Igor Smaliy, born in 2006, enrolled at the Central Music School of the Moscow State Conservatory, in 2013, studying under the guidance of teacher Igor Fedorov.
His achievements include:
- The 2nd prize at the International Youth Music Competition dedicated to the 140th anniversary of the birth of Igor Stravinsky in St. Petersburg.
- The 1st prize at the VII International Music Competition "GoodWin art – The Art of Winning" in Moscow.
- The Grand Prix at the All-Russian Competition of Young Musicians "Constellation" in Sochi.