SERGE THE MUSICMAN
My name is Serguei Pachnine. I am a Singing Accordionist and Entertainer. My diverse repertoire ranges from traditional Russian dances to favourite European melodies and from the most popular Jazz standards to Classics.
Since my appearance on London’s stages in 1996, I have established a fine reputation in Britain for my work as a performer in concerts, hotels and corporate events, and my amiable sense of humour endear me to audiences everywhere.
My performance introduced me to a wide audience and the warmth of their response to my playing is mirrored in my pleasure at returning.
My Best Gigs
Since the very beginning of my career in Great Britain I have performed at a variety of locations from cultural recitals at The Queen Elizabeth Hall to banquets at hotels like London's Grosvenor House.
I performed for lots of Wonderful People and I took a part (as a Solo-artist and as a member of a various groups) at a huge number of Fantastic Gigs.
Here are a few of My best:
Sting's Christmas Party (2005/2007)
My Favorite Quotations:"Serge combines mastery of the bayan (Russian Button Accordion)
with a magnificent singing voice."
"The Baritone and Accordionist Serguei Pachnine sings favorite Russian Songs: 'He can fill the room with his voice, like Chaliapin!'
Best Quotation:"Serge plays his accordion the way Groucho Marx had a sense of humor,
the way Secretariat had legs, and the way Elizabeth Taylor has eyes (or husbands).
Try to imagine one without the other - impossible.
Playing accordion is as natural to Serge as walking or talking.
Serge plays. Does he ever.
Tango, Klezmer, Jazz, Celtic, French, Italian music - you name it.
And he approaches each with an ease that makes you think he was steeped
in the style since the first time a note left reeds of his accordion".
(Unfortunately, I am still expecting this Quotation to be written.)