Tell us about your background.
Official bio: Classically trained in Russia, Sergei Teleshev is one of the most versatile accordion players today, winner of International competitions, US V-Accordion champion. Composing and arranging music in different styles, he collaborates with many recognizable musicians all over the world. He is also a promoter and manager of several international projects from Russia, Sweden, and the US. Sergei has produced more than 100 music videos available on his YouTube channel with thousands of subscribers and millions of views. He is featured on major recordings with major orchestras, including the London Philharmonic.
Why are you excited to have been involved in this performance project, and how is it different from what you've done in the past?
I have played for Ballet Fantastique a number of times and known the company for many years. It's always a pleasure to work with talented, creative, and professional people. I'm excited to be involved to this performance with some other great musicians. There also will be two solo accordion pieces, including my original composition "Waltz for Katya"—which I wrote for my daughter. I'm so looking forward to seeing this piece on the stage with Ballet Fantastique!