Born in 1958, Lev Zemlinski studied in Moscow Telecommunication University (electronics) and Moscow Musical College (jazz piano). While being a student he began his career as a band musician, bandleader and arranger, working with various Moscow band and solo artists. He also studied jazz in Moscow Experimental Jazz Studio - the small island of freedom in the sea of soviet musical totalitarism. After graduating from the university, Lev worked on TV for a short time and then devoted himself completely to music. He was touring across the country with popular Russian artists, playing on keyboards, making arrangements and writing songs. This job gives him big professional experience and versatility of style. He also becomes more familiar with recording studio environment. Returning from Broadway, NY, where Lev worked with Russian show in 1991, he decided to try himself as an instrumental composer. He takes private lessons in Moscow conservatoire on composition and writes instrumental music for TV, commercials and various shows, first as a staff composer in the big video and computer graphics company, and then assembles his own recording equipment. Last years Lev has a permanent collaboration with Russian State Circus Company, writing music for modern acts and shows. One of the last works with this company - Russian circus show in Holland - "Arkadya", produced by Willem and Ilya Smith. Nevertheless, Lev doesn't give up his songwriting skills. In 1994 he presented Russian at the Eurovision Song Contest as a songwriter, conducting RTE orchestra. Sometimes Lev works as arranger with big orchestras. Well known Russian conductor Eugeny Svetlanov invited Lev to make arrangements for Christmas symphonic concerts - "Schlagers of 20th century"
Some music professionals and amateurs know Lev Zemlinski also as an author of "Homerecording" column in popular magazine "Music Box". (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)