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
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".
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
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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НА ВСЕ ЛАДЫ МАСТЕР
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