Balalaikkaorkesteri Kalinka

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Helsinki
Introduction 

The Balalaika Orchestra Kalinka plays Slavic folk music, Russian romances, entertainment music and light classical music. The orchestra was founded in 1993. Kalinka has performed successfully at music festivals, e.g. In St. Petersburg, Moscow, Yaroslavl, Tallinn and Stockholm. Finland has been toured from Åland to Lapland. In addition to domestic radio and TV appearances, Kalinka has been popular on the Moscow Radio's "Lighthouse" music program. Kalinka has released the album "Troikka kiitää" with soloist Yrjö Pavloff, and the orchestra has played on the records "Tulitikkutyttö" and "Valkoinen kyyhky" with soloist Viktor Klimenko.

Soloists:
Katja Harvala
Riku Salminen

Musicians:
Claude Bouillin
Igor Gaisumov
Jegor Lankinen
Nadja Lankinen
Robert Myra
Marina Piipponen
Nelli Piipponen
Tuija Tulonen
Alla Vasilevskaja
Pekka Vihervirta

Technical Information 

Kalinka can play 1,2-2 hours and either completely acoustically or with amplification.