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) Don Becker*
ACCORDIONS Aidan Gort, Katrina Harms, Amy Wencel
PRIMA BALALAIKAS Brian Kilgour, Anna Ogden-Nussbaum, David Pook, Olga Trubetskoy
SEKUNDA BALALAIKAS Jules Arensdorf
ALTO BALALAIKAS Laura Schmidt
BASS BALALAIKA Eli Schulte
CONTRABASS BALALAIKAS Matt Appleby*, Andy Powers, Krista Ritgers
PRIMA DOMRAS Dan Cobb*, Viktorija Gjorgjevikj, Mia Hanson, Dan Tremmel, 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 former members