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After a distinguished soloist's career in Russia, Gennady Zut immigrated to the United States in 1992. Accompanied by the accomplished pianist, Tatyana Zut, Mr. Zut has become a major attraction in chamber , community and university concert series.

Soon after arriving in the U.S., Neeme Jarvi, Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, hailed Mr. Zut as "an outstanding virtuoso performer" and invited him to play at the Detroit Symphony's summer music festival at Meadowbrook. The classical Meadowbrook audience welcomed Mr. Zut with a standing ovation for his performance of Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. The same year, Mr. Zut received critical acclaim for his solo recital at the "Tchiakovsky and the Russians" series presented by the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University. The Toledo Blade called his performance "a concert of superb artistry", praising Mr. Zut as a "truly communicative stylist".

Mr. Zut has recently been featured soloist with several chamber series, including the American Artists Series, the Lyric Chamber Ensemble, and performed at Ann Arbor's Kerrytown Concert House. In 1996, Maestro Neeme Jarvi invited Mr. Zut to perform Eduard Tubin's "Concerto for Balalaika and Orchestra" with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a performance with the Detroit News called a "virtuoso performance" of "great music". Mr. Zut's performance of the challenging Tubin concerto defined him as an artist of international statue, and in 1997 Maestro Jarvi took Mr. Zut on tour with the Gothnburg Symphony in Sweden and Vienna. The final performance was recorded by Vienna radio at the legendary Wein Musikverein Hall. One reviewer of Mr. Zut's Vienna performance called him "a real virtuoso and an artist by God's grace".

Most recently, Mr. Zut had the honor of opening the week-long Tallin Music Festival in August of 1998, in Tallin, Estonia, where he gave a solo performance with the Estonian Symphony Orchestra under the conductor, Arvo Volmer. Gennady Zut is available for solo recitals and festival programs throughout the year. His vast repertoire ranges from Russian and Eastern European folk arrangements to the classics to modern compositions, making him a versatile performer for classical, folk and general community concert venues. Mr. Zut also works with amateur as well as professional symphony orchestras, with a large repertoire for balalaika and symphonic orchestra.


A Tale of Two Gennadys. 
by Nancy Wight

Gennady Zut, balalaika, and Gennady Sergienko, domra, were soloists with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in Chicago's Orchestra Hall for four performances... (read more)

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Валерий САНДЛЕР NRS.com
07.17 10:02 am 

Давным-давно, когда в музыкальной школе Тюмени впервые открылся класс балалайки, Надежда Зут, сама игравшая на домре в любительском оркестре, спросила своего младшего брата Гену: Хочешь, я тебя запишу?. Он подумал и согласился...

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