The Mariupol native Igor Kraevsky earned his Diploma with Distinction from the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory of Music in St. Petersburg and his Artist Diploma from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, USA. He has won several international and national music competitions in Russia and Ukraine and was a multiple Winner of the Concert Society Auditions.
Faculty member of L’Academie d’Epinal, L’Academie International de Musique de Semur an Auxois de Bourgogne and L’Academie de Musique de Guerand in France.
Founding member of the Pittsburgh Piano Trio, ensemble in residence at the City Music Center and Duquesne University, which has received critical acclaim for its musicianship and efforts to introduce American audiences to works by several lesser-known and new composers.
Co-founder of the Shady Side Chamber Music Festival in Pittsburgh and the New Music festival entitled “Spring in Moulin d’Ande” in Normandie, France.
Since arriving in the United States in 1993, Mr. Kraevsky has continued to perform extensively as a soloist with Moscow State, Leningrad, Johnstown, Donetsk, Mariupol, Vannes, l’Academie de Musique des Semur, Duquesne orchestras. Recitalist and chamber music performances in Belarussia, Moldova, Germany, Spain. Chamber Music concert series in Canada, USA (including Carnegie Hall debut in March, 2005), concert tours in Ukraine (12 cities) and Russia (including Great Conservatory Hall in Moscow and St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall). Solo and Chamber Music concerts in France (including Theatre des Champs-Elysees).
Recordings exclusively with Minstrel Label. Most of 15 CD releases are the World Premiere recording projects.