Friday May 8th 2015 at 8pm at Abdul Hussain Marafie Grand Ballroom at Radisson Blu Hotel.


Russian classiacal and folk music  performed by  Russian artists  Paraphrase Band with Larisa Golikova and other international artists Anna Karadimitrova (soprano), Stephanie Cheng (piano) and Preslav Petkov (clarinet).

Concert celebrates the Victory Day under Patronage of Russian Embassy .

Ensemble PARAPHRAS was established in 1980 in Ryazan by musicians who graduated from Gnessin State Academy of Music and worked in Ryazan Philharmonic. It became soon one of the most vibrant and proficient groups in such playing in folk style.

The ensemble comprises the following musicians, all of them awarded of the title of Honoured Artist of Russia:

Victor Kolubayev is virtuoso of balalaika – the most popular Russian folk string instrument. This talented musician is also a bright arranger and composer contributing to his ensemble.

Alexander Rozhdestvin is a virtuoso on domra – string folk instrument. He is a musician with a broad outlook and excellent education. As a perfectionist as a virtuoso he is also an arranger and composer deserved several publication of his career.

Vladimir Ivanov is a master of button accordion,a laureate of All-Russian Contest of Folk Instrumentalist among soloist. He is a musician with enormous repertoire and constant creative attitude to his profession.

These talented musicians being high skilled professionals were able to demonstrate the cosmic potential of the folk music art by means of tuneful clarity of Russian instruments.


Soloist of the ensemble PARAHRASE is Larisa Golikova, a high professional singer, possessing a vast repertoire and original manner of the singing on the Russian folk songs and romances. Heartfelt performing of the Russian songs brought her a large love and respect of public. Larisa Golikova also works in Ryazan Philharmonic and is a permanent soloist of PARAPHRASE Ensemble.


PARAPHRASE is the group of ‘common breath’, harmony, it is a group with its own flavour and a perfect sense of the taste for music. The repertoire of the ensemble is original; and inimitable. PARAPHRASE is a luminous performer practically of various kinds of music. Russian and foreign classical music, works of modern composer, arrangements of melodies and jazz rhythms. The matter is that each instrumentalist of the group is a splendid soloist. All arrangements are made by the musicians of the ensemble.


The ensemble won The First Prize of the All Russian Competition of Folk Instrumentalists among several other awards. The musicians of the ensemble are honourable citizens of Dulmen (Germany). The Group appeared on the stage of Tchaikovsky Concert Hall and other high-status stages in Russia.

They were applauded also in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Malta, Brazil, Argentina, the USA, Poland, Turkey, N. Korea, Afghanistan and China.


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