guitarists and a groovy rhythm section. Roussak imagines what Bach’s “Prelude” would sound like with 21st century enhancement and rearranges the composer's “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” by dedicating it to his father. “Do Without Me” rallies around a grand piano, Hammond organ and Wurlitzer standoff, while instrumentals like “Wartime Chronicles” and “Vivace Furioso” show off Roussak’s virtuoso chops...

Reviewed by Michael Popke for Sea Of Tranquility on October the 1st, 2007

Andrew Roussak, composer, keyboard and piano player, hails from Russia and is currently working from Germany. He released his debut solo album, No Trespassing. The music is very melodic symphonic styled epic progressive rock Much in the vein of Camel, Alan Parsons Project (1st album), Pink Floyd and Genesis to name a few...
It is one of those albums that grows on you with each listen. In fact, you can hear new things which to me is the sign of a great album. With the great musicianship from Andrew along with contributions from the supporting musicians, makes me look forward to more. I would definitely recommend No Trespassing, to fans of the aforementioned bands.

Reviewed by Ron Fuchs, www.prognaut.com on October 2nd,
2007

... The artist's clear admiration for Keith Emerson is again clearly shown. After a short piano-introduction Roussak again shows he really is a great keyboard player. Excellent synths and mellotrons in the old Emerson/Wakeman way....

www.proggnosis.com

Pressestimmen - DEUTSCH:


...Mit "No Trespassing" präsentiert Andrew Roussak eine orchestral-getränkte CD,die in ihrem Facetten-Reichtum mit dem 60er und 70er Classic-Rock kokettiert, plötzlich sich aber wieder jazzig-bluesig gibt...Seine Preise sind redlich verdient. Höchste Anerkennung!!

MUSIKER MAGAZIN 1 - 2007

...In zehn Werken präsentiert Ihnen Andre Roussak mit seinen genialen Mitstreitern einen Querschnitt aus den wichtigsten Epochen der Klassik, Romantik, dem Jazz, der Rockmusik und der Popmusik – natürlich in seinem unverwechselbaren Stil... Hier finden Sie keine Sounds, die des Effektes willen inszeniert werden. Mit jedem Keyboardklang wird Musik gemacht. Durchdachte Arrangements, die ans Herz gehen, übersprudelnde Ideen...

Internet-Portal www.bandsinkarlsruhe.de

...Auf den zehn Stücken präsentiert uns Andrew mit Unterstützung von weiteren sechs Gastmusikern die ganze Bandbreite seines Könnens, daher ist es auch etwas schwierig seine Musik in eine bestimmte Kategorie zu schieben. Neben NeoProg- und Melodic-Rock finden sich auch klassische Passagen und sogar Jazz und Swing auf dem Album...

www.musikzirkusmagazine.de

...Andrew Roussak ist ein hervorragender Keyboarder, der die instrumentalen Parts seiner Songs am eindrucksvollsten bestimmt...

www.progressive-newsletter.de
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  • Members:
    Andrew Roussak
  • Sounds Like:
    ELP, Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Yes, Asia, Marillion, DreamTheater, Genesis, Alan Parsons Project
  • Influences:
    progressive rock, european classical music
  • AirPlay Direct Member Since:
    11/26/07
  • Profile Last Updated:
    06/09/18 00:22:46
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