Igor is a graduate of the Petrozavodsk Conservatory in Choral Conducting.
He has been a featured presenter in the Petrozavodsk State University
Folk Ensemble, "Toive" and is now their music director.
He is also the music historian and is on the music stuff of the Petrozavodsk
state university. Igor is "the father" of the church bell
music reneissance in Karelia in late 80-s.He used to be the bell ringer
for the island museum of Kizhi for years.Now he plays bells at the
main orthodox cathedral of Petrozavodsk,which is named to St.Alexander
Nevsky.Igor released an album of church bell music together with Igor
Hutter. Igor Arkhipoff is the member of the Finnish choir "Inkeri"
in Petrozavodsk and used to be its conductor. In addition to performing
in Russia,he has toured the
Sasha is a graduate of the Petrozavodsk Conservatory in Choral Conducting.
He has been a choir director and an orchestra conductor of the Karelian
national folk ensemble "Kantele". As a child, he performed
piano in competitions and since then has added many other instruments.
He is a composer and music arranger and is currently the musical director
of a folk group "Myllarit". With Myllarit, he has toured
Russia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, the USA, Canada, Scotland and Germany.
Arto is a graduate of Petrozavodsk State University and was also
a member of the Folk Ensemble "Toive". He started his
musical career as a singer in a boys' choir when he was six. He
sings and plays many instruments.
Arto was original member of Santtu Karhu & Talvisovat, the first
ethnic-rock group in Karelia in 1989-1996 and 2002-2006. In 1994-2002
he performed with the folk group "Myllarit" as the lead-singer
and with them, has toured Russia, Finland, Sweden, Canada, Norway,
the USA, Scotland and Germany.
Now Arto has several projects:
Family folk quartet Sattuma, country-rock group Arto Rinne &
Since 2003 Arto organizes Carelian Faces, multicultural and
international music festival in Petrozavodsk.
Arto in English, Russian or Finnish: email@example.com,