St. Petersburg Musette Ensemble is the laureate of international accordion competition in Castelfidardo (Italy, 1999).
Since 1998 soloists of the ensemble Vladimir Ushakov, Svetlana Stavitskaya and Sergei Likhachov created publishing program "S. P. M. E. Editions" (more than 150 books)
and producing program "S. P. M. E. Productions" (Video, CDs, tapes, DVDs):
02. Baltic International Accordion Quintet "Excelsior"
Vladimir Ushakov and Sergei Likhachov (both St. Petersburg, Russia),
Svetlana Stavitskaya (Daugavpils, Latvia),
Eduardas Gabnis and Gennady Savkov (both Vilnius, Lithuania).
The ensemble is the laureate of international accordion competitions in Castelfidardo and Lanciano
(Italy, 2003, 2004).
03. Instrumental duet
Vladimir Ushakov (accordion, piano) and Sergei Likhachov (button accordion)
The duet exists since 1984 and was as the basis of St. Petersburg Musette Ensemble.