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Impromptu Duo
The duet is characterize by a bright, unusual, dynamic sound, since the parties in the ensemble are of equal value the duet «Impromptu Duo» can be called a «duet of soloists»
Impromptu Duo is the winner of various International competitions.
The group has existed since 2004. Musicians actively perform in Russia and abroad.
Andrey Subbotin
BALALAIKA
Andrey Subbotin was born in 1972 in Moscow. He graduated from the Moscow College of Music of A.Shnitke and the Russian Academy of Music Gnesinyh, class balalaika. He studied with the Laureate of International Competitions, honored artist of Russia V.B.Boldyreva. From 1993 till 2002 - Accompanist and soloist of the ensemble of Russian folk instruments "Old Moscow". As part of the ensemble, he collaborated with such musicians as A.Tsygankov (domra), I.Senin (balalaika) laureate of international competitions, etc. Andrey Subbotin is also the author of own original arrangements for the ensembles.
Ekaterina Pushkarenko
GUITAR

Ekaterina Pushkarenko was born in 1984 in Irkutsk. She started practicing music at the age of 6 in her father's class, a guitar teacher. Then Ekaterina studied with the honored artist of Russia V.V. Kozlov in the Music College of Tchaikovsky in Chelyabinsk. At the Gnesiny School, E.Pushkarenko's teachers were composer A. Vinitsky, and laureate of international competitions A. V. Bardin. Then the training was continued by the associate professor of the State Classical Academy E.Yu. Finkelstein. Ekaterina Pushkarenko is winner of many international competitions.

Impromptu Duo
Impromptu Duo was created in 2004. Its participants are laureates of international competitions and festivals. Ekaterina Pushkarenko (guitar) and Andrey Subbotin (balalaika) are musicians high class. The duet is characterize by a bright, unusual, dynamic sound, since the parties in the ensemble are of equal value the duet Impromptu Duo can be called a «duet of soloists»

Musicians write original arrangements, make their own arrangements and attract modern composers to creative work. The duet's repertoire includes arrangements for popular melodies, masterpieces of classic miniatures and virtuoso variations on Russian themes. Currently, the duet actively gives concerts in different parts of Russia and abroad.
«Impromptu Duo» biography
1
2005 - 2013
2005 «Impromptu Duo» CD released

Active cooperation with Russian Philharmonic societies:
Orel Philharmonic (2005,2007,2008,20010,2011,2013)
with different programs.
The Petrozavodsk Philharmonic (2006,2008,2012)
The Vologda Philharmonic (2011)
Cherepovets Philharmonic (2008)
The Chelyabinsk Philharmonic. Organ hall (2007)
Ekaterinburg Philharmonic (2006, 2008, 2010.)
Ufa Philharmonic ( 2011)
Irkutsk Philharmonic society (2004.,2007.)
Peter and Paul Philharmonic (Kazakhstan 2007, 2009.)
Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic (2009)
Kirov Philharmonic (2010)
Arkhangelsk Philharmonic (2008.)
Simferopol Philharmonic (2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013)
2
2014
Big concert tour in the cities of South Korea.
A series of TV programs about the work of Impromptu Duo
on the South West TV.
3
2015
Participation in the International musical project dedicated to the works of the composer Simon Shurin( Austria, Vienna). Specifically for this project by A. Subbotin and by E. Pushkarenko, wrote the treatment, and made arrangements of five of the composer's works.
As part of this project, concerts were organized in the cities of Russia (N. Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Podolsk, Vologda, Cherepovets). The culmination of the project was a concert, which was held with great success in Prague (Czech Republic) in the concert hall of the Russian cultural center.
4
2016
Impromptu Duo was invited to Paphos (Cyprus)
for a lecture-concert "Russian music"
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