This band is a perfect, yet totally unconventional marriage of violin, accordion and voice, with performances full of fun, excitement and virtuosity, with emotional depth and musical subtlety. Their twinkling humour, rapport with the audience and with each other gives the audience an intoxicating experience which they will not easily forget. Their mutual broad taste in music and classical background has allowed them to enjoy a wide range of music styles. Their extensive repertoire consists of traditional Russian music and Gypsy music, Russian and Argentinian tango, classical virtuoso showpieces, opera highlights, Neapolitan songs and French chanson.
The band also performs as a more classical act. Anyone unfamiliar with the classical accordion will be stunned to hear the instrument’s true versatility; evoking the streets of Paris or a gypsy campfire, yes, but just as easily fooling the ear by pretending to be a chamber orchestra or an organ. The band’s unique repertoire of classical music and operatic arias includes works by Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, Sarasate, Brahms, Kachaturian, Rachmaninov, Verdi, Piazzola and others. The programme usually ends with some Russian highlights.