IGOR OUTKINE [Russia] studied classical accordion at Elektrostal's music college and traditional singing at the Gnesin Institute in Moskow. He performed extensively with top folk groups and with the Rozovsky Theatre of Moscow. He came to London in 1990 with the gypsy band Loyko and has continued to perform the music of his homeland in various venues. In 1996 he met violinist Sarah Harrison with who he created Mazaika. His performance of Russian Tangos, Romances and Folksongs at the Oxford Chamber Music Festival in 2000 was broadcast by BBC Radio 3. In 2004 he has appeared in Almeida Theatre in London with Soft Cell's lead singer Marc Almond playing and singing Russian songs and is featured on Marc’s live DVD “Sin Songs”. In 2007 he appeared again with Marc Almond 9 July 2007 in Shepherd Bush Empire. He played on the Cirque Du Soleil CD "Varekai". Igor was a member of Antonio Forcione Quartet for 2 years. He has played on several major film soundtracks including "The Man Who Knew Too Little" (1998), "Birthday Girl" (2001), "Mirrormask" (2004), "La Vie en Rose" (1997), and "la Mome" (2007). Igor also appears on screen in the new feature film "Eastern Promises" (2007) directed by David Cronenberg ("Fly", "Crash") singing the Russian song Dark Eyes. Igor's vocal and instrumental repertoire covers an extremely wide range of music such as Classical and Opera, Neapolitan song, Argentinean and Russian Tango, Jazz and Pop.