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2017 Grand Prize Winner of the
$100,000 M-Prize Competition

Coming out firing behind a ferocious interplay between the strings of a balalaika... and domra... Russian Renaissance executed with speed and precision
— M-Live

Grand Prize Winner of the $100,000 M-Prize Competition, Russian Renaissance performs 
“high-caliber traditional folk music through a modern lens.” Their works range from tango to Russian folk songs to Duke Ellington, creating a fun, yet soulful, approach in unique crossover and fusion styles.

In their prizewinning performance below, Russian Renaissance vividly demonstrates their fresh and compelling take on folk and world music, played on traditional instruments that have been conveying joy and sadness for centuries. The musicians' virtuosity and soul promise performances that are bound to captivate their cheering audiences for years to come.

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Prize Winning Performance from 2017 $100,000 M-Prize Competition

Ivan Kuznetsov, balalaika
Anastasia Zakharova, domra
Alexander Tarasov, accordion
Ivan Vinogradov, balalaika contrabasso