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Posted: 2011-02-16 00:47:43
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Meet Vika Yermolyeva
Posted: 2011-02-10 12:53:45
The GnR Syndicate: When did you start playing piano? What age?
Vika: I started to play when I was 4 years old.
The GnR Syndicate: Do you play any other instruments?
Vika: I have a left handed bass guitar and I’m hoping to be able to call it “Playing” one day.
The GnR Syndicate: Who did you study under?
Vika: Lipatova Irina when I was 6 - 17 years old, Igor Rjabov - when I was in a conservatory in Kiev. Professor Peter Waas in Weimar, and professor
Aquilles Delle Vigne in Rotterdam.
Also Lazar Berman - I was taking his classes between 1998 - 2004.
The GnR Syndicate: How did you first become interested in piano?
Vika: I don’t really remember.
I think, someone found out that I have a good ear. But I do remember myself very excited waiting for my very first piano to be delivered home.
The GnR Syndicate: Do you exclusively play rock songs, or do you work with other genres?
Vika: I’m a classical pianist, so I played classical music my entire life. I also improvise, and I love jazz - but I still have really a lot to
And I play metal of course.
The GnR Syndicate: What is your favorite song to play?
Vika: I don’t have one, I love different songs - Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Chopin -- Nine Inch Nails - Tool - Metallica - Slayer. too many to
mention. What fits my mood best.
The GnR Syndicate: Favorite Guns n’ Roses song to play?
Vika: November Rain.
The GnR Syndicate: Your versions of these songs are very moving, are you getting any proposals yet?
Vika: Thank you very much.
If you are talking about marriage proposals - yep, every day.
The GnR Syndicate: Yes marriage.
Vika: Some professional proposals as well.
The GnR Syndicate:Which song is the most difficult to play for you technically?
Vika: Technically Well, some left hand stuff in some metal songs is tricky sometimes (Metallica, for example), it needs time to get used to it.
Fast Iron Maiden songs are tiring to play. But nothing is really impossible.
The GnR Syndicate: What keeps you busy when you're not playing piano?
Vika: I knit sweaters and make necklaces and, of course, I love watching movies with friends. And I love dancing!
The GnR Syndicate: Any projects you are currently working on?
Vika: I just met for the first time with amazing drummer Brian Viglione, we played a concert in Reykjavik. I had a really great time. We’ ll
see how it goes.
The GnR Syndicate: Do you have a website that may showcase more of these songs? Where can we find you?