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Russian Balalaika Duo from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

RUSSIAN BALALAIKA DUO consists of acclaimed balalaika and Gypsy guitar virtuoso Alex Siniavski and Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar and vocals). First official performance of the Russian Balalaika Duo took place at the Wheaton village (1501 Glasstown Road, Millville, NJ 08332) on January 25, 2003.

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"Russian balalaika duo"

Since 2003 Alex (Alyosha) and Mikhail (Misha) have toured all over the United States of America, appeared on various television and radio shows, performed in schools, colleges, clubs, various stages and concerts, and recorded a few compact disks.

Mikhail Smirnov, Alex Siniavski

RUSSIAN BALALAIKA DUO performance length is up to 120 minutes. Duo offers explanation of the program in english, colorfull stage costumes. Extended repertoire of Russian, Ukrainian, Cossack, Gypsy, Klezmer and international music and songs.

Balalaika and Gypsy guitar virtuoso Alex Siniavski

Alex SiniavskiBalalaika virtuoso Alex Siniavski arrived in the United States in 1992 from St.Petersburg, Russia. He was a leading member of The Andreev State symphonic balalaika orchestra, one of the most prestigious in former USSR. Alex Siniavski graduated with honors from the Leningrad State Musical Conservatory.

Mikhail Smirnov - garmoshka, guitar, vocals

Mikhail SmirnovMikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals) arrived in the United States in 1991 from Moscow, Russia. After graduating from Moscow State Academy of Arts Mikhail Smirnov was performing with Moscow State Folk Center "Russian Song" ("Russkaya Pesnya").

RUSSIAN BALALAIKA DUO VIDEO

CzardasHungarian-style Czardas written by Vittorio Monti. Balalaika virtuoso Alex Siniavski, Mikhail Smirnov (guitar) recorded during Russian music and dance ensemble "BARYNYA" concert on March 8, 2003 at the Smithsonian Institute of America. Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC. "Czardas" was written by Vittorio Monti for either violin or mandolin and piano. It was soon arranged for all kinds of instruments including the balalaika. Not many people remember Vittorio Monti these days, but everyone will be familiar with his "Czardas".

Moon is shining BrightlyVariations on Russian folk song: "The Moon Is Shining Brightly" is the most popular pieces performed on Russian balalaika ever. Alex Siniavsky - balalaika, Mikhail Smirnov - guitar. Recorded on March 8, 2003 during performance at the Smithsonian Institute of America. (Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History. Washington, DC.)

Variations on Russian folk song: "The Moon Is Shining Brightly" (sometimes translated as "The New Moon is Lighting") written by the "Father of Russian Balalaika" Vasily Vasileyevich Andreyev (1861-1918) is so popular it was even mentioned in Michail Bulgakov's book "The heart of a dog": Someone was hard at work playing a rousing tune on the balalaika two rooms away and the sound of a series of intricate variations on 'The Moon is Shining' mingled in Philip Philipovich's head with the words of the sickening newspaper article. When he had read it he pretended to spit over his shoulder and hummed absentmindedly through his teeth: ' "The moo-oon is shining . . . shining bright . . . the moon is shining . . ." God, that damned tune's on my brain!'... read more

KatyushaPopular Russian song "Katyusha" performed on Russian garmoshka and Gypsy guitar during ensemble "Barynya" tour at the Penn State University campuses in January 2007. Mikhail Smirnov- garmoshka, Alex Siniavski - Gypsy guitar. Katyusha is a Russian Soviet wartime song about a girl longing for her beloved, who is away on military service. The music was composed in 1938 by Matvei Blanter and the lyrics were written by Mikhail Isakovsky. It was first performed by the celebrated folk singer, Lidiya Ruslanova. Katyusha is a tender diminutive from the female name Ekaterina (Catherine).

KalinkaPopular Russian folk song and dance "Kalinka" performed on Russian garmoshka, balalaika and Gypsy guitar during ensemble "Barynya" tour at the Penn State University campuses in January 2007. Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka), Alex Siniavski (Gypsy guitar, balalaika), and dancers Andrij Cybyk, and Natalia Ejova.

Ensemble Barynya Penn State University tour 2007

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January 27, 2006. Beaver Dam Club. Locust Valley, New York

Alex Siniavski and Mikhail Smirnov performance at Beaver Dam Club at the World Champions exhibition and skating event in Locust Valley, New York. On the picture Alex and Mikhail are with the gold medalists of the 2004 World Figure Skating Championships in Ice Dancing. From left to right: Tatiana Navka, Mikhail Smirnov, Roman Kostomarov and Alex Siniavski.

Tatyana Navka, Mikhail Smirnov, Roman Kostomarov and Alex Siniavski

Alex Siniavski and Mikhail Smirnov recordings

Russian Christmas Music Balalaika Album by Balalaika <a href=../russian_folk.stm>Russian folk</a> Duo. November, 2005 Compact disk titled Russian Christmas Music Balalaika Album recorded and released by Balalaika Russian folk Duo: Alex Siniavski, Mikhail Smirnov in 2005. There are 25 favorite Russian Christmas and Holiday selections performed on balalaika and guitar. There is one folk Russian Christmas Carol recorded by Mikhail Smirnov in folklore expedition in Smolensk region of Russia in 1988 (track 13). Track # 5 - Father Frost - performed on Russian folk button accordion GARMOSHKA. Total time - 51 minutes.

Carol of Bells (Ukrainian folk song Shchedrik) mp3
Deck The Halls mp3
Father Frost (Russian folk song Moroz, Moroz) mp3
Jingle Bells mp3
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas mp3
Joy To The World mp3
Folk Carol from Smolensk region of Russia mp3
Snowstorm (Russian folk song Metelitsa) mp3
Snow Maiden (Snegurochka) mp3
"Duo Russian Balalaika": Alex Siniavski and Mikhail Smirnov Picture taken at Wheaton Village concert

Alex Siniavski and Mikhail Smirnov AUDIO SAMPLES

MP3 file Beryoza Russian folk song
MP3 file Kalinka Russian folk song
MP3 file Katyusha Russian Song
MP3 file Ochi Chernye Gypsy romance
More Russian folk tunes, dances and songs performed by balalaika virtuoso Alex Siniavski with guitar accompaniment by Mikhail Smirnov from Compact Disk BARYNYA RUSSIAN FOLK SONGS.
compact disk "Barynya Russian folk songs" by balalaika virtuoso  Alex Siniavski and Misha Smirnov (guitar), CD cover by artist Yury Tarler

Alex Siniavski and Mikhail Smirnov CREDITS

One piece from repertoire of Russian Balalaika Duo Those were the days, my friend, very same song that was released on Alex Siniavski and Mikhail Smirnov compact disk Barynya Russian folk songs, has been selected for Compact Disk "BALALAIKA. Compilation of Russian Classic Folklore" released by Helicon Records (www.helicon.co.il) in Israel.

Front cover of "Balalaika Russian Folklore Compilation" compact disk released by Helicon Records (Israel) "Balalaika Russian Folklore Compilation" compact disk released by Helicon Records (Israel) "Balalaika Russian Folklore Compilation" compact disk released by Helicon Records (Israel)
"Balalaika Russian Folklore Compilation" compact disk


On that CD Alex Siniavski and Mikhail Smirnov are featured with such famous Russian groups and soloists as Andreyev Imperial Russian Orchestra, Boris Christoff, The Choir of the Don Cossacks of Russia, Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Soviet Army Chorus and Band, The Terem Quartet and Twice Red-Banner Academical Singing and Dancing Ensemble Of Russian Army and other great balalaika performers.
"Balalaika Russian Folklore Compilation" compact disk released by Helicon Records (Israel) "Balalaika Russian Folklore Compilation" compact disk released by Helicon Records (Israel) Contents of "Balalaika Russian Folklore Compilation" compact disk released by Helicon Records (Israel)
"Balalaika Russian Folklore Compilation" compact disk


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♫ Дуэт Русская балалайка

Знаменитый балалаечник-виртуоз Алекс Синявский и Михаил Смирнов (гармошка, гитара, гусли) начали выступать вместе с 1995 года и проехали с гастролями по всей Америке.

"Russian balalaika duo" - Balalaika virtuoso Alex Siniavski, Mikhail Smirnov - guitar, garmoshka. Picture taken at at Wheaton Village concert, NJ

В репертуаре дуэта русская народная и популярная музыка, классика, огромный опыт выступлений - более 1000 шоу и концертов на различных сценах США, Европы и Африки, участие во многих теле- и радиопередачах. Красочные костюмы, продолжительность концерта до 120 минут, при необходимости объяснение программы на английском языке.

"Duo Russian Balalaika": Alex Siniavski and Mikhail Smirnov Picture taken at Wheaton Village concert

Балалаечник Алёша Синявский приехал в США в 1992 из Ленинграда.
Балалаешник Алекс Синявский
Алёша Синявский
Mikhail Smirnov
Миша Смирнов
Миша Смирнов (гармошка,гитара) приехал в США в 1991 из Москвы.
Алекс Синявский играл в знаменитом Академическом Русском народном оркестре им. В.В.Андреева, одном из престижнейших коллективов страны, закончил Ленинградскую консерваторию.
Андреевский государственный симфонический оркестр аккомпанирует Детскому Хору Радио и Телевидения Санкт-Петербурга
Оркестр Андреева
фольклорный центр Русская Песня под управлением Надежды Бабкиной
Русская Песня
Миша закончил Московский Государственный институт культуры по специальности хоровое дирижирование, по окончании работал в Московском государственном фолк центре "Русская песня" п/у Надежды Бабкиной артистом ансамбля.

Музыкальные примеры

MP3 file Берёза
MP3 file Калинка
MP3 file Катюша
MP3 file Очи чёрные
Скачать русские народные песни, наигрыши с компактного диска балалаешника-виртуоза Алекса Синявского БАРЫНЯ РУССКИЕ НАРОДНЫЕ ПЕСНИ

compact disk "Barynya Russian folk songs" by balalaika virtuoso  Alex Siniavski and Misha Smirnov (guitar), CD cover by artist Yury Tarler

Одна из песен в репертуаре дуэта ("Дорогой длинною, да ночкой лунною") была включена в компактный диск "Балалайка, сборник классического Русского фольклора", выпущенный студией звукозаписи "Геликон" (www.helicon.co.il) в Израиле.

"Балалайка, сборник классического Русского фольклора"-компактный диск студии звукозаписи "Балалайка, сборник классического Русского фольклора"-компактный диск студии звукозаписи "Балалайка, сборник классического Русского фольклора"-компактный диск студии звукозаписи


На этом компактном диске Алекс Синявский и Михаил Смирнов попали в компанию таких знаменитых ансамблей и исполнителей как Государственный академический русский оркестр имени В. Андреева, хор Донских Казаков, оркестр Осипова, трио Реликт, Терем-квартет, ансамбль песни и пляски Александрова, бас Борис Христофф, Николай Массенкофф и других.

"Балалайка, сборник классического Русского фольклора"-компактный диск студии звукозаписи "Балалайка, сборник классического Русского фольклора"-компактный диск студии звукозаписи "Балалайка, сборник классического Русского фольклора"-компактный диск студии звукозаписи

КОНЦЕРТНЫЕ ВИДЕОЗАПИСИ

CzardasЧардаш Монти. Алекс Синявский - балалайка, Михаил Смирнов - гитара. Записано на концерте ансамбля Барыня в Smithsonian Institute of America, аудитория Baird, Музей Национальной истории в Вашингтоне, округ Колумбия 8 марта 2003

Светит месяцВариации на тему русской народной песни "Светит месяц". Концерт ансамбля Барыня в Smithsonian Institute of America, аудитория Baird, Музей Национальной истории в Вашингтоне, округ Колумбия 8 марта 2003

Вариации на тему русской народной песни "Светит месяц"

Вариации на тему русской народной песни "Светит месяц" Василия Васильевича Андреева (1861-1918) являются наиболее популярным номером, который исполняет каждый балалаечник-виртуоз. Этот мотив настолько знаменит, что даже был упомянут в книге Михаила Булгакова "Собачье сердце"

Someone was hard at work playing a rousing tune on the balalaika two rooms away and the sound of a series of intricate variations on 'The Moon is Shining' mingled in Philip Philipovich's head with the words of the sickening newspaper article. When he had read it he pretended to spit over his shoulder and hummed absentmindedly through his teeth: ' "The moo-oon is shining . . . shining bright . . . the moon is shining . . ." God, that damned tune's on my brain!'... read more Очень настойчиво с залихватской ловкостью играли за двумя стенами на балалайке, и звуки хитрой вариации "Светит месяц" смешивались в голове Филиппа Филипповича со словами заметки в ненавистную кашу. Дочитав, он сухо плюнул через плечо и машинально запел сквозь зубы: - Све-е-етит месяц... Све-е-етит месяц... Светит месяц... Тьфу, прицепилась, вот окаянная мелодия!
"Собачье сердце" "Михаил Булгаков"



January 25,2003 program (Wheaton village)

Korobochka/Коробочка
Kalinka/Калинка
I met you/Я встретил вас
Walts (v. Andreev)/Вальс Андреева
Moscow nights/Подмосковные вечера
Katyusha/Катюша
The moon is shining/Светит месяц
By the long road/Дорогой длинною
Saturday affair/Субботея
Yablochko/Яблочко
Oh, you, birch tree/Ах, ты берёза

"Дуэт Русская Балалайка", "Cтудия Звукозаписи AS IS" и "Барыня энтертейнмент" рады сообщить о выходе компактного диска "Барыня русские народные песни" балалаешника-виртуоза Алекса Синявского и Миши Смирнова (гитара). Диск записан в Буддистском Центре на Западной улице Апсэл, город Филадельфия, США. Оформление обложки - художник Юрий Тарлер На диске 15 русских народных и популярных песен, танцев, мелодий и наигрышей на балалайке в гитарном сопровождении.
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Compact disk "Barynya" Russian folk songs by balalaika virtuoso  Alex Siniavski and Misha Smirnov (guitar), CD cover by artist Yury Tarler
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