Ensemble "STYLE of FIVE"

Quintet of Russian folk instrument "The Style of Five" was established in 1994.

The leading soloists of St.-Petersburg united to create musical programs that will allow to have a new look on the possibilities of using Russian folk instruments. The distinctive peculiarity of the group is that apart from using only traditional Russian instruments - Gusly, Domra, Bayan /accordion/, Double-bass balalayka, the ensemble uses electronic musical instrument as well.
The other peculiarity of the ensemble "The Style of five" is that musicians are able to perform finely solo, duet, trio and quartette. You will not see such artistic freedom of performing in any other ensemble. High mastery of the ensemble was confirmed by main prizes of All-Russia and International competitions, and this mastery makes it possible to perform any musical composition.
Since the moment of the establishment of the quintet it has taken part in different concert in Russia, USA, Japan, Norway, Switzerland, Great Britain, Sweden.
The ensemble takes part every year in the International Festivals "Palaces of S.-Petersburg" and "Musical Spring of St.-Petersburg". The are 5 programs in the repertoire of the ensemble:
1."The composers of Barocco and Russian classic music".
2."Traditional music for Russian folk instruments".
3."The melodies of different countries".
4."From solo to quintet".
5."The music of XX-th century".

In 2000 DELOS International company /Hollywood/ was printed and manufactured CD of "Style of Five".

In 2001 the ensemble was granted on Competition of Russia by Grand Prix and honorouble Prize by N.Osipov in the All - Russia Competition.
Ensemble - the participant of world{global} concert rounds of the National actor of Russia of Dmitry Hvorostovskogo, Concerts on the Red area and in the Kremlin Palace of Congresses, tour round on cities of Russia, Devoted to the 60-anniversary of the Great Victory over II World war (15 concerts).
Among soloists acting with ensemble the Honored artist of Russia V.Gerello, M.Safarjants - a violin; The singer - T.Dolgopolova; delay, a block - flute - V.Molodtsov.
the Collective went on tour in the USA, Japan, Switzerland, the Great Britain, France, The countries of Scandinavia.
In 2004 the second compact disc of ensemble with classical repertoir has left.
2004 - the ensemble has noted year of decade a series of concerts in Russia and abroad.
In 2002-2003 Delos International company was printed and manufactured 3 CD with D. Hvorostovsky and the State academic chamber orchestra of Russia, conductor K. Orbeljan - Russian romances "I have met you my love" and "Songs of military years", "Light of birches"