The Minnus Trelligh band was born in 2007. It was founded by four St. Petersburg musicians: Maxim Zhupikov, Vladislav Kurmaev, George Mazhuga and Alexander Nikolaev.
The composition of the quartet (violin, flute, accordion and guitar) determines the musical style of the band. The solo parts are framed by an electronic rhythm section.
The desire of Minnus Trelligh to perform exclusively instrumental music led to a special construction of the works. The pieces performed in a modern dance manner, however, have a classical melodic line and orchestral development.
In their creativity musicians actively use elements of folk tunes from different countries. Songs from Russia, Ireland, Scotland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, England, which are interesting in their traditional performance only for experts in ethnography, acquire a new holistic sound and make the compositions of Minnus Trelligh reachable to a wide range of listeners.
The absence of genre restrictions allows the band to sound in different formats. From disco electronics, folk and art rock concerts to chamber academic performances.
All this variety Minnus Trelligh successfully demonstrates at various concert and festival venues. This is the brutal rock and roll “Nashestvie” fest, and the largest Scandinavian folk-festival “Kaustinen”, where the band has performed several times, and the festival “Let be Goodness” near Kaluga, numerous municipal holidays… The band is a laureate of numerous festivals and competitions.
In addition to its main activity, Minnus Trelligh cooperates with talented and diverse vocalists. So, a number of songs were recorded with the wonderful Moscow compositor and singer Anna Pingina, the leading actor of the Teatrium on Serpukhovka, Boris Anamika, the Soviet pop star Albert Asadullin, jazz vocalist Natalie Korzh, Oke Kanevskaya, a representative of the indigenous nation of the Leningrad region – Izhora.
And the collaboration with the magnificent singer Katherine Dolmatova, whose voice you can hear on the “Christmas album”, led to the creation of an affiliated project – “Ingervala”. But this is a completely another story…