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Elina Karokhina at the Carnegie Hall in New York City, May 2016

Balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina performed six concerts at the Carnegie Hall in New York City on May 23rd, 24th, and 27th, 2016 as a soloist of "The Orchestra Rocks" production.  Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute brought together thousands of New York City students and teachers for annual "Link Up" concerts, featuring the Orchestra of St. Luke's, choir and three opera singers.

Elina Karokhina, Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA
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Elina Karokhina with Mariinsky Theatre at BAM in Brooklyn, NY 01-14-2015

Elina Karokhina, Valery Gergiev, BAM, Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn, New York, January 14, 2015
Elina Karokhina with famous Russian conductor Valery Gergiev

On January 14, 2015 Elina Karokhina was selected to performed balalaika part with Mariinsky Theatre from St. Petersburg, Russia in Rodion Shchedrin's opera "The Enchanted Wanderer" at the BAM - Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. Some photos and video from Shchedrins rarely staged musical treasure, based on the story by Nikolai Leskov are available on Barynya website

Noble Nest, White Lake, New York, October 2017

Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Noble Nest, White Lake, New York
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University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, October 2017

Olga Douglas, Simona Zhukovski, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Valentina Kvasova, Dinara Subaeva, Vladimir Nikitin, University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Ensemble Barynya: Olga Douglas, Simona Zhukovski, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Valentina Kvasova, Dinara Subaeva, Vladimir Nikitin, University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Lakeside Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, New York, September 2017

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Barynya Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Lakeside Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, New York

Untermyer Park, Yonkers, New York, August 2017

Barynya Russian Song, Music & Dance Ensemble, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Valentina Kvasova, Mikhail Smirnov, Simona Zhukovsky, Dinara Subaeva, Vladimir Nikitin, Alisa Egorova, Konstantin Tulinov, Serghiy Tshnok. Photos made by Donna Davis, Ms. Davis Photography
Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Valentina Kvasova, Mikhail Smirnov, Simona Zhukovsky, Dinara Subaeva, Vladimir Nikitin, Alisa Egorova, Konstantin Tulinov, Serghiy Tshnok. Photos made by Donna Davis, Ms. Davis Photography

- Victory Day in Weston, CT, May 2017

   , Victory Day Celebration, Weston, CT
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Russian festival, New Russia Cultural Center, Rensselaer, NY

Ensemble Barynya (from left to right) Andrei Kisselev, Elina Karokhina, Yana Volkova, Alisa Egorova, Aleena Kisselev, Mikhail Smirnov, New Russia Cultural Center, Rensselaer, New York
Ensemble Barynya, (from left to right) Andrei Kisselev,  Elina Karokhina, Yana Volkova, Alisa Egorova, Aleena Kisselev, Mikhail Smirnov, New Russia Cultural Center, Rensselaer, New York
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Saturday, August 6th, 2016, Adult Day Health Care Center "Zabota", Allston, Massachusetts

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Synodal Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of the Sign, New York, New York, 02-22-2015

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NY Balalaika Duo {Elina Karokhina and Mikhail Smirnov} performed during Russian Orthodox Maslenitsa ( ) celebration at the Synodal Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of the Sign, 75 East 93rd Street, New York, NY 10128-1331 on Sunday, February 22, 2015. On the photo in the middle balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina with Prince Vladimir K. Galitzine.

Barynya Balalaika Trio in Greenwich, Connecticut (private party, October 2015)

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Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), exhibition "Faberge Revealed", Salem, Massachusetts, July 2013.

Photo from concert at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) during exhibition "Faberge Revealed" in Salem, Massachusetts, July 2013. All photos made by Shawn Fitzgerald Photography are available on Barynya website.

Barynya performance at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), exhibition Faberge Revealed, Salem, Massachusetts, USA, July 2013, Shawn Fitzgerald Photography
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Morristown, New Jersey, December 31st 2012

Barynya in Morristown, New Jersey, USA
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October 21, 2012. Middle Country Public Library, Selden, New York

Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya. Concert October 21st, 2012. Middle Country Public Library, 575 MC Road, Selden, New York
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Georgian dance and Russian Gypsy song & music concert in Yonkers, NY


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June 28th, 2012, Gypsy show in Philadelphia, PA

Gypsy Trio in PA
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Oak View Elementary School, Fairfax, Virginia, March 9th, 2012

NY Balalaika Trio, Elina Karokhina, Boulat Moukhametov, Mikhail Smirnov, Oak View Elementary School, Fairfax, Virginia, March 9th, 2012
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State Capella of Saint Petersburg, St.Petersburg, Russia, February 27, 2012.

Elina Karokhina and Mikhail Smirnov were invited to perform at the concert dedicated to celebration of 80th jubilee of Mr. Nikolai Aleksandrovich Shubin, famous teacher of the balalaika and domra. Elina and Mikhail played very difficult medley that consisted of Russian folk songs, classical and popular hits. The concert took place at the "State Capella of Saint Petersburg", one of the most prestigious concert halls in St. Petersburg, Russia located at Naberezhnaya Reky Moiki, #20, metro (subway station) "Nevsky Prospekt". All photos and videos are available at st.petersburg.russia.htm

State Capella of Saint Petersburg, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov
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Private party on Long Island, New York

Singer Irina Fogelson, balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, violinist Eduard Glushkin, bayan player Gennady Gutkin, and Semyon Lemberskiy (guitar, bass, balalaika) provided 3 hours of music and songs for the private party on Long Island

Irina Fogelson, Elina Karokhina, Eduard Glushkin, Gennady Gutkin, Semyon Lemberskiy

January 8, 2012, Showcase for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters-2012, New York City

Ensemble "BARYNYA" and "THE SNOW MAIDEN" (Musical) showcases during Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) annual booking conference at the Hilton Hotel NYC (at 54th Street), 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, New York, USA. Cast: singer Alexander Menshikov, Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals), Leonid Bruk (contrabass-balalaika), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Andrei Kisselev, Boulat Moukhametov, Alexander Rudoy, Anna Brovkina, Olga Chpitalnaia, Valentina Kvasova.


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Barynya, APAP|NYC|2012, New York City, January 8th, 2012
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September 17 2011. Wedding at The Garrison (www.thegarrison.com), 1 Snakehill Rd, Garrison, NY 10524.

Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov. Photo by Leonid Bruk
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Lake Side Adult Care, Brooklyn, New York, August 17th 2011

trio Barynya performance in Brooklyn, NY, August 2011
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August 12 2011, School concert, dance and music workshop in New York City
P035M @ Bellevue Hopital Center, 462 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016

Russian dance, music show and workshop, NYC, 8-12-2011 Russian dance, music show and workshop, NYC, 8-12-2011
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Troika Festival, Erie, Pennsylvania. Memorial Day 2011.

Elina Karokhina, Barynya, Erie, Pennsylvania, Troika Festival, Church of the Nativity
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Friday, March 11th, Old York Road Temple - Beth Am, Abington, Pennsylvania

Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Abington, PA, March 2011
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February 2011, concert in Los Angeles, California.

Ensemble Barynya: Leonid Bruk, Alexander Menshikov, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Los Angeles, California, February 2011. Photo by Leonid Bruk
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Concert at the public school # 91, Brooklyn, New York, Jan 26, 2011
Photo and editing by Leonid Bruk

Elina Karokhina, Photo and editing by Leonid Bruk
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Multicultural school assembly. Russian dance and music, dance workshop. January 26, 2011, Brooklyn, New York
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Performance during basketball game NJ NETS vs Utah JAZZ on January 19th, 2011 at the Prudential Center arena in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Musicians Alexandre Tseytlin (violin), Leonid Bruk (bass, balalaika-contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), singer Alexander Menshikov, and singer Irina Zagornova entertained during the New Jersey Nets VIP reception. The guest list included NETS owner (Mikhail Prokhorov), the Russian Ambassador to the UN (H.E. Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin), and the Russian Consul General (Honorable Andrey Konstantinovich Yushmanov).

Russian band NJ NETS January 19, 2011
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December 2010, TMPlaza, Hong Kong, China

Barynya in Hong Kong
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December 16th, 2010 Russian consulate NYC, New York, USA

Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk and singer Irina Zagornova at the RUSAL USA corporate party.

Barynya at the Russian Consulate NYC
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Photos from ensemble Barynya's concert tour in Florida. December 2010.

Ensemble Barynya tour in Florida, December 2010
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Saturday, November 20th, 2010
Cincinnati Opera's 2010 Ball An Evening Under the Tsars
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, OH

Barynya Cincinnati, Ohio 2010
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October 2010, Anyway cafe, New York City

Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Anyway Cafe, New York City, 2010
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Untermyer Park, Yonkers, New York, August 2010

Elina Karohkina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk
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July 25, 2010, Northern Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, NY

On Sunday, July 25th, 2010 Elina Karokhina performed two concerts with New York based guitar player Alexey Efimenko at the Northern Adult Care Center, 1 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215. The program of performance included Russian, Gypsy, Ukrainian and Jewish music as well as several classical pieces.

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April 29th, 2010. Balalaika Piano Duo, wedding ceremony in Boston, MA

Balalaika/Piano Duo led by Elina Karokhina provided music for wedding ceremony on April 29th, 2010 in Boston, MA. The music included The Swan (Le Cygne) from Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens, "Here Comes The Bride" Wedding March, J.S.Bach - Arioso from Cantata BWV 156 (Adagio), Ave Maria - Schubert, "CANON IN D" by PACHELBEL, WEDDING MARCH by MENDELSSOHN, "CLAIR DE LUNE" by DEBUSSY, and other selections.

Balalaika and Piano Duo, Classical Music for wedding ceremony, Elina Karokhina

April 9, 2010, Toronto, Canada

Friday, April 9th, 2010, Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, Ontario, M8X 1G5 CANADA, Winter Palace Ball and the Gala Charity Fundraiser benefitting Ruskoka, a summer camp for underprivileged children. Musicians: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (contrabass balalaika), Yan Khmel (bayan), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Valery Abramov (tenor-saxophone), Oleg Sorin (trumpet).

Barynya at the Winter Palace Ball, Toronto, Canada
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March 5, 2010, Boston, Massachusetts

Barynya in Boston, Massachusetts
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Article about Elina Karokhina in the BDAA newsletter

BDAA newsletter is the official Journal of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America.

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BDAA newsletter about Lina Karokhina
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Article about performance in Atlanta - "The BDAA Newsletter"


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Article about Barynya performance in Atlanta in the BDAA newsletter
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Fox Hills Adult Community, Friday, January 1st, 2010

1209 Hamilton Drive, Rockaway, NJ 07866. Ensemble Barynya cast: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), Alexey Klyuchnikov (dancer, costumed characters), Anya Zeenenko (dancer).

 
Barynya concert in Rockaway, New Jersey, 2010
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Ridgewood, New Jersey, November 29th, 2009
Ridgewood Public Library, photos by Bill Grae

 
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Los Angeles, California, November 14th, 2009
Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County

 
Barynya, Los Angeles, California, November 2009
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Military Ensemble of Northern-Western Order, St. Petersburg, Russia

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