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Vladimir Pleshakov


Elena Winther

Vladimir Pleshakov, born in 1934 in Shanghai, China of Russian immigrant parents, is an international concert pianist known for over eighty-five premiere recordings of neglected works from the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth centuries.


At the age of seventy-five Dr. Pleshakov developed life-threating illnesses, which required a number of surgeries. Awaking from anesthesia after his second surgery, Pleshakov began audiating Slavonic sacred choral compositions. Pleshakov, not having composed music before, began writing down these compositions as if taking dictation from the radio.

Over the last decade Dr. Pleshakov has produced nearly sixty compositions. Many of his compositions have found critical acclaim and are published by Musica Russica.

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