Igor Khoroshev

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Igor Khoroshev
Игорь Хорошев
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Igor Khoroshev (1999)
Background information
Birth nameIgor Petrovich Khoroshev
Born (1965-07-14) 14 July 1965 (age 55)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Genres Progressive rock
InstrumentsKeyboards, piano, synthesizers
Years active1983–present
Associated acts Yes, Benjamin Orr

Igor Petrovich Khoroshev (Russian : Игорь Петрович Хорошев; born 14 July 1965, in Moscow) is a Russian keyboard player living in the USA, best known for his work with Yes between 1997 and 2001. Khoroshev appeared on their studio albums Open Your Eyes and The Ladder , and played on tours for those albums. He also plays on the live album / DVD House of Yes: Live from House of Blues , where he can be seen simultaneously playing a cowbell and keyboards on "Roundabout".



Igor Khoroshev was born in Moscow, Russia. He took piano lessons from age four and later learned other instruments including the trombone, French horn, guitar and drums. He obtained a diploma in music.

In the early 1990s, he moved to the US, settling in Boston, where he worked with Benjamin Orr of The Cars among others. Khoroshev met Carl Jacobson of the Cakewalk software company. Jacobson employed Khoroshev, who composed music for Cakewalk's Pro Audio 9, and he also introduced Khoroshev to Yes's Jon Anderson.

Khoroshev released a solo album Piano Works in 1999. He appeared on the Emerson, Lake & Palmer tribute album Encores, Legends and Paradox. In March 2000, he and Jon Anderson worked on an album called True You, True Me. The album was estimated to be released in November of that year, with a tour as a duet in early 2001. This did not, however, come to fruition and the collaboration project was shelved.

Khoroshev left Yes after their Masterworks Tour, following an incident involving two female security guards on that tour, Khoroshev was charged with assault and battery and sexual battery, [1] although the matter was later settled out of court.

Since leaving Yes, Khoroshev has worked on film soundtracks, including Good Night Valentino and The Pearl, and in a production role, often working with Mike Plotnikoff (e.g. With Shivering Hearts We Wait , 2011). [2]


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  1. Yes? Female Security Guards Say No!
  2. With Shivering Hearts We Wait, Blindside, 2011
  3. Open Your Eyes - Yes, 1997
  4. http://www.mtv.com/artists/like-a-storm/biography/