About the Musician
Denys Berezhnyi (b. 1974) also known as Denys Berezhnoy is a Ukrainian professional singer-songwriter. He graduated from the vocal department of conservatory. Special feature of his creative work in a unique combination of different genres, styles of music: own songs, arias, romances, world popular songs, ethnic (Gypsy, Spanish, Latin American) music, French chanson, art songs, performed with own guitar accompaniment. Recording simultaneously, without any overdubbing, multitracking, and audio mixing. Concerts mostly without a microphone.
“...No matter how much different orchestras, music groups or rock bands accompanied me I always return to own guitar accompaniment. The more challenging the song is the more thrilling it is to perform it professionally and beautifully by means of only voice and guitar”. (read more)
He worked his way from a street and restaurant musician to the opera and concert singer. In the early 90’s as a member of several rock bands and a regular member of the Afghan telethons that were popular at the time. Thereafter, along with studies at the conservatory, constantly gave concerts. He sang in many places — underground crossings, town squares, discothèques, clubs, restaurants, radio, television, music festivals, theaters, and concert halls. He formed his own audience during that time and he is working with these people now.
The titles of several concert programs:
Also since 1990 Denys Berezhnyi teaches singing and accompanying on guitar individually, including remotely via webcam, taught during this time hundreds of people around the world. Educational organizations and individual teachers widely use the practical methods of the Guitar-plus-Vocal School by Denys Berezhnyi in their work.
About the Music
Denys Berezhnyi, professional singer-songwriter who originally unites music of different genres, styles and trends in his art, but persistently follows the principle of individualism in performance.
Creation biography of singer includes a lot of concert programs on various topics:
Opera, classical, modern chamber and vocal music. One of outstanding programs is “Evolution of Romance” in which arias and romances from operas are sung with guitar accompaniment of performer. This style referred to as Progressive romance embraces both singing and guitar-playing skills and does not allow any other accompaniment and artificial overlay of different parts.
Ethnic music. Folk songs of Kalderash and Russian Gypsies (authentic performance and performance of Russian and Ukrainian translations), Ukrainian, Russian, Spanish, Peruvian and Bolivian (Latin American) folk songs.
Classics of world popular music.
War songs. Classics of bard songs, criminal genre, and also classics of rock music.
Programs of own songs which represent modern serious music since late eighties till now.
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