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Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova from New York - певица Ирина Загорнова из Нью-Йорка

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Singer Irina Zagornova (Russian: Ирина Загорнова) is a native of Samara, Russia. She graduated with high level honors from the Musorgsky College of Russian music in St. Petersburg (Russian folk singing, classical piano). Irina is the only one professionally trained actively performing singer in New York area who learned Russian traditional folk singing.

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Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova
Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova

Photos by Yuriy Balan, Queens, New York, October 13th, 2018

Irina Zagornova, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, photo credit Yuriy Balan Irina Zagornova, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, photo credit Yuriy Balan Irina Zagornova, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, photo credit Yuriy Balan Irina Zagornova, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, photo credit Yuriy Balan
Irina Zagornova, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, photo credit Yuriy Balan Irina Zagornova, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, photo credit Yuriy Balan Irina Zagornova, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, photo credit Yuriy Balan

10-02-2019. Kids party in Downtown New York City

On Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019, from 7 to 8pm members of New York Russian Balalaika Trio Leonid Bruk (balalaika contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka), and and folk singer Irina Zagornova performed during kid's party in downtown Manhattan. The program of performance included Russian dance workshop, interactive games, Russian music and songs.

New York Russian Balalaika Trio, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova, Downtown New York City, 10-02-2019, Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
Irina Zagornova, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov

"Kalinka" - Trio Barynya and Irina Zagornova

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08-16-2019. Upper West Side Manhattan. Private party.

On Friday, August 16th, 2019 balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, folk singer Irina Zagornova, garmoshka player Mikhail Smirnov and contrabass balalalaika player Leonid Bruk performed mix of Russian, Cossack, Ukrainian, and Gypsy songs during private party in Manhattan's Upper West Side. Exact address: 310 West 72nd Street, apt 2c, New York City, NY.

08-16-2019, Russian Balalaika Trio, Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova, Midtown West, Manhattan, NY, Friday, August 16th, 2019
Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Irina Zagornova, Leonid Bruk

10-13-2018. Concert at the Freeport High School in Freeport, New York

On Saturday, October 13th, 2018 ensemble Barynya performed 90 min concert sponsored by Freeport Community Concert Association (FCCA) at the Freeport High School, 50 S Brookside Ave, Freeport, NY 11520. Cast of Barynya ensemble included dancer Vladimir Nikitin, singer Irina Zagornova, contrabass balalaika player Leonid Bruk, dancer, choreographer, singer Valentina Kvasova, dancer Alexander Rudoy, dancer/singer Simona Zhukovski, dancer Serhiy Tsyganok, dancer Irina Biryukova, dancer Konstantin Tulinov, dancer Olga Yeliseyeva, dancer Olga Chpitalnaia, dancer Ilia Pankratov, dancer Alisa Egorova, balalaika virtuoso Elina Karokhina, and artistic director, singer, garmoshka, and guitar player Mikhail Smirnov.

Russian Dance, Song and Music ensemble Barynya, Artistic Director Mikhail Smirnov, Saturday, October 13, 2018, Freeport High School, Freeport Community Concert Association, FCCA, Freeport, Long Island, New York, photo credit Yuriy Balan, Valentina Kvasova, Alexander Rudoy, Simona Zhukovski, Serhiy Tsyganok, Irina Biryukova, Konstantin Tulinov, Olga Yeliseyeva, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ilia Pankratov, Vladimir Nikitin, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Irina Zagornova, Alisa Egorova
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01-13-2018. New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY. APAP showcase.

Saturday, January 13th, 2018, 8:40pm. APAP (Association of Performing Arts Professionals) showcase in NYC. New York Hilton Midtown, Regent Parlor 2nd Floor, 1335 Avenue of The Americas, New York, NY 10019. Cast: Vladimir Nikitin, Konstantin Tulinov, Dinara Subaeva, Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Irina Zagornova, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk.

Valentina Kvasova, Alisa Egorova, Elina Karokhina, Irina Zagornova, Leonid Bruk, 01-13-2018, New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY.  APAP showcase, Saturday, January 13th, 2018
01-13-2018. New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY. APAP showcase

05-09-2017. Victory Day in Weston, CT - День Победы в Коннектикуте

День Победы в Коннектикуте, Victory Day Celebration, Weston, CT
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12-12-2015. Restaurant Romanoff Brooklyn, NY

On Saturday, December 12th, 2015 Barynya Balalaika Trio, singer Irina Zagornova, dancers Olga Chpitalnaia, Valentina Kvasova, A.Lapidas, Iliya Pankratov performed a show at popular Russian restaurant Romanoff in Brooklyn, New York. Exact address: 2670 Coney Island Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235.

12-12-2015, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Irina Zagornova, Barynya Balalaika Trio, Restaurant Romanoff Brooklyn, NY, Saturday, December 12th, 2015
Restaurant Romanoff Brooklyn, NY

02-28-2015. Polish Community Center, Albany New York

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 12:45pm – 1:30pm, 2:45pm – 3:30pm, 4:05pm – 4:50pm. 3 performances at the Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, New York 12205. New Russia Cultural Center's Russian festival. Cast: Andrei Kisselev (dancer), Yana Volkova (dancer), Irina Zagornova (singer), Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov.

Irina Zagornova, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk, Polish Community Center, 225 Washington Ave. Ext, Albany NY 12205
Polish Community Center, Albany New York

09-21-2014. St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral & Church of Our Lady of Tikhvin in Howell, NJ

On Sunday, September 21st, 2014 Barynya Balalaika Trio (Leonid Bruk, , Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina) and folk singer Irina Zagornova performed at the Russianfest on the grounds of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral & Church of Our Lady of Tikhvin, 200 Alexander Avenue, Howell, New Jersey 07731.

09-21-2014, Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, Irina Zagornova, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral & Church of Our Lady of Tikhvin, 200 Alexander Avenue, Howell, New Jersey  07731, Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Irina Zagornova, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral & Church of Our Lady of Tikhvin, Howell, NJ


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08-30-2013. Kislak Camp, Lakewood, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

Friday, August 30th, 2013. 1 hour performance at the Kislak Camp, 119 Woods Rd, Lakewood, PA 18439. Leonid Bruk, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Irina Zagornova.

Friday, August 30th, 2013, Russian Balalaika Trio, Leonid Bruk, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Irina Zagornova, 08-30-2013, Kislak Camp, Lakewood, PA, Wayne County, Pennsylvania
Kislak Camp, Lakewood, PA, Wayne County, Pennsylvania

07-10-2013. Sarasota, Florida

Wednesday, July 10th through Sunday, July 14th, 2013 musicians of Barynya Balalaika trio (Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk) and Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova performed during the Balalaika and Domra Association of America (BDAA) 35th Annual Convention in Sarasota, Florida.

Balalaika Trio, Mikhail Smirnov, Elina Karokhina, Leonid Bruk, singer Irina Zagornova, Sarasota, Florida
Leonid Bruk, Irina Zagornova, Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Sarasota, Florida

01-19-2011. Performance during basketball game NJ NETS vs Utah JAZZ, Prudential Center arena in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Musicians Alexandre Tseytlin (violin), Leonid Bruk (bass, balalaika-contrabass), Elina Karokhina (balalaika), Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar), singer Alexander Menshikov, and singer Irina Zagornova entertained during the New Jersey Nets VIP reception. The guest list included NETS owner (Mikhail Prokhorov), the Russian Ambassador to the UN (H.E. Vitaly Ivanovich Churkin), and the Russian Consul General (Honorable Andrey Konstantinovich Yushmanov).

Russian band NJ NETS January 19, 2011
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12-16-2010. Russian consulate NYC, New York, USA

Elina Karokhina, Mikhail Smirnov, Leonid Bruk and singer Irina Zagornova at the RUSAL USA corporate party.

Barynya at the Russian Consulate NYC
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09-14-2010, Untermyer Park, Yonkers, New York

It has been the first time in 2010 when singers Irina Zagornova (soprano) performed with Barynya during the same concert. Elina Karokhina (balalaika) and Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass) have played a new arrangement of the Sailors dance for balalaika and balalaika-contrabass. Video Alisa Yegorova, video editing L.Bruk. Photos by L.Bruk and I. Fridman. See all photos and videos from this concert here.

Irina Zagornova
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May 2010, Russian consulate NYC, New York, USA

Performance at the Russian Consulate NYC with singer Sergey Pobedinskiy, violinist virtuoso Valery Zhmud, famous Russian singer Baskov, and contrbass balalaika player Leonid Bruk.

2010. Russian Consulate NYC.  Sergey Pobedinskiy, Valery Zhmud, Baskov, Irina Zagornova, Leonid Bruk.  Click to see larger photo

10-04-2009. Van Nostrand Theatre, Suffolk College, Brentwood, New York

Cast: Mikhail Smirnov (vocals, garmoshka), Alexander Menshikov (vocals), Lev Zabeginsky (balalaika), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Roman Ivanoff (percussions), Serge Rogozin (balalaika), Yan Khmel (bayan), Irina Zagornova (vocals), Kagarov sisters (vocals), Dancers: Alexey Maltsev, Danila Sherstobitov, Aliaksandr Anatska, Alexander Rudoy, Valentina Kvasova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Ksenya Hentisz, Olga Yeliseyeva.

Barynya concert on Sunday, October 4th, 2009 at  Suffolk County Community College, Van Nostrand Theatre, Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, New York
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"Meadowland's Duck" - «Утушка моя луговая»


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09-18-2008. Mikhail Gorbachev's Liberty Medal Award Gala, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia, PA

Mikhail Gorbachev's Liberty Medal Award Gala 2008 Ensemble Barynya performed during diner Gala after the Liberty Medal 2008 was presented to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev by President George H.W. Bush. Official ceremony took place on Thursday, September 18, 2008 at The National Constitution Center located at 525 Arch St. on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall... letter of recommendation.

Eight Barynya dancers, four musicians and three singers entertained a black-tie dinner for more than 1,000 guests. Audience included President George H. W. Bush, Tom Brokaw, Dikembe Mutumbo and Van Cliburn. Barynya performed both concert music and dance throughout the evening. President's Bush and Gorbachev were thrilled. World known concert pianist Van Cliburn shake hands with the balalaika virtuoso Lev Zabeginsky. MC of the evening, American television journalist Tom Brokaw, used one of our microphones to do the toasts. He was standing next to Barynya musicians on the stage.

Barynya performers: Mikhail Smirnov (garmoshka, guitar, vocals), Alex Siniavski (balalaika, Gypsy guitar), Leonid Bruk (balalaika-contrabass), Lev Zabeginsky (balalaika), Yan Khmel (bayan); singers: Alexander Menshikov, Irina Zagornova and Diana Bruk; dancers: Anna Brovkina, Valentina Kvasova, Natalia Ejova, Olga Chpitalnaia, Andrei Kisselev, Ilia Pankratov, Vitaly Verterich and Alexey Maltsev.

Barynya at Mikhail Gorbachev's Liberty Medal Award Gala 2008
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Highland Park, New Jersey, January 13, 2007

Ensemble Barynya performance in Highland Park, New Jersey, USA January 2007
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Irina was studied folk singing and classical piano.  She has performed as a featured artist with various ensembles in Russia, USA, Denmark, Germany, Yugoslavia and many other countries.

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Мы на лодочке катались

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Что мне горе

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Рябинушка

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Утушка

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Купец

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Ивушки

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Бирюзовые златы колечики

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Маруся раз два три

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Во кузнице

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"There is no grief" ("Shto Nam Gore") video sample

As an expert in Russian musical folklore, Irina sings in the authentic Russian "open-throat" style characteristic of Russian Folk Singing and has collected material on several expeditions throughout Russia.

Irina Zagornova with Russian folk Ensemble: Natasha Smirnov, Svetlana Yankovskaya, Gennady Gutkin, Lev Zabeginsky, Misha Smirnov, Leon Bruk, Sergey Riabtsev and Yuriy Vodolaga Irina Zagornova with Russian folk Ensemble: Natasha Smirnov, Svetlana Yankovskaya, Gennady Gutkin, Lev Zabeginsky, Misha Smirnov, Leon Bruk, Sergey Riabtsev and Yuriy Vodolaga Irina Zagornova with Russian folk Ensemble: Natasha Smirnov, Svetlana Yankovskaya, Gennady Gutkin, Lev Zabeginsky, Misha Smirnov, Leon Bruk, Sergey Riabtsev and Yuriy Vodolaga
Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova at Russian Cabaret "Moscow"
with Russian-Gypsy folk dance and music Ensemble
New York City, New York, USA

Her ebullient personality and dynamic stage presence are exceptionally well-suited to the playful manner in which these humorous love songs are traditionally performed.

Russian garmoshka player Mikhail Smirnov, psychotherapist 
Anatoliy Kashpirovskiy, singer Irina Zagornova
accordionist Mikhail Smirnov, psychotherapist Anatoliy Kashpirovskiy, singer Irina Zagornova

Irina Zagornova has particularly excelled in the genre known as chastushki, or ditties.

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Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova is performing
famous traditional Russian romance "There is no grief"
Maslenitsa - Russian Pancake Feast
Nyack, New York State

As the Independent of London described one of Irina's resent performances, "There was no ignoring Irina.  She heralled her entry on the stage with sudden high yelp...and there she is...warbling and tap dancing with merry abandon to the joyful strains of her bayan accompanist.  Irina has us all spellbound.

Irina Zagornova with Russian folk Ensemble: Natasha Smirnov, Svetlana Yankovskaya, Gennady Gutkin, Lev Zabeginsky, Misha Smirnov, Leon Bruk, Sergey Riabtsev and Yuriy Vodolaga Irina Zagornova with Russian folk Ensemble: Natasha Smirnov, Svetlana Yankovskaya, Gennady Gutkin, Lev Zabeginsky, Misha Smirnov, Leon Bruk, Sergey Riabtsev and Yuriy Vodolaga
Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova at Russian Cabaret "Moscow"
with Russian-Gypsy folk dance and music Ensemble
New York City, New York, USA

Most recently, Ms. Zagornova toured the US with the group"Russian Tornado" and Mannheim Steamroller.  As always, she shared the stage with her daughter and fellow singer Diana.

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Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova is performing
famous traditional Russian romance "There is no grief"
Maslenitsa - Russian Pancake Feast
Nyack, New York State

Her repertoire includes dances, musical games and folk rituals as well as the best-known Russian folk songs.  Irina Zagornova and her group, Slavic Echoes, is available for concerts, festivals, as private functions.

Irina Zagornova with Russian folk Ensemble: Natasha Smirnov, Svetlana Yankovskaya, Gennady Gutkin, Lev Zabeginsky, Misha Smirnov, Leon Bruk, Sergey Riabtsev and Yuriy Vodolaga
Russian folk singer Irina Zagornova,
Russian folk duo Misha and Natasha from Russia
performing Russian folk songs
Kalilnka, Katyusha, Moscow Nights
New York City, New York, USA
Contact information: email msmirnov@yahoo.com, phone/text (201) 981-2497

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