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BALALAIKA FANTASIE

Music on Sunday Concert Series

Event Types: Music

Jan 16, 2022 10:00 AMJan 16, 2022 12:00 PM

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Event Registration

  • $20.00 — Single Ticket: $20 at the door. Student Ticket: $5 at the door. 3 Concert Season Pass: $45

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Contact Information

Jeffery S Gaines

(864) 292-1782 ext 100

[email protected]

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The 5 musicians of Balalaika Fantasie draw their inspiration from their life-long passion for Russian folk music and their diverse cultural backgrounds. Performing on authentic Russian folk instruments, the group’s repertoire includes Russian, Ukrainian, Gypsy and Jewish folk music.
- ANGELINA GALASHENKOVA-REED (domra) has toured the world as a soloist with the Andreyev Russian Folk Orchestra of St. Petersburg, Russia, performing with them at Carnegie Hall’s 100th anniversary.
- DAVID C. COOPER (balalaika, domra, vocals) has been recognized by Russian virtuosi for his artistry as a balalaika soloist.
- GREGORY CARAGEORGE has been a professional contrabass balalaika and string bass player for over 30 years, and was the leader of the house band at New York’s Russian Tea Room.
- KIRIL CHERNOFF (alto balalaika, prima balalaika, and vocals) grew up playing prima balalaika since age 13 with the Atlanta Balalaika Society Orchestra. He studied under various professionals in Atlanta, Kirov, Russia, and St. Petersburg, Russia - his birthplace. In 2020, Kiril Chernoff was elected President of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America (BDAA).
- NATALIA REZVAN (tenor domra) was Concert Master for the Russian Folk Instruments Orchestra in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Prior to immigrating to the U.S., she was a member of that orchestra for 29 years and served as concertmaster for the last 7 years under the direction of Valentina Nikolayevna Belenkaya.

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