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ARTIST OF THE MONTH

June Artist of the Month- Musical

Russian Duo

Russian Duo is an international project, born out of a love of traditional music and classical elegance. Oleg Kruglyakov, balalaika virtuoso, and Terry Boyarsky, masterful pianist, have teamed up for exuberant performances of soulful, passionate music. Their collaboration highlights the mysterious sounds of the balalaika underscored by the vast expressive range of the piano. Featuring vocals, their extensive repertoire draws from Russian folk music, romances, dances, classical music, gypsy melodies, bluegrass, ragtime, tango, film score and Soviet songs.

WHERE TO FIND THEIR WORK:

On Saturday, June 1st, Russian Duo will be performing for our gallery concert Free. Read more about their accomplishments below.

Russian Duo was selected to showcase at the Chamber Music America National Conference in NYC, January 2011.

The Vermont Journal writes, “The audience was enthralled as the music slid from exuberance of joy and anger to whispers of love and crying so faint you could have heard a pin drop. “Beautiful.” “Incredible,” “Wow.” and “He is making the balalaika cry,” were heard as the audience listened intently.”

WKSU host and Cuyagoga River Concerts presenter Matt Watroba says, “We loved the way the Russian Duo combined historical information with world-class playing and performance. Our audience was mesmerized! They didn’t want them to leave the stage. The duo provided an excellent retrospective of the music from both the folk and classical traditions. Professional and crowd pleasing…it was a great success.”

You can read more about their accomplishments on their website, www.russianduo.com

Enter to win a copy of their most recent CD! No purchase necessary!