Ensemble members

  • Olga Berezanskaya (mezzo-soprano)

      Graduated from the Far Eastern State Academy of Arts. Olga performed as a soloist of the theatre Classical Opera in Vladivostok for a long time.

      The singer is performing a lot. Her performances had great success in Moscow and other Russian cities, as well as in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Switzerland, the United States, Japan and South Korea.

      Olga collaborates with such distinguished conductors as Valery Polyanskiy, Bartholomew Bertsonsky, Julio Miron, Anatoly Levin, Victor Tietz, Steve Ellar, Andrew Wheeler.

      She is on creative friendly terms with well-known Moscow musicians (Andrei Spiridonov - cello, Alexander Malkus - piano, Evgeni Petrov - clarinet) and the Moscow ensemble Baroque Soloists under the direction of Alexander Ivanenko.

      Olga is the participant of numerous international music festivals: "Segni Barocchi" (2001., Italy), International Music Festival under the patronage of UNESCO (2002, Germany), "Sommerfestival Musiktheater Oberlahn" (2003., Germany), Moscow Action "(2000, 2004, Moscow) and others.

      She is a permanent member of creative projects by leading concert agencies in Moscow, including charity concerts of the creative association "Musical Youth" of the Moscow Committee on Culture.

      At present Olga Berezanskaya is the leading soloist of the Moscow State Academic Chamber Music Theatre under the direction of Boris Pokrovsky.
  • Natalia Zharkova (cello)

      Graduated from the Moscow P. I. Tchaikovsky Conservatory

      She is the winner of II Prize of the contest for young artists of the Public Foundation for European Education ". Natalia is the participant of the 23 International Festival of Contemporary Music "Moscow Autumn", the Russian-Norwegian youth festival "Grieg Tchaikovsky.

      Natalia is concertmaster of the cello group of the International Youth Symphony Orchestra of IRO-2001 (Ochsenhausen, Germany).

      From 2003 to 2006 - Soloist of the chamber orchestra "Moskovia" under the direction of , Eduard Grach. At the present time she is Artist of the State Symphony Orchestra of Cinematography under the direction of Sergei Skripka.

  • Natalia Korshunova (piano)

    • Art director of the ensemble.
    Ensemble Russian Accent",
    from left to right: Olga Berezanskaya, Tatiana Sholokhova, Natalia Korshunova


    The ensemble of soloists Russian accent was created in 1999 on the initiative and under the guidance of Natalia Korshunova. .

    At present a group consists of three soloists: Olga Berezanskaya - mezzo-soprano, Natalia Zharkova - cello (has been collaborating with the ensemble since 2004), Natalia Korshunova - piano.

    Repertoire of the ensemble is large and constantly being updated by author works as well as by their own covers of popular classical compositions.

    These are Western European and Russian academic music, arias from operas romances, urban ballads, folk songs (arranged for mezzo, cello and piano), transcriptions. The author of the most of covers is Natalia Korshunova.

    Vocalists and instrumentalists of other specialties are invited to participate in some programs of the choir.

    The ensemble "Russian accent" enjoys wide popularity among the city audience due to the many concerts, participation in festivals and various theatrical and musical projects.
    Its compositions has been played on the radio stations "Orpheus", "Sadko", "Online", Govorit Moskva, Ekho Moskvy.

    Furthermore, all ensemble members are performing a lot independently (they are soloists of different Moscow orchestras and musical theaters).

    Examples of the ensemble programs:

    • "An Evening at the Opera". Arias, transcriptions and masterly covers of operas by Russian and foreign composers.
    • "The joy comes from the harp. Music by composers of the epoch of "Russian Baroque": Bortyansky, Khandoshkin, Kozlovsky, Laskowsky. With the participation of the winner of international contests Anna Ponomarenko (harp).
    • Soiree of Old Russian songs from the repertoire of Nadezhda Obukhova (in the original adaptation).
    • Soiree of Western European music of XVII-XVIII centuries.
    • "The Pearls of Russian classical music" Instrumental miniatures and songs by Glinka, Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev arranged for mezzo-soprano, cello and piano.