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NYC Balalaika virtuoso - Lev Zabeginsky from New York City

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Lev Zabeginsky

Lev Zabeginsky (New York City) - composer, arranger, virtuoso balalaika and domra player, as well as a solid jazzman (playing both double bass and bass guitar) - was born in Moscow, Russia. Lev Zebeginsky started to play Russian folk music at the age of six. In 1952 he had played with The Youth Folk Quartet in Kremlin at the Stalin's birthday concert... He graduated from the St.Petersburg Conservatory in 1970 with master degree in composition.

Lev Zabeginsky. Balalaika virtuoso

As a bass player of Roman Kunsman's "Platina" he made an impressive appearence at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1974.

Lev Zabeginsky. Balalaika virtuoso

He also had made several USA-CANADA tours with the Russian-Gypsy superstars such as Alyosha Dimitrievich of Paris and B.Rubashkin of Vienna among others.

CD cover: Music of the World on the Russian Balalaika - besides masterful arrangements and perfomances of the Russian melodies it also contains unexpected renederings of other Eastern European music as well as Hungarian & Greek melodies
Lev Zabeginsky's CD cover "Live in St.Petersburg".

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

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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October 2009, Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center, Ada, Oklahoma.
Concert with a legendary Russian folk singer Nikolai Massenkoff.

Nikolai Massenkoff and Barynya
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Van Nostrand Theatre, Suffolk College, Brentwood, New York, October 2009

Cast: Mikhail Smirnov (vocals, garmoshka), Alexander Menshikov (vocals), Lev Zabeginsky (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Roman Ivanoff (percussions), Serge Rogozin (balalaika), Yan Khmel (bayan), Irina Zagornova (vocals), Kagarov sisters (vocals), Dancers: Alexey Maltsev, Danila Sherstobitov, Aliaksandr Anatska, Alexander Rudoy, Valentina Kvasova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ksenya Hentisz, Olga Yeliseyeva.

Barynya concert on Sunday, October 4th, 2009 at  Suffolk County Community College, Van Nostrand Theatre, Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, New York
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Russian "Two Step Dance" (balalaika solo)
«Девочка Надя» - соло на балалайке


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"Lara's Theme" - Музыка из фильма «Доктор Живаго»


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Mexico, Chihuahua, 5th International Festival-2009.

5th International Festival in Mexico, Chihuahua, ten days tour with Russian folk dance and music ensemble Barynya. Cast: Valentina Kvasova, Olga Yeliseyeva, Natia Rtveliashvili, Anna Brovkina, Aliaksandr Anatska, Alexey Maltsev, Alexander Rudoy, Lev Zabeginsky, Alexander Menshikov, Mikhail Smirnov.

Barynya Tour 2009 Mexico
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Solo concert of Barynya ensemble at the huge concert hall in Chihuahua City was stopped in the beginning and delayed. Many people outside of the theatre still wanted to get in to see the show. Finally they put sound monitors and projection screens on the street and let some more people inside. That is a very funny funny video. Because they recorded the concert but failed to record the sound, so they just pulled some music off the internet and put the two together. The sound track is fun in its own way too. Our singer Sasha Menshikov did not like it. Actually he hated this video. But maybe he was overreacting.
 
Сольный концерт ансамбля Барыня в огромном концертном зале города Чиуауа Сити (Чивава Сити) был задержан на 30 ИЛИ 40 минут. На улице осталось около 1000 человек, которым не досталось билетов, а люди требовали впустить их посмотреть шоу. На улице поставили большие проэкционные экраны, звуковые колонки, и в концов концов мы начали наше выступление. К сожалению, на видео вместо нашего собственного звука местные видеооператор и режиссер, которые сделали нам это видео в подарок, зачем-то "подложили" записи каких-то других русских ансамблей. Но эти записи тоже довольно прикольные сами по себе. А видео с выступления получилось очень красивое. Саше Меньшикову оно, правда, страшно не понравилось. Очень сильно не понравилось. Саша Меньшиков всё принимает слишком близко к сердцу.

Barynya concert in Chihuahua City, 9-22-2009

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Festival International des Rythmes du Monde, Chicoutimi (Quebec), Canada, July 2009

Over 10 thousand people attended Barynya performance during Festival in Chicoutimi. Performers: Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Alexander Menshikov, Yan Khmel, Lev Zabeginsky, Valentina Kvasova, Ilia Pankratov.
 
Barynya at the Festival International des Rythmes du Monde, Chicoutimi (Quebec), Canada July 2009
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Concert in Morristown, New Jersey, February 22, 2009 (video)

Photos from the 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

Slavic Festival in Eugene, Oregon, February 2009

Mikhail Smirnov, Lev Zabeginsky, Valentina Kvasova, Natalia Ejova, Ksenya Hentisz, Stefan Kuziw, Mikhail Nesterenko, Danila Sherstobitov, and Alexey Maltsev performed three shows during the Fourth Annual Slavic Festival in Eugene, Oregon organized by Slavic Home. On the photo below ensemble Barynya is performing Danila Cooper, the dance of Russian Nobility.

Ensemble Barynya performs the dance of Russian Nobility "Danila Cooper" during Slavic Festival in Eugene, Oregon. February 2009.
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Mikhail Gorbachev's Liberty Medal Award Gala
National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA

Barynya at Mikhail Gorbachev's Liberty Medal Award Gala 2008
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Russian folk music and dance concert in Brooklyn, New York
November 22, 2008


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BARYNYA MIDWEST TOUR 2008

Barynya midwest tour 2008 started on September 25 in Roseau, MN. Last concert - Monday, November 10, 2008 in Hannibal, MO. 35 full lenght concerts, 3 matinees, view full schedule. List of performers: 6 dancers: Valentina Kvasova, Anna Brovkina, Natia Rtveliashvili, Danila Sherstobitov, Alexander Rudoy, Alexey Maltsev, 3 musicians: Lev Zabeginsky, Yan Khmel, Mikhail Smirnov and singer Alexander Menshikov.

Barynya midwest tour 2008
Barynya midwest tour 2008 album 01
Barynya midwest tour 2008
Barynya midwest tour 2008 album 02

Concert at Windsor Terrace Public Library 160 East 5th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11218 on Monday May 12, 2008.

Alexey Maltsev, Valentina Kvasova, Leonid Bruk, Lev Zabeginsky, Mikhail Smirnov
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Video from concert in New York City on January 26, 2008

zhenya barynya concert 2008
"Girl Nadia" - Russian two step dance

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Photos by Dalia Bagdonaite from Zhenya Shevchenko and ensemble Barynya concert and rehearsal on Saturday, January 26, 2008 in New York City

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Russian Father Frosts and Snow Maidens. December 2007
Barynya gig for TV Chanel RUSSIA TODAY, New York City

On December 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, 2007 from 12PM till 4 PM New York based Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya dancers and musicians were leading a group of Russian Father Frosts and Snow Maidens (Ded Moroz and Snegurochka) to greet New Yorkers and promote new TV Channel "RUSSIA TODAY".

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Music of the world on the Russian balalaika
Balalaika virtuoso Lev Zabeginsky Live in St. Petersburg

1.  Russian Medley (Two Step, Blue Baloon Waltz, Kazachok)
2.  Laura's Theme (Jare/Webster)
3.  Hungarian Dance Number Five (Brahms)
4.  Three Melodies From Eastern Europe
5.  Russian Medley (Two Guitars, Moscow Nights, Kalinka)
6.  Fiddler On The Roof (Bock)
7.  Greek Medley (Never On Sunday, Zorba)
8.  Russian Medley (Polyushko-Poley, Volga Boatman, Those Were The Days)
9.  When The Saint's Go Marchin' In
10. Dark Eyes

To order Lev Zabeginsky Music of the world on the Russian balalaika Live in St. Petersburg album please use PayPal link below. Price is $25 US dollars including US first class or airmail shipping anywhere in the world. Album is usually shipped withing 48 hours of your payment. This compact disk is offered from Barynya website with permission of Lev Zabeginsky himself. There is no other place where you can purchase music of this legendary musician.

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Lev Zabeginsky photos from concert with Barynya

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Lev Zabeginsky photo by Dalia Bagdonaite. January 2008

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Lev Zabeginsky, Zhenya Shevchenko, Alexander Menshikov during ensemble Barynya concert in New York City in January 2008.
Photo by Dalia Bagdonaite. January 2008

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with Sergey Ryabtsev (violin), Alex Siniavski (Gypsy guitar) and Gennady Gutkin

View all photos or watch videos from ensemble Barynya performance with Zhenya Shevchenko in January 2008 in New York City.

Photos from Lev Zabeginsky's archives

Zhenya Shevchenko, Alyosha Dimitrievich, Lev Zabeginsky, Gennady Gutkin
Bayan player from New York Gennady Gutkin, Lev Zabeginsky, famous Russian Gypsy chanson performer Alyosha Dimitrievich, and legendary Russian Gypsy singer Zhenya Shevchenko.
Photo from Lev Zabeginsky archives.

Alyosha Dimitrievich, Lev Zabeginsky
Lev Zabeginsky (c-bass), Alyosha Dimitrievich (guitar)
Photo from Lev Zabeginsky archives.

Alyosha Dimitrievich, Lev Zabeginsky
Photo from Lev Zabeginsky archives.

Alyosha Dimitrievich, Lev Zabeginsky
Lev Zabeginsky (c-bass), Alyosha Dimitrievich (guitar)
Photo from Lev Zabeginsky archives.

Alyosha Dimitrievich, Lev Zabeginsky
Photo from Lev Zabeginsky archives.

Lev Zabeginsky, Nikolay Bakulin
Lev Zabeginsky and Nikolay Bakulin

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