Yaroslav Borisov was born in 1982 in Voronezh, Russia. Pianist, composer, poet, and bandleader in various bands such as HAPPY55 (electro-chamber), Droogoe Delo (indie rock), Tsyoy (Art pop), Abstracktor (New folk), he plays a wide spectrum of styles from chamber and avant garde to art pop. Yaroslav has participated in such international jazz festivals as Usadba Jazz, ProgDays, JazzBez (2009 Ukraine, Poland), Jazz Province, Muzenergo, and World of Siberia. He worked for several years at Voronezh Chamber Theater as a composer, arranger, and actor, and has written music for several plays, including Boris Godunov, Grönholm Method, Ak and Mankind, and Uncle Vanya, one of which was awarded the Golden Mask Award in 2015 for the best ensemble cast. He also composed music for the short film Nathaniel, dedicated to the tragic period of Samuel Marshak’s life. The film was shown at several festivals. In 2017, he enrolled at Methodist University in Musical Performance and moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina with his family - his wife (pianist, piano teacher) and daughter. Being in the US In 2018 created original soundtrack for Marc Chagall ”Exodus” exhibition at David McCune Gallery (Fayetteville, NC) and opening music set for Lope Max Diaz and Luke Miller Buchanan exibition at Lee Hansley Gallery (Raleigh, NC). On May 9th the music for the Maud Gatewood exhibition was created and performed at Duke Energy Center for The Performing Arts (Raleigh, NC). Took part in Cape Fear New MusicFestival on April 12th, introducing piano solo works. Now working on orchestra and piano solo repertoire.