Bella Gutshtein & Boris Sandler started an educational organization, The Russian Cultural Center of Naples in the year 2012. They host classical music performances at the Koreshan State Historical Site in Estero, Florida. The Estero Concert Series invites some of the most talented musicians, who play world class music from the greatest composers in history. If you go to one of their concerts, you will be treated to Chamber Music from Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Dvorak and more!


Bella & Boris also created the VOICES OF THE HOLOCAUST program, a mixture of classical music and dramatic readings to commemorate UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day. This year I filmed their program, “I never saw another butterfly… Love is as strong as death”, dedicated to the littlest victims of war. It was a rousing and emotional night. These two videos introduce Zofia Majewski singing “Eyl Malei Rachamim”, a traditional Jewish prayer and also includes Kaddish from Holocaust survivor Abe Price, projected drawings by children from Terezín and Darfur who grew up surrounded by war,  and stirring classical music performances of A. Schnittke’s Piano Quintet, J.S. Bach’s Chromatic Fantasia and my personal favorite Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Trio No. 2.

To see more of the program click on this link for a Boris & Bella playlist on YouTube.


My good friends Boris & Bella host an exhilarating “Evening with Boris & Bella”, consisting of music, poetry and delectable exotic food. It is a unforgettable private concert that will expand your cultural horizons. Tonight we enjoyed a “VIRTUOSO CONCERT featuring Herman Hesse”, a musical program put together by Artistic Director Bella Gutshtein and accompanied by Boris Sandler on violin. It truly was an enchanting experience.


On May 15th, 2013 The Russian Cultural Center of Naples and the Gallery on Fifth, at Mercato in Naples, Florida held a Art-Music event featuring the Naples String Quartet. There was a presentation of Russian Art from the 19th Century and classical music from Borodin (1833-1837), Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) and Glinka (1804-1857).

This video is a montage of the Russian Art that was projected to Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No.1 in D major, Opus 11, 2nd movement. The Naples String Quartet is comprised of Boris Sandler- violin, Daniela Shtereva- violin, Adam Satinsky- cello, and Katrina Rozmus- viola. For more information about the Russian Cultural Center of Naples events email