Greetings, dear visitor! My name is Slava Poprugin. I am a pianist, a teacher, a sound engineer and the owner of the Steppenwolf studio.
Let me tell you a few words about myself. I was born in Khabarovsk, Russia, in 1973. I started going to a music school from 6 years old. After my graduation from Khabarovsk Music College in 1992 I moved to Moscow to study at the Gnessin Music Academy, one of the top-rated music conservatoires in Russia. My teaching career started when I was still a student in Khabarovsk. From 1999 till 2015 I was a senior teacher at the Moscow State Conservatoire, and from 2018 I was appointed a professor at the Royal Conservatoire the Hague in the Netherlands.
I am a concert pianist with a big repertoire. During the last decades my preferences have changed from a passionate dedication to contemporary music to a broader spectrum of styles and genres. It gives me enormous pleasure to play chamber music with many musicians, my friends and colleagues. I am very proud of my 15 year long collaboration with the great cellist Natalia Gutman.
Sound engineering was my hobby from the early years, and when in 2006 I was invited to record an album for Live Classics label, it has officially become my other profession. Since then my activities in this field were continuously expanding, resulting in launching my own recording studio in the Netherlands in 2016. This website will provide you with more information about the studio, its history, features, services and the completed projects.
Welcome to the studio!