The East West International Project will perform a concert in support of the Billings Brain Injury Support Group on at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Mayflower Congregational Church on Poly Drive and Rehberg Lane.
The East West International Project features artistic director and accordion virtuoso Sergei Teleshev, in addition to Sean Peterson on bass, vocalist Galina Kaluzhina and vocalist/violinist Veronika Shabashova. This quartet is known for its smooth and soulful delivery.
Coming from different parts of the world, each of these concert artists bring their own musical background, tradition and beauty to the project. They perform a variety of styles, including classical, jazz, tango, folk and pop.
Classically trained at the Academy of Music in Voronezh, Russia, Teleshev has won many regional and international accordion competitions. Being accordion player of Trio Voronezh, Classic Klezmer Trio, East-West International Project, and the Valinor Quartet, he collaborates with many internationally recognized artists.
He has performed with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Doc Severinsen. As the U.S. champion, Teleshev represented the United States at the 7th Roland International V-Accordion Festival, in Rome, Italy, where he received a special prize.
Tickets are available at the door. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (65+ years), and $10 for students with net proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund and educational outreach activities of the Billings Brain Injury Support Group - in affiliation with the Brain Injury Alliance of Montana. The concert is made possible through the assistance from Mayflower Congregational Church.