About Andrey Pracht
Andrey Pracht is a composer, harpsichordist, and conductor of the Early Music Ensemble (Pracht-Ensemble). He has also been a laureate and jury member in many international competitions (Poland, Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, etc.) as well as soloist in the Opera Theater in Odesa (Ukraine).
Andrey Pracht's professional interest is based on the music of the Renaissance, Baroque and Classicism. The main aim of the artist and his creativity is to renew the genius of the early epochs. Andrey Pracht has been on concert tours throughout Ukraine. Just as successful his overseas concerts in Letland, Poland, Georgia, Russia, Portugal, Lithuania, Spain, etc.
In 1999, Andrey Pracht received his degree as a composer from the Music Academy in Odessa. In 2010 he graduated in Saint - Petersburg as a harpsichordist, organist, and carellionist.
Andrey participated masterclasses of Bob von Asperen (Netherlands), Gordon Murray (Austria), Elzbieta Stefanska (Poland), Zuzana Ruzhichkova (Czech Republic).
Thanks to his theoretical and practical knowledge, he was invited to teach and give masterclasses in Glier Music Academy in Kyiv, and later in "Crimean Humanitary University".
In 2008 he took a series of J.S.Bach`s Partitas in the studio of Latvian Radio and television.
In 2014 Andrey Pracht founded an early music ensemble „Pracht-Ensemble“. With this ensemble, he made recordings on TV and on CD.
A special place in his concert activity takes the educational and artistic education of the young generation. Particularly interesting is the project of harpsichords and composers "Old instruments - modern drive", in which new music is played old instruments with modern rhythms.
The musician Andrey Pracht has collected a valuable collection of harpsichords and opened in 2015 a workshop for the production of keyboard instruments.
The ensemble under the direction of Andrey Pracht received government grants from the German and Ukrainian governments for popularizing the art of the Baroque.
Andrey Pracht and his early music ensemble are welcome guests on numerous occasions Festivals dedicated to the early eras (Bach Festival, Early Music Festival, etc.).
Andrey Pracht has won many awards from governments and commercial organizations for his creative contribution to the development of the art of music.