The Zonta bayans are designed in close collaboration with the best professional bayanists and world-famous experts, such as V. Semyonov, N. Kravzov, Friedrich Lips (Russia), N. Sevryukov (Belarus), V. Zubitsky, V. Besfamilny (Ukraine), J.Pikhura, L. Pukhnovsky (Poland) and E. Moser (Germany).
Today the company produces a wide range of instruments to satisfy the needs of any client, be it a music school student or a music academy professor.
Thus, CONVERTER systems (converter bass instruments) with a ready-chosen, pre-set left action of the GRAND series (models Z15, Z16) are designed for professional players and musical higher institutions’ students. The MEDIUM series (models Z20, Z23) will be a perfect solution for musical high schools and colleges. The PIONEER series (models Z30, Z33) will be easy to play for the youngest players. The STANDARD series (models Z12, Z22, Z14, Z24) with ready-chosen, pre-set chords on the left action will help stage accompanists and folk bands. All instruments are produced with five-row right keyboard (with the fretboards “A”, “B” or “C”) and either European or Russian system on the chosen left keyboard. According to the customer’s requirements the right voice half of a bayan can be made with a lump chord (produced in Italy or in Czech Republic) as well as with all reed hand-made chord. The left bass half of the instrument has all reed chord and noiseless action in all models.
The construction of the action for an accordion of the Kravtsov system was developed in close contact with Professor N. Kravtsov, a famous Russian musician. At present, Zonta is the only company in the world that produces accordions with fifty-five notes on the right-hand manual.
Zonta bayans are created by the golden hands of loving and experienced makers. And they are played by such performers as Nikolai Sevryukov (Belarus), Honored artist of the Republic of Belarus, professor; Professor Ari-Matti Saira (Finland); Professor Yaromir Zamesnick (Czech Republic); Alexander Chuyev (Greece), the winner of international competitions; winners of numerous international competitions Vladislav Pligovka, the Antipov brothers Trofim and Anton (Belarus), accordionists of State National Folk Chorus of the Republic of Belarus named after Tsitovich, accordionists of the “Khoroshki”, “Spadchina”, “Svayaki” Folk Companies, and many other famous performers.
The Zonta bayans and accordions won the first prizes at numerous international competitions in Klingenthal (Germany), Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Tula, Vladivostok, Cherepovets (Russia), Minsk (Belarus), Kyiv (Ukraine), Vilnius (Lithuania), Castelfidardo (Italy), Saint-Amand-Montrond (France), Astana (Kazakhstan).
The Zonta bayan sounded equally well in the Berlin State Opera during the opening of the World Football Championship and at the music classes at school in the town of Hvalsø, Denmark.
Here is an expert opinion from professor Nikolai Sevryukov, Head of the Bayan and Accordion Chair of the Belarusian Academy of Music, who had played the Moscow JUPITER instrument for more than thirty years but has now switched to a Zonta machine,“…judging by the acoustics' construction a ZONTA bayan is identical to the well-reputed JUPITER bayan. Fundamentally new construction solutions that arose in the course of development of systems of left and right actions led to the possibility of making an instrument with high technical characteristics. Exterior design of the instruments, which combines traditional forms and latest design trends, meets the most exacting requirements. The use of all reed chord, made by the best Belarusian masters, lets the ZONTA bayans be in line with the world’s best samples as far as in acoustics and dynamic range are concerned.
At present ZONTA, LLC is developing dynamically step-by-step gaining ground on Belarusian and European markets.
“The best reward for us is musicians' trust,” the ZONTA artisans say.