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Trained at the prestigious St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia with Professor A.B. Shalov, Gennady Zut is one of the foremost proponents of the "St. Petersburg tradition" of teaching his own students going on to become soloists and winners of competitions in Russia.

In the United States, Mr. Zut has given lecture / demonstrations on the balalaika at seminars, study groups and has performed for university music programs. He was the featured soloist at the "Tchiakovsky and the Russians" series sponsored by the College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University, and he performed and taught at the convention of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America (BDAA) in Philadelphia and New York.

Mr. Zut has private pupils, and has taught students at all levels to play the balalaika, as well as the Russian folk instrument, the domra. He is available to lecture and perform at music seminars, ethnomusicology gatherings, and for university residencies. He is also available to instruct members of Russian folk orchestras in the United States and abroad, and can teach all instruments of the Russian folk orchestra. Mr. Zut's wife, Tatyana Zut, who is an accomplished pianist, also performs on, and is able to teach the ancient Russian folk instrument, the Gusli.