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Concert Information

The annual BDAA Festival Concert brings together musicians from around the world to perform Slavic folk music, including Ukrainian, Eastern European, Romani, and Klezmer musical traditions. The performance will feature virtuoso guest artists with an 80-piece folk orchestra.


The BDAA Festival Concert is performed in a different city each year and is the culmination of the BDAA’s annual convention, which celebrates and Eastern European folk music and culture in the US. This year the concert will be held on Saturday, July 16th, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the ballroom of the DoubleTree Biltmore Hotel in Asheville, NC.


Ticket Prices

  • Adult: $25
  • Student: $18
  • Children 12 & Under: Free
  • Ask us about Group Rates (BDAA.board (at)

A portion of the concert proceeds will be donated to Ukrainian relief efforts. We will also collect additional donations to support Ukraine during the performance.

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Virtuoso Guest Artists

Tetiana Khomenko – Prima Balalaika

The Alexandrov-Skliar Duo – Prima Domra / Mandolin

Dr. Alexander Tentser – Festival Orchestra Conductor

Tetiana Khomenko

Prima Balalaika

Tetiana is a balalaika virtuoso from Kyiv, Ukraine. For 5 years Tetiana was a soloist for the National Orchestra of Folk Instruments and has taught and performed all over Europe and the US. She currently plays in the Balalaika and Piano Duo (B&P Duo) and has a repertoire spanning folk tunes to jazz.


Tetiana‘s Full Bio 

Alexandrov-Skliar Duo

Prima Domra / Mandolin

Both masters of mandolin and Russian domra, Alexey Alexandrov and Ekaterina Skliar (originally from Russia) came together in 2015 to form a unique mandolin-domra duo with a repertoire that spans the globe, bringing together the traditions of classical and folk music and the freedom of jazz.


Alexandrov-Skliar Full Bio

Dr. Alexander Tentser

Orchestra Conductor

Dr. Tentser is a gifted pianist and professor of music originally from Kyiv, Ukraine. He currently conducts the Pima Community College Orchestra and the Arizona Balalaika Orchestra. Alexander performs as a piano soloist, as part of a violin / piano duo, and is a sought-after music lecturer.


Alexander’s Full Bio

With Special Guest Artists


Prima Domra

Peter is a domra virtuoso, arranger, and composer who until recently, was a member of Moscow’s Osipov Balalaika Orchestra. He is currently a soloist with the Washington Balalaika Society and part of the Musalliance Duo.


Folk Orchestra

The Atlanta Balalaika Society (ABS) is one of the most highly-regarded orchestras of Eastern European folk music in the US. ABS is directed and conducted by David Cooper and is now celebrating its 40th musical season!

Previous Concert Clips

Check out a few recordings from previous concerts / conventions below!

Concert Sponsors / Donors

The BDAA is a non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of our members, donors, and sponsors. This year the convention and benefit concert are supported by gifts from:



We are seeking additional donations and sponsorships for the concert. If you would like to donate and be recognized here and in our concert playbill / program booklet as an individual or as an organization please click below to go directly to the donation site or email BDAA.board (at) for more info. 


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