Concert series „The Russian Lounge“: Pavlo Balakin (bass), Sten Lassmann (piano)

  • Pavlo Balakin (bass)
    Sten Lassmann (piano)
    Jaanika Arum (text)
  • SA Eesti Kontsert

Introduction

Programme:
Tchaikovsky, Rubinstein, Glinka, Sviridov

Russian romance reflects a lot of emotional nuances, fast shifting moods, and reveals the Russian soul in its full sensuousness. Each romance tells a touching story: encounters and divisions, honor and glory, delicacy and sincerity, love and passion, doubts and regrets. The music is complemented by the work of Russian poets, which is read in both Estonian and its original language.

The mellow and powerful voice and deeply intuitive, emotional performance of Pavlo Balakin has graced the audiences in Estonia, Ukraine, and around Europe for years already. He was born in Ukraine, Donetsk, came to study under Mati Palm in 2008, and from then on, he has been living in Estonia, cooperating with the Estonian National Opera. With his fellow ensemble member Sten Lassmann, he has given the audiences several rich solo nights, the richer among which are the Russian Romance ones.