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Tatyana POTYOMKINA (domra)
Andrei DEMIDOV (balalaika)
Sergey POGURTSEV (bayan)
Sergey ZAGORODNIKOV (guitar)
Guy DAVTYAN (double-bass)

The ensemble “Expromt Quintet”, created by five graduates of the Saint Petersburg Conservatoire, materialized in 1999. From that time until now the ensemble has won two prominent music competitions, given over 400 concerts at the best halls in Russia and abroad, recorded 3 CDs, and prepared 6 musical programs, including a collaborative effort with singer Pyotr Migunov.

The ensemble’s style is distinctive on account of the unique combination of instruments and also thanks to the instrumentalists’ work ethic. All arrangements are written by members of the ensemble. The ensemble’s repertoire is very diverse, and features well-known songs of the past, some musical “jokes”, world ethnic music, and modern, jazzstyle songs.

“Expromt Quintet” has toured Germany, France, Scotland, Italy and Denmark.

Pyotr MIGUNOV (bass)

Pyotr Migunov graduated from the Saint Petersburg Conservatoire (1999) and completed post-graduate studies (2002) in the studio of Professor N. Okhotnikov.

He is a soloist with the Saint Petersburg Conservatoire State Theatre of Opera and Ballet. Since 1993 he has soloed with the State Academic Singing Capella in Saint Petersburg. In 2003 he debuted in the Bolshoi Theat re (Moscow). In the 2004-05 season he played the main role in L. Desyatnikov’s “Rosenthal’s Children”.

Pyotr Migunov is an international competition prize-winner. He has performed in the USA, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Slovenia, Croatia, Yugoslavia, Greece, South Korea, and Japan. He debuted in 2000 at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and in 2003 at Concertgebouw (Amsterdam).