Willing to expand his musical horizons, Denis is also known as a composer. Being a fan of “Pink Floyd”, Shapovalov tried his hand at composing rock music for the first time. In 2008 he had produced a conceptual album “Above the Earth” which later formed the base for his crossover multimedia project. The premiere of the project was crowned with success at the Moscow International Performing Arts Center at the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.

In 2016 he decided to compose a classical piece and in September of the same year the premiere of Shapovalov’s “Concerto di Bravura” for cello and chamber orchestra at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory took place. Denis is currently working on a new piece – a concerto for cello and symphony orchestra. A suite for solo cello was commissioned by one of the European festivals and will be premiered in June 2017.

Through experiments with genres, tunes and coloring Shapovalov found his own musical language distinguished by vivid imagery and some kind of theatricality. – “Musicum” 

Shapovalov skillfully juggled various musical genres without losing the listeners’ attention even for a moment, rushing from Baroque with its swellbow strokes and acoustic effect of an echo to rock with expressive riffs and growling quints. – “Musicum” 

Denis Shapovalov "Concerto di Bravura" for cello and strings, Moscow State Conservatory