Artist

ALEX SOLOVIEV is Russia's first electric harmonist. He is the founder and leader of the band “High School”. Over the last ten years he has built his name and won international recognition based on his sheer talent.

Soloviev's love affair with the harmonica began when he heard Pera Joe for the first time back in 2004. He studied under Alexander Bratetsky and later developed his own teaching method, published an audio-guide and founded his own school. He has been influenced by many great harpers such as Chris "Daddy" Dave, Avishai Cohen and Hiatus Kaioyte.

Soloviev's style is rooted in the blues but touches upon harp hop, blues house and shuffle hop. His repertoire includes pieces from famous composers of many different genres.

Soloviev has played at numerous international music festivals and on renowned stages. In 2009 he performed as a session musician at Mud Morganfield´s concerts who is the son of the great Muddy Waters. He was a finalist at the Emporio Music Fest Vocal Contest in 2014 and has performed at the 48th, 49th and 50th Montreux Jazz Festivals with Quincy Jones, Jacob Collier and others.

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Harmonica masters around the world have applauded Alex Soloviev's unique sound. Here are what some of them have had to say about his music:

Mitch Kashmar, харпер, LA

«You've got a powerful tongue blocking, it's so groovy!»

Paul Lamb, харпер, GB

«I checked out your music, man, it's so cool, can feel the Big Walter's influence, your harp sounds lot like him sometimes»

RjMischo

«Hi Alex, I'm happy you do my song, I like the video, All the best from Arkansas USA my friend in the blues RJ»

Tom Ball

«Nice job, — good luck with your playing!»

Avishai Cohen

«You're plaing is great!»

Quincy Jones

«You play amazing. Your energy is great. Carry on!»

Nai Palm, «Hiatus Kaioyte»

«Wow, cool!»

Charlie Musselwhite

«Sounds good. I'm glad you like my song. Thanks and keep having fun.»

Jason Ricci

«These are very interesting records so far, much more artsy than I expected! Sounds great Alex... Your playing is amazing. Keep rockin'!»

Festivals

Festivals Alex Soloviev has participated in

  • 2014-2016

    48th, 49th, 50th, Montreux Jazz Festival

    One of the most famous jazz festivals in the world held each July in Switzerland

  • 2015

    Art ovrag

    Russia´s first art festival that changes the life of a whole city

  • 2014

    Emporio Music Festival

    International singing contest for alternative music by Baigali Serkebaev

  • 2011-2012

    Tsvetnoi Boulevard Festival

    Moscow´s annual city festival with a lot of concerts which is held in september

  • 2011

    HarpFest

    Moscow´s international annual harmonica festival

  • 2011

    Pustie Holmi Festival

    Annual Open-Air-Festival

  • 2008

    Kupala na Radschajke

    Annual open and free festival for traditional and improvisatory music

  • 2008

    Delta Blues

    Blues Festival

  • 2008

    Nikola-Lenivec

    Music-Festival held in the Nikola-Lenivec-Art park

  • 2006-2016

    HarpFest

    Moscow harpfest


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We learn to play on the harmonica and other musical instruments. School of understanding music.

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