Alexey Shmurak is acomposer, pianist, multi-instrumentalist, artistic manager of different musical and multidisciplinary projects. Born in 1986, Saint Petersburg, Russia, he now lives and works in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2010 he graduated from the Tchaikovsky National Academy of Music in Kiev, where he studied composition and piano. He is co-founder, artistic manager, pianist and composer of Ensemble Nostri Temporis (since 2007), and also coordinates several music festivals in Kiev. He is a participant of numerous festivals and projects in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland and Germany. Together with Oleg Shpudeiko he has founded Blook projekt in 2013.