On January 12, 2023, BoHouse Art Club hosted a concert with virtuoso pianist and composer Gleb Kolyadin. We followed his music performances online, but the way his music sounded live - it can't be compared to anything, it was just a mind-blowing experience.
Gleb Kolyadin - is a pianist, composer, and arranger who mixes progressive rock and jazz fusion with neoclassical styles.
He studied classical piano at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. Since 2010, he has been the composer and pianist of the two-piece progressive rock group iamthemorning, which won Prog magazine's "Album of the Year" at the Progressive Music Awards in 2016.
He started composing music for theatrical performances in 2015, and has written works for the Alexandrinsky Theatre, the Saint Petersburg Comedy Theatre.
In 2018, he released his first solo album Gleb Kolyadin on the British label Kscope. A number of prominent prog musicians participated in the recording: drummer Gavin Harrison (King Crimson, Porcupine Tree), bass player Nick Beggs and saxophonist Theo Travis of Steven Wilson's solo band, keyboardist Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), and vocalists Steve Hogarth (Marillion) and Mick Moss (Antimatter).The album ranked 15th in Prog magazine's Top 50 2018 albums list and was shortlisted for the Progressive Music Awards in two categories – Album of the Year and International Band/Artist of the Year.
As part of the project Eidolon, Kolyadin recorded music for an exhibition of works by artist Arseny Blinov, held at the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater. In 2018, he was a guest musician on the song "Prayers of the Dead" by Bi-2 and Boris Grebenshchikov.
In 2019 and 2020 Kolyadin was voted best keyboardist of the year by readers of Prog magazine.
On the concert evening, for the first time, it was also possible to see the new exhibition "Mad World" by photo artist Dina Bova , a week before its official opening. The exhibition features visual artworks combined with music by Gleb Kolyadin.
Each work is accompanied by a QR code with a link to the music that Gleb chose specifically for the mood of the picture.
We highly recommend PoloniumCubes - where almost every day Gleb Kolyadin posts his music diary.