January 25, 2013 in the entrance of his house, Andrey Shilov, world-famous musician and green activist was attacked by two armed bandits. Maestro’s right hand was broken when he fought off a gun attack. He also got numerous injuries.
Despite the fact that the victim recognized the attackers, police hadn’t seized weapons and they do not take any measures to ensure the safety of Andrey Shilov’s life, who continued to receive death threats.
Andrey Shilov – famous Ukrainian guitarist, composer, educator, cultural, public and political figure. The winner and Diplomant of numerous International music competitions and festivals, recognized by many conservatories and music academies of Denmark, UK, Serbia, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Greece.
Since 1974 A.Shilov teaches guitar at music schools, circles, clubs, palaces of culture. From 1993 to 2012 he worked as a teacher in the Dnepropetrovsk Music College and Conservatory.
In 1992 he took part in the 6th International Guitar Competition in Lubin (Poland) as a member of the jury and the guest of honor. In 1995 he was a member of the jury and the guest artists at the International Guitar Competition in Simferopol. In 2006 Andrey recorded six solo concert programs on regional television.
Performing activities of Andrey Shilov repeatedly received high marks in national and foreign press, including “Classical Guitar” magazine. Many of his concerts were recorded on videotapes, DVD and CD discs. Maestro conducts social green activities, since 1998 he is a member of the Association “Zelenyi Svit / Friends of the Earth Ukraine”, in 2010 he ran for the Green Party of Ukraine in the Elections to Dnipropetrovsk Regional Council.