Krasnoyarsk Regional Philharmonic

Ensemble “Freemen”


Andrew Bulatnikov

Artistic director of the ensemble

The band is over 20 years old, it was formed in 1991. That time there were extraordinary young professionals – the graduates from Krasnoyarsk Academy of Music and Theatre: I.Gorbunova (domra), A.Kassachkov (balalaika), K.Gavrin (double bass) E.Karlov (drums), the director A.Bullatnikov (bayan) and also the soloist of Krasnoyarsk Theatre of Opera and Ballet V.Osipov and the soloist of Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic D.Popova.

The ensemble “Freemen” is a laureate of the 1st Siberian Contest n.a. B. Feoctistov, a winner of 4 Grand prix and the Big Gold Medal of the International Contest in SAR.

The repertoire is very diverse, giving the audience Russian folk songs, classic pieces, romances and the funny potpourri made of the popular rock compositions.

The ensemble is constantly touring the cities of Krasnoyarsky Krai and beyond, participates in numerous festivals.

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The ensemble “Freemen” is a laureate of the 1st Siberian Contest n.a. B. Feoctistov, a winner of 4 Grand prix and the Big Gold Medal of the International Contest in SAR.

The concerts:

“Such different men” – Italian pop music of the 70s-80s, the songs from the repertoire of the legendary group “The Beatles”, traditional Russian “Yablochko” (Apple), “Barynya” (Landlady), “Tsyganochka” (Gypsy Girl) and Polish “Krakowiak”, potpourri on songs of VIA “Lube”.

“Russian Heart Strings” – arias, romances, Russian folk songs, popular songs of the 60s-70s, the new instrumental arrangements.

“I’ll Give You the Whole World” – songs of Edward Gil and Sofia Rotaru, Italian hits and songs from the repertoire of the legendary group “The Beatles.”

There are other performances of “Freemen” such as “His Majesty – the Dance” (lecture-concert on the history of classical, folk and modern dance), “When The Soul Is Singing,” “If It Had Not Been Winter”, “The Song Russian Soul”, the children’s program “Fairy Tale in Music” (lecture-concert on the musical language visual media).

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