"Very talented and daring young man!..."
- Mstislav Rostropovich (Moscow 2002)
"Amazed by his talent, musicality and technique! Georgy is a rare example of a musician who manages to connect knowledge and respect for musical tradition with his own creativity and gorgeous talent."
- Giovanni Sollima (Rome 2011)
"Brilliant! I've never heard someone playing a cello like this!"
- Tommy Emmanuel (Rome 2014)
"He stands out among the very talented performers from around the world... "
– Walter Afanasieff (Los Angeles 2016)
EDUCATION AND CAREER
Georgy Gusev is a graduate of the famed Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He performs at major music festivals and events worldwide with other musicians, singers, dancers, and performers including but not limited to Yo-Yo Ma, Natalia Gutman, Giovanni Sollima, Enrico Dindo, Rocco Filippini, Monika Leskovar, Andrey Gavrilov, Boris Andrianov, Eliso Virsaladze, Pavel Vernikov, Sonig Tchakerian, Elsa Lila, Dilnaz Akhmadieva.
He also worked with several multi-Grammy Award winning composers, producers and performers such as Randy Jackson, Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G, Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Mark Mancina.
Georgy began his career with a series of compositions for solo cello entitled, Traveler's Diary that has been incorporated onto the music track for various shows produced by Russian television and Italian RAI as well as several films. His first solo project as a cellist and composer is the album Cello Drive, sponsored by Thomastik-Infeld Vienna and released by the UK label North2North in July 2016.
Georgy’s Carnegie Hall debut in NYC as a cellist and composer took place on February 2, 2018.
His new cycle of songs for lyric soprano and cello will be premiered at Carnegie Hall on May 30th of 2019.
Georgy has taught in Gnessin Music School of Moscow (Russia), Accademia Praeneste of Rome (Italy) and Russian Music School in Los Angeles (USA)
Among his students there are prize winning young cellists such as: Grigory Filipchenko, Gianluca Montarulli, Francesca Della Vista, Antonio Aprile, Antonietta Pilloli, Niccolò Citrani, Ivana Querques, Akim Korkin, Anna Skladannaya, Tikhon Evlanov.
Alongside his concert life he is giving cello masterclasses worldwide.
In 2011 in Russia, Georgy founded GOSH Projects - a Creative Laboratory, aimed to supporting new projects of young and extraordinarily talented artists. He is also a founder and Artistic Director of the International Music Festival Masters of Music held annually in Moscow since 2013.
Georgy plays cellos made by Ernst Liebich (Breslau, 1890), Nicolas Geisser (St. Petersburg, 1901) and YAMAHA Silent Cello SVC 110 (2014).