Kirill at the age of five...
Kirill Pokrovsky was born in Moscow, the capital of the Soviet-Union.
Kirill's musical career began at the tender age of five when he took
his first music lessons from his
mother, an instructor and accomplished pianist. From that moment
on music would determine Kirill's entire life. Pokrovsky
continued his studies at the Music School, where he learned to
play the piano, the oboe and the saxophone. Then he started
creating his first compositions.
Ludmilla, Kirill's mother...
After graduation he decided to make his way in the world of music as a composer.
To develop his creativity he enrolled in Moscow's conservatory,
where he concentrated on music theory and composition. During the
conservatories period Pokrovsky worked on his compositions,
participated in different projects and bands. He embarked on
diverse projects for film, television, radio, theatre etc. Never
accepting the traditional barriers as a 'classical composer',
Pokrovsky gained quite some success in jazz, rock, pop and other
Since rock music in Russia was officially forbidden until 1986, recording two
albums with a rock band "ARIA" in 1984/1985 and performing this music was a very big risk at that time, but it brought rapidly
growing popularity to the band. Luckily Perestroika happened and
by the end of 1986 the band gained enormous success. As a matter
of fact it was the first officially recognised Russian rock band.
In 1987 two musicians left the band and kept the name. After the replacement
the name was changed to "MASTER", new albums and tours followed, bringing more and more popularity. Once there was a concert
attended by 20.000 people. One of the records sold over 1.500.000
copies. Despite the popularity of the band in 1989 Kirill decided
to leave the band to concentrate on his solo career. Pokrovsky's
creative ambitions and musical curiosity brought him to Western
In 1990 he settled in Belgium where he got so inspired by the beauty of the medieval
town of Bruges, that he decided to name "BRUGGE" his first solo album, released in 1991, after this
historical town. On that album the artist presents piano
compositions in a neo-classical romantic style.
Pokrovsky's music displays a colourful picture of a metamorphosis. Passion,
intensity and wit blend into sentimental feelings and sublime
delicacy. He does not concentrate on new musical forms or
tonality structures, but seeks exciting melody lines and an
emotional world of sounds: "I have put all my experience and
Russian heart in music". Typical Slavic intonations as well
as the traditions of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov can be heard all
over his work.
In the years 1990-1998 Kirill performed his music across the country, in
Holland and in France. Aside from this public performances he
worked a lot in the studio, recording music for films, theatre
and multimedia productions. He wrote songs and made arrangements
for various bands and artists.
Kirill is creating music for computer games developed by Belgian Larian Studios in Oudenaarde.
At the same time he is working on a lot of "Projects".
There he tends towards what he calls ‘Dream-Age Music’. The new compositions are quiet, dreamy and spacy.
This music makes you feel comfortable, it cleanses your soul and fills you with warm feelings.
"It is like a conversation in a very quiet way", says Pokrovsky. "I communicate with music. It is my language,
a direct conversation with the heart and soul of my listeners."