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Temur Kvitelashvili - the best guitarist the world

September 3 2005

In the summer of 2005 on UK label Liquid Records published book "the best guitarist the world." The only guitarist former Soviet Union, represented by him, became Temur Kvitelashvili. Recognized in 1994 as "The best guitarist of the year" in nomination "fusion" at the competition in Hollywood and the winner of many awards, Temur has been recognized and among classical musicians - in particular, his work praised by Mstislav Rostropovich.

What, in your opinion, the most important thing for a musician?

The main actor is not a technique or even skill. A very large role played by personality, as primarily interested in the man himself. Respect can not be obtained artificially, it can not buy at any price.

You are logged in the Guinness Book of Records by playing non-stop for thirty hours, but say it is opposed to "rapid-" games, built only on the performing art. What prompted you to set this record?

The idea to make a guitar marathon came to me in 2000. No competition - I'd just sit there and play 30 hours. But at that moment there was no funding. And 3 years later it became known that one guitarist from India arranged something like this, having played 24 hours and a half, and entered the Guinness Book of Records.

We then decided to resume the idea, but not with the aim to beat his time. I was originally going to play 30 hours, so did he.

And so, on Dec. 2, 2004 in Angarsk, where he lives, my friend, I started playing at 9.00 am and ended on December 3 in 15.00. And it was not a sport, the audience saw - I just kayfovat. After that, the governor gave a banquet, I'm four hours sitting there, and then with the family friend was drinking tea. As a result, did not sleep around 50 hours.

Under the rules of every hour I could rest for three minutes all the time there were a number of ambulance and two observers from Britain, all filmed by two cameras.

Guards, maintenance staff ... And already three in the morning, I saw that the operators of sleep, sleep monitors, security guards sleeping. Then, of course, all woke up ...

Many artists of the post-Soviet space endeavor is in Moscow. Nor did you have such a desire?

No, I'm an artist and the most "artistic" in my opinion, way of life - I'm moving. Actor should go on tour, a lot of recording, to perform at various festivals with various musicians. In their homeland, which for me, I give no more than a certain number of concerts a year, constantly on tour.

With such a schedule is the right time "for themselves?

I lead a sporty lifestyle - I love to run, swim, ride a bike. I try to give their full time to his family. In this case, I have 24 hours a day - music.

Right now we're talking about music in the car the music plays, I listen to the player while playing sports, I'm doing on the guitar on the plane, a bus, train - anywhere. It turns out that this is not a profession, it is - a life, and the word "work" here is not suitable in principle.

Tell us about your new album? Have you had to write the "Star" fellow musicians?

The record is written in the style of "fusion", the majority of songs I wrote myself. As for guest stars, then in my plans - a record album with famous musicians, but it is a separate project.

And trying to sell his record by name - not for me. And at the concert I'm not going to invite the "star" Friends - if it is a recital, he should be solo.

s worked with many entertainers. Now such offers are still coming?

Come, but I refuse. Firstly, it is time that is not enough, and secondly - it's a thankless job. Stars often succeed by musicians, who usually stay in the shade.

And after all the basic work is done, these people are invisible - accompanists, arrangers. One writes the music, the other wrote the text, the fourth opens his mouth. That I am not the situation in Russia, and about show business in general. 95% of the product for the stars, others are doing.

Do you think that all have in life?

No, of course, as you can say I achieved everything "? But, undoubtedly, I am entitled to say that many had made their own labor.

Nobody is helping me, even, rather disturbed. I did everything myself: my own form of the mediator, which I invented, has himself put his hand, he taught ear training, jazz harmony.

I have not had a teacher who suggested to anything. I do not like to ask. In my opinion, if you want to do something - do it yourself!

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