Artyom Dervoed was born in Rostov-on-Don in 1981 and started playing a seven-string guitar when he was six under the direction of S. Annikov. A few years later he was retrained on a six-string guitar as a pupil of E. Svyatozarova in the suburbs of Moscow. In the early 1990s he continued his studies at the Shalyapin Music School in Moscow with L. Reznik. He graduated at the private music school “Young Talents”, the A. Shnittke college and at the Gnesin’s Academy of Music in Moscow as a student of Nikolay Komolyatov. In 2005 he completed a fourth year of master-classes with Oscar Ghiglia at the Siena Academia Chigiana and has continued post-graduate studies at the Gnesin’s Academy with Nikolay Komolyatov and at the Koblenz Guitar Academy with Aniello Desiderio.
He has won many awards in a series of important international competitions in Russia, France, Italy and Malaysia. In September 2007 he received The Golden Guitar award at the International Guitar Convention in Alessandria, Italy, for the best up-and-coming guitarist. He enjoys a career that has taken him to the United States, France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Latvia, Lebanon, Ukraine and many cities in Russia. He has performed with musicians such as Flavio Sala (guitar, Italy), Aydar Gainullin (button accordion, Russia), Yuri Medianik (bandoneon, button accordion, violin, Russia), and with many orchestras in Russia and abroad. His concerts have been broadcast and televised in several countries. Besides his career as a classical guitarist, Artyom devotes time to performing other styles of music, including new-metal, industrial, tango and electronic tango, both on the classical and the electric guitar.