Elina Karokhina on the main stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City

Balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina

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Lina Karokhina Balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina was born in Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg), Russia.  She is the daughter of the 2003 Pushkin Prize-winning author L'ev Fyodorovich Karokhin and Galina Savich.  Lina (Elina L'vovna) began her formal training at the Mussorgsky Music College of St. Petersburg and continued her training at N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory, earning a degree as an Orchestra Soloist.  She continued her training at the Conservatory, which included a brief residency in Germany.  After, she returned to her native St. Petersburg and completed her education, earning a Doctor of Musical Art degree in the Balalaika.  Following her graduation, she began working as a musician, both as a teacher and as a performer, teaching balalaika.  In 1994 Elina was one of the winners of international competition "Kubok Severa" of folk musicians in Cherepovets, Russia. In 1996 she won the First Place of Troyanovsky's Competition of musicians performing on traditional instruments in St. Petersburg (Russia). Elina was invited as a special guest for the Gloden Ring of Russia 1993 Balalaika and Domra Association of America convention. She shared the stage with Alexander Tsygankov, Valeriy Zazhigin and Mikhail Sheikhman for the concerts at the "Rossia" Concert Hall in Moscow ( "") and at the Saint Petersburg's State Capella ( ).  Elina Karokhina (Russian: ) served in the Russian Army in the Military Ensemble in the Northwest Order of Red Stars.  As a balalaika soloist Elina has toured all over the world.  When she moved to the United States in 2009 she founded and performed with Boston Russian Music Duo.  Currently she is a musicial director and soloist with the biggest professional Russian music, song and dance ensemble Barynya based in New York, USA. She performs solo, with the NY Balalaika Duo, Brooklyn Balalaikas Trio, Barynya Balalaika Orchestra, NYC Klezmer Band, wedding band 5grand, and some other groups and ensembles.  In January 2015 Elina Karokhina was selected to perform the balalaika part with Mariinsky Theatre directed by famous Russian conductor Valery Gergiev in Rodion Shchedrin's opera "The Enchanted Wanderer" at the Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York.  In May 2016 she was hired to play six concerts at the Carnegie Hall in New York City as a part of "THE TRIUMPH OF HOPE" international event.  In September 2016 he appeared at the Carnegie Hall again as a part of Moscow Gypsy Army representing rich musical culture of Eastern Europian Roma people.  In January 2017 Elina was hired to play Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh" Suite at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. with the National Symphony Orchestra.  All four performances were under direction of world-famous conductor Sir Mark Elder.  In July 2018 Elina was selected to perform as a Honored Guest Artist during Balalaika and Domra Association of America 40th Jubilee Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In October 2019 Elina Karokhina with other members of Barynya ensemble performed several shows during Emirates-Russian Week at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The most important guest of the event were Russian president Vladimir Putin, United Arab Emirates' Prime minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov.

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Photos by Yuriy Balan, Queens, New York

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Elina Karokhina is one of the most notable graduates of the N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory

Elina Karokhina is listed between George Balanchine and Sergei Diaghilev on the list of the top most notable graduates of the N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Lina Karokhina
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Recording Credits

With Anthony Thistlethwaite (formerly of The Waterboys") - All The Way and Welcome to the White Nights on the album Crawfish and Caviar, recorded 10/95 (Demon Records) in St Petersburg Russia with special guest Mick Taylor, formerly of the Rolling Stones.
Barynya - Elina Karokhina & Barynya. Balalaika music album, 2010
Izba Trio- self-titled CD, 2007
Russian Army Order of the Northwest Red Stars- Songs of Russian Heroic Fame
Kupola Folk Ensemble- self-titled CD
State Russian Concert Orchestra of St. Petersburg- self-titled CD, 2003
Nadir Mamedoff - My Russia, toured/recorded CD as a member of his backing musical trio Troika.

Three performances with the National Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Three concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall in Washington D.C. Exact address of Kennedy Center: 2700 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20566. Elina played the balalaika part in Rimsky-Korsakov's "The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh" under direction of world-famous conductor Sir Mark Elder.

Elina Karokhina, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
Elina Karokhina, Andrei Saveliev, Sir Mark Elder, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. Elina Karokhina, Andrei Saveliev, Sir Mark Elder, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. Elina Karokhina, Andrei Saveliev, Sir Mark Elder, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. Elina Karokhina, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Carnegie Hall in New York City

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
Elina Karokhina, Carnegie Hall, New York City, full story, photos

Concert with Mariinsky Theatre at BAM in Brooklyn, New York

On January 14, 2015 ensemble Barynya's musical director and balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina performed Rodion Shchedrin's opera "The Enchanted Wanderer" at the BAM - Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York - with Mariinsky Theatre from St. Petersburg, Russia. Musical direction of the opera "The Enchanted Wanderer" was done by famous Russian conductor Valery Gergiev who led the Mariinsky Opera in that performance of Rodion Shchedrins rarely staged musical treasure, based on the story by Nikolai Leskov.

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

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Emirates-Russian Week, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Musicians of Barynya ensemble provided several thirty minute performances during Emirates-Russian Week at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The most important guest of the Emirates-Russian Week were Russian president Vladimir Putin as well as United Arab Emirates' Prime minister Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and Head of the Chechen Republic Ramzan Kadyrov.

Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Emirates-Russian Week
Barynya Russian Balalaika Trio, Kempinski Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Emirates-Russian Week, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya
Russian Balalaika Trio, Kempinski Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Emirates-Russian Week

Performance in Bloomingdale, Canada

Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov performed a program of Russian and Russian-Gypsy traditional music during Svet Ministries Event at the Koinonia Christian Fellowship in Bloomingdale, Canada on Saturday, October 26, 2019 . Performance took place at the Koinonia Christian Fellowship, 850 Sawmill Rd, Bloomingdale, ON N0B 1K0, Canada.

Svet Ministries Event, Koinonia Christian Fellowship event, Bloomingdale, Canada
Russian Balalaika Trio, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Russian dance and music ensemble Barynya, Bloomingdale, Canada (near Toronto), Svet Ministries Event, Koinonia Christian Fellowship
All photos from Svet Ministries Event, Koinonia Christian Fellowship event, Bloomingdale, Canada

Corporate event at 5 star Esperanza Resort, Vilnius County, Lithuania

On Monday, December 18th, 2017 Balalaika Trio and folk dancers of Barynya ensemble performed during corporate event in Lithuania. It was high-class New Year's celebration produced by professional team of top people in the industry.

Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, 12-28-2017, Corporate event in Lithuania, Monday, December 18th, 2017
Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, New Year's celebration in Lithuania

Barynya (video)

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Russian Christmas Week, TM Plaza, Hong Kong, China

Barynya in Hong Kong
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01-23-2020. "From Russians With Love", Concert with Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Gaillard Center, Charleston, SC

On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 Elina Karokhina, and Mikhail Smirnov performed joined concert titled "FROM RUSSIANS WITH LOVE" with Charleston Symphony Orchestra led by conductor Yuriy Bekker. Program of performance: Dmitri Shostakovich Festive Overture, Op. 96, Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Polonaise from Eugene Onegin, Sergei Rachmaninoff's Vocalise, Modest Mussorgsky, (arr. Nikolai Rimsky - Korsakov) Night on Bald Mountain, Stravinsky's Firebird Infernal Dance Berceuse Finale, Aram Khachaturian's Sabre Dance from Gayane, Nikolai Rimsky - Korsakov Flight of the Bumble Bee from Tale of Tsar Saltan, Russian Folk Song "Oche Chiornie" (Dark Eyes), arr. Carmen Dragon, Lionel Bart, arr. John Bachalis From Russia With Love from James Bond: From Russia With Love, Maurice Jarre, arr. Bill Holcombe Lauras Theme from Dr. Zhivago, Russian Folk Song "Kalinka", Russian Folk Song "Kamarinskaiya", Russian Folk Song "Valenki", Russian Folk Song "Korobushka", Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Finale from Symphony No . 4 in F minor, Op. 36. All instrumental numbers were performed by Elina and MIkhail on guitar, and the traditional Russian instruments balalaika and garmoshka. After the performance conductor Yuriy Bekker, tenor Edward Brennan, Mikhail and Elina stepped into the lobby of the beautuful Charleston Gaillard Center to sign concert posters and take photos with people who attended the performance. Exact address of the venue: 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401

From Russians With Love, Concert with Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Gaillard Center, South Carolina
Barynya Balalaika Duo, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, From Russians With Love, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Gaillard Center, Charleston, South Carolina
Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, From Russians With Love, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Gaillard Center, South Carolina

01-21-2020. Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville, North Carolina

On Tuesday, January 21st, 2020, two dancers and two musicians of Russian dance, song and music ensemble Barynya proided dance and music workshop with questions and answers from 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, and formal performance from 12:00PM to 1PM at the Cumberland Hall Auditorium on Fayetteville campus Fayetteville Technical Community College, 2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303. Students learn facts about Russia, and asked questions about Russian Culture and e njoy traditional Russian folk dances, music, and songs performed on garmoshka, and balalaika. Cast of performers: Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Alisa Egorova, Sergey Tsyganok.

Russian dancers in North Carolina, Ensemble Barynya, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Alisa Egorova, Sergey Tsyganok, Cumberland Hall Auditorium, Fayetteville Campus, Fayetteville Technical Community College, 2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303
Russian dancers in North Carolina, Ensemble Barynya, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Alisa Egorova, Sergey Tsyganok, Cumberland Hall Auditorium, Fayetteville Campus, Fayetteville Technical Community College, 2201 Hull Road, Fayetteville, NC 28303

01-17-2020. Tatiana Ball 2020, Crystal Party Center, Parma, Ohio

Friday, January 17th, 2020. Barynya Balalaika Trio {Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov} performed waltzes, tangos, Russian and Gypsy traditional and popular music and songs during Russian Tatiana Ball 2020 in Ohio. Exact address of the venue: Crystal Party Center Wedding Hall & Catering, 5745 Chevrolet Blvd, Parma, OH 44130.

01-17-2020, Barynya Balaika Trio, Tatiana Ball 2020, Friday, January 17th, 2020, Parma, Ohio, Crystal Party Center Wedding Hall & Catering, 5745 Chevrolet Blvd, Parma, Ohio  44130, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov
Tatiana Ball 2020, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, January 17th, 2020, Crystal Wedding Hall, Parma, Ohio

10-19-2019. 6th Annual Slavic Heritage Festival, Harford County, Maryland

On Saturday, October 19th, 2019. Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Alisa Egorova, Konstantin Tulinov, Arsentiy Oskin provided several performances during Sixth Annual Slavic Heritage Festival that was held on the grounds of St. Mary's Assumption Eastern Rite Church, 2807 Mountain Road, Joppa, Maryland 21085.

Balalaika Trio, Barynya dancers, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Alisa Egorova, Konstantin Tulinov, Arsentiy Oskin
Sixth Annual Slavic Heritage Festival in Harford County, Maryland

10-02-2019. Kid's Birthday Party in Downtown New York City

On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, from 7 to 8pm members of New York Russian Balalaika Trio Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka), and and folk singer Irina Zagornova performed during kid's party in downtown Manhattan. The program of performance included Russian dance workshop, interactive games, Russian music and songs.

New York Russian Balalaika Trio, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova, Downtown New York City, 10-02-2019, Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
Irina Zagornova, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov

"Kalinka" - Trio Barynya and Irina Zagornova

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08-31-2019. Faith Food and Fellowship Festival, East Meadow, New York

On Saturday, August 31st, 2019 Balalaika Trio and folk dancer Alisa performed during Faith Food and Fellowship Festival-2019 at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 369 Green Ave East Meadow, NY.

08-31-2019, Russian Balalaika Trio, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Russian folk dancer Alisa Egorova, Saturday, August 31st, 2019, Faith Food and Fellowship Festival-2019, Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, East Meadow, Long Island, New York, 369 Green Ave, East Meadow, NY
Leonid Bruk, Alisa Egorova, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina

08-16-2019. Upper West Side Manhattan. Private party.

On Friday, August 16th, 2019 balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, folk singer Irina Zagornova, garmoshka player Mikhail Smirnov and contrabass balalalaika player Leonid Bruk performed mix of Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, and Gypsy songs during private party in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Exact address: 310 West 72nd Street, apt 2c, New York City, NY.

08-16-2019, Russian Balalaika Trio, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova, Midtown West, Manhattan, NY, Friday, August 16th, 2019
Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Irina Zagornova, Leonid Bruk

05-03-2019. Russian restaurant Gambrinus, Brooklyn, New York

Musicians of the Barynya Balalaika Trio led by Elina Karokhina, best Russian balalaika virtuoso in the United States of America, performed three sets of Soviet, Russian, Jewish, and Gypsy songs and music during the Grand Re-Opening of iconic Russian Restaurant Gambrinus located on the corner of Ocean Parkway and Brighton Beach Avenue in the heart of Russian part of Brooklyn, NY on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 from 8pm to midnight. Exact address of the venue: Gambrinus & Co, 3100 Ocean Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11235.

Gambrinus & Co 3100 Ocean Pkwy Brooklyn NY 11235, Barynya Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, photo credit Ilya Solis
New York based Barynya Balalaika Trio at the Gambrinus & Co, 3100 Ocean Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11235

03-09-2019. Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, Colorado

Russian dancers, singers and musicians of ensemble Barynya performed 90 min concert at the Lone Tree Arts Center in Lone Tree, Colorado on Saturday, March 9th, 2019. Cast of Barynya ensemble included dancers Alexander Rudoy, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Olga Chpitalnaia, Katia Brovkina, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, and musicians Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov. Dancers performed Moldavian dance, Sailors' dance, Barynya, Kalinka, Hopak, Danila Cooper, Jewish wedding dances (Bottle dance, Candle dance), Siberian, Gypsy, Cossack, and other selections. Exact address of the venue: Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree CO 80124.

Ensemble Barynya, Colorado, Russian dancers, Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree CO 80124, Alexander Rudoy, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Olga Chpitalnaia, Katia Brovkina, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov
Lone Tree Arts Center, Lone Tree, Colorado

01-26-2019. Performance with Arizona Balalaika Orchestra in Tucson, Arizona

Russian balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, singer/guitar player Mikhail Smirnov, contrabass-balalaika player Leonid Bruk, Arizona Balalaika Orchestra led by conductor Alexander Tentser performed a concert on Saturday, January 26th, 2019 at the Pima Community Center for the Arts in Tucson, Arizona.

01-26-2019, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Arizona Balalaika Orchestra, Barynya Balalaika Trio, January 26th 2019, Pima Community Center for the Arts West Campus, 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, Arizona  85745
Pima Community Center for the Arts, Tucson, Arizona

11-21-2018. Russian restaurant Mari Vanna New York City, 50th Birthday party

On Sunday, November 11th, 2018 company performed during Russian-Gypsy themed 50th Birthday Celebration at Russian restaurant Mari Vanna in New York City, 41 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003. Cast of musicians and dancers: Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals), dancer Alisa Egorova, Andrei Solodenko (accordion), Sasha Tseyitlin (violin). Show included arrival of huge costume character mascot - Russian Bear to dance and take photos with guests.

11-11-2018, Sunday, November 11, 2018, NYC Balalaika Band, Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals), dancer Alisa Egorova, Andrei Solodenko (accordion), Sasha Tseyitlin (violin), Mari Vanna, New York City, 41 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003
Russian restaurant Mari Vanna NYC, 50th Birthday party

10-20-2018. Atlanta Balalaika Orchestra 37th Annual Fall Concert

Saturday, October 20th, 2018, 7:30 pm. Balalaika Trio with Atlanta Balalaika Orchestra in Concert titled An Evening of Music and Song From Slavic Lands at the Avondale First Baptist Church, 27 Covington Road, Avondale Estates, GA 30002.

10-20-2018, Saturday, October 20th, 2018, Russian Balalaika Trio, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Irina Zagornova, Avondale First Baptist Church, 27 Covington Road, Avondale Estates, GA  30002
An Evening of Music and Song From Slavic Lands, Atlanta, Georgia

"Woolen Boots" - Trio Barynya and singer Irina Zagornova

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10-13-2018. Concert at the Freeport High School in Freeport, New York

On Saturday, October 13th, 2018 Russian Balalaika Trio, folk singer Irina Zagornova, and dancers of Barynya performed 90 min concert sponsored by Freeport Community Concert Association (FCCA) at the Freeport High School, 50 South Brookside Avenue, Freeport, New York.

Saturday, October 13, 2018, Freeport High School, Freeport Community Concert Association, FCCA, Freeport, Long Island, New York, photo credit Yuriy Balan, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Irina Zagornova, Alisa Egorova, Leonid Bruk
all photos and videos from Freeport High School, photo credit Yuriy Balan

07-27-2018. Cleveland Russian Festival 2018

On Friday, July 27, 2018 (6-11pm), Saturday, July 28, 2018 (1-9pm), and Sunday, July 29, 2018 (1-9pm) Barynya Balalaika Trio provided many shows during the Cleveland Russian Festival 2018 sponsored by St. Sergius Cathedral. Festival was taking place on grounds of German Central, 7863 York Road, Parma, Ohio.

July 2018, Russian Balalaika Trio, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, German Central, 7863 York Road, Parma, Ohio
Balalaika Trio, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Cleveland Russian Festival 2018, German Central, Parma, Ohio

07-16-2018. Valley Forge Casino Resort, King Of Prussia, Pennsylvania

75 min concert during the Balalaika and Domra Association of America (BDAA) 40th Anniversary conference on Monday, July 16th, 2018 at the Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406.

Valley Forge Casino Resort, BDAA-2018, 40th Anniversary conference of Balalaika and Domra Association of America Orchestra, King Of Prussia, Pennnsylvania, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov
Barynya Trio: Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov


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07-09-2018. Garden of Joy Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, New York

Two performances on Monday, July 9th, 2018, 11am and 3:15pm at the Garden of Joy Adult Care Center, 3152 Brighton 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11235.

07-09-2018, Brighton Beach Balalaika Trio, Garden of Joy Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, New York, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, 3152 Brighton 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11235, Monday, July 9th, 2018
Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov

06-28-2018. Long Life Adult Day Care, Cliffside Park, NJ, Bergen County

On Thursday, June 28th, 2018 Russian Balalaika Trio performed one hour concert at the Long Life Adult Day Care Center in Bergen County, New Jersey, USA. Exact address of the venue: Long Life Adult Day Care, 596 Anderson Ave, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010. Program of performance included Waltz "Babochka" (The Butefly) by Vasily Vasilievich Andreyev, "Variations on a Theme of Corelli in the Style of Tartini", composer Fritz Kreisler, arr. for balalaika by P. Necheporenko, "The White Acacia's Fragrant Flakes" by Alexander Shalov and V. Basner, "Sabre Dance" - a movement in the final act of Aram Khachaturian's ballet Gayane, "Barynya" by Yury Shishakov, and other selections.

Fragrant Flakes Of White Acacia (video)

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06-24-2018. Coney Island Cultural Festival, Gravesend, Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, June 24, 2018, 4:05pm. Coney Island Cultural Festival in Gravesend part of Brooklyn. John Dewey High School, 50 Ave X, Brooklyn, New York 11223. Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Alisa Egorova, Leonid Bruk, Irina Zagornova, Simona Zhukovski, Dinara Subaeva, Boulat Moukhametov.

Balalaika Trio, Barynya dancers, Konstantin Tulinov, Vladimir Nikitin, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Alisa Egorova, Leonid Bruk, Irina Zagornova, Simona Zhukovski, Dinara Subaeva, Boulat Moukhametov, Coney Island Cultural Festival, Gravesend, Brooklyn, 06-24-2018, Sunday, June 24, 2018, John Dewey High School, 50 Ave X, Brooklyn, New York  11223
Coney Island Cultural Festival, Gravesend, Brooklyn, New York

04-29-2018. Queens, Astoria, New York, Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival

Sunday, April 29th, 2018, 3:30PM - 3:55PM. Russian Balalaika Trio and Barynya dancers 25 min performance during the Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival on Steinway Street between Broadway & 31st Avenue in Astoria, Queens. Cast of performers: Vladimir Nikitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Serhiy Tsyganok, Dinara Subaeva, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Vasily Yankovich.

Steinway Street Fair International Cultural Festival, Astoria, Queens, New York, Vladimir Nikitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Serhiy Tsyganok, Dinara Subaeva, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Gypsy Boulevard Vasily Romani
Queens, New York, Steinway Street Fair International Festival
Russian folk song "Saturday Affair" - Subboteya - (video)

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01-13-2018. New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY. APAP showcase

Saturday, January 13th, 2018, 8:40pm. APAP (Association of Performing Arts Professionals) showcase in NYC. New York Hilton Midtown, Regent Parlor 2nd Floor, 1335 Avenue of The Americas, New York, NY 10019. Cast: Vladimir Nikitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Dinara Subaeva, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Irina Zagornova, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk.

Vladimir Nikitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Dinara Subaeva, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Irina Zagornova, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, 01-13-2018, New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY.  APAP showcase, Saturday, January 13th, 2018
01-13-2018. New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY. APAP showcase

Auguste Durand, Waltz (video)

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10-14-2017. Noble Nest, White Lake, New York

Russian themed birthday party on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at the Noble Nest in White Lake, New York. Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), singer Simona Zhukovsky, balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, singer Valentina Kvasova provided traditional Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, and Gypsy songs during cocktail hour. Dancers of Aria Entertainment have met the guests and performed several dance routines during the dinner.

Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Noble Nest, White Lake, New York
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09-28-2017. Rodgers Forge Elementary School, Baltimore, Maryland

Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, and Mikhail Smirnov provided 45 min school assembly performance on Thursday, September 28th, 2017 at the Rodgers Forge Elementary School in Baltimore, Maryland. Exact address of the school: 250 Dumbarton Road, Baltimore, MD 21212.

Russian Balalaika Trio, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Rodgers Forge Elementary School, 250 Dumbarton Rd, Baltimore, MD  21212, Thursday, September 28, 2017, 09-28-2017
Rodgers Forge Elementary School, 250 Dumbarton Rd, Baltimore, Maryland

22 min video from Rodgers Forge Elementary School

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09-04-2017. Lakeside Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, New York

Monday, September 4th, 2017, 11am and 4pm. 1 hour concert dedicated to Labor Day Celebration at the Lakeside Adult Health Care Center, 945 East 108th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11236. Program of Jewsh, Russian, Gypsy traditional music and songs, classical music selections.

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

Medley (video)

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08-19-2017. Untermyer Park, Yonkers, New York

On Saturday, August 19th, 2017 from 7:30 to 9pm Russian Balalaika Trio and Barynya Dance Ensemble performed free 90 minute public concert at the Untermyer Park, 945 N Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10701. Cast of performers included Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Alisa Egorova, Valentina Kvasova, Simona Zhukovsky, Dinara Subaeva, Vladimir Nikitin, Serhiy Tsyganok, Konstantin Tulinov.

Dr. Zhivago (video)

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07-29-2017. Cleveland Russian Festival, Parma, Ohio

Saturday, July 29th, 2017, 1pm-2pm, 3:30pm-5pm, 6:30pm-8:30pm, 9:45-11pm. Sunday, July 30th, 2017, 1-2:30pm, 6:30-8pm. German Central, 7863 York Road, Parma, Ohio. 4th Annual Cleveland Russian Festival presented by St. Sergius Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio.

Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, 07-29-2017, Cleveland Russian Festival, Parma, Ohio, Saturday, July 29th, 2017, Sunday, July 30th, 2017, German Central
Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Cleveland Russian Festival, Parma, Ohio

Cleveland Russian Festival, Ohio (video)

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07-26-2017. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah, NY

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 5:20 to 7pm. Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Valentina Kvasova, Elina Karokhina. Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536.

Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Valentina Kvasova, Leonid Bruk, 07-26-2017, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah, New York, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536, Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Katonah, New York

07-20-2017. Holiday Inn Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia

Musicians of Barynya Balalaika Trio and Russian dancer Alisa performed 60 min concert during the Balalaika and Domra Association of America (BDAA) 39th conference in Virginia, USA. Concert took place on Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at the Holiday Inn Alexandria Old Town, 625 First Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314.

Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Holiday Inn Alexandria Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia, BDAA-39, Thursday, July 20th, 2017, Balalaika and Domra Association of America
Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, BDAA-39, Alexandria, Virginia

"The White Acacia's Fragrant Flakes" by Alexander Shalov and V. Basner

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07-12-2017. Corporate event in New York City

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017, 7-11pm. Corporate event at the Siberian Floors NYC, 145 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013. Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass), dancer Alisa Egorova, dancer Vladimir Nikitin, dancer Dinara Subaeva, Alex Tseytlin (violin).

Balalaika Band and Barynya dancers, Corporate event in New York City, 07-12-2017, Wednesday, July 12th, 2017
Corporate event in New York City

07-01-2017. Private party in New York City

Saturday, July 1st, 2017, 9pm. Musicians of Balalaika Trio and ten dancers of Russian folk dance ensemble Barynya provided Gypsy, Cossack, Tatar, Russian and Ukrainian dances and music during private party in New York City.

Barynya Balalaika Trio, Barynya dancers, New York City, 07-01-2017, Saturday, July 1st, 2017
Private party in New York City

05-28-2017. Troika Festival, Erie, Pennsylvania

On Friday, May 26, Saturday, May 27, and Sunday, May 28, 2017 (Memorial Day weekend 2017) musicians of Barynya Balalaika Trio and dancers of Barynya ensemble performed several shows during Troika Festival in Erie, Pennsylvania. All performances were taking place on the grounds of Church of the Nativity Community Center, 109 German Street, Erie, PA.

Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Troika Festival, Erie, Pennsylvania, Church of the Nativity Community Center, 109 German Street, Erie, PA
Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Troika Festival, Erie, Pennsylvania

World music medley (video)

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01-31-2017. Muhlenberg South Elementary School, Beechmont, Kentucky

Russian folk music, dance and song trio Barynya - Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), and Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals) / - performed a concert on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 at the Muhlenberg South Elementary School located in Beechmont, Kentucky. A program of the performance included Sabre Dance from "Gayane" by Aram Khachaturian, traditional Russian song "Kalinka" with accompaniment of Russian button accordion garmoshka, World Balalaika Medley, Siberian Nanai Fighting Dance "Wrestling of Nanai Kids" (Russian: ""), dance of Russian Bear (Russian: " "), Russian folk song and dance "The Snowstorm" (Russian: ""), Jewish Wedding Dance With Candles (Russian: " "), Russian Romani Roma Gypsy song and dance "Dark Eyes" (Russian: " ׸"), Russian folk dance lesson "Barynya" (Russian: " "), Ukrainian folk song and dance "Pidmanoola" (Russian: ""), Russian folk instrument balalaika introduction with folk song Kamarinskaiya (Russian: ""), Russian Tongue Twisters Medley (""), Russian Percussian Orchestra interactive game with students (""), instrumental solo Chardash (Russian: ""), and other selections.

Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Muhlenberg South Elementary School, Beechmont, Kentucky
Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov at the Muhlenberg South Elementary School, Beechmont, KY

01-28-2017. Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona

Saturday, January 28, 2017, 7-9pm concert with Arizona Balalaika Orchestra at the Pima Community College Proscenium Theater stage, 2202 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson, AZ 85745.

01-28-2017, Arizona Balalaika Orchestra, Barynya Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Saturday, January 28, 2017
Arizona Balalaika Orchestra and Barynya Balalaika Trio, Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona

Vassiliy Andreev Waltz "The Butterfly"

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08-31-2016. Accordions Around the World festival at the Bryant Park NYC

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, 5:52pm - 6:32pm. Performance during Accordions Around The World concert series at the Bryant Park in New York City.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016, Bryant Park NYC, New York City, 08-31-2016, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk
Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Bryant Park NYC, New York City


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08-07-2016. The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow

Sunday, August 7th, 2016, 9-11:15am. Performance at The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Exact address: Reformed Church of the Tarrytowns, 42 North Broadway, Tarrytown, New York 10591 (www.reformedchurchtarrytowns.org).

Sunday, August 7th, 2016, The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, 08-07-2016, Sleepy Hollow, New York
The Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, 08-07-2016, Sleepy Hollow, New York

07-22-2016. Courtyard Bloomington Hotel, Bloomington, Indiana

Russian Balalaika music and song trio Barynya performed 45 min program during the Balalaika & Domra Association of America conference 2016 in Bloomington, Indiana on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Courtyard Bloomington, 310 S. College Avenue, Bloomington, Indiana 47403.

Friday, July 22, 2016, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Balalaika & Domra Association of America conference 2016, Courtyard Bloomington, Indiana, 07-22-2016
all photos and video from Balalaika & Domra Association of America conference 2016 in Bloomington, IN

44 min video of the performance

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07-21-2016. Street Music Festival in Illinois

On Thursday, July 21st, 2016 from 5 to 9pm Barynya Balalaika Trio provided free and opened to public performance during an annual Street Music Festival in Illinois. Program of performance included traditional, popular and classical music from Russia and around the world performed on balalaika, balalaika-contrabass, garmoshka, and guitar.

07-21-2016, Illinois Balalaika Trio, Downtown Oak Park, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Thursday, July 21st, 2016
Downtown Oak Park, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk

07-20-2016. Ocean City Free Public Library, Ocean City, NJ, Cape May County, NJ

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016, 4pm. Barynya Balalaika Trio at the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave., Ocean City, NJ 08226. Cape May County, New Jersey.

07-20-2016, Balalaika Trio, Ocean City Free Public Library, Cape May County, New Jersey, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Ocean City Free Public Library, Cape May County, New Jersey

07-20-2016. Bankbridge Elementary School, Sewell, NJ, Gloucester County, New Jersey

On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 starting at 9:30am Barynya Balalaika Trio perormed 45 min concert at the Bankbridge Elem. School in Gloucester County, New Jersey. Exact address of the school: Bankbridge Elementary School, 850 Bankbridge Road, Sewell, NJ 08080.

07-20-2016, Balalaika Trio, Bankbridge Elementary School, Gloucester County, New Jersey, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Bankbridge Elementary School, Gloucester County, New Jersey

06-05-2016. Wedding at the Lyndhurst Mansion Castle (Jay Gould Estate), Tarrytown, NY

On Sunday, June 5th, 2016, from 6:30 to 10:30pm Barynya Balalaika Trio performed during cocktail hour and a few fast songs during dancing part of the reception during the wedding at the Lyndhurst Mansion Castle (Jay Gould Estate), 635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591.

Barynya Balalaika Trio, Lyndhurst Mansion Castle, Jay Gould Estate,  635 S Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Masha Sarandinaki Tolstoy, Mikhail Smirnov, Sunday, June 5th, 2016
Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Masha Tolstoy Sarandinaki, Mikhail Smirnov, Lyndhurst Mansion Castle, Jay Gould Estate, Tarrytown, NY

05-07-2016. Ellis Island Medals of Honor Ceremony, Ellis Island, NYC

On Saturday, May 7th, 2016 Barynya Balalaika Trio {Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov} performed during Ellis Island Medals of Honor Ceremony on Ellis Island in New York (federally owned island in New York Harbor).

Barynya Balalaika trio, Ellis Island Medals of Honor Ceremony, Ellis Island, New York City, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Saturday, May 7th, 2016
Barynya Balalaika trio, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Ellis Island, New York City

May 2nd, 2016. Wesleyan University, Farm Hill Elementary School, Memorial Chapel, Middletown, CT

Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov performed three concerts in Middletown, Connecticut. First show and workshop took place at the World Music Hall of Wesleyan University. Second performance was a 45 min concert for students and teachers at the Farm Hill Elementary School located at 390 E Ridge Rd, Middletown, CT 06457 on Monday, May 2nd. 2016. School assembly performance started at 2PM. The Balalaika Trio performed Siberian Nanai Wrestling Dance "", Russian folk button accordion "" introduction with traditional Russian song "Kalinka", The Snowstorm, Russian folk dance (""), Kamarinskaiya, Russian folk instrument balalaika introduction (""), Russian Tongue Twisters Medley (""), Jewish wedding dance "", Russian Percussian Orchestra interactive game with students (""), Russian Romani Roma Gypsy song and dance (""), Russian folk dance lesson (" "), Ukrainian folk song and dance Pidmanoola (""), instrumental solo "", Russian Bear dance "", and other selections. Last performance took place at the Memorial Chapel Middletown located at 221 High Street in Middletown, CT.


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Barynya Balalaika trio, Connecticut, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Memorial Chapel, 221 High Street,  Middletown, CT
Barynya Balalaika trio, Connecticut, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Memorial Chapel, Middletown, CT

05-02-2016. Connecticut Baptist Homes, Meriden , CT

On Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at 10am Balalaika Trio provided one hour performance at Connecticut Baptist Homes, 292 Thorpe Ave., Meriden, CT 06450. Program included Russian, Cossack, Gypsy, Jewish, Ukrainian songs and dances as well as classical repertoire.


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02-12-2016. Steve's Live Music, Sandy Springs, Georgia

Friday, February 12th, 2016, 8-9pm. Barynya Balalaika Trio (Lina, Leonid, Misha) performed one hour concert at the Steve's Live Music, 234 Hilderbrand Dr, Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328.

02-12-2016, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Barynya Balalaika Trio, Steve's Live Music, Sandy Springs, Georgia, Friday, February 12th, 2016
Steve's Live Music, Sandy Springs, Georgia

01-29-2016. Clarion University, Clarion, Pennsylvania

Friday, January 29, 2016, 8:00PM. 1 hour show at the Clarion University, 840 Wood Street/249 Gemmell Ct, Clarion, PA 16214.

01-29-2016, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Barynya Russian Balalaika Trio, Clarion University, Clarion, Pennsylvania, Friday, January 29, 2016
Clarion University, Clarion, Pennsylvania

12-17-2015. Corporate event in Miami, Florida

Thursday, December 17th, 2015, 8pm-2am. Corporate event at the Siberian Floors, 6191 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33137. Tel: 305.428.2092, Fax: 212.954.5513. Program of Russian, Jewish, Cossack, Gypsy songs, music and dances.

Balalaika Trio, Barynya dancers, Siberian Floors Miami, 6191 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33138, 12-17-2015, Thursday, December 17th, 2015
Siberian Floors, Miami, Florida

15 min video from Miami, Florida

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12-12-2015. Restaurant Romanoff Brooklyn, NY

On Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Barynya Balalaika Trio, singer Irina Zagornova, dancers Olga Chpitalnaia, Valentina Kvasova, A.Lapidas, Iliya Pankratov performed a show at popular Russian restaurant Romanoff in Brooklyn, New York. Exact address: 2670 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235.

12-12-2015, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Irina Zagornova, Barynya Balalaika Trio, Restaurant Romanoff Brooklyn, NY, Saturday, December 12th, 2015
Restaurant Romanoff Brooklyn, NY

10-10-2015. Private party in Greenwich, Connecticut

On Saturday, October 10th, 2015 from 6 to 11pm the Balalaika Trio played for several hours during party at the private house in Greenwich, Connecticut. Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka) and Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass) performed mix of classical, popular, and traditional Russian, Cossack, Gypsy, Ukrainian, Jewish music and songs.


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07-12-2015. Home concert in Holland, Michigan

Russian song, dance and music Balalaika trio Barynya performed on Sunday, July 12th, 2015 at house concert and party hosted by Nina and Eugene Tritinichenko in Holland, Michigan. Barynya Balalaika Trio (Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals)) presented 1 hour performance and performed a few songs during the party that followed the concert.

07-12-2015, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Barynya Russian Balalaika Trio, Home concert in Holland, Michigan, Sunday, July 12th, 2015
Home concert in Holland, Michigan

07-09-2015. World Music Concert Series in Downtown Oak Park, Oak Park, Illinois

Russian song, dance and music Balalaika and garmoshka Trio Barynya performed on Thursday, July 09, 2015, from 7 to 9pm at the Downtown Oak Park, 1010 Lake Street, Oak Park, Illinois during the Thursday Night Out World Music Concert Series in Downtown Oak Park, www.downtownoakpark.net. Barynya Balalaika Trio cast: Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Elina Karokhina ( balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals) presented two hours performance that included Russian, Cossack, Siberian, Gypsy, Ukrainian, Jewish music and songs, and also classical and popular repertoire.

07-09-2015, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Barynya Russian Balalaika Trio, Downtown Oak Park, Oak Park, Chicago, Illinois, Thursday, July 09, 2015
World Music Concert Series, Downtown Oak Park, Oak Park, Illinois

07-08-2015. Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. BDAA-2015.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015. 1 hour concert in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio during 2015 convention of Balalaika and Domra Association of America. Trio performed a mix of Russian, classical, and Gypsy music. Performance took place at the Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls, 1989 Front St, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 on Wednesday, July 8, 2015.

07-08-2015, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Barynya Balalaika Trio, Sheraton Suites Akron Cuyahoga Falls, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, BDAA-2015, Wednesday, July 8, 2015
2015 convention of Balalaika and Domra Association of America

52 min video

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04-16-2015. Concert at the United States West Point Military Academy, West Point, New York

Balalaika Trio perfored a formal concert at the West Point Military Academy on April 16th, 2015. Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass) played a mix of popular, classical and traditional music and songs from Russia and from around the world. Program of performance included Andreev's Waltz, Russian folk song Kamarinskaya, Dr. Zhivago, The Moon Is Shining Brightly, Peddlers, Yablocko, Ural Mountain dance, Angry Husband, Onegin's Name Day Waltz, Russian Tongue Twisters, Mozart Turkish Rondo, Russian Folk Songs Medley, Dark Eyes, Gypsy Roma Medley, Shostakovich Waltz #2, Chardash, Balalaika Medley, Valenki (Felt Boots).

Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, West Point Military Academy, NY Balalaika Trio, Russian music, garmoshka, songs, balalaika-contrabass
Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, West Point Military Academy

03-27-2015. Glenelg Country School, Glenelg, Maryland

Friday, March 27th, 2015, 8:45, 9:45, 10:45am. Three shows at the Glenelg Country School, 12793 Folly Quarter Road, Glenelg, MD 21042. Balalaika Trio.

Balalaika Trio Maryland
Glenelg Country School, Glenelg, Maryland

02-28-2015. Polish Community Center, Albany New York

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 12:45pm 1:30pm, 2:45pm 3:30pm, 4:05pm 4:50pm. 3 performances at the Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, New York 12205. New Russia Cultural Center's Russian festival. Cast: Andrei Kisselev (dancer), Yana Volkova (dancer), Irina Zagornova (singer), Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov.

Irina Zagornova, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Ave. Ext, Albany NY 12205
Polish Community Center, Albany New York

01-10-2015. Faberge event in New York City

On Saturday, January 10th, 2015 from 7:30 to 9:45pm. Barynya Balalaika Trio performed during Faberge event that was taking place in New York City. Exact address: 26 East 73rd Street, New York, NY 10021. Cast: Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika).

Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Faberge event in New York City, 01-10-2015
Barynya Balalaika Trio, Faberge event in New York City

12-21-2014. Walt Whitman Theatre, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts

On Sunday, December 21st, 2014 at 3pm Barynya Balalaika Trio (Bruk, Karokhina, Smirnov) performed at Walt Whitman Theatre (Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts) in Brooklyn College during kid's New Year's Musical Fairytail "The Snowmaiden". Exact address of the venue: 2900 Avenue H, Brooklyn, NY 11210

Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Walt Whitman Theatre, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn, New York
Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Walt Whitman Theatre, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Brooklyn, New York

09-21-2014. St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral & Church of Our Lady of Tikhvin in Howell, NJ

On Sunday, September 21st, 2014 Barynya Balalaika Trio (Leonid Bruk, , Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina) and folk singer Irina Zagornova performed at the Russianfest on the grounds of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral & Church of Our Lady of Tikhvin, 200 Alexander Avenue, Howell, New Jersey 07731.

09-21-2014, Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Irina Zagornova, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral & Church of Our Lady of Tikhvin, 200 Alexander Avenue, Howell, New Jersey  07731, Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Irina Zagornova, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral & Church of Our Lady of Tikhvin, Howell, NJ


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9-20-2014. North Brunswick, NJ, concert with singer A.Menshikov

On Saturday, September 20th, 2014 starting at 1:45pm musicians of Barynya Balalaika Trio Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina and singer Alexander Menshikov performed one hour concert at the Heritage Day Festival in North Brunswick Community Park, 2053 U.S. 130, North Brunswick, NJ 08902.


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02-07-2014. 49th Petroushka Ball at the Plaza Hotel NYC

Friday, February 7th, 2014,7pm-2am. 49th Petroushka Ball at the Plaza Hotel NYC, 768 5th Ave, New York, NY. Grand Ballroom & Terrace Room. Singer Alexander Menshikov, Igor Lutsev (drums), Sergei Gurbel (sax), Vladimir Barskiy (piano), Leonid Bruk (contrabass balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Sergey Ryabtsev (violin), dancers: Valentina Kvasova and Olga Chpitalnaia.

02-07-2014, NY Balalaika Band and Orchestra, Sergei Riabtsev, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Igor Lutsev, Friday, February 7th, 2014, Plaza Hotel NYC, 768 5th Ave, New York, NY
49th Petroushka Ball, at the Plaza Hotel NYC

Petroushka Ball 2014 (video)

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08-30-2013. Kislak Camp, Lakewood, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

Friday, August 30th, 2013. 1 hour performance at the Kislak Camp, 119 Woods Rd, Lakewood, PA 18439. Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Irina Zagornova.

Friday, August 30th, 2013, Russian Balalaika Trio, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Irina Zagornova, 08-30-2013, Kislak Camp, Lakewood, PA, Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Kislak Camp, Lakewood, PA, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

07-18-2013. Peabody Essex Museum, exhibition "Faberge Revealed", Salem, Massachusetts

Photo from concert at the Peabody Essex Museum during an 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
All photos from Barynya performance at the "Faberge Revealed" exhibition, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, July 2013, Shawn Fitzgerald Photography.

07-10-2013. Sarasota, Florida

Wednesday, July 10th through Sunday, July 14th, 2013 musicians of Barynya Balalaika trio (Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk) and Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova performed during the Balalaika and Domra Association of America (BDAA) 35th Annual Convention in Sarasota, Florida.

Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, singer Irina Zagornova, Sarasota, Florida
Leonid Bruk, Irina Zagornova, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Sarasota, Florida

June 2013, New York City

Photo by www.GoshaArt.com from the event in New York City in June 2013. More photos from the event in NYC by Gosha Shif.

NYC Balalaika Duo. Photo by www.GoshaArt.com
All images from event in Manhattan. Photo by www.GoshaArt.com

12-31-2012. Morristown, New Jersey, December 31st 2012

Barynya in Morristown, New Jersey, USA
More photos from Barynya performance in Morristown, New Jersey

10-21-2012. 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
All photos from October 21st, 2012, Long Island, New York

07-07-2012. Saunders Trades and Technical High School, Yonkers, NY

Saturday, July 7th, 2012. 7:30pm to 9:15pm. Elina Karokhina, Alexander Menshikov, Mikhail Smirnov and Georgian dancers free public concert during Summer Worldfest series, Saunders Trades and Technical High School, 183 Palmer Road, Yonkers, NY 10701.


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06-28-2012, Gypsy show in Philadelphia, PA

Gypsy Trio in PA
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02-27-2012. State Capella of Saint Petersburg, St.Petersburg, Russia

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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01-08-2012. Association of Performing Arts Presenters, New York City
"Amazing Balalaikas" World Music Medley


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All photos and videos from APAP|NYC|2012

12-22-2011. Russian Winter Musical Fairytale The Snow Maiden

Russian Winter Musical Fairytale The Snow Maiden
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12-11-2011. Huntington Library, Suffolk County, Long Island

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 2pm. 1 hour performance at Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743. 3 male dancers, 3 musicians: Nick Kobryn, Ilia Pankratov, Petr Tikhonov, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk.

12-11-2011, Nick Kobryn, Ilia Pankratov, Petr Tikhonov, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743, Suffolk County, Long Island
Huntington Public Library, Huntington, NY 11743, Suffolk County, Long Island

Huntington Public Library - video by Long Island TV company

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11-05-2011. Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, South River NJ

On Saturday, November 5th, 2011 Barynya Balalaika Trio performed at the Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church's special event in South River, New Jersey. Exact address of the venue: 9 Jeffrie AveSouth River, NJ 08882

Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, South River, New Jersey
Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Saints Peter and Paul Russian Orthodox Church, South River, New Jersey

10-30-2011. Gansevoort Park Hotel, New York City

On Sunday, October 30th, 2011, 5-7pm. performance during Biologique Recherche's cocktail party at the Gansevoort Park Hotel, 420 Park Ave South, New York, NY.

Balalaika Trio NYC, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Gansevoort Park Hotel, 420 Park Ave South, New York, NY
Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Gansevoort Park Hotel, New York, NY

10-24-2011. 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 Law & Order 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. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit: Russian Brides, Season 13, Episode 7 filmed on Brighton Beach in Brooklyn, New York. It was cold day in Brooklyn on October 24, 2011.


video

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10-20-2011. Corporate event in Miami, Florida

"Korobushka" and "Kalinka"

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All photos and videos from performance at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel on October 20, 2011 in Miami, Florida

09-17-2011. Russian-American Wedding at the Garrison, Garrison, New York

On Saturday, September 17th, 2011 musicians and dancers of Russian dance, song, and music ensemble Barynya provided music and entertainment during mixed Russian-American wedding in Garrison, New York. Cast of Barynya included Danila Sherstobitov (dancer), Ilia Pankratov (dancer), Olga Chpitalnaia (dancer), Anna Brovkina (dancer), Leinid Bruk (contrabass balalaika player), Mikhail Smirnov (singer, garmoshka, and guitar player), and balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina. Exact address of the venue: The Garrison, 2015 US 9, Garrison, New York 10524. Address for GPS: 1 Snakehill Rd, Garrison, NY 10524.

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06-29-2011. Barynya Russian Balalaika Trio on TV in Boston, MA

Barynya Balalaika Trio: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals). Recorded and produced by EstradaProduction. All photos and videos from this event are available at the website www.Russian365.com.


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05-29-2011. "Balalaika Music Medley", Erie, PA, "Troika" Festival.

Elina Karokhina, Barynya, Erie, Pennsylvania, Troika Festival, Church of the Nativity
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04-04-2011. Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, April 4th, 2011

03-11-2011. Old York Road Temple - Beth Am, Abington, Pennsylvania

Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Abington, PA, March 2011
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02-11-2011. Petroushka Ball, Waldorf Astoria, New York City

Performance during dinner by Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar), and singer Alexander Menshikov. Recorded by Alexander Gurman (alexandergurman's YouTube channel) on February 11, 2011 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City during the Petroushka Ball-2011.


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02-05-2011. Mira Costa High School Auditorium, Manhattan Beach, California

Mira Costa High School Auditorium, Manhattan Beach, California
Mira Costa High School Auditorium, Manhattan Beach, California


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All videos and photos from concert in Los Angeles, California, February 2011

01-26-2011. Concert at the public school # 91, Brooklyn, New York

Elina Karokhina, Photo and editing by Leonid Bruk
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Ensemble Barynya concert in Brooklyn, New York on January 26th, 2011
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01-19-2011. Performance during basketball game NJ NETS vs Utah JAZZ 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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12-16-2010. Russian consulate NYC, New York, USA

On Tuesday, December 16th, 2010 Russian dance amd music ensemble Barynya performed during Rusal corporate party at the Russian Consulate NYC - the diplomatic mission of the Russian Federation in New York City. Cast: 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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12-03-2010. Concert tour in Florida

Ensemble Barynya tour in Florida, December 2010
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10-27-2010. Anyway Cafe, New York City

Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Anyway Cafe, New York City, 2010
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| Mikhail Smirnov and Elina Karokhina at the Anyway Cafe, 34 E 2nd St, New York, NY 10003

10-20-2010. Cincinnati Opera's 2010 Ball An Evening Under the Tsars,
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel, Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Ohio 2010
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10-10-2010. Russian Festival in Howell, New Jersey

Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals), Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass). Dancers: Alexey Maltsev, Ilia Pankratov, Anna Brovkina, Olga Chpitalnaia.

"Gypsy Fantasy"

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"Chardash"

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10-07-2010. Temple B'nai Moshe, Brighton, Massachusetts

Elina Karokhina balalaika duo Brighton, MA October 7th, 2010 poster
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08-14-2010. Public performance in Westchester County, New York

On Saturday, August 14th, 2010, 7:30PM to 9:15PM. Russian Balalaika Trio and dancers of ensemble Barynya provided free public performance in Westchester County, New York. Performers cast: Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Alexander Rudoy (dancer), Aliaksandr Anatska (dancer), Olga Yeliseyeva (dancer), Olga Chpitalnaia (dancer), Vldmr Lgnv (bass), and folk singer Irina Zagornova. Exact address: Untermyer Park, 945 North Broadway, Yonkers, New York.

Woolen Boots {Valenki} (video) - 11,364 views on youtube since September 1st, 2010

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07-25-2010, 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.

Elina Karokhina, Alexey Efimenko, Northern Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, NY   Elina Karokhina, Alexey Efimenko, Northern Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, NY   Elina Karokhina, Alexey Efimenko, Northern Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, NY   Elina Karokhina, Alexey Efimenko, Northern Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, NY

07-17-2010. 50th Birthday Party - Russian Sailors' Theme, Lake Ozark, Missouri

MC MISHA, singer Sasha Menshikov, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina entertained an exclusive private party on the Lake Ozark in Missouri. The party with the Russian Sailor's theme took place outside just above the beautiful lake. The temperature was above 90 however everyone had a good time. Musicians played live music with garmoshka, guitar, balalaika, bass guitar, and balalaika-contrabass). The team performed American, Russian, Gypsy, Ukrainian, Jewish, and European popular songs and music.

Leonid Bruk, Lake Ozark, Missouri, July 2010
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07-14-2010. Sheraton Bloomington Hotel Minneapolis South, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Videos were recorded during the "Gypsy Night" and "Open Microphone Night" at the Balalaika and Domra Association of America conference-2010. The conference took place at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota in July 2010. Performers: Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), singer Alexander Menshikov, Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, garmoshka, vocals). Camera - Sergey Rogozin, video editing Leonid Bruk.

List of songs performed on video below
"Two guitars" (continue) - singer Misha Smirnov, "Kai Yone" - singer Sasha Menshikov, "Yablochko - Small Apple" - Lyonya Bruk, Lina Karokhina, "Prikhayape" - singer Sasha Menshikov, "Sing it once, sing it twice" - Misha and Sasha, "Hava Nagila, 7:40, Felt Boots" - solo Lina Karokhina


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List of songs performed on video below
"Hava Nagila, 7:40, Felt Boots" (finale) - solo Lina Karokhina, "Mato" - singer Sasha Menshikov, "Faceted Glasses" - singer Sasha Menshikov


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List of songs performed on video below
"Ne Budite" ("Small Sun" - "") - Gypsy Roma, "Dari-Dari" (" ") - singer Sasha Menshikov, "Dark Eyes" (" ") - singer Sasha Menshikov, "Long Road" (" ") - singer Sasha Menshikov


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List of songs performed on video below
"Russian Tongue-Twisters" - solo Mikhail Smirnov, "Caprice #24" by Paganini - solo Elina Karokhina, "Shnitke's Fuga" - solo Leonid Bruk, "Along The Piterskaya" (" ") - singer Sasha Menshikov.


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List of songs performed on video below
"Styopa The Drunk" (with Judy Sherman's "Big Rock Balalaikas" from Los Angeles, CA), "Burn, Burn, Gypsy Love" (with Judy Sherman's "Big Rock Balalaikas"), "Gypsy Fantasy" (arr. Shalov) - solo Lina Karokhina, "Somewhat sad, let's play the guitar" - singer Sasha Menshikov, "Two guitars" - singer Misha Smirnov


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Gypsy Fantasy, Minneapolis, MN

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04-29-2010. 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

04-19-2010. Old Mill Inn, 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
Ensemble Barynya at the Winter Palace Ball, Toronto, Canada. Click to see all photos

03-05-2010. Boston, Massachusetts

Barynya in Boston, Massachusetts
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01-01-2010. 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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10-09-2009. Articles about Elina Karokhina in the BDAA newsletter


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BDAA newsletter about Lina Karokhina
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Article about Barynya performance in Atlanta in the BDAA newsletter
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11-29-2009. Ridgewood Public Library

Ridgewood, New Jersey, November 29th, 2009, performance at the Ridgewood Public Library, photos by Bill Grae

Elina Karokhina
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11-14-2009. Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County

Barynya, Los Angeles, California, November 2009
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Summer 2009. VIDEOS WITH TRIO "IZBA"

Lina Karokhina, Maxim Anukhin, Rudolf Smirnov, Izba Trio

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bayan and balalaika duo /

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Chardash Monti /

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Trio "Izba" / ""

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Maxim Anukhin (psaltery) / ()

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"I met you" / " "

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Maxim Anukhin - psaltery / -

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Summer 2009. PHOTOS WITH TRIO IZBA

Lina Karokhina
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Lina Karokhina
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Lina Karokhina
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Military Ensemble of Northern-Western Order, St. Petersburg, Russia

From 2004 to 2009 Elina Karokhina was the soloist of the Russian Military ensemble "Ansambl Vnutrennikh Voisk Rossii Severo-Zapadnogo Okruga" based in St. Petersburg, Russia on the Millionnaiya Steet near Hermitage Museum. At the time the ensemble had about 70 members: musicians, dancers, singers.

Elina Karokhina, Ansambl Vnutrennikh Voisk Rossii Severo-Zapadnogo Okruga   Elina Karokhina, Ansambl Vnutrennikh Voisk Rossii Severo-Zapadnogo Okruga   Elina Karokhina, Ansambl Vnutrennikh Voisk Rossii Severo-Zapadnogo Okruga

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