An acclaimed virtuoso in his native Russia, Yuri Shishkin now brings to American audiences the magical sounds of the balalaika, a three-stringed triangular instrument considered the national instrument of Russia.
Trained at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, Mr. Shiskin and his piano accompanist, Julia Sydykbaeva, command an extensive repertoire that ranges from Russian and Eastern European folk to classical and contemporary compositions.
With amazing versatility on this mysterious, alluring instrument, Yuri Shishkin will uplift audiences past their reserved inhibitions and onto their toe-tapping feet!
"… musical excellence is outstanding, and they are professional, educational, and fun. As a concert series programmer I find artists of this caliber very rare." - City of Boulder