Artistic Director of the Brass Days Festival, trumpeter, conductor
Vladislav Lavrik, one of the most talented musicians of his generation, is Russia’s finest trumpeter and a rising young conductor. Vladislav is artistic director and chief conductor of The Tula Symphony and The Chamber Orchestra of Orenburg Philharmonie. Recognized for achievements in both classical and jazz performance styles, he was appointed principal trumpet of the Russian National Orchestra at the age of 20, the youngest person to hold a principal chair in the history of the orchestra. Since 2008 Lavrik has been a professor of the trumpet faculty of the Moscow State Conservatory. In 2011 he was elected to the board of the International Trumpet Guild, the first Russian to be given this recognition and responsibility. In 2016 he received the Russian Presidential Prize for Young Artists, the country’s highest honor for young artists.
Andrey Zdunyuk is the concertmaster of the group, soloist. In 1991 he graduated from the Kaliningrad Regional College of Music of S.V. Rachmaninov specialising in orchestra artist (trumpet). Since 2009 he is working at the Kaliningrad Symphony Orchestra.