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  • 27 of March, 2004. Performance at the 45-annivercary concert of Daugavpils accordion orchestra (conductor Valeri Hodukin). The Quintet has played with the solo program and together with the orchestra.
  • 5th of March, 2004. Solo concert on the International accordion seminar "Accordion yesterday and today", Chenstokhova, Poland.
  • January 12th, 2004. Concert in Byelorussian Academy of Music, city of Minsk.
  • January 11th, 2004. Concert in Brest (Byelorussia) at XVI international festival "January Musical Parties".


  • November, 29th. Solo concert in St. Petersburg.
  • November, 22nd. Music parade in Philharmonic hall of Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • October 24th, 2003. Solo concert on the VIII international accordion festival in Daugavpils (Latvija). In 1st part of the concert the quintet performed with chamber orchestra (conductor A. Broks). The were Concerto in H minor of A. Vivaldi and Concerto in G minor of F. Poulenc. In 2nd part quintet played new program already performed at the competition in Castelfidardo.
  • October, 2003. Concert tour in Finland and Germany.
  • October 15th, 2003. The quintet have got 1st prize in Castelfidardo in classic music category. It was the first performance as Quintet "Excelsior".
  • May 7th, 2003, St. Petersburg. "Parisian Waltz" - Concert in Honor of well-known accordionist, composer and teacher Yuri Peshkov (Riga, Latvia). His compositions are popular in all countries of the former Soviet Union and his music is performed from the Far East to Baltic Sea and from the White Sea to the Black Sea. Baltic International Accordion Quintet was playing together with Yuri Peshkov for 7 compositions, specially arranged for this event.
  • March, 2003. Performances in international accordion festivals in Shiauliai (Lithuania) and Limbazhi (Latvia). March, 29th the quintet took part in a concert performed in Riga's prestigious concert hall "Ave Sol". During the tour the quintet performed music of different styles and genres.


  • October, 2002. Participating in the concert and seminar program of the International accordion festival in Klaipeda, (Lithuania) playing the concerts, doing the seminars and lectures as well as the master-classes.
  • October 15th, 2002. On the way back from Italy the quintet gave a solo concert in Poland, in the town of Zbaszyn (near Poznan).
  • Taking part in International Competitions in Lanciano and Castelfidardo (Italy). The performances at the competitions were successeful: 1st prize in Lanciano in chamber music category, 2nd prize in Castelfidardo in variety music category and 3rd prize in Castelfidardo in Astor Piazzolla music category. The group also took part in the concert program of the competitions, quintet performed in concert program "Vladimir Zubitsky and friends" (6th October, Lanciano) and "In memoriam Astor Piazzolla" (10th October, Castelfidardo).
  • Autumn 2002 - 1,5 month concert tour around Europe. September, 2002. The international festival of accordion music in Vilnius, concerts in the Lithuanian towns of Trakai, Pabrade, Kaunas, Nemenchine.
  • August 17th, 2002. Performing in Vilnius as the participants of the prestigious chamber and academic music festival - St. Christopher Summer Festival (St. Christopher is the protector of Vilnius) which ranges with such famous St. Petersburg festivals as the "Stars of the White Nights" and the "Spring of Leningrad". To be invited and to take part in such a festival means very much for every musician, and especially for accordionists who receive such invitations not very often unfortunately.
  • August, 2002. Active participation in the work of the seminar-festival in Palanga; a big two-part philharmonic concert took place in the Concert-Hall of the Museum of Amber.
  • From 28th of April to 7th of May 2002. Going on tours to the cities and towns of Lithuania - Radvilishkis, Panevezhys, Shiauliai, Ignalina, Visaginas, Ukmerge, Marijampole, Vilnius.


  • October-November, 2001. Solo concerts St. Petersburg (Russia) recording first solo album of quintet in the studio of House of Radio.
  • October, 2001. The ensemble had performed in the international accordion festival in Daugavpils (Latvia).
  • September, 2001. Participating in the international accordion festival in Vilnius (Lithuania).
  • In August, 2001, the International Accordion Quintet took part in the seminar-festival for accordionists, regularly organized by the Lithuanian Academy of Music in health resort town of Palanga on Baltic See (Lithuania). Daily rehearsals allowed the quintet to present a new program at that festival. The performance of the ensemble was a great success, and it served the basis for the further development of the activity of the collective.
  • In 2001 in St. Petersburg within the framework of a cycle of concerts "Meeting of the friends on the Neva riversides", organized by the soloists of St. Petersburg Musette Ensemble, the premiere of the variety program "Accordiamania" with participation of the Lithuanian accordion duet Eduardas Gabnis - Gennady Savkov was held. In the program of the concert has performed also the international accordion quintet, consisting from the soloists of Musette ensemble and participants of the Lithuanian accordion duet.

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