Born in Russia in the industrial city of Ufa, Andrew began to learn to play piano at the age of 7. After having graduated from the Ufa State College of Arts as a pianist, Andrew was employeed as a studio musician and as a chief musical editor at the local broadcast station. Side by side with the classical music , his major influences of that period were the recordings of Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman. Main classical preferences – J.S.Bach, F. Chopin, G. Gershwin. Since that time till today, the massive keyboard sound together with the virtuoso piano fingerwork feature his recordings made for the various bands and projects.
Since 2001, Andrew Roussak has been living in Germany as a freelance artist, playing live gigs with the bands and solo piano concerts, writing orchestra scores, doing studio jobs and giving the piano and keyboard lessons.
Andrew won the German Pop & Rock Award as the best keyboard player and the best instrumental soloist.
Andrew records the first of two albums with a progressive metal band Dorian Opera No Secrets
Andrew’s first solo piano album Blue Intermezzo is published by MUSEA Records. France. /
Andrew appeared on ILIAD: Grand Piano Extravaganza a 2 CD-box, with 12 pianists from all around the globe
Andrew’s keyboard solo had won the online competition carried out by the British progressive rock band The Tangent; this solo had been then featured on The Tangent ‘s album COMM in 2011
Records the Crusade 1212 the 2nd of two albums with a progressive metal band Dorian Opera
Appeared on Decameron “Ten Days in 100 Novellas” An international project managed by Colossus Ry Finland, including 33 international bands covering the first 33 novels of the Decameron by Boccaccio, a 3 CDs-Box.
Storm Warning Released.
Andrew is very active on the local stage ( South Germany ), playing live gigs with various rock bands and performing as a solo pianist as well.
Andrew Roussak – Storm Warning (2019) CD, & Digital
Dorian Opera – Crusade 1212 (2011) Solemnity Records
Andrew Roussak – Blue Intermezzo (2010) Musea Records
Dorian Opera – No Secrets (2008) MALS Records
Andrew Roussak – No Trespassing (2008) MALS Records
What There saying about Storm Warning.
If you love keyboard-driven prog like ELP, Rick Wakeman solo, Trace, UK, Triumvirat, Erik Norlander, Par Lindh Project, Little Tragedies or Gerard, this third solo effort from Andrew Koussak is an exciting musical experience!
**** Erik Neuteboom | BackGround Magazine
A delight from start to finish. One of the best prog albums I’ve heard for a long time.
– Art Rock – Talk Classical
This is how the classic rock mixes with modern times, rock music with the old, and wonderful instrumental parts are enriched by equally beautiful vocal lines. Andrew does not imitate, he does not copy. He simply fits in perfectly with the style set by the Master demonstrating his undoubted talent and enormous executive possibilities.
– Artur Chachlowski – MLWZ Poland
The Tangent – COMM (2011) InsideOut Records
Decameron – Ten Days in 100 Novellas (2011) MUSEA Records
ILIAD: Grand Piano Extravaganza (2010) Musea Records