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Accordion Virtuosi of Russia come to Nicosia, Limassol

The famous Accordion Ensemble from St. Petersburg is heading to Limassol and Nicosia this November for a performance of classic, rock and folk-music.

In the metropole of Bajan – and accordion virtuosi – today known as St. Petersburg – the orchestra was founded in 1943 by Pavel Ivanovitsch Smirnov. The tradition of conductors is continued in the 3rd generation by Smirnov’s sons Yury and Vladimir Smirnov and by his grandson Yaroslav.

As an orchestra of superlatives, it has received numerous international prizes and is honoured as such. It was declared as Russian representative for the Olympic Games and as an official symbol of Russian culture.

Many notable composers, among them Dimitry Shostakovich and Aram Kachaturjan, acknowledge its extraordinary quality and play an important role in supporting and promoting the orchestra. For each concert, the conductors are inspired by the musical message of the Russian soul and choose the appropriate pieces.

The Ensemble will first perform in Nicosia at the Strovolos Municipal Theatre on November 11 and in Limassol on November 12. The concerts start at 8.30pm and tickets are €15.


Accordion Virtuosi of Russia

famous Accordion Ensemble from St. Petersburg performs in Cyprus. November 11. Strovolos Municipal Theatre, Nicosia. November 12. Pattihio Theatre, Limassol. 8.30pm. €15

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