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 P       W. Gudi presents duopartner with the following instruments:
              balalaika (A. Paperny), panflute (H. Crishan) and double-bass (A. Suslin).

Born 1971 in Moskau - Moskau Living in Germany since 1981

Since 1991 study at the Conservatory Hamburg, teacher: L. Fradkin
Since 1991 member of the Improvisation-Ensemble „Astraea“ (S. Gubaidulina, V.Suslin, A. Suslin)
Since 1994 lecturer at the school of music, Pinneberg
Since 1996 private lessons at the Conservatory Moskau (Prof. E. Kolossow)
Concerts as solist and chamber musician in: Germany, Austria (Lockenhaus, Gidon-Kremer-Festival), Switzerland, Japan, Italy, England (Huddersfield, Contemporary Music Festival), France
(Festival D’Avignon), Denmark, Sweden, Russia.

1992 „Astraea Improvisations“ (EVA Records)
1996 „Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Musica live at Lockenhaus“ (BIS)
1996 „Festival der Freunde Gubaidulinas“ (Cord ARIA)
1999 Viktor Suslin „Mitternachtsmusik“ (Olympia, OCD 678)
1994 Musikalische Nachbarschaft (Deutsche Welle)
1997 Der Schritt zu meiner Sehnsucht – Ein Film von Klaus Vosswinkel über Sofia Gubaidulina (Bayrischer Rundfunk)
1997 Astraea Concerts (NHK-Japan)
2001 „Garten von Freuden und Traurigkeiten“ (TV Moskau) Radio live recordings in England (Huddersfield) and France (Avignon)

Alexander Suslin - Double bass
Alexander Suslin - Double bass


Alexander Paperny
Alexander Paperny - Balalaika


Born 1963 in Donezk (Ukraine).

1978 - 1989  Musical Education at Gnesin-College and Gnesin-Highschool
of Music in Moscow.

1986  Winner of a nationwide competition for ancient Russian folk instruments.

1986 - 1988  Soloist with "Rosconcert" Agency in Moscow.

1988 - 1998  Soloist in the ensemble "Jazz-Balalaika",
guest appearances in Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, the USA,
Japan, Greece, Israel, Egypt, and Slovenia.
Appearances in numerous musical TV programs in Russia
and Germany and at the Music Festival, Freiburg.

1995  CD with music by Astor Piazzolla on Bekar Records Label, Moscow.

1993 - 1996  Recording for "Moskowskie Okna" Label, Moscow.

1999  CD recording "A Piece of Sky" with Waldemar Gudi.
Teaching at "Johannes Brahms Conservatory", Hamburg.

2000  Took part in a CD project of the Tango virtuoso Efim Jurist.


Horea Crishan was born 1945 in Hermannstadt (Sibiu), Romania.

Euterpe, the goddess of music, accompanied Chrishan’s path of life from the beginning. After his state examination as violinist at the conservatory in Bukarest he migrated to West Germany.

Since 1974 he is violinist in the NDR Symphony Orchestra in Hamburg. Hundreds of concerts in numerous countries together with the most known conductors and solists of the word let him become an orchestra musician with heart and soul.

Besides the violin his secon passion is the pan-flute.

Among numerous disc recordings at Intercord and Polydor his biggest success was „Paradiesvogel“ together with the James Last Orchestra.

Horea Crishan
Horea Crishan - Pan-flute


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