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New York City violinist Alex

violin virtuoso Alexander Alex is a New York based professional violin player with many years of experience. He is available for hire in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania. Alexandre plays classic, international, pop, Russian, Jewish, Arabic, Ukrainian and Belorussian music. Alex was born in a small Belarussian town, Bobruisk. At the six, Alex chose the violin as his favorite instrument and entered an elementary school of music (fortunately today, there are more accessible resources for learning violin, like At age eleven, Alex was selected to attend the prestigious School of Music and Arts in the capital of Belarus, Minsk, from which he graduated in 1990. At age eighteen, Alex's interest in electronics arose and he began to pursue a degree in engineering at Belarus State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Minsk, from which he graduated with a master of science degree in electronic and communications engineering in 1995. Meanwhile, Alex continued to play the violin in a jazz band called Dilizhans. After moving to United States in 1999, Alex refocused his life around music, and began playing the violin with the Empyreal Strings Orchestra. Additionally, Alex was invited to play at Gala event for "Jacqueline Kennedy, The White House Years", Metropolitan Museum of Arts, NY. Also, he participated in Russian Balls at the Plaza Hotel; in Persian New Year's Galas at Metropolitan Museum, NY; with Oliver Dragojevic at Carnegie Hall in 2008; Django Reinhardt Festivals in NY. Alex performes with pop orchestras, Russian Wedding Music Band, Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya, with guitar player Alexey Efimenko as a part of NYC strings duo, New York Gypsy Trio and solo. Alex is available at clubs, restaurants, private and corporate events, weddings, catering halls, etc.
Alexander's Song list includes
A Time For US (Love Theme) by Nino Rota, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler, Adagio by Secret Garden, All The Pretty Little Horses (American Traditional), Aloha Oe by Queen Lili'oukalani, Amazing Grace by Chris Tomlin, America The Beautiful by Samuel Augustus Ward, Angie by The Rolling Stones, Ave Maria by Johann Sebastian Bach, Battle Hymn Of The Republic by William Steffe, Beautiful Day by U2, Big Rock Candy Mountain by Harry McClintock, Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve, Blackberry-Blossom, Blackbird by The Beatles, Bridal Chorus by Richard Wagner, Burnin' Up by Jonas Brothers, and Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel.


Email / Phone: (201) 981-2497.

Alexandre Tseytlin

Hungarian folk tune "Czardash"


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Barynya Trio at the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Russian Brides, Season 13, Episode 7

Elina Karokhina and other musicians of Barynya ensemble were a part of famous TV show Episode about Russian mafia. In order to bring down a Russian mobster running an international prostitution/kidnapping ring disguised as a Russian bride website, Cragen steps from behind the desk to go undercover as a "john". Cast: Elina Karokhina - balalaika, Mikhail Smirnov - garmoshka, Alexandre Tseytlin - violin.

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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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Corp. event, Hyatt Regency Princeton, New Jersey, January 15th, 2011

Gypsy show at Anna Anisimova’s Wedding, Waldorf Astoria, New York City, November 21st, 2010

Photos from performance during the lavish wedding of the New York’s first Russian-American princess, the Russian-American Paris Hilton. Anna Anisimova and Peter Schafer got married at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel. It was such a beautiful wedding — the cocktail hour was lavish, the caviar was never-ending, the ballroom was re-carpeted in white with the most unreal flowers — it looked like a fantasy world! Cast of performers: Sergei Pobedinski, Valery Zhmud, Alexandre Tseytlin, Alexey Efimenko, Victor Danilochkin, Alexander Rudoy, Alexey Maltsev, Mikhail Nesterenko, Anna Brovkina, Natia Rtveliashvili Mangan, and Olga Chpitalnaia.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010, 8:40PM, 9:40PM, 10:40PM,
APAP booking conference NYC Hilton, Morgan Suite, 2 Floor
1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019

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08:40PM Barynya
09:40PM Moscow Gypsy Army
10:40PM Mazal Tov

MUSICIANS/SINGERS: Yakov Yavno (vocals), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Alexander Menshikov (vocals), Leonid Bruk (bass, balalaika contrabass), Lev Zabeginsky (balalaika), Alexey Efimenko (guitar), Alexandre Tseytlin (violin), Sasha Mogilevich (drums),
DANCERS: Valentina Kvasova, Natalia Ejova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ksenya Hentisz, Ilia Pankratov, Andrei Kisselev, Andrij Cybyk, Alexander Rudoy.
Association of Performing Arts Presenters Showcase Poster
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Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Paterson, New Jersey, April 2009

Cast: Vasily Yankovich (singer, seven-stringed Gypsy guitar), Alexander Menshikov (singer, tambourine), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, vocals), Alex Siniavski (balalaika, Gypsy guitar), Alexandre Tseytlin (violin), Valentina Kvasova (dancer, vocals), Mikhail Nesterenko (dancer, costume characters), Natalia Stolichnaya (dancer).


Alexandre Tseytlin

Alexandre Tseytlin

Petroushka Ball 2009 in New York City

Annual Petroushka Ball 2009 took place at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Barynya Balalaika Orchestra performed from 9pm until 2:30am in the morning. List of performers: Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Alex Siniavski (balalaika), Lev Zabeginsky (domra), Alexandre Tseytlin (violin), Yan Khmel (bayan), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), singers Alexander Menshikov and Lyudmila Fesenko.

Barynya Balalaika Orchestra at the Petroushka Ball 2009 New York City
Barynya balalaika orchestra at the Petroushka Ball 2009 New York City

Video from Russian Nobility Ball 2008, New York City, May 9th, 2008

Russian Restaurant Firebird, New York City, April 26, 2008

Russian traditional melody and dance "Kalinka"

Russian Gypsy Roma song and dance "Two Guitar"

Gypsy dance "Tsyganochka"

letters of recommendations

Sunday, August 31st, 2008. The Bernards Inn. 27 Mine Brook Road, Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924

Мы хотели бы вас поблагодарить за прекрасный праздник который вы нам организовали на нашей свадьбе 31го Августа 2008. Мы очень долго искали подходящих музыкантов для нашего торжества но никто не подошёл с таким знанием дела как вы. Вы сделали всё как обещали: приехали посмотрели на место, проработали сценарий вечера, вовремя приехали в день свадьбы, свадьба велась на русском и на английском языках, оборудование отлично работало и вся ваша команда: DJ Барнаул, скрипач Александр Цейтлин, певец и руководитель ансамбля Александр Меньшиков и MC Михаил Смирнов) работали на все 100%. Мы хотели душевного праздника с элементами русских свадебных традиций и вы превзошли наши ожидания. Ваши народные костюмы, обряд с караваем, песня "Чарочка", русские народные песни, костюмированные представления "Цыганки" и "Медведя" и романсы сделали вечер просто незабываемым.

Отдельное спасибо скрипачу Александру. Он очень талантливый человек. Он способен играть любые произведения и одновременно устроить шоу где он будет продолжать играть пока скрипка находится за его спиной. Многие из наших гостей были в восторге от его игры на скрипке на церемонии и приятно удивлены когда он сел за пианино.

Михаил, вы прекрасный ведущий. Вам удалось привлечь внимание всех наших гостей и все с удовольствием принимали участие во всех ваших идеях. Вы буквально приняли нашу идею свадьбы и всё сделали как мы хотели. Подбор слов и музыки был всегда уместен.

Спасибо Александру Меньшикову. Прекрасный певец. Он способен исполнять песни в любом жанре и на любом языке.

Мы очень рады что выбрали Вас быть частью нашего праздника. Ваши низкие цены никак не идут в сравнение с уровнем вашего профессионализма.

Спасибо вам огромное,

Катерина и Владимир
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February 2007. Embassy of Russia in Washington, DC

Photos from the inside of Russian Embassy Ensemble "Barynya" provided music and dancing for the MASLENITSA at the Embassy of Russia in Washington, DC. It was a long drive from Brooklyn for ensemble Barynya members: dancers Valentina Kvasova, Vitaly Verterich, singer Victoria Pichurova, musicians Alex Siniavski (Gypsy guitar, balalaika, buben), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), Ruslan Khain (c-bass). Login to YAHOO to see bigger photos from the inside of Russian Embassy in Washington.

Alexandre Tseytlin photos with balalaika orchestra

Alexandre Tseytlin plays Russian Ukrainian, Gypsy music with Balalaika Orchestra at the Petroushka Ball-2006 at the Warldorff Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Alexandre Tseytlin with Balalaika Orchestra

Violin player dressed in Russian Bear outfit

On photos below Alexandre Tseytlin dressed in Russian Bear outfit. In this outfit Alexandre can play his violin and stroll around for guests amusement if necessary.

Alexandre Tseytlin with Russian Band

Violin player Alexandre Tseytlin performs with Russian Band

Violin player A. Tseytlin picture taken during his performance with Russian Band in Long Island (New York) prestigious golf club.

Alexandre Tseytlin with Russian Band


Email / Phone: (201) 981-2497.


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violinists wanted

VIOLINISTS WANTED!!! Barynya entertainment agency is providing musicians, dancers, singers, DJs, comedians, and bands for corporate entertainment and private events since 1991 (online since 1998). Owner Mikhail Smirnov.


Email / Phone: (201) 981-2497.

Barynya Entertainment established in 1991 (on-line since 1998). Cabaret, Vegas, can-can, musicians, singers, masters of ceremonies, folk dancers, wedding bands, disc jockeys, jazz, storytellers, folk dance troupes, traditional music ensembles, Bellydancers, Jewish, Ukrainian, Gypsy, one-man-bands.

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