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The Psaltery Players of Russia - performance

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The state orchestra "the gusli players of Russia"
a unique team, which has no analogues in the world.

In the orchestra at the same time presents all kinds of antique musical instrument harp:

  • is using (Araucaria) – Piccolo, prima, Alto,
  • plucked (Psalterium),
  • keyboard (orchestral),

and also Mari gusli and the Armenian Canon.


the facts section of the orchestra


In addition to the leading facts of the group in the band uses harmonics, accordions, folk wind instruments, as well as some symphonic instruments (brass and woodwind, piano) and pop (bass guitar, synthesizer, drums) bands.

group, Bayan, bass guitar and percussion

group woodwinds

the brass section

The orchestra is dedicated to the traditions of professional music playing on folk instruments (mainly on the harp).

The orchestra was established by decision of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation in 1988 as the Chamber orchestra of the hussars with the Moscow regional state Philharmonic society. For outstanding contribution to the preservation, development and promotion of national gusli musical heritage in 1994 by decision of the Government of the Russian Federation the Chamber orchestra of the hussars was given the name "gusla players of Russia" and it received the status of the state team at the Ministry of culture of the Moscow region.

Artistic Director of the group, Professor Yury Evtushenkois one of the leading educators of the country on the harp (she runs a class at the Moscow state Institute of culture), the author of the Practical course of the game using the harp. Chief conductor of the orchestra Maxim Evtushenko also leads the class of harp at the Moscow state Institute of culture. In addition, while working in a music College. Academy of music, he has released a large number of young musicians psaltery players. Many pupils these classes later became the orchestra "the gusli players of Russia", and also toured with solo performances.

Principled position of the orchestra is the diversity of its repertoire: it includes not only arrangements of folk songs and folk tunes, but also compositions by contemporary composers, the works of Russian and world musical classics in original, unique arrangements for "the facts of the orchestra".


"Gusla players of Russia" cooperating with the leading soloists of musical theatres of Russia: the Bolshoi theatre, Music theatre. K. S. Stanislavsky and VL.And. Nemirovich-Danchenko, etc., More than half of all the concert orchestra is a vocal-instrumental compositions: folk songs, Russian romances, arias from operas and operettas, songs of the XX century.

In the orchestra are honored artists of the Russian Federation, honored artists of the Moscow region, the winners of national and international competitions. Among the musicians, there are artists younger than 25 years.

Since 1989, the orchestra has toured in Spain, Yugoslavia and Italy (Sicily). In 1992 I opened the first festival "Slavianski Bazaar" in Vitebsk. From 1992 to 1998, the orchestra toured Western Europe with concert programs "Tsar bell", "Russian Christmas", "an Evening of Russian romance" and "Melody of dreams", was performed at the Central Opera and Philharmonic venues in Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland and Spain.

The team has participated in festivals in different regions of Russia, toured in Bulgaria, performed at the most prestigious concert venues, including at the State Kremlin Palace.

During its existence the orchestra has released four compact disk, additionally, in 2018, came improved and expanded reissue of the CD "Silver liquid".


  • 1992 – "Slavic Bazaar" (Vitebsk) – medal and diploma
  • 1994 – prize of the Jade dragon (China)
  • 1996-1997 – "Crystal Apple" (Smolensk)
  • 2003 – the First festival of music of Russian estates "Noble seasons" – the diploma of the winner
  • 2004 – "SADKO" (Moscow)
  • 2004 – 30th festival of Russian music in honor of the 165th anniversary of the birthday of modest Mussorgsky, and the 160th anniversary of the birth of Nikolai.. Rimsky-Korsakov (Pskov) – letter of appreciation
  • 2004 – XXXV all-Russian festival of arts "Russian music" (Veliky Novgorod) – thanks
  • 2004 – XV Festival of arts named after A. K. Liadov (Borovichi) – letter of appreciation
  • 2005 – the 60th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war (Podolsk) – thanks
  • 2006 – Music festival "Live antiquity" (Rostov Veliky) – diploma
  • 2006 – diploma from the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Bulgaria (Sofia)
  • 2007 – international festival of Slavic peoples at the friendship monument on the border of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, "Slavonic unity – 2007" (Bryansk) – thanks
  • 2007 – the Celebratory program "Russia with love", devoted to national unity Day (Moscow) – diploma of the Committee for interregional relations and national policy of Moscow
  • 2007 – XV international festival of sacred music "mighty God" (Mogilev) – diploma
  • 2015 – XXIII international Festival of arts "Transfiguration" (Yaroslavl) – diploma
  • 2015 – the III international festival of performers on old string plucked instruments "Sadko" (Krasnogorsk, Zvenigorod, Moscow) – diploma
  • 2015 – I Meeting them open festival of folk art "gold village" – thank you letter
  • 2016 – Outdoor television international competition-festival "Talents of Russia in the Year of the Russian cinema" (Yaroslavl – Moscow) – diploma of 1 degree
  • 2017 – VII international festival of arts "the Road to Christmas" (Moscow) – diploma of the winner
  • 2017 – I all-Russian festival of folk art "Dance and sing, my Russia" (Moscow) – diploma
  • 2018 – the II all-Russian festival of folk art "Dance and sing, my Russia" (Moscow) – a landmark gift from the office of the President of the Russian Federation: the harp is made from wood of the Kremlin Christmas tree 2018
  • 2019 – Governor's Christmas tree 2019 (Chekhov) – gratitude to the Deputy Minister of education of Moscow region E. A. Mikhailova for the high professionalism in the performance in the musical play "the Road to Christmas"

...All who attended the concert and hear the sound of the orchestra of gusla players, will long remain in the memory of the sense of touch to centuries-old deep and wonderful culture of the Russian people!

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