Yuriy Galkin

Yuriy G.

Bayonne, NJ
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I employ healthy and efficient practicing and teaching technique through relaxation, gradual learning and individual approach. The lessons may also include theory, analysis, basic of advanced composition and many other aspects depending on the student's needs and abilities. The main goal is that my students are able to get fully engaged in the process of learning and enjoy every minute of it!

About Yuriy G.

Yuriy Galkin is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning composer and musician.

He performed at such major venues and festivals as Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, Southbank Centre, Vladivostok Jazz Festival, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, London Jazz Festival, Hull Jazz Festival, Barbican Centre, The Drill Hall and many more. Yuriy's name appeared at such major publications as The Guardian, Jazzwise Magazine, Bass Guitar Magazine, Jazz Journal, Jazz Weekly, Culture Jazz France, The Telegraph to name a few and his music was broadcast worldwide.

Yuriy Galkin graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK where he resided from 2005 till 2012. As a bandleader, in 2012 he released his critically acclaimed debut album with a nine-piece band “Nine Of A Kind”. Yuriy Galkin Nonet toured the UK the same year.

Yuriy Galkin resides permanently in New York City since 2017. His latest 2019 release “...For Its Beauty Alone” features world-renowned musicians David Binney - who also produced the album - Matt Mitchell and Rudy Royston.

Press quotes:

“Making a considerable splash with his startlingly fresh debut Nine of a Kind, Yuriy Galkin has made an impact few newcomers could dream of.” -Jazzwise Magazine

“...Russia’s finest export could well be jazz bassist extraordinaire Yuriy Galkin.”

“Galkin himself is a paragon of solid, supportive playing, while his extensive through-composed charts reveal his furtive melodic/harmonic imagination on this impressive and weighty work.” -Bass Guitar Magazine

“(…For Its Beauty Alone) Each track is awash with variety and surprise with every tune consisting of everything from jazz to classical and even the sounds of electronic ambient and psychedelic music are made prominent throughout its duration… Concrete backing and virtuosic soloing of each member keeps this album hot with groove and anticipation.

It’s been a strong start to 2019 in the jazz world. It’s already seeing amazing new releases frequently appearing, and For Its Beauty Alone is definitely one of them. Yuriy Galkin has more than shown us his talent as a modern composer. Anybody from classical music lovers to contemporary enthusiasts will find something in this album.” –Sussex Jazz Magazine


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Postgraduate Diploma
Sep 2005 - Jun 2007

Royal Academy Of Music (London, UK)

Bachelor Degree. Music Performance
Sep 2003 - Jun 2005

Russian Academy Of Music named after Gnessin (Moscow, Russia)



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Fluent / Native Proficiency

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