Creativity combined with the looks of a Latin lover
“I come from a musical family: my father was a music teacher, my mother in the accordion class. That's how they met and I'm the result.” - Peter Dranga
Anyone who thinks the accordion is only an instrument for placid folk evenings and lovers of amateur music has never heard Peter Dranga. The young Russian with the looks of a Latin lover rescued the traditional folk instrument out of its dusty corner and took it on a journey to a completely new sphere of music. Whenever Dranga plays and sings in sold out shows and up-to-date music videos, he shows his breathtaking ability to reinterpret Russian songs, tangos or even Vivaldi's "Four Seasons", turning them upside down and making them sound as fresh, cosmopolitan and edgy, as if you were listening to them for the first time.
Drangas own compositions are a fascinating creative puzzle. He mixes influences from nostalgic musette waltzes, techno or pop songs from Radiohead, Muse and Nirvana, converting them into something completely new. Whether in solo programs, in concerts with his band or accompanied by symphony orchestras – Dranga's breathtaking virtuosity, his easy-going flirt with musical styles, his sense of drama and show as well as his sensual, smoky voice take audiences by storm.
Peter Dranga was born in Moscow into a family of musicians: his father was a professor at the Gnessin Music Institute, his mother the director of the Slakdislov Music School. He started playing the accordion as a child and was accepted at the Richter Music School in 1990. Soon he began arranging pieces from different genres for his instrument. In 1996 he won the competitions in Moscow and Castelfidardo (Italy). In 1997 he took part in the music competition in Saint Petersburg, performed at the International Music Festival in Beijing one year later and won the competition in Asturias (Spain). In 1999 he was accepted at the Gnessin Music Institute and began his concert career with the support of the Russian Cultural Foundation. His first CD was released in 2008. Dranga preferably plays instruments of the Italian manufacturer Bugari Armando. He successfully tours with solo programs, is regularly seen on TV and proud to support several charitable organizations.
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