Victor F. Gorodinsky

Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

In case you're wondering who the heck I am and why you are here:
I was born in Russia (the Soviet Union at the time). I immigrated to the United States in 1982. Lived in beautiful Chicago the first three years, then moved to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois where I worked at the University of Illinois Library for ten years. In 1995 I relocated to Madison, WI. I work at the University of Wisconsin Library. In 1997 I founded the University of Wisconsin Russian Folk Orchestra.

I am a musician (classical guitar and orchestral conducting) and a magician! You can watch my 4-minute show.
Speaking of which: every year I go to the Abbott's Magic Get-Together in Colon (yes, that's right!), Michigan.
And, the American Museum of Magic is not far, in Marshall, MI.

And, I love traveling. My favorite destination is Montréal, in the Province of Québec, in our great Northern neighbor, Canada. Cette ville est vraiment incroyable!

In 2013 the Library interviewed me.

Would you like to see my photo gallery and videoclips?

* My main piece of bread: I'm a librarian (and a darn good one, mind you!), specializing in Slavic Studies.
* My real addictions: French language, francophone culture (anything French, for that matter), music (Russian folk and other, mostly classical) and yes, MAGIC!!!

* For many years I have been a member of a very unique organization, BDAA (Balalaika and Domra Association of America).
* In July 2012 I organized the 34th annual BDAA convention right here in my city, Madison!

* I belong to IBM, the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

* What else do you need to know about me? I'm a serious movie buff. Currently, I subscribe to Netflix and watch 3 or 4 films a week.

* Oh, and here is information about my Russian Folk Orchestra

Still here?! Hm...

Thanks for snooping around, whoever you are... À bientôt! До встречи!