Pianist and composer



Elena POPLYANOVA (born 1961) is a wonderful flower in a bunch of talented composers of the South Ural. She is a graduate of Chelyabinsk Musical College (Yu.Galperin's class of composition), in 1986 she graduated from St.Petersburg Conservatory (professor V.Uspensky's class of composition). 

Poplyanova, who is gifted by nature with great talent of musician, with a fine taste, an acute mind, managed to find her own style while working for many years as a professional composer, to find her econiche. First of all this is music for children, it is clear-cut, comprehensive, inventive - education of feelings. Being a wonderful educationalist and composer, Elena Poplyanova created a whole collection of lessons of creation. At the same time she is successfully working in chamber and symphonic genres, she feels fine in theatrical circles. In composition she tands out for an exact selection of devices and a clear vision of the addressee (which happens not very often). Her music is bright, theatrical, figurative.

Among her basic compositions are an opera, a symphony, two concerts, sonatas, orchestral miniatures, music for chamber ensembles, about two hundred of songs and romances. E.Poplyanova is the author of more than ten musical books published in Moscow, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk and abroad.

A special place among her compositions takes guitar music (a wide spectrum of genres). They are Sonata for Solo Guitar; Adagio for Antonio Vivaldi for flute, guitar and chamber orchestra; three pieces for guitar trio Milonga Tango - Rumba; two preludes for flute and guitar; album of young guitar player for children Melodies of an Old Diligence; book about guitar for beginning musicians Wind Playing on the Strings. A special success was Elena Poplyanova's concert for guitar and chamber orchestra, perfomed for the first time at the International Festival An Hour of Guitar Playing, which took place in Ekaterinburg. Sonata for guitar was composed in 1986 and was dedicated to the guitar player and composer from Chelyabinsk Viktor Kozlov.

Sonata for guitar is published by VP Music Media