Russia, St. Petersburg

1st Prize (2018)

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  • Ensemble members: George Nefedov, balalaika prima, cajon Yevgeny Petrov, bayan Vladimir Kovpaev, bass domra Andrey Dolgov, double bass balalaika
  • Biography: A Russian group, performing contemporary music of different genres on Russian folk instruments. Classics, jazz, world rock and pop hits, original arrangements of folk songs as well as original works make up the group's repertoire. The musicians formed their own style – Folk Core. Following folk, archaic traditions, the group use elements of progressive trends in world music – from jazz improvisation and dense funk groove to explosive bits of drum and bass and dubstep. All musicians are graduates of the St. Petersburg Conservatory and laureates of numerous international competitions. The group gives concerts in St. Petersburg and other Russian cities, performs in Germany, Austria, Finland, South Korea, Tajikistan, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, Botswana, Kenya.
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