Is this our - bayan / accordion players - "good luck" or sad necessity? Is this the only way to earn for a living?
Why do good musicians with classical education from countries of the former Soviet Union (and others) have to play in the streets in major cases?
Is there no demand for performances on serious stages? Is the world of bayan / accordion performers too narrow and there is not much space for everybody?
After being ill for several years Volodymyr (Vladimir) Podgorny left this world...
Great Composer, great Performer, great Teacher. A man with huge passion and love for Music.
Volodymyr Podgorny with his wife Podgornaya Zoya Nikolayevna
and daughter Elena,
Two legendary Yakovlevitchs (the same fathers' names):
I.Yakovlevitch Panitsky and V.Yakovlevitch Podgorny,
After author's concert, 1994
(from left to right): I.Lipnitsky, V.Podgorny, L.Gura, A.Haydenko
V.Podgorny and Yuri Sidorov, 1989
Photos are taken from the book: Anatoly Semeshko. Vladimir Podgorny: A Look at the Portrait of an Artist (Kyiv 2003, in Russian)
Here are some video and mp3 examples of the pieces composed and arranged by Volodymyr Podgorny:
V.Podgorny Gipsy Rhapsody. Performed by Borys Myronchuk:
V.Podgorny. Nochenka. Performed by Viktor Oliynyk:
V.Podgorny.Fantasy on"The Man I Love"by Gershwin.
Performed by Borys Myronchuk and Artem Nyzhnyk