Records available

CD canto:). Hortus Musicus

DVD In the Mystical Land of Kaydara. Peeter Vähi

DVD Coppélia. A ballet by Léo Delibes

CD-series Great Maestros. Beethoven, Brahms. Kalle Randalu, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Neeme Järvi

CD Quarter of a Century with Friends. Arsis, Rémi Boucher, Oliver Kuusik, Rauno Elp

Super Audio CD Maria Magdalena. Sevara Nazarkhan, Riga Dom Cathedral Boys Choir, State Choir Latvija, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra

CD Jerusalem. Hortus Musicus

LP Contra aut pro? Toomas Velmet, Neeme Järvi, Estonian National Symphony Orchestra, Arvo Pärt

CD The Soul of Fire. Age Juurikas


Excellent group frpm St Petersburg: Mikhail Krylov (bayan-accordion), Kirill Evseev (balalaika), Anna Shatilova (alto domra), Darya Nefedova (bass-balalaika), Ksenia Kvochko (bayan-accordion).


ESSE-Quintet is a bright modern ensemble, playing on folk instruments. The ensemble was created in 2007 by the students of the St Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts and Rimsky-Korsakov St Petersburg State Conservatory. All the members of the ensemble are very charming, artistic and are masterly musicians. On their technically and timbre wise unique instruments, they have control over; works written in the genres of folk and classical music, in all their rich variety of styles and songs, as well as the compositions made in a currently popular style “classical crossover”, where complex musical image is created using intonations of different genres and styles.
EsseQuinet300Legendary Tomas Broman, one of the founders of the international organization called WOMAD and the artistic director of more than 175 festivals, held in 27 countries of the world, said regarding the performance of the ensemble at the Terem Crossover competition: “ESSE-Quintet from St Petersburg are great. … these young people are fantastic musicians and deploy the by now familiar folk instrument line-up of balalaika, accordion and lute in a dazzling and witty performance… But this lot would be a triumph at any UK festival”.
In a short period of time the ensemble has become the winner and holder of Grand Prix at 6 international competitions, held in Russia, Italy, Sweden and France. Currently it is the most titled ensemble of the Northern capital of Russia.
Versatility of the program, amazing musical arrangements; creating the impression of the sound of a real orchestra; imagery performance and soulful solo are the characteristic signs of this ensemble.
The ensemble maintains active concert activity in Russia and Europe.

I Prize at I international competition of performers of national instruments Prikamye 2008, Perm (Russia), 2008
Grand Prix at the international competition Citta di Lanciano, Lanciano (Italy), 2009
I Prize at the international competition of music of Astor Piazzolla of Libertango, Lanciano (Italy), 2009
Grand Prix at the international competition Silver Tuning Fork, St Petersburg, (Russia), 2009
Finalists of I international musical competition Terem Crossover, St Petersburg, (Russia), 2010
Grand Prix at I international musical competition in Stockholm (Sweden), 2010
Grand Prix at the international competition of bayan-accordion players in Roubaix (France), 2010
I Prize at 48th international competition in Klingenthal (Germany), 2011
First Youth Award of the Government of St Petersburg (Russia), 2011
I Prize at 65th international competition Coupe Mondiale, Spoleto (Italy), 2012


Download photo of ESSE-Quintet, colour, jpg, 300 dpi, 6 MB


ESSEQuintet107ESSE-Quintet. Grand Prix Music
player Astor Piazzolla. Oblivion, fragm, 2 min 59 sec, mp3, 320 Kbps



Since January 1st, 2012 represented by ERP
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