The Orchestra

The Orchestra was founded in 1997 by Victor Gorodinsky.

In 1996, with the generous help from CREECA, Victor was able to purchase a number of authentic Russian folk instruments, and rehearsals began in the fall of 1997.

In 2017 the Orchestra celebrated its 20th Anniversary!

Our current members:

* denotes an original member

BAYAN (button accordion) Open
ACCORDIONS Joyce Carey, Patricia Stone, Amy Wencel
PRIMA BALALAIKAS Ryan Almeida, Chloe Edgington, Anna Ogden-Nussbaum, David Pook, Olga Trubetskoy
SEKUNDA BALALAIKAS Anna Graupner, Jennifer Lattis
ALTO BALALAIKAS Brian Kilgour, Laura Schmidt
BASS BALALAIKA Eli Schulte
CONTRABASS BALALAIKAS Matt Appleby*, Thomas Harb, Yuriy Kolosovskiy
PRIMA DOMRAS Eva Bellinger, Dan Cobb*, Mia Hanson, Karen Tusack
ALTO DOMRAS Bryce Linden, Nicholas North, Maya Reinfeldt, Vladimir Trubetskoy, Ilya Vinogradov
BASS DOMRAS Alex Bajereanu, Max Cortright, David Grindrod*
FLUTE Anne Gath
OBOE Sarah Filer

See the list of the Orchestra former members