Alexey Zimakov plays Troika Variations

From time to time I will be posting video clips of great classical guitar pieces.

This is the Russian virtuoso Alexey Zimakov playing the intimidatingly difficult Troika Variations. Don’t you just love his footstool?!

In December 2012 Alexey fell asleep outside his apartment block in Tomsk, Siberia in -44C  weather conditions. His fur-lined coat kept him warm but when he awoke in the morning all his fingers had severe frostbite. The surgeon there had to remove all eight fingers! What a tragedy! What a player!

One Reply to “Alexey Zimakov plays Troika Variations”

  1. Amazing guitarist and what a terrible loss to him (and the world) to have to stop playing. I am glad to see that people rallied around at the time but I wonder what ever became of him?

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