"When I first heard Gennady Zut play the
balalaika for me privately, I was so impressed that I
immediately invited him to perform with the Detroit Symphony
Orchestra at our summer music festival at Meadowbrook. Mr.
Zut is an outstanding virtuoso performer who commands a
comprehensive repertoire which extends from the 18th century
classics to the works by twentieth century composers, and
includes folk music as well. His sensitive, emotional
playing demonstrates the truly wonderful expressive
qualities of the balalaika with taste and style. Mr. Zut
also performs in a duo with his wife Tatyana, who is an
excellent pianist, and I give my highest recommendations for
him either as soloist or chamber performer. I am certain
that he is capable of playing with great success with the
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
"Gennady Zut is a great balalaika
virtuoso performer with a passionate, authentic style. His
music touches the heart."
St. Petersburg Conservatory
"Truly communicative stylist... A
concert of superb artistry... made the impossible seem easy
with the power of the music."
"...stunning virtuosity... deeply
Kerrytown Concert House
Ann Arbor, MI
"virtuoso performance... " Jarvi, DSO
and virtuoso [Gennady Zut] make great music together."