Talking about the Belorussian guitarist, Victor Smolski, you soon discover that it’s impossible to restrict yourself to just one superlative if you want to do justice to the unusual talent and the artistic diversity of this unique musician. He has made his mark not only as a guitarist and songwriter with the German metal act, RAGE. Musician, producer, composer, teacher. Smolski also continues to impress fans, colleagues and critics alike as a solo musician.
Victor Smolski, the son of Professor Dmitry Smolski, one of the leaders of the Belorussian composers of the present time, was born in Minsk (Belarus). He was 6 years old when he began studying the piano and cello, the guitar followed at the age of 11. Victor awarded diplomas in classical education, rock and jazz guitar as well as in composing and arranging music.
He’s the author of one of the most successful German guitar learning DVD “School of Metal”. The Russian magazine Classic Rock voted Victor Guitarist of the Year in 2005. Also the Japanese magazine Burrn! voted him many times in the Top 20 guitarist of the reader´s pop poll. Composed the song “Straight to Hell” for the most successful German film of all time Manitou’s Shoe.
Worldwide representative and co-developer for prestigious companies in the music industry, such as YAMAHA, ENGL, SHURE, CORDIAL, Thomastik-Infeld, etc. Victor Smolski is also working as a producer for labels like BMG, GUN Records, Drakkar/Classic, Ariola and Nuclear Blast.
Victor was a constant member of the German heavy metal band Rage, since 1999 until 2015.
On Frankfurt music fair 2015 Victor presented his new band ALMANAC.