Ksenija Sidorova: "The accordion is my first choice!"

Making her Classic FM debut, accordionist Ksenija Sidorova chats to Tim Lihoreau about the wonders of the instrument.

The accordion gets a lot of bad press. But Ksenija Sidorova, classical accordionist, is possibly the best person to explain the wonders of the instrument's unique sound.

As well as giving Tim Lihoreau the briefest of accordion lessons, she explains her reasons for playing the instrument she nicknames 'the beast', ahead of her performance with Miloš.

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