Victor Kotov

Victor Kotov is a professionally and classically trained pianist, also playing duduk, melodica, and guitar. Victor was born in Ukraine, and lived in Armenia for five years. He graduated Kharkov’s University of Art in Ukraine with a Bachelor of Music.

Following his graduation, Victor worked as a pianist for a non-traditional art theatre and also composed music for theatrical plays.

In 1998 Victor immigrated to Israel. For four years he has been working as a pianist for Modern Dances Studio and also performed with a municipal folk band, playing guitar and keyboard.

In 2003 he moved to Canada. He currently works as a pianist for several ballet schools in Toronto, including Canada’s National Ballet School. He also performs in Toronto playing duduk, piano, and melodica. He plays a wide variety of music styles as well as own compositions.

In December, 2006 Victor played duduk and the piano in the Annual Concert at the Armenian Cultural Centre of Toronto.

In May, 2007 Columbia College of Chicago invited Victor to perform on duduk in their Elemental Project (Global Folk Traditions course, Music Composition for the Screen program). Victor played duduk with ensemble “ICE” on the stage of Columbia College, and conducted “Armenian Music Traditions” presentation and played on Arthur Grigoryan duduks  on workshop for the students of the course.