Mikhail Totsky (conductor)

Soloist of the Karelian Philharmonic, conductor of the Orchestra of Russian National Instruments ONEGO, founder and inspirer of the Companeros tango-ensemble and the active participant in the A-JAZZ ensemble.

Honored Artist of the Republic of Karelia, the winner of the International Competition "Cup of the North". He was awarded the honorary title "Laureate of the Republic of Karelia" in 2011 for the creation of original programs, new arrangements of musical works for the Onego orchestra and the Companeros ensemble.

He graduated from the Petrozavodsk branch of the Rimsky-Korsakov Leningrad State Conservatory (bayan class, folk orchestra conducting class).

Among the regular stage partners are well-known Russian and foreign musicians, for example Vitaly Kis (guitar), Mikhail Dzyudze (balalaika-double bass), Vladislav Kosarev (baritone), Evelina Sashenko (pop vocal, Lithuania) and Martin Alvarado (tenor, Argentina).

He actively tours in the cities of Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Khabarovsk, Ivanovo, Chelyabinsk, Kostroma and etc.) as a soloist-accordionist.