Kirill Evseev - balalaika prima
Dmitrii Gogolev - domra prima, domra alt
Denis Jakushev - balalaika - contrabass
Kseniia Evseeva - accordion
Mikhail Krylov - accordion

Instrumental ensemble Esse-Quintet is five bright modern musicians, who loves music and playing on national instruments from Saint-Petersburg. The ensemble was created in 2007 by the students of the Saint Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts and Rimsky-Korsakov Saint Petersburg State Conservatory. All the members of the ensemble are very charming, artistic and are masterly musicians. On their technically and timbre wise unique instruments, they have control over compositions written in the genres of folk and classical music, in all their rich variety of styles and songs, as well as the compositions made in a very currently popular style «classical crossover», where complex musical image is created using intonations of different genres and styles.

In a short period of time the ensemble has become the winner and holder of grand prix at 9 international competitions, held in Russia, Italy, Sweden, Germany, China, Canada and France. Currently it is the most titled ensemble of the Northern capital of Russia. In 2012 won one of the most prestigious and important music contest in the world “World Music Championship” (65th Coupe Mondiale), Spoleto, Italy.

Esse-Quintet invites to perform only the most famous singers from Mariinsky and Bolshoi Theatres. Versatility of the program, from classical music to pop and even rock music, amazing musical arrangements; creating the impression of the sound of a real Orchestra, imagery performance and soulful solo are the characteristic signs of this ensemble.