3:30 - 5:15 PM Central Time
Kawai Piano Gallery,
601 W. Plano Parkway #153, Plano, Texas.
Advance Tickets: $25 for adults.
Age 18 and under are FREE.
Tickets at the Door: $30.
CDs will be sold at the concert.
Innovative Accordion Music Productions is proud to sponsor a Winter Accordion Wonderland concert by renowned accordionists Sergei and Maria Teleshev and by Elena Fainshtein. Also performing will be the Fainshtein Accordion Ensemble, comprised of students enrolled in Elena’s accordion school, Musical Expressions, as well as guest performance by Martina Li. You are invited to an afternoon of fabulous entertainment with music from around the world presented by these talented musicians.
Sergei Teleshev is a professional accordion player from Eugene, Oregon living and performing in the United States since 1996. He has Ukrainian roots and was classically trained at the Academy of Music in Voronezh, Russia. Sergei has won many regional and international accordion competitions. He has collaborated with many internationally recognized artists, ensembles, and orchestras, as well as composing and arranging music and participating in recording projects of different genres. Sergei has numerous unique collaborations with musicians which include a diversity of styles such as Classical, Tango, Jazz, Pop, Original Music and more. Among his many talents, Sergei provides online accordion lessons, master classes, and educational school programs for all ages.
Maria Telesheva was six years old when she started to play the accordion taught by her father
Sergei Teleshev. Two months after Maria started playing, she won her first International Competition. Since then, she has won Accordion and Vocal International Competitions in the United States, Canada, Australia, Italy, Belarus, and Ukraine. Maria’s talent is not limited to her exceptional duet and solo accordion performances, as she is also a talented singer. To learn more about Sergei and Maria Teleshev and to purchase CDs go to: www.2accordions.com
Elena Fainshtein is an energetic driving force in the accordion world as a master performer, conductor, and teacher. She started playing the bayan at age 5 and attended a school for gifted children in Minsk, Belarus. At age 15 she was accepted to the Music College in Minsk and graduated with highest honors, then attended the Belarusian State Academy of Music.
She performed many concerts with her husband Gregory as they traveled to Russia, Georgia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Germany, Israel, and the United States. Elena has performed at the National Accordion Conventions (NAA) in Dallas, the Las Vegas International Festivals, and the Accordionists and Teachers Guild (ATG) Conventions. She has worked collaboratively with numerous musicians and presented many workshops throughout her career. Last summer Elena performed in Salt Lake City at the International Trombone Festival, and then at the ATG Festival in Lisle, Illinois with trombonist Dr. Lucas Kaspar, Professor of Music at Cameron University. She has been teaching piano and accordion for over 30 years. Elena resides in Plano, Texas where she maintains a private home studio called Musical Expressions and has been working with the Fainshtein Accordion Ensemble for many years. For more information about Elena Fainshtein and her music studio, visit www.elenafainshtein.com