Igor Presnyakov was Born in Moscow, Russia. He studied classical guitar at a nearby academy and eventually graduated both as a guitarist and a conductor for ensembles.
In the late ’70s he used to lead several hard-rock bands as a lead guitarist, vocalist and arranger. On that time he also played guitar in a big-band for several years. In 1991 he relocated to the Netherlands to start his solo career, which has now spanned over 20 years. Since he moved to Europe he started discovering fingerpicking and eventually created his unique acoustic guitar-style which is influenced by various musical genres. Igor is a contemporary guitar player, who arranges and composes in an orchestral way; combining percussion, bass, harmony and melody at the same time. His arrangements of popular songs bring a very interesting approach to the original compositions, giving them a totally new perspective and possibilities of the acoustic guitar.
Igor also sings in some of his works, where his artistic insight chooses the right moments for it, but mainly he skillfully translates the lyrics into a guitar melody, having his instrument sing the words. His popularity has risen since he first debuted on YouTube in 2007. Currently the videos uploaded by him have over 300 million views, in addition to over 830,000 subscribers. Igor has performed at several guitar festivals in Europe and is playing concerts all over the world. In the end of 2012 Igor recorded his latest album: IGGYFIED which has been released in 2013, it includes a selection of his finest covers and some originals works.
“The main goal for me during the communication with my audience is to establish love for the music, love for ‘Her Majesty’ the Guitar. I love to play for people. To see the sparkle of joy in the eyes of the listener is the most rewarding thing for me.”