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Ensemble of soloists “Classic-Avant-garde”

The ensemble of soloists “Classic-Avant-garde” was founded in 1991. The creator of the ensemble and its leader (1991–2021) was the famous musician, arranger, Honored figure of arts of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Baydov.

The unlimited genre and stylistic palette of the repertoire, the performing potential, the number of premiere programs and the high professional level are the main characteristics of the ensemble of soloists – this is, in fact, a “small orchestra”, the instrumental composition of which accommodates many instruments of the symphony orchestra.

The name of the collective gives an indication of the performed repertoire and determines the desire of the collective for continuous creative search, the desire to keep up with the times, to discover both new names in the distant past and names that reappear today. The high mission of reviving unknown pages of the national musical heritage, the performance of new compositions by modern Belarusian composers is the basis of the ensemble's creative achievements.

“Classic-Avant-garde” is one of the leaders among the instrumental groups of the Republic of Belarus and quickly gained popularity. The collective consists of professional musicians, most of whom are laureates and diploma winners of international competitions. Due to the high professional skill of its artists, mobility and universal composition of instruments, the ensemble of soloists “Classic-Avant-garde” fully uses the unique opportunity to prepare and perform any programs at a high professional and artistic level in a short time.

The concert programs of the “Classic-Avant-garde” ensemble are extremely diverse: from ancient music of the XV–XVI centuries to the works of modern composers of our days.

Thanks to its active festival activity, the ensemble constantly has the opportunity to cooperate with modern foreign composers.

In 2021, Lyudmila Kalinovskaya, violinist, conductor, laureate of numerous international competitions as a soloist (violin) and member of the ensemble, winner of the Grand Prix and the 1st degree laureate of more than 10 international competitions as conductor – head of the chamber orchestra, began to cooperate with the collective.

Lyudmila Kalinovskaya graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of music (violin, concert performer) and postgraduate studies at it, then the Russian State Academy of music named after Gnessin, majoring in conducting.

L.Kalinovskaya with the ensemble “Classic-Avant-garde” prepared the program “In the mirror of time. Style icons: Bach, Handel” and held a concert for the anniversary of the outstanding belarusian composer, professor Galina Gorelova, etc. The concerts were a great success with the public and were noted in the press.

Currently, Lyudmila Kalinovskaya is the artistic director of the ensemble.

New projects of the ensemble will continue the traditions of the collective and find modern solutions to creative ideas.

Artistic director – Lyudmila Mikhailovna Kalinovskaya

Director – Irina Viktorovna Mezentseva

Phones: +375 17 331 26 19,  +375 33 308 45 79