Sergey Balashov

OneBeat 2017 Fellow

Drummer, Percussionist

Moscow, Russia

Sergey Balashov is a renowned drummer and percussionist from Moscow, specializing in jazz and improvisational music. After six years as an autodidact drummer, Sergey began formal study in Vienna (Austria) under teachers Herbert Pirker and Joris Dudli. Rising to prominence as a sought-after collaborator, he has accompanied theatrical productions and performed with numerous local ensembles. His group Jazzator is highly active in the Moscow experimental music scene and has also participated in educational workshops for orphan youth in Sochi. Additionally, Sergey has contributed to various inter-disciplinary works combining music with dance, cinema and visual art, collaborating with renowned musicians such as Sergey Letov and Zulya Kamalova, as well as award-winning theatre directors Ivan Vyrypaev and Kirill Vytoptov.