One of the most original accordion players in Eastern Europeis a composer, an author of music for theatrical performances and movies. Zabelov’s music can be described as an experimental mix of accordion, avant-garde, jazz and neo-classical sounds.
After performing all over Europewith his duo Gurzuf, Yegor focused on his solo career which sometimes expands to a trio where he continues to reveal the creative possibilities. He’s known to produce amazing sounds beyond the usual accordion music. Zabelov himself finds influences for his compositions in minimalist classics: Philip Glass, Steve Reich, Michael Nyman and also Arvo Pärt, Finnish experimental accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen and jazz trio Esbjörn Svensson Trio.
He started his professional education at the age of seven. In 2002 Yegor became a prizewinner of the International contest of folk musicians in Belarus. Yegor started composing when he was 20, during his studies at the musical college. Having achieved success in academic music, he became interested in different ganres of music, which led to projects with different Belarussian bands. With his duo Gurzuf he toured all over Europe.
Yegor Zabelov performing in Europe since 2009. Some of the highlights are Les Nuits Botanique in Brussels (BE), ESNS (NL), Moers Jazz festival (2017, 2019 DE), Malmö Sommerscen (SE), Europavox festival (FR),Rudolstadt festival (DE), Wildenburg festival (NL), Badenreffen festival Nurnberg (DE), Valley of Art festival (HU), Fusion Festival (Berlin, 2010),Vienna Accordion Festival (2010, 2012, 2018), MENT festival Ljubljana (SI),Tallinn Music Week (EST), Music Meeting Nijmegen (NL), Sounds of Words festival Lublin (PL), SKIF St. Petersburg (RUS), What’s Next in Music? Vilnius (LT),B-Sides (Switzerland, 2010), United Islands of Prague 2016, Akkordeon Akut Festival (DE, 2017), Festival Baignade Interdite (Rivieres/Toulouse France 2018).