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Published on Nov 24, 2008
K.Weil - Mekki-Messer The Timbre Russian Accordion Group was founded in Moscow in the year 1982 by Valeri Somorov. There where five musicians in the Group until today: Paul Zaitsev, Viacheslav Stoma, Aleksej Kochurov, Michail Dmitrokopulo, Viacheslav Kuzminskiy (art.director of the group). In the ensemble are only promovated solists. This is the only professional group in Russia, which plays the unique instruments made by the Russian Engineer Nikolai Kosorukov and called timbre accordions. Those instruments dont have any analogues in the world. Their sound quality resembles closely that of symphonic orchestra wind instruments made of brass or wood. So they were called Oboe, Clarinet, French horn and Tuba. The traditional multitimbral accordion is also used in the Group. Included in the repertoire of the Group are works of Russian and foreign classical compositions, folk songs from all over the world, Jazz and contempory music. At the present the Timbre Russian Accordion Group is the leader of all Russian accordion ensembles. It has made a lot of recordings on the radio and TV. The Group has record many CDs as well. The musicians gave Concerts in many countries of the world: Germany, Switzerland, France, Greece, Finland, Holland, Italy, Portugal and many more. They are also winners of all Russian (Moscow 1985, Tula 1986, Sverdlovsk 1990, Moscow 1997, 2007) and several foreign competitions: Grand Prix International (France 1991), Citta di Castelfidardo (Italy 1991). 19 of July 2004 all members of the Group was award of the Title of Honour Artist of Russia. It was edict by President of Russia V.Putin.