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Vasilii Vasil'evich Andreev

musician

Vasilii Andreev, Musician.

Background

Andreev, Vasilii was born on January 26, 1861 in near Bezhetsk, Tula Gouvernement.

Career

Balalaika virtuoso and the greatest authority on this instrument. Founder of the first Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments in Petersburg in 1886. Many tours in Russia and abroad with his orchestra.

Composed music for the balalaika.