Elena R. Richter
Honorary Artist of Russia
Professor of the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory
A remarkable pianist, an original composer, a talented educator. All that and more is Vasily Shcherbakov, the grand-nephew of Dmitry Borisovich Kabalevsky, kindred with whom is manifested not only in exterior resemblance but also in the kind of sublime culture that is being passed from generation to generation throughout the centuries. It is precisely this feature that predetermines invariable success which accompanies Vasily Shcherbakov in all his creative efforts.
Eduard Abdullin, PhD
Professor and Chairman of Methodology and Techniques in Music Teaching at the Moscow State Pedagogics University
Vasily Shcherbakov is a remarkable partner - subtle, flexible, instantly reacting to any musical cue, to any motion of soul. At the same time, he is a man of amazing nobility and continence in expressing emotions that mark persons of sublime culture. Intercommunication with Vasily Shcherbakov - a composer, pianist, and educator - always brings about a powerful creative impetus.
Award-winning cellist, Member of the Shostakovich Quartet, Professor of the Moscow Tchaikovsky State Conservatory
Any true artist, the one who combines in his creative work the Yesterday with the Today and the Tomorrow, that is to say, genetic memory and national cultural traditions with their actualization in the contemporary artistic world and with a prophetic ability to permeate through Space and Time into the future, any such artist is marked with a unique vision of the surrounding world and with a supreme prowess. Vasily Shcherbakov is just such an artist - a talented pianist who preserves and cultivates the traditions of the Moscow Conservatory whose alumnus he is, an original composer, and a thoughtful educator.