Born in Russia in the industrial city of Ufa, Andrew began to learn to play
piano at the age of 7. After having graduated from the Ufa State College of
Arts as a pianist, Andrew was employeed as a studio musician and as a chief
musical editor at the local broadcast station. Side by side with the classical
music , his major influences of that period were the recordings of Keith
Emerson and Rick Wakeman. Main classical preferences - J.S.Bach, F.
Chopin, G. Gershwin. Since that time till today, the massive keyboard sound
together with the virtuoso piano fingerwork feature his recordings made for
the various bands and projects.
Since 2001, Andrew Roussak lives in Germany as a freelance artist, playing
live shows with the bands and solo piano concerts, working as a studio musician and giving the piano
and keyboard lessons.
In 2006, Andrew won the German Pop & Rock Award as the best
keyboard player and the best instrumental soloist.
In 2011, Andrew's keyboard solo had won the online competition
carried out by the British progressive rock band The Tangent;
this solo had been then featured on The Tangent 's album COMM
( InsideOut Rec. 2011 ).