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The artists taking part in Russian Nights in Switzerland events are our good friends, true professionals, and virtuoso masters, ambassadors of Russian culture around the world.

It is the creative energy of the musicians, actors, dancers and presenters that transforms any event from an uncut jewel into a splendidly shining diamond.

Aleksander Boldachev

harpist #musicians

Composer, orchestrator, teacher and improviser. Author of 200 orchestral arrangements and 30 original compositions done in various styles. Aleksander’s works were performed on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater and the Vienna Philharmonic. The musician has given thousands of concerts, including a performance at the opening ceremony for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, at the Burning Man Festival, at Carnegie Hall, and the Salle Gaveau. Aleksander is a member of the Salvi Harps club, a guest performing artist for the Bolshoi Theater, a soloist for the Play of Tones, and the founder of the Zurich Harp Festival. He is the laureate of many international competitions for harpists and composers, and has won the Pro Europa, Aoyama Prize, and Akademia Prize for the best rock cover for a song.

Leonid Agutin

without further ado #stars

Singer, songwriter. He is also an arranger, director, and music critic. Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, winner of the Order of Friendship. Winner of the international USA Songwriting Competition. Winner in the Two Stars television show, mentor in the The Voice musical television project. Participant of Montreux Jazz Festival. The winner of 26 diplomas of the Pesnya Goda (Song of the Year) festival, a tenfold Zolotoy Grammophon (Golden Gramophone) award, twice a participant and winner of the Music Box prize, winner of Chanson of the Year. He has created 15 music albums, written 5 books, and participated in the filming of 8 films. Performs with the musical group Esperanto.

Sergey Fedyanin

The Master of Ceremony people trust!! #host

Official host of the Russian Nights in Switzerland project. Professional host, founder of the The Host From Russia brand. Winner of the All-Russian recitation contest. Sergey is trusted by leading Russian and European companies with their events. His portfolio includes more than 1,200 successfully implemented events of all formats in different cities and countries: from private parties or weddings to corporate parties, conferences, exhibitions or teambuilding. The events that Sergey leads are filled with dynamics, humanity, professionalism, and joy.

Classical musicians

soloists, chamber orchestras #musicians

Chamber orchestra members
Anastasia Subrakova – violin
Elizaveta Martynova – violin
Aleksander Kaganovskiy – violin
Lev Sivkov – violin
Tatyana Pimenova – flute
Evgeniy Spiridonov – piano
Artem Pervushin – piano
Stefania Zhukoff – viola
and others

Igor Vernik

without further ado #stars

People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater actor, film actor, presenter of TV programs, large events and auctions, singer, film composer. He is the founder of the ARTIST Charity Foundation for support of artists. Igor has starred in 94 films, acted in 18 plays, and taken part in 19 TV shows. He has done voiceover work for films and cartoons.
Igor’s versatility and energy invigorates and enriches people. Any event with his participation is an unforgettable celebration of life, filled with sparkling humor and dignity, bringing intellectual and aesthetic pleasure.

Kirill Andreyev

Ivanushki International #stars

Ivanushki International is a Russian musical group founded in 1995 by composer and producer Igor Matvienko. Kirill is an irreplaceable member of the team. As a member of the group, he has won various contests and many awards such as Zvukovaya Dorogka (Sound Track), Ovatsii (Ovation), Pesnya Goda (Song of the Year), Rekord (Record), Zolotoy Grammophon (Golden Gramophone), and Stopudovyi Hit (100% Percent Hit). He hosts Music Box News, and participates in the Circus with the Stars TV show. In parallel with his work in the group, Kirill has been performing with a solo program since 2009.

Ekaterina Grafodatskaya and Dmitriy Platov

dancemaestros #show

Creators and organizers of the legendary Sevastopol Grand Officers’ Charity Ball, and many other large-scale balls and cultural projects. Their concept is to bring people together through creative collaboration. Ekaterina and Dmitriy paint a new picture of ballroom culture, and prove that it can be a truly modern form of social life: beautiful, dignified, and meaningful. These dance maestros make ballroom culture accessible, which means that all guests, regardless of their dancing experience, will be able to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of a classical ball and actively take part.

Quartet I

without further ado #stars

Theater troupe was created in 1993 by a group of graduates from the Variety Show Department at the Russian Institute of Theatrical Arts (GITIS). The theater’s director and screenwriter is Sergey Petreykov. The theater’s actors and “assistants” in creating ideas and screenplays are Leonid Barats, Alexander Demidov, Kamil Larin, and Rostislav Khait. The theater’s portfolio includes five television shows, 14 theatrical performances, 11 television comedies, three cartoons, two series, and five books. Here’s what colleagues and journalists say about Quartet I: “The troupe firmly stands with all eight feet on the ground”, “They differ from many of their counterparts that ‘earn their keep’ using the humorous genre by their unique style of authenticity and closeness to the realities of life”.

Tina Kuznetsova

vocalist, composer, pianist #vocal #stars

It’s as if plasma welding has fastened together the seemingly impossible – the ancient Russian phrase and modern jazz drive. This is a review of Tina Kuznetsova’s project Zventa Sventana. The team reinterprets folklore, weaving folk songs with dance electronica and indie-pop. Headliner of the Wild Mint and Usadba Jazz festivals. Afisha, Esquire, Meduza, Colta, Wonderzine, The Flow, SRSLY, RBK Style have all written about Tina’s project. The band won the New York Onrios Film Awards from IMDB, Project of the Year at the Russian World Music Awards and was nominated for the Berlin Music Video Awards, and received the Musician of the Year award from MTV Russia. Tina Kuznetsova is a speaker of the international conference Jazz Day supported by UNESCO.

Basiniya Shulman

piano #musicians

Russian musician, producer, and public figure. A bright representative of the Russian piano school, a graduate of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, and prize-winner at international competitions. She was trained at the Brussels Conservatoire under the guidance. Performs at prestigious venues and collaborates with distinguished musicians. She is a member of the What? Where? When? TV program.
Basinia actively helps Russian charities and is the headliner of the Treasure of Russia ball.

Boris Andrianov

cello #musicians #stars

Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, and one of the leading musicians of his generation. At the VI International M. Rostropovich Cello Competition in Paris (1997), Boris Andrianov became the first Russian representative to receive the title of laureate in the entire history of the competition. He founded Russia’s first Vivacello festival of cello music. He is the inspiration and leader of the Star Generation project, which runs concerts by young musicians in Russia’s regions. Lecturer at the Moscow Conservatoire. Performs with famous Russian and international orchestras. Boris’ virtuosity and charisma leave an indelible mark in the hearts of listeners every time.

Zhanna Blagoveschenskaya

vocals & band #vocals

Singer, pianist, and songwriter. Winner of the New Wave 2006 competition in Jurmala. Winner of the Sony Jazz Stage vocal competition. Winner of the international Rigas Ritmi festival. The soloist of Light Music Band and Jussendo, which also includes leading Latvian musicians. Her repertoire holds popular Russian and foreign compositions throughout different years. Zhanna also performs as a solo pianist and singer in a duet with the violin, guitar, and saxophone. Zhanna’s performances are a combination of strong, sensual vocal work along with professional virtuoso musicians, and are filled with incredible energy, originality, and drive.

Furor Band

music band #musicians

Musical band from Tambov, Russia. Since 2007, the ensemble has been giving concerts in Russia and many European countries. It has taken part in a slew of festivals, including the Septembre Musical Festival Off in Montreux. The performances given by Furor Band are notable for their drive and sense of brilliance. The group is diverse in terms of styles and genres: the repertoire contains everything from classical music to rock, and from romanting songs to jazz.

Makeup of the group:
Gennadiy Chasovskikh (button accordion, leader)
Pyotr Siroto (violin),
Aleksander Yakimov (guitar, double bass, vocal),
Victor Venediktov (button accordion, keyboards, vocal),
Artemy Pro (saxophone), Aleksey Kosorotov (percussion instruments),
Lera Furrer (vocal).

Alina Yarovaya

opera singer, soprano #vocal

Soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia. Honored Artist of the Republic of Dagestan. Nominee of the Golden Mask theater award for the leading female role. Winner of the Russian Independent Prize Triumph and many international vocal competitions. Winner of the first prize for kindness in the arts “For the Good of the World”. Participant of the New Wave music festival in Sochi. Participant of The Blue Bird and Romantic of Romance TV projects (Kultura TV channel). Expert of the Come on, All together TV competition (Russia-1 TV channel).

Olga Tolkmit

opera singer, soprano #vocal

Soloist of the Helikon Opera Theater. Soloist of the Mikhailovsky Theatre. In 2012 she was nominated for the Golden Mask Russian National Theatre Award for the role of Mimi in the play La Bohème at the Mikhailovsky Theatre. At the Bard Summer Scape Festival (New York) in 2013, she performed the role of Elektra in the opera Oresteia by S. Taneyev (directed by Thaddeus Strassberger, conducted by Leon Botstein). Winner of the VIII International Competition for Young Opera Singers of Elena Obraztsova. Participant of the I Treasure of Russia Charity Ball in Lausanne.

Darya Rybak

opera singer, soprano #vocal

Winner of the 2020 Migros Culture Percentage award. She graduated from the Royal College of Music in London, earning her Bachelor’s of Music degree. During her studies, Darya received an Opperby Stokowski scholarship, and studied with Amanda Rookroft and Janice Kelly. She won the SJMW Swiss National Music Competition in 2011 and 2013. She is also a laureate of the Baccarini and Gug-Cueno Prize. Her repertoire includes the role of Armida (Rinaldo), Suzanne (The Marriage of Figaro), Donna Elvira (Don Juan), Zerlina (Don Juan), Frasquita (Carmen).

Fedor Tarasov

opera singer, bass #vocal

Guest soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre of Russia, winner of international festivals and competitions. Doctor of Philological Sciences, member of the Union of Writers of Russia. He has participated in many musical programs with soloists of leading opera theaters, television programs on central channels and radio broadcasts, and has starred in feature films. His repertoire includes opera arias, oratorio, and chamber works by Russian and European composers, Neapolitan songs, folk, Cossack, and military songs, pop works from the Soviet period, by contemporary composers, and spiritual chants.

Natalya Raad

enchantress at children’s parties #show

Each holiday is a mini performance with an intriguing plot, enchanting climax, and a happy ending. The main roles in the performances are played, of course, by your children, and all the magic is created thanks to Natalia. She fills the events with bright thematic props, fun dance flash mobs, exciting quests, and author’s show programs to choose from (soap bubbles, paper disco, Tesla Show, etc.).

Russian Format

male choir #vocal

The group was founded in 2008. It consists of eight professional vocalists with extensive experience of working at events of any level – from government receptions to performances at Fifa Fan Fest venues. Successfully performs not only in Russia but also in foreign countries. The choir participated in season 1 of the SONGS show on TNT channel. The choir performs hits from different eras in original arrangements, as well as their own songs.

Leonsiya Erdenko

The Gypsy Voice of Russia #vocal

A representative of the famous Moscow gypsy dynasty, she sings in the genres of folk, fusion, and world music. Leonsia has received international recognition: the Berlin radio station Multikulti named Leonsia the queen of Russian gypsy music. The singer has been on stage for 20 years. Leonsia tours internationally, performing both the classical gypsy repertoire in a traditional manner and “avant-garde” versions of well-known gypsy songs. The creative range of Leonsia and her group ranges from folklore to elegant chanson and ethno-jazz. The singer’s repertoire includes gypsy songs and Russian romances, as well as author’s songs.

The Ice Theater

children’s mobile theater on ice #show

Founded in 1990, it was awarded the status of the State Theatre. Olympic champion figure skater Elena Berezhnaya has been the artistic director of the theater since 2012. There are 25 people in the troupe, and the main roles are played by the world figure skating stars. Ice performance is a new format of bright and large-scale show. Both children and their parents and grandparents like the performances.

Comedy Club

Russian stand-up show #stars

ALEKSANDER NEZLOBIN
TIMUR BATRUTDINOV
COMEDY WOMEN
COMEDY MUSIC
SERGEY SVETLAKOV
IGOR MEYERSON

Quatro

classical crossover vocal group #vocals

Quatro is four professional vocalists with unique timbres: sonorous and graceful tenors, a mesmerizing baritone, and a deep bass. Together they create the full-fledged musical harmony necessary to perform compositions involving any level of complexity and different genres – from classics in a modern arrangement to golden pop hits and romances from the Soviet era, as well as worldwide hits.
Graduates of the Sveshnikov Academy of Choral Art, musicians with 25 years of experience, honing their skills since childhood in the choir at the Sretenskiy Monastery, Quatro performs at prominent Russian and prestigious world venues, including London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Chamberries

chamber orchestra #musicians

Chamberries is a young group from Saint Petersburg that unites talented students from the N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory. Among these musicians, there are laureates of international competitions, winners of the Saint Petersburg government’s Young Talents prize, scholars with the Vladimir Spivakov Charity Foundation, participants in prestigious international festivals organized by Valeriy Gergiyev, Denis Matsuev, and Yuri Bashmet. The team has worked on projects for the Russian Museum, and performed at the Palaces of St. Petersburg international festival. The orchestra’s portfolio also includes joint performances with distinguished artists: conductor Giuseppe Sabbatini, La Scala soloist Chiara Taiga, and the soloists from the Mariinskiy Theater Maria Bayankina and Olga Trifonova.

Konstantin Khabenskiy

without further ado #stars

People’s Artist of the Russian Federation, winner of the State Prize of the Russian Federation. He is a theater, movie, voice, and dubbing actor, film director, screenwriter, producer, and works at the Moscow Art Theater. According to Yandex analytical review, Konstantin Khabensky was the most popular actor in Russia in the first 15 years of the 21st century. He has played in more than 30 theatrical productions, 48 films and 17 television series. He is the founder of the Khabensky Foundation, which helps children with brain and spinal cord diseases, including those with cancer. Beneficiary and participant of the First Treasure of Russia Charity Ball

Vladimir Mogilevskiy

piano #musicians

Official artist of Steinway & Sons, winner and prizewinner of a number of International competitions and festivals. Debuted in all the most prestigious halls of Germany, almost in all countries of Europe, Israel, China, Mexico, Turkey, and in South Africa. Performer of chamber music. Has performed as duo with renowned musicians Matt Haimowitz (cello, USA) and Vadim Repin (violin). He has performed and recorded many times on historical instruments of Mozart, Beethoven, and Liszt. Worked with Oscar-winning director Michel Morales Escobar. Performs for prominent political figures in Germany, Russia, and others. He teaches master classes all over the world and is a jury member of several competitions. He is fond of jazz, composes music, and improvises. The legendary Oscar Peterson praised Mogilevsky’s music. He has been awarded the International Award for Excellence in the Art of Music.”

Sati Kazanova

singer #stars

Russian singer and actress, model, and TV presenter. Former member of the Russian female group Fabrika (2002-2010). Honoured artist of Adygea, Kabardino-Balkaria and Ingushetia. Repeatedly included in the ratings of the sexiest women by Russian-language versions of FHM and Maxim magazines. Sati became interested in oriental culture, gave up meat, began to study Buddhism and practice yoga and meditation. This shift in self-awareness has also resonated in her work. She turned from pop to ethnic music. Her new style can be described as a mix of ancient Sanskrit mantras, as well as Kabardian and Slavonic chants.

Aleksander Boldachev

harpist #musicians

Composer, orchestrator, teacher and improviser. Author of 200 orchestral arrangements and 30 original compositions done in various styles. Aleksander’s works were performed on the stage of the Bolshoi Theater and the Vienna Philharmonic. The musician has given thousands of concerts, including a performance at the opening ceremony for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, at the Burning Man Festival, at Carnegie Hall, and the Salle Gaveau. Aleksander is a member of the Salvi Harps club, a guest performing artist for the Bolshoi Theater, a soloist for the Play of Tones, and the founder of the Zurich Harp Festival. He is the laureate of many international competitions for harpists and composers, and has won the Pro Europa, Aoyama Prize, and Akademia Prize for the best rock cover for a song.

Leonid Agutin

without further ado #stars

Singer, songwriter. He is also an arranger, director, and music critic. Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, winner of the Order of Friendship. Winner of the international USA Songwriting Competition. Winner in the Two Stars television show, mentor in the The Voice musical television project. Participant of Montreux Jazz Festival. The winner of 26 diplomas of the Pesnya Goda (Song of the Year) festival, a tenfold Zolotoy Grammophon (Golden Gramophone) award, twice a participant and winner of the Music Box prize, winner of Chanson of the Year. He has created 15 music albums, written 5 books, and participated in the filming of 8 films. Performs with the musical group Esperanto.

Sergey Fedyanin

The Master of Ceremony people trust!! #host

Official host of the Russian Nights in Switzerland project. Professional host, founder of the The Host From Russia brand. Winner of the All-Russian recitation contest. Sergey is trusted by leading Russian and European companies with their events. His portfolio includes more than 1,200 successfully implemented events of all formats in different cities and countries: from private parties or weddings to corporate parties, conferences, exhibitions or teambuilding. The events that Sergey leads are filled with dynamics, humanity, professionalism, and joy.

Classical musicians

soloists, chamber orchestras #musicians

Chamber orchestra members
Anastasia Subrakova – violin
Elizaveta Martynova – violin
Aleksander Kaganovskiy – violin
Lev Sivkov – violin
Tatyana Pimenova – flute
Evgeniy Spiridonov – piano
Artem Pervushin – piano
Stefania Zhukoff – viola
and others

Igor Vernik

without further ado #stars

People’s Artist of the Russian Federation. Chekhov Moscow Art Theater actor, film actor, presenter of TV programs, large events and auctions, singer, film composer. He is the founder of the ARTIST Charity Foundation for support of artists. Igor has starred in 94 films, acted in 18 plays, and taken part in 19 TV shows. He has done voiceover work for films and cartoons.
Igor’s versatility and energy invigorates and enriches people. Any event with his participation is an unforgettable celebration of life, filled with sparkling humor and dignity, bringing intellectual and aesthetic pleasure.

Kirill Andreyev

Ivanushki International #stars

Ivanushki International is a Russian musical group founded in 1995 by composer and producer Igor Matvienko. Kirill is an irreplaceable member of the team. As a member of the group, he has won various contests and many awards such as Zvukovaya Dorogka (Sound Track), Ovatsii (Ovation), Pesnya Goda (Song of the Year), Rekord (Record), Zolotoy Grammophon (Golden Gramophone), and Stopudovyi Hit (100% Percent Hit). He hosts Music Box News, and participates in the Circus with the Stars TV show. In parallel with his work in the group, Kirill has been performing with a solo program since 2009.

Ekaterina Grafodatskaya and Dmitriy Platov

dancemaestros #show

Creators and organizers of the legendary Sevastopol Grand Officers’ Charity Ball, and many other large-scale balls and cultural projects. Their concept is to bring people together through creative collaboration. Ekaterina and Dmitriy paint a new picture of ballroom culture, and prove that it can be a truly modern form of social life: beautiful, dignified, and meaningful. These dance maestros make ballroom culture accessible, which means that all guests, regardless of their dancing experience, will be able to immerse themselves in the atmosphere of a classical ball and actively take part.

Quartet I

without further ado #stars

Theater troupe was created in 1993 by a group of graduates from the Variety Show Department at the Russian Institute of Theatrical Arts (GITIS). The theater’s director and screenwriter is Sergey Petreykov. The theater’s actors and “assistants” in creating ideas and screenplays are Leonid Barats, Alexander Demidov, Kamil Larin, and Rostislav Khait. The theater’s portfolio includes five television shows, 14 theatrical performances, 11 television comedies, three cartoons, two series, and five books. Here’s what colleagues and journalists say about Quartet I: “The troupe firmly stands with all eight feet on the ground”, “They differ from many of their counterparts that ‘earn their keep’ using the humorous genre by their unique style of authenticity and closeness to the realities of life”.

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