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 we celebrated our 20th Anniversary!

Our current members:

BAYAN (button accordion) Don Becker*
ACCORDIONS Katrina Harms, Amy Wencel
PRIMA BALALAIKAS Linnea Kronzer, Hannah Miller, Anna Ogden-Nussbaum, David Pook, Abby Ross, Olga Trubetskoy
SEKUNDA BALALAIKAS Anna Graupner
ALTO BALALAIKAS Dennis Lynch, Laura Schmidt
BASS BALALAIKA Lauren Schulte
CONTRABASS BALALAIKAS Colin Cooksey, Melissa Gilmore, Krista Ritger
PRIMA DOMRAS Dan Cobb*, Kathy Mittelstadt, Claudia Torres, Dan Tremmel, Karen Tusack
ALTO DOMRAS Viktorija Gjorgjevikj, Marjasana Kay, Nicholas North, Maya Reinfeldt, Kelsey South, Vladimir Trubetskoy, Ilya Vinogradov
BASS DOMRAS Max Cortright, David Grindrod*
FLUTE Anne Gath
OBOE Sarah Filer

* denotes an original member

See a list of the Orchestra’s past members