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Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov. Photo by Leonid Bruk
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Balalaika Duo. Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov
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Orlando, Florida, February 18th, 2017

Orlando Public Library, 11am
Russian Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Orlando, Florida, February 18-2017, Orlando Public Library
Russian Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Orlando, Florida, February 2017, Orlando Public Library
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Hiawassee Public Library, 3pm
Russian Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Florida, February 2017, 
Hiawassee Public Library, Orlando, FL
Russian Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Florida, February 2017, Hiawassee Public Library, Orlando, FL
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Private party in New York City

Russian Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, New York City, 2016
Russian Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, New York City, 2016
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BAZAAR @ Mercer County Park, 05-22-2016

Russian Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, New Jersey, Mercer County Park, May 22, 2016
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Synodal Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of the Sign, New York, New York, 02-22-2015

NY Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, New York, Russian Orthodox, Maslenitsa Celebration, Synodal Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of the Sign, February 22, 2015  Balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, Prince Vladimir K. Galitzine, New York, Russian Orthodox Maslenitsa Celebration, Synodal Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of the Sign, February 22, 2015  NY Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, New York, Russian Orthodox, Maslenitsa Celebration, Synodal Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of the Sign, February 22, 2015

NY Balalaika Duo {Elina Karokhina and Mikhail Smirnov} performed during Russian Orthodox Maslenitsa ( ) celebration at the Synodal Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of the Sign, 75 East 93rd Street, New York, NY 10128-1331 on Sunday, February 22, 2015. On the photo in the middle balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina with Prince Vladimir K. Galitzine.

Elina Karokhina with Mariinsky Theatre at BAM in Brooklyn, NY 01-14-2015

Elina Karokhina, Valery Gergiev, BAM, Howard Gilman Opera House, Brooklyn, New York, January 14, 2015
Elina Karokhina with famous Russian conductor Valery Gergiev

On January 14, 2015 Elina Karokhina was selected to performed balalaika part with Mariinsky Theatre from St. Petersburg, Russia in Rodion Shchedrin's opera "The Enchanted Wanderer" at the BAM - Howard Gilman Opera House in Brooklyn, New York. Some photos and video from Shchedrins rarely staged musical treasure, based on the story by Nikolai Leskov are available on Barynya website

State Capella of Saint Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia

Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, St.Petersburg, Russia, St. Petersburg State Capella
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Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Concert Hall "St. Petersburg State Capella", St.Petersburg, Russia
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Russian Restaurant "Nasha Rasha", New York, New York

Photos of the New York based Red Army Russian Balalaika Duo in the Red Army costumes from one of the best Russian restaurants in New York City, Nasha Rasha, 4 W 19th street, New York, NY, phone (212) 929-4444. Both musicians are available for hire in NYC (New York City), New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and other states.

Red Army Russian Balalaika Duo, Nasha Rasha NYC
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Russian Heritage Festival in New York City 06-21-2013

Photos by www.GoshaArt.com (Gosha Shif) from NYC Balalaika Duo's performance at the Russian Heritage Festival in New York City on Friday, June 21st, 2013.

NYC Balalaika Duo. Photo by www.GoshaArt.com
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NYC Balalaika Duo. Photo by www.GoshaArt.com
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NYC Balalaika Duo. Photo by www.GoshaArt.com
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NYC Balalaika Duo
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NYC Balalaika Duo. Photo by Mikhail Smirnov
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Photo of Elina Karokhina and Mikhail Smirnov with the Bride and Groom in the New York Times on March 17, 2017 (wedding fashion section)

Elina Karokhina and Mikhail Smirnov played during Russian-born mezzo-soprano Ksenia Berestovskaya and an American drummer Christopher Oquist's wedding reception at the Russian restaurant Mari Vanna in New York City. Article about that wedding written by VINCENT M. MALLOZZI called "A Pessimist and an Optimist, Building a Life in Sync" appeared in the fashion/wedding section in New York Times on March 17, 2017.

NY Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Ksenia Berestovskaya, Christopher Oquist, wedding reception, Russian restaurant, Mari Vanna, New York City, photo Credit: Jessica Lehrman for the New York Times NY Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Ksenia Berestovskaya, Christopher Oquist, wedding reception, Russian restaurant, Mari Vanna, New York City, photo Credit: Jessica Lehrman for the New York Times The celebration included jugs of vodka and a continuous loop of folk songs from the old country performed by NY Balalaika Duo Mikhail Smirnov and Elina Karokhina. Of her new husband, Ms. Berestovskaya said, "He taught me how to love."  Photo Credit: Jessica Lehrman for The New York Times, NY Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina The wedding celebration at Mari Vanna, a restaurant in the Flatiron district with a heavy Russian accent.  Photo Credit: Jessica Lehrman for The New York Times, NY Balalaika Duo, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina
The wedding celebration at Mari Vanna, a restaurant in the Flatiron district with a heavy Russian accent. The celebration included jugs of vodka and a continuous loop of folk songs from the old country performed by NY Balalaika Duo Mikhail Smirnov and Elina Karokhina. Of her new husband, Ms. Berestovskaya said, "He taught me how to love." Photo Credit: Jessica Lehrman for The New York Times.

April 29th, 2010. Balalaika Piano Duo, wedding ceremony in Boston, MA

Balalaika/Piano Duo led by Elina Karokhina provided music for wedding ceremony on April 29th, 2010 in Boston, MA. The music included The Swan (Le Cygne) from Carnival of the Animals by Saint-Saens, "Here Comes The Bride" Wedding March, J.S.Bach - Arioso from Cantata BWV 156 (Adagio), Ave Maria - Schubert, "CANON IN D" by PACHELBEL, WEDDING MARCH by MENDELSSOHN, "CLAIR DE LUNE" by DEBUSSY, and other selections.

Balalaika and Piano Duo, Classical Music for wedding ceremony, Elina Karokhina

Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, New York, 2016 (private party)

NYC Balalaika Duo. Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov
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Concert at the Adult Care Center in Brooklyn, New York

Elina Karokhina, Adult Care Center, Brooklyn, New York

Concert at the Mahwah Public Library in Mahwah, New Jersey

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Concert at the Mahwah Public Library, Mahwah, New Jersey.

Russian balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, Mahwah, NJ, Mahwah Public Library, New Jersey
Russian balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, Mahwah, NJ, Mahwah Public Library, New Jersey

Russian garmoshka player/singer Mikhail Smirnov, Mahwah, NJ, Mahwah Public Library, New Jersey
Russian garmoshka player/singer Mikhail Smirnov, Mahwah, NJ, Mahwah Public Library, New Jersey

CONTACT INFORMATION: email msmirnov@yahoo.com, phone: (201)-981-2497.

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