Loyko trio from Russia was founded in 1990 by violinist Sergei Erdenko, and also featuring violinist Artur Gorbenko and guitarist Michael Savichev. They have been described as "two Paganinis and a Segovia." Indeed, the trio's virtuosity and mastery of Russian Roma music, and related musical styles of Eastern Europe, is practically unrivalled. The ensemble is named in honour of the legendary 18th century Roma violin virtuoso, Lyko Sobar, from whom Erdenko is in fact descended. The Loyko trio enchants its audiences with its soulfulGypsy music. Side by side, these modern-day masters make the strings of their violins and guitar merge in magical musical arrangements, nourishing the cliché of the "devil's violinist" in their very own unmistakenable way. With plenty folkloristic sentimentality, breathtakin virtuosity and rousing verve, the trio holds its audience spellbound. Loyko has performed thousands of concerts worldwide on some of the largest and most prestigious stages, delighting enthusiasts not only of traditional folk music, but also of jazz and classical music.