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Russian Renaissance Quartet

Russian Renaissance Quartet

Crossover quartet Russian Renaissance brings traditional Russian folk music to another level. Since making its debut in October 2015, live-scoring with world-renowned director and Cannes Film Festival laureate Emir Kusturica, the quartet has gone on to win accolades for its high-profile appearances in Russia, the United States, Serbia, and Japan. The ensemble was recently recognized with the University of Michigan’s 2017 M-Prize, which includes a cash award of $100,000. Russian Renaissance’s members are Ivan Kuznetsov on balalaika, Alexander Tarasov on accordion, Ivan Vinogradov on contra-balalaika, and Anastasia Zakharova on domra.


Saturday, July 28 | 11:00 AM
Bouchaine Young Artist Concert: Russian Renaissance

The captivating ensemble Russian Renaissance, a Moscow-based quartet that won last year’s $100,000 grand prize at the University of Michigan’s M-Prize chamber music competition, performs traditional Russian folk music filtered through a modern sensibility, playing fiery and lyrical music on balalaika, contrabass balalaika, button accordion and the lute-like domra.

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