The Folk Instruments Department is a division of the International Music Academy. It was established 2 years ago. In recent years, there is a common rise of interest to folk instruments: virtuoso performers are in-demand, and mixed ensembles appear, combining both academic and folk genres in a so called “crossover” style.
From 14 to 20 February 2020, the Folk Instruments Department in Sochi will host lessons by the major masters and professors of the leading Russian musical institutions:
Dmitry Dmitriyenko (bayan)
Laureate of international competitions, head of department “orchestra folk instruments” of State Musical Pedagogical Institute named after M.M. Ippolitov-Ivanov.
Friedrich Lips (bayan)
People’s artist of Russia, professor of bayan and accordion department of Gnessin Russian Academy of Music
Alexander Tsygankov (domra)
People’s artist of Russia, professor of wind folk instruments department of Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, composer
Valery Zazhigin (balalaika)
People’s artist of Russia, professor of wind folk instruments department of Gnessin Russian Academy of Music
Mikhail Dzudze (balalaika-bass)
Honored artist of Russia, one of the founders of a unique Terem quartet, leading concert performer on balalaika-bass.
Ekaterina Mochalova (domra)
Concertmaster of National academic orchestra of folk instruments of Russia named after Osipov, major professor of Gnessin Russian Academy of Music, laureate of all-Russian and international competitions
Irina Krutova (vocal)
Soloist of State academic Russian folk ensemble “Rossiya” named after Zykina, laureate of international competition “Romansiada”.
Concertmaster of department of folk instruments, concertmaster of 1st category of Gnessin Russian Academy of Music
Denis Penugin (ensemble)
Professor of balalaika, instrumentation and ensemble in the N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Musical College. Professor of balalaika in the Saint Petersburg Musical Lyceum. Professor of the A.I. Herzen State Pedagogical University.
Artistic director and conductor of Orchestra of national instruments “Terema” (Sanct-Petersburg)
Seminar of management and marketing of performing arts:
Inga Kutyanskaya - producer, director of Orchestra of national instruments “Terema” (Sanct-Petersburg), founder of etno-fusion marathon “National collection” and festival “Tsaritsa of song", executive director of foundation for the promotion of musical culture "Ornament"
Ivan Shramkov - musician, producer, cultural scientist, professor of Gnessin Russian Academy of Music (department of management of musical art, department of producing of performing arts).