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.