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I am Henry Sergienko – a main contact for The Internationals. Our team consists of the talented and experienced musicians, dancers, chefs, yoga instructors.
For many years, we performed in Chicago land and beyond at the wedding ceremonies, receptions, corporate or private parties, festivals and the fundraisers. We cover wide variety of musical styles: Classical, Jazz, Standards, international(Italian, French, German, Indian Bollywood, Irish, Greek, Ukrainian, Latin, Klezmer, Russian etc) and can perform from solos to larger ensembles. Our dancers perform in different genres: belly, ballroom, Latin, folk, Irish etc.
We will gladly work with you on a custom program for your special event!
This band literally saved my wedding. Everything was all messed up because the linens didn’t come in. When the band came on they had great costumes, everyone danced so much, they loved it. Zorbas was a huge hit and so was the Ukrainian wedding dance offs. Henry was amazing to work with. He always answered all my questions within hours. The band showed up early to let us use the mic. I can’t say how amazing the process was to book them. The music sounded so amazing and it was lively and fun for a wedding!
We had Michael play at our small intimate wedding. He was very flexible with the music and played beautifully. For our exit song he played Enrique Iglesias -Bailando, it was so good! I would definitely book him again. THANK YOU! :)
Saxophonist did a wonderful job and was very friendly. Exactly what I had hoped!
Claudine was nothing short of amazing. She was very professional, played beautiful music, and even accommodated us by learning a special family song. She made my moms 70th birthday very special!
We hired Michael to play accordion for my Mom's 80th birthday. I can't say enough about what a wonderful experience it was! He is so talented and took requests. My mom said she was "walking on clouds" after his performance.
So great and fun. Everyone raves about the entertainment.
Mike was great! He is an amazing accordion player and my group enjoyed his music!
Very talented and professional
The Internationals performed at our church in Aurora on Christmas Eve 2021. To say they were good would be an understatement, they were Amazing! There was such a sweet spirit in the place that evening as their mix of festive Christmas Carols and Gospel songs filled the air. A good time indeed was had by all in attendance!
We have had the privilege of having this group play for our Christmas Day Church Service for the last 4 years. Each year the performance gets better. This year we moved our celebration to Christmas Eve. Our Pastor decided to add a Flute player. The young lady was amazing, she brought the performance to a new level. We had a few kids in the audience that play instruments at school and they were amazed. One young lady said "Now I know why my parents want me to practice more". I want to play like that some day. Very engaging, very professional, can't wait until next year.
Great music, very personable. Punctual and overall wonderful experience. Would definitely recommend
Everything worked out well! The Internationals were extremely flexibility- I know we had a lot of back and forth email, but communication was fantastic! All of these specifics/details were handled so well: booking at an affordable price, selecting and working on songs, and their music!! Wow! It MADE our ceremony so beautiful and special. The musicians were fantastic and talented. We loved it!!!!
Michael was not only a very good violinist, he was so easy to work with. He was very flexible with making changes both to content and scheduling. The wedding guests loved him.
Nataliya was professional, on time, and most importantly, a fantastic violinist. Her music made our wedding everything I dreamed it would be. We are so grateful to her!
She was very good we are so happy that we booked her. So professional. Would recommend for your event
Arrived on time, played and had a great review.
Michael was on time and did very well.
The Internationals were easy to work with and Arkady the accordion player that performed was great, he arrived early and played off the crowd. Everyone enjoyed the music!
Had Laila entertain at my daughter's Bridal Shower and she was a hit. Very professional and understanding of the time constraint. She was able to entice guests to get up and dance with her. Even the future Groom was Belly Dancing! Wonderful time! Thank you Laila and Henry for a great event.
Michael was on time and professional
Music choices were well played. Polkas and Sinatra and zorba and others
Lovel and not loud
And we danced
Two couples danced at our roaring 20s themed wedding! They danced the tango and a ton of other varieties to that eras music. Every second of it was beautiful! This team was easy to communicate with and left me at ease as a bride. Thank you!!
We hired Michael as violinist for our wedding ceremony. He was absolutely amazing! We provided our song requests and he asked for timing. The planning process was so easy with Michael's experience and assistance. Thank you again Michael!
I needed a musician for cocktail hour and dinner time at our wedding and Nurlan the cellist did great! The guests were entertained with his music and appetizers while the groom and I had to leave to take pictures with the photographer. Our wedding theme was Legend of Zelda and he was able to play some of the Nintendo tunes which was great. I would recommend him to others and hire him again. Thanks to Henry for organizing everything as well.
Kevin was great and the communication/coordination couldn't have been better.
We hired The Internationals, or rather, Michael, as the violinist for our wedding ceremony. Booking them was such an easy process and Henry, our point of contact for the gig was so kind and helpful! Michael was also very nice, he played beautifully and was open to playing whatever songs we desired. As requested he played the Bruno Mars song "Marry Me" as soon as we were pronounced husband and wife, and it was perfect :)
Thank you guys so much for making this such a good experience from start to finish!
I contacted The Internationals ahead of my 70th birthday party. I wanted some very specific music and performance. They are amazing, they make everything come true from the dreams. Henry is superb. He replies immediately, solves every difficulty and they "deliver" on time and in an excellent manner. Arkady is a most accomplished accordionist, he can play so many songs, from many different countries, beautifully. I will certainly see and best of all - hear - them again :-) Thank you so much Internationals for all you did to make my special birthday, perfect.
I am an only son amongst three sisters and suddenly my father and sisters all had leaned on myself to come together and make plans for my mother's funeral.
I was looking for two to three violinists on this gigsalad web page when Henry offered me all which I had been searching for or an option of a violinist and cellist.
Following my review of most of their videos, I chose the cellist and violinist.
In the afternoon following the catholic mass for my mother I had walked into our church hall to see Natalia and Irene who had perfectly set themselves up in plenty of time prior to their booked time.
They both greeted me and were ever so cordial offering their sympathy's in my loss.
I spoke to them and asked them to take breaks as I just know string instruments can be overly tiring on the hands but I believe they refused and they just kept the songs coming.
Here is the Most Important Feedback I Believe The Internationals Delivered On ;
Natalia and Irene played/delivered without a single flaw !
Also All of The Songs Were at the correct pitch to where everyone could mingle and socialize without any over-powering instrument playing.
In the future I hope to always stay in contact with these wonderful people and Never would I ever hesitate to book them again!
THEY WERE TREMENDOUSLY GREAT!!!
The ladies who were serving the afternoon lunch plus all my guests who were there to listen ( maybe 160 ) in attendance stated two things
" What Wonderful Instrumentalists and What a Tribute to your mother "
Thanks again Natalia, Irene and Henry,
Love from The Burling Family
Right from the start, Henry was great to work with. He was very quick to respond and is very informative. He sent a few violinists for us to choose from, with videos of their work. Once chosen, he also sent us a repertoire for us to choose songs! We also spoke to our actual musician a few weeks before to square everything away. Michael, our violinist, was truly great. He brought his own back up music (if requested), played flawlessly and took cues perfectly from our coordinator. He truly was AMAZING! Overall, this was a GREAT experience! And they are a reasonable price as well compared to many others!
We had Michael play the violin for our wedding ceremony and he did such a beautiful job. We received many compliments on the beautiful music he played. He was very kind and listened to our wants and needs. Highly recommend Michael!
I hired Tamila for my proposal and she was amazing! She has a great repertoire of songs, can accommodate special requests, and was very professional. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a violinist for their event.
James did a great job!! I received a large number of compliments. The brides side of the family has never seen a bagpiper at a wedding before and liked the Irish touch.
Very accomplished. It was a noisy, messy event and he went with the flow.
Would be happy to hire him again.
Had an actual Italian accordion.
I looked carefully for a musician to surprise my wife for our 9th wedding anniversary. We had a tremendously good experience with The Internationals. Our pianist played beautifully, was an excellent magician, showed up early, and was very, very friendly. I would recommend The Internationals to anyone looking for a special night.
James was fantastic! He rolled with the punches since we were not sure what events were going to be able to take place.
Michael serenaded our neighbor with her favorite songs at the celebration of her 100th birthday. He was absolute terrific and layered in an additionally special forgettable moments to the evening.
GREAT selection of music, very courteous and polite! Feels like he knew exactly what songs to play, good mix!
Andrew played Europa beautiful! Will definitely use again.
The Blue Accordion went above and beyond for my wife's 60th surprise Bday party. The preparation, cooperation, personality and performance was top notch. So thankful she was available.
The musicians were great! Friendly, professional, and on time. They played beautifully. So grateful for them. They added so much to the ceremony. Thank you!
I booked a cellist for my wedding. One week before my wedding the cellist's cello broke. Henry immediately arranged for different musician and both worked closely with me to make sure I was able to get the music I wanted. They were great. Thank you Henry and Micheal.
We were blessed to have Micheal as our violinist at our daughter's wedding. Micheal was kind, highly skilled and played with extreme passion! Hire this man , we give him an A++.
Thank you for making our daughter's day extra special!
Working with Henry on scheduling Nurlan for our cellist (who played modern and classical music as requested) at our special event was easy, professional and the talent was amazing!! I can't wait to hire them again for future events when things open up more.
I hires a Cellist to play during my anniversary dinner and he was absolutely AMAZING! He played a ton of modern songs perfectly and my wife couldn't have been happier. I would absolutely recommend him for any performance and will hire him again.
We really appreciated Michael’s involvement in our event. Very flexible and interested in playing our requested music. Added a lot to have a live musician. Thank you!
I hosted a small Surprise Oktoberfest Birthday party for my moms birthday. I hired Mike as a surprise to my guests. We had the nicest conversation when he called to confirm the date. I could tell that he was extremely professional and also kind-hearted. He arrived 15 minutes early and set up in my living room while my guests were in the kitchen. Everyone trickled out when he started to play! It was so exciting. We danced, we laughed, we cheered. Mike played for a little over an hour, taking song requests and answering all of our curious questions. He’s a brilliant musician. I wish I could have him play at all of my parties!! 10/10 would recommend.
I was referred to Henry Sergenko to assist with providing a violinist for a memorial service for my uncle who passed away the end of January 2020. My aunt wanted three specific hymns to be played at the service. Henry scheduled a violinist to perform at the memorial service which was initially scheduled for March 23, 2020, coinciding with the COVID-19 pandemic shut down mandates were being enforced. Due to the pandemic outbreak the memorial service had to be re-scheduled more than once over the next 6 months until October 5, 2020. Henry and the violinist Igor Antipov was very flexible and accommodating with re-scheduling the date of the performance for the service.
The memorial service for my uncle took place on October 5, 2020. Igor played the three hymns beautifully that my aunt specifically requested as well as other pieces appropriate for this occasion.
My aunt who is 91 years old and uncle were married 68 years. The memorial service was held on the date of their wedding anniversary. He was 90 years old when he passed away. My aunt was very happy and pleased with Igor's performance at the memorial service. We look forward to a happier occasion to work with Henry and Igor again in the furture.
Michael was absolutely wonderful! We had a micro wedding with just three guests, but wanted some kind of music for our event. Micahel was very professional and responsive to us before our event. He played the songs we requested perfectly and even played the bride an extra song :). I would definitely hire him again and recommend him to folks looking for a violinist. Thank you, Michael!
We hired Mike to play the accordion as a surprise at my parent's 50th wedding celebration and he was a HUGE HIT! We found him through gigsalad and the whole process was easy and professional. They were very quick with answers to our questions beforehand and made us feel at ease. Mike arrived half hour early to make sure he was on time. He was very friendly and added so much joy to the party. My parents were thrilled and they will be talking about this for years to come. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering a musician.
I had Micheal the violinist play at my wedding this past weekend and he did great!! I also had him and the accordion player for cocktail hour, both were amazing I would highly recommend. They are all great to work with as well and very friendly! Always got back to me very quickly!
Everything went perfectly from corresponding with Henry ,to the musicians playing at my moms 80th socially distant surprise. They were on time, played 50s music , professional and VERY talented. It really added such a nice touch to our celebration.
Henry and this partner provided wonderful polka music for my mom's honk and wave. He was easy to work with and even showed up early to set up. He took requests by my mother and played all of her favorites. We look forward to having them at our upcoming events.
Such a great thing to have live music in your backyard! Arkady played beautifully, everyone has a lovely time. I highly recommend hiring The Internationals for your next event.
Henry was very responsive and easy to coordinate with. He even sent me a recording of Stan playing pomp and circumstance on the saxophone 🎷. As soon as I heard it i put the deposit down without hesitation. I had been looking for a while and was not satisfied with any other artist that I had talked to. He showed up a few minutes earlier than he had said and worked with us to surprise my wife with the back yard graduation ceremony I had prepared for her. Needless to say she was more than surprised and still hasn’t stopped talking about it. Before the ceremony/party she was so distraught that covid ruined her graduation. Now she’s saying “im glad it happened this way, that was soooo much better than any graduation I have ever been to!” Stan played all the hits and even put his own twist on some and made them even better! I will be booking with the internationals again and again(my wife loves the saxophone). Definitely would recommend to anyone considering an artist at their event!!
My event turned out great !!
Thank you all very much !!
So good and kept our residents engaged!
We absolutely loved Stan! He made my Aunt’s 60th birthday very memorable. She enjoyed each song and was moved to tears. Thank you for your prompt and professional service. We’ll definitely be calling on you guys again!
We had saxophonist for our memorial service...Very impressed with the saxophonist and overall experience from the beginning to end
Michael was phenomenal. There was also a snow storm on the planned day and he was flexible and able to perform the following day. I truly appreciate it. Thank you!
Klara was excellent and a great addition to our holiday party. She was ontime, very communicative, played what we were looking for and took two short breaks over a three hour period. One even included a dress change, which the crowd loved. I highly recommend her and booking through The Internationals.
Came on time and played wonderfully
The Cello and Violinist we received were wonderful. They were able to meet with our music director at the church beforehand to go over the pieces, and then absolutely nailed it during the ceremony. Would definitely keep The Internationals in mind for future needs. Thank you Nurlan and Tamila.
I had a last minute need to find an accordion player for our Oktoberfest party. I reached out to The Internationals the morning of the event and Henry was able to accommodate my request that same day. The booking process was extremely easy and Henry got back to me within minutes. Mike, the talented accordion player was fantastic and professional. He called to confirm details before arrival. He was on time and really made our party even more fun. I highly recommend booking with The Internationals!
Arkady the accordionist played our Oktoberfest-themed party in October 2019, and he was FANTASTIC! He performed very well, and as an added bonus he is a very genial man. I strongly recommend him for any occasion!
The musicians were amazing. The music that was played before and after the wedding was awesome. We received so many compliments.
Thank you Henry for being a good communicator, quick to solve problems.
I will keep the Internationals in mind for my next party.
We booked Tamila for our baby shower this past Sunday and wow she was incredible! Her ability to make everyone in the room listen is amazing. She was professional, on time, and played beautifully. Can’t wait for future events to use her again!
Great entertainment, thank you Arkady!
I am quite thankful I found this group! We hired one of their very talented piano players to play at our daughter’s wedding. She wanted some untraditional songs for the procession and recession and our piano player did a wonderful job. I will not hesitate to hire musicians from this group in the future. If you are in need of a talented and professional group, look no further!
I hired the Internationals today and they exceeded all expectations I had. I hired a saxophone player to play mine and my husbands wedding song for our 13 year wedding anniversary. She showed up prepared and dressed beautifully. We had a lovely time. Great communication and awesome price. I would recommend hiring The Internationals to everyone!!!!!
From the moment I booked, I received wonderful support. I was able to pick songs from a list that was sent to me, which included songs that my fiance and I both loved. I was also able to add other songs if I wanted, but honestly their list was perfect. Before the wedding day, I received a phone call check in, which I really appreciated. On the day of the wedding, Michael, the violinist, set-up really early and looked the part with a wonderful music note tie! He played beautifully. I received so many compliments from my guests about him. I have to say the best part was his wonderful attitude on that day, and from the beginning. They made everything a simple, easy, celebration!
All of my wedding guests commented on how beautiful Nichole’s music was, and I couldn’t agree more!!
Thank you so much for adding something extra-special to my wedding!!!
I hired The Internationalists as a solo violin for my wedding ceremony in May 2019. Most of my communication was with Henry. He was personable over e-mail and quick to respond. After a health issue came up with our original violinist with The Internationalists, Henry was quick to assign us a new violinist, Michael K. I only spoke to Michael K. once over the phone as it proved difficult to get a hold of him. When we did speak he was pleasant and told us we had nothing to worry about for our big day. I had sent a set list as well as timing and detailed instructions. Michael K. and our officiant were to work together on queuing. Unfortunately, either the ques were missed or weren't given appropriately, as the songs were played at inappropriate times. My father had to run up to our musician mid-ceremony to let him know that he was playing the wrong song for the bride. He quickly changed the music and all continued as scheduled. Most of the songs were played well, a few notes missed, but it was a busy day for everyone. In hindsight, a meeting should have been arranged with our musician to discuss details of our ceremony. All in all, The Internationalist were very professional and we appreciate Henry's diligence in making sure we had coverage for our event.
Response from The Internationals:
First of all I would like to thank you for hiring the violinist from The Internationals, and for taking the time to leave a review. I understand how important this event in your life is, and how it should have been perfect from the beginning to end. I truly apologize that we didn't perform to your satisfaction.
Michael K. is one of the best violinists our Team and has played many wedding ceremonies (beside other events). He has never had a single negative review until now.
I had a discussion with him and found out about a couple of unfortunate circumstances that contributed to the outcome.
One item was that the officiant who was supposed to give ques, failed to do so: either she may have forgotten or was standing somewhere out of musician's visibility. And because he was located on a balcony, he couldn't see the party entering the room, and was trying his best to perform in such conditions.
One other item was that the place was very small with a shortened aisle, and he could not play every song from the beginning to the end. Sometimes he could only play the introduction and then had to stop. That could have been a reason for missing notes.
However, after the ceremony, he did make it a priority to repeat the songs and play them in full during the postlude.
But I do agree that in hindsight, a meeting should have been organized to discuss the violinist cues and exact details of your ceremony.
Thank you again for the review, and we will work on improving our communication in the future.
Arkady was wonderful!!! He made the party so fun.
We booked an accordion player for an Italian themed birthday party. Arkady, from the Internationals, was just perfect. Our goal was to create the feel of Italian family birthday parties like my wife experienced growing up. The quote and booking process was seamless. Arkady was a true professional and provided just the experience we were trying to achieve.
We had Arkady play mostly Polish accordion pieces after dinner for my wife's 70th birthday, and he literally had guests dancing in the aisles! A wonderful and personable performer!
Our guests were delighted with the music and selections played.
I asked Henry to help with arranging music for my proposal. He was very professional and helpful at each step of the process. The saxophonist, Stan, did a great job with the songs requested and played melodiously. My girlfriend was very impressed!
Thank a lot!
Great! My guests enjoyed my party because of the live entertainment.
Right from the very beginning of me accepting their quote, they were in contact with me. They made sure that all of my questions were answered. Henry was very professional and very personable! I hired an accordionist, and Arkady was terrific! He even contacted me the morning of the event and asked if everything was good with my event! Arkady came a little earlier than his playing time and I Loved That! He walked around and visited with some of my family and friends to "get a feel" of the party! Once he started playing, everyone was joining in and clapping and singing and dancing! My dad, the 90th birthday boy, was dancing and singing with Arkady! Arkady walked around while playing, and everybody, both young and old, really enjoyed his playing! I am so glad that I decided to do this! Thank you, GigSalad, and Thank You to The Internationals!! Cheers!
I would like to share the experience for the Face Painting Service that was done by Vera. She came about 10 min before time to set up her equipment and used a really good paint. The picture was almost perfect even the next day (my daughter refused to wash it before sleep and kept it next day)! All Face Paintings were great, very bright and well made. Vera worked very fast but highly professional. I would highly recommend Vera's service to all sorts of parties - kids or even adults as we had couple adults with cool "tattoos". 5 stars. Thank you, Vera and Henry!
Last minute, they came through for my daughters wedding!
I was doing an upscale Sweetest Day Party with the theme of a classy Wild West Saloon. Since in these joints the Saloon Girls were on a mission to keep the patrons longer in the main hall, they needed to be very entertaining for them, so they could spend more money or gold dust on booze, gambling, and 'soiled doves' upstairs. Henry Sergienko has found me a perfect Saloon Gal Inna Perschanskaya. She was perfect at 'flirting' with the male guests and doing an almost impossible balancing act where the husbands were kept interested while their wives considered it as an innocent playing act. She was not confused with a slightly provocative outfit which we discussed and purchased among the other variants. Inna was the center of the party conducting her act and and conversing with the guests on a various topics. Everyone was giving me the compliments for months on that hit-party, and mentioning the actress.
It really did not fit well into our program.
Response from The Internationals:
Thank you for booking The Internationals and taking some time to leave feedback. It is our sincere apology that our service didn't meet your needs. We work with some of the best professionals on the market and take all our customers' requests seriously. We pay attention to each detail, review the contract with the clients and do our very best to exceed our clients' expectations. We have been in business for over a decade, and like to personally follow up with our clients after each event. We always strive to refine and improve our services. Unfortunately, without specific details about your experience, we cannot address your concerns.
I hired Henry's team for a birthday party and everything went perfectly. Customer service on point, our singer arrived on time, was professional and had an incredible voice. Would highly recommend this service to anyone looking to hire. Thanks guys!
Gosha was amazing!! He interacted with the children very well with jokes, puppets, and magic. He enlighten the room with joy and laughter.
Had an accordionist and violinist play at my weddings cocktail hour. Just trusted them on song selection. Everyone loved it as background music and the kids were dancing like crazy. Also probably the easiest part to plan for the entire wedding. Slam dunk.
We had a great experience with Michael. We would use him again.
Thank you so much for a great music. I would recommend Michael for a beautiful parties - from weddings to anniversaries.
Thank you so much for your professional services. We were really pleased with our violinist, Michael R. He was very professional and communicated with us frequently prior to the wedding to make sure all our needs were met. Highly recommend him. He made sure to play all the songs we requested and even added two that were not on his list..
Michael was beyond professional. He arrived 15 minutes early, was a delight to us and the crowd and everyone enjoyed his choice in music! He read the attitude of the room and tailored that to the songs he played. 10/10 would recommend The Internationals, and Michael!
We had Arkady play the accordian at our backyard Oktoberfest party this past weekend and he was a hit! The ambiance he created was wonderful, he was personable and the guests loved him! He also took requests graciously and mingled so well I forgot he wasn't a guest of ours. The whole experience was great, easy and straightforward.
My husband and I struggled to hold back our tears when we heard our song being played as we walked down the aisle. We couldn't be happier with the professionalism and ability to adapt to our Persian ceremony. I would absolutely recommend The Internationals a million times over!
Michael did a phenomenal job. He was very professional and played all the songs I asked for. I definitely recommend his services.
We had Michael come out to perform for our anniversary dinner. I asked for Italian music to bring back memories from our honeymoon in Italy. He was extremely talented and professional. The music was outstanding! We really enjoyed the experience and would definitely recommend this company to anyone!
He was prompt, knew exactly what I wanted played so nice! Gave me a dope suggestion of a second song friendly help me figure out how to be discreet they way we planned it I recommend Michael! Thanks a lot made the engagement so special
My proposal could not have gone any better than it did. Arkady was very professional and prepared thoroughly for the day. Both, him and Henry, communicated with me throughout the process to make sure that plans were perfect and that there would be no hiccups when my fiancé arrived for the proposal. The music was beautiful and Arkady mixed in my requests with some of his classics and the collaboration worked FLAWLESSLY. I was very impressed with these guys and will seek them out for future services. GREAT JOB GUYS!
Had the trio at my wedding and it was beautiful. We gave them short notice but they were very helpful and accommodating. We had some Indian tunes as well. Highly recommend!
Arkady was amazing! Upbeat, classic italian tunes and everyone singing along. Great time with him. We will definitely be hiring him again!
The Musical Christmas melodies played were a perfect touch to Our dinner party. Professional, talented, and the repertoire of music selections beyond my expectations. He even played my grandfathers violin that had not been played in years and was used in silent films. Thank you for making the event very memorable !
The two piece band (accordionist and violinist) were a nice addition to our line up of entertainment. They performed during the cocktail hour and during dinner. The whole process was easy. I signed a contract with a small deposit a few months before. They called to confirm two weeks before. They arrived an hour before their start time to set-up. When they played, they were good. They music was enjoyable. It was the perfect addition to the dancing music that followed dinner. I would hire them again.
Henry worked with me late into the night to book an accordion player and singer for my son's burial. Arkady and Kyle had only two days notice but performed the song, "Losing You" beautifully. It was a wonderful tribute to my son and was a nice moment during an extremely difficult time. We were also much later to cemetery than I thought we would be, but they were both very understanding. Thank you.
I can only give superlatives:
-- Arkady (of The Internationals) has a huge repertoire in the genre requested.
-- His performance was lively, and he sounded really good.
-- He interacted with the attendees well, and he was full of smiles.
-- He was on-time and he made simple setup requests with no demands.
In my experience booking programs/performers for libraries, this may have been the easiest. The Internationals delivered on every agreement and performed wonderfully. We booked them to play outdoors and despite winds and overcast skies, they performed happily and with no incident. I am extremely satisfied and would highly recommend Mr. Sergienko and his musicians!
Hired an accordion player. He knew how to play accordion which was great but he didn't really follow the instructions we detailed via email and phone call. He also bugged me so much about the payment I had to go get the check from the person that was instructed to pay him after his set. All the details were discussed so that was really frustrating.
Response from The Internationals:
Diana, thank you for submitting the review. I am so sorry there was an issue with one of my musicians, this is a rare incident for me to observe this since these professionals.
I have made the necessary corrections so that way there is more communication between the musician, customer and me before and after the set. Also, I will be more selective in choosing musicians for future events.
I could not have been any happier with my selection of The Internationals. Professional to the core, Henry made it so simple to book a performer for our Bastille Day celebration.
People in town are still talking about the fabulous music. I highly recommend working with The Internationals!
Excellent performance! We asked for some fun songs from the 1940's. My 91 year old mother was so surprised and she really enjoyed it.
Thank you for recommending Michael (accordionist) for my Dad's 65th Birthday Party. He arrived early, warmed up, and played some excellent music. My dad was up and dancing and soon the rest of the party guests joined in even little kids formed a circle. For one person that is quite a feat. Excellent experience with booking and communication as well. Definitely would recommend!
Last week , Mr.Michael ( violinist) performed during my son's first holy communion. I highly recommend him. He was great, on time, professional, and played beautifully. Thank you for making my event so special.
Nina made our party a success. Although it was an 80th birthday celebration, there were all ages, and she was able to play to all. It was like she was one of the family. We were very pleased and look forward to using her for future functions. I would recommend her for any party.
Very professional! Will definitely be booking again!
Henry was our contact person, and his communication was excellent. Anyone planning a wedding knows how important that it. The musicians (cello, violin, piano) were on-time (early, actually), played beautifully, looked professional, and were polite. They were reasonably priced as well. Highly recommended.
We hired a violinist and pianist through the Internationals and were very pleased with them. They arrived on time and were dressed professionally. We really enjoyed the music that they played and would definitely hire them again.
I had a violinist and a celloist play at my wedding and they were very professional. They had a big repotoire of songs and even played some that I requested.
Furthermore, there was no problem from the performers playing at out ceremony outside. They then traveled to the reception inside and did a great job and the throughout the 4 hours they pl ayed at our cocktail hour and dinner in which they sounded great and were very professional.
I would choose to have performers from the Internationals play for me anytime. The best thing was that we did not have to stress out about the music we told them what we wanted and they pulled it off flawlessly.
Igor was amazing! He showed up early, was professional and polite, and played beautifully. I also received plenty of communication throughout the planning process, making things very stress-free. We received so many compliments about how beautiful the wedding music was.
We worked with Henry and the Internationals for our annual Oktoberfest this year at the winery and were utterly charmed by them! Professional, kind and respectful. I look forward to having them back next year!
The violinist who came for my mom's wake did a great job----very moving indeed.
Arkady came out and played the accordion for our wedding during dinner/drinks and did a fantastic job. I got a lot of great feedback from our guest regarding how much they enjoyed the music. If you're looking for an accordion player, he's the guy to go with. Thanks again!
Musicians, Igor and Mikhail were an important part of my daughter's wedding ceremony. Almost two years later, reviewing video posted on this site, I would like to acknowledge high professionalism. Music played before and during ceremony deeply touched every person, including Groom and Bride. Special thank to Henry for the video. I definitely recommend "The Internationals" to my friends.
I invited "Internationals" to provide musical entertainment for my parents' 50th anniversary surprise celebration. Musicians were very professional, provided great music, were prompt and delivered their service at the highest level. They went far and beyond expectations. Would definitely recommend them for an event.
We were all very happy with the music selection and the player. I received a lot of compliments on his playing. Would recommend gig salad anytime.
Response from The Internationals:
Thank you, Barbara! It was a pleasure working with you.
What to Expect
You will get an experience professional musician, ensemble or band with extended repertoire.
Please view our video demos and concert recordings at www.chicago-musik.com/video
Our artists perform in a wide range of musical styles, including classical, jazz, blues, ethnic (Italian, French, German, Indian Bollywood, Greek, Russian, Latin, Klezmer, Ukrainian etc), American standards and more.
Our highly qualified musicians have all received formal education in the arts of music and entertainment. Over the years, they have been presenting their talent in USA and abroad.
We can also produce a children's clown variety show with comedy juggling, comedy magic, puppets, interactive games and more
We will gladly work with you to customize your special event, e.g. wedding ceremony and reception, corporate or private party, festival or fundraising.
Additional Booking Notes
The musicians can bring their own sound amplification or use one provided by a client. The piano players can either bring the electric keyboard or use the piano at the venue.
Upcoming Booked Events
|July 04, 2022 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||Birthday Party|
|July 23, 2022 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday Party|
|August 07, 2022 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 27, 2022 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 08, 2022 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 18, 2022 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 28, 2023 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|June 12, 2022 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 04, 2022 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 29, 2022 • 10:30am - 11:00am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 28, 2022 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 28, 2022 • 2:00pm - 2:15pm||Graduation|
|May 22, 2022 • 10:00am - 10:15am||Personal Occasion|
|May 14, 2022 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|May 01, 2022 • 2:30pm - 2:45pm||Birthday Party|
|March 12, 2022 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||House Party|
|February 24, 2022 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Holiday Party|
|February 12, 2022 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|February 12, 2022 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Nightclub Event|
|December 20, 2021 • 10:30am - 11:15am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 18, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|December 14, 2021 • 8:00am - 9:00am||Corporate Event|
|November 13, 2021 • 6:15pm - 6:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 11, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Anniversary Party|
|November 05, 2021 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Retirement Party|
|October 25, 2021 • 4:30pm - 8:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 16, 2021 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|October 15, 2021 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 10, 2021 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 02, 2021 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 02, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:15am||Festival|
|October 01, 2021 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|September 25, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 25, 2021 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|September 06, 2021 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Holiday Party|
|September 04, 2021 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 04, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 21, 2021 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 14, 2021 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 14, 2021 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 08, 2021 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Birthday Party|
|July 24, 2021 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 17, 2021 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|July 16, 2021 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Surprise|
|July 10, 2021 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 09, 2021 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Teen Birthday Party|
|June 26, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Surprise|
|June 26, 2021 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 21, 2021 • 11:30am - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 17, 2021 • 1:00pm - 1:15pm||Wedding Engagement|
|June 12, 2021 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 12, 2021 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 06, 2021 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Retirement Party|
|May 29, 2021 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 28, 2021 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Surprise|
|May 15, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Birthday Party|
|May 15, 2021 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 09, 2021 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Personal Occasion|
|May 01, 2021 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Birthday Party|
|April 24, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Birthday Party|
|April 11, 2021 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 10, 2021 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 20, 2021 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 19, 2020 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm||Personal Occasion|
|December 05, 2020 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Surprise|
|November 22, 2020 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 07, 2020 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Bridal Shower|
|November 01, 2020 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday Party|
|October 30, 2020 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 08, 2020 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Birthday Party|
|October 03, 2020 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 03, 2020 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|October 02, 2020 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 19, 2020 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 15, 2020 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 14, 2020 • 8:30pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|July 17, 2020 • 9:00am - 9:30am||Birthday Party|
|July 10, 2020 • 9:30pm - 10:15pm||Anniversary Party|
|June 28, 2020 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 27, 2020 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 13, 2020 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Dinner Party|
|June 04, 2020 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Cocktail Party|
|June 03, 2020 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Anniversary Party|
|May 29, 2020 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 21, 2020 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Virtual Event|
|March 14, 2020 • 1:00pm - 1:30pm||Birthday Party|
|February 15, 2020 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 15, 2020 • 6:00pm - 6:15pm||Nonprofit Event|
|January 11, 2020 • 12:30pm - 1:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 14, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Christmas Party|
|November 22, 2019 • 8:00pm - 8:15pm||Personal Occasion|
|November 02, 2019 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|October 19, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 13, 2019 • 5:15pm - 6:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 13, 2019 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 05, 2019 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 22, 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Baby Shower|
|September 21, 2019 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||House Party|
|September 01, 2019 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 24, 2019 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 16, 2019 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|July 26, 2019 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 06, 2019 • 4:00pm - 4:15pm||Surprise|
|June 29, 2019 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 23, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 08, 2019 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Birthday Party|
|June 04, 2019 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 02, 2019 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday Party|
|May 31, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Restaurant/Bar Event|
|May 11, 2019 • 11:30am - 12:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|May 10, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Retirement Community Event|
|May 04, 2019 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 21, 2019 • 7:30am - 10:30am||Worship Service|
|April 12, 2019 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|March 09, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday Party|
|February 23, 2019 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm||Birthday Party|
|February 09, 2019 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|January 27, 2019 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Birthday Party|
|January 22, 2019 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|December 22, 2018 • 4:30pm - 5:15pm||Christmas Party|
|December 01, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Christmas Party|
|October 24, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Corporate Event|
|October 13, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|September 29, 2018 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||House Party|
|August 24, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 01, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|April 28, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 08, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Religious Celebration|
|October 14, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|October 14, 2017 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Fundraiser|
|September 23, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||House Party|
|September 02, 2017 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 28, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|July 19, 2017 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 15, 2017 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Baby Shower|
|April 23, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Wedding Engagement|
|January 28, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 25, 2016 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 13, 2016 • 10:00am - 11:00am||Retirement Party|
|October 15, 2016–October 16, 2016 • 11:00pm - 12:30am||Nonprofit Event|
|September 25, 2016 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 13, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 16, 2016 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 14, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Cultural Event|
|March 20, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Surprise|
|March 19, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 16, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 20, 2015||Fair|
|August 15, 2015||Religious Celebration|
|July 26, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|June 20, 2015||Retirement Party|
|May 03, 2013||Other|
The musicians of the Internationals can play from one set of 30 minutes to 4-5 sets of 45-55 minute each. They can present a special ethnic program, like Italian, French, German, Klezmer, Indian Bollywood, Russian, Ukrainian and so on, or have an international mix, like "Music From Around The World", which include famous American hits as well.
|Arkady||Accordion and Piano Player|
|Mikhail||Piano and Accordion Player|
|Mike||violinist and violist|
Influences & Inspiration
Famous Italian, French, American singers, ethnic folk groups, American jazz and blues.
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