VIOLIN & VIOLA & MORE

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"Aleksey Igudesman is a magician with music, art and comedy, a truly generous artist. With this new album, I can already imagine so many new friendships and great concerts presented by violinists and violists together. And that is for me, a fantastic prospect. Fun, challenges, musicality, technique, jokes, great tunes, you’ll find everything you wish for here! And one more thing that I love most: you’ll travel while playing and you’ll make the listener travel too. Aleksey Igudesman is definitely creating works to unite people, to open the ears, the minds and the souls of musicians and audiences. So I can only look forward to playing and hearing these, often and soon!" – Antoine Tamestit, December 2016

10 new duets for the besties of classical music: the violin and the viola. 

Degree of difficulty: 4-5

"VIOLÀ, VIOLA: The first question I want to pose is: why are there so many viola jokes? After all, the rumours that viola players are failed violinists are only partially true. The latest joke I’ve heard is one that I especially like and for a very particular reason: ›What can violinists do better than viola players?‹ The answer: ›Play viola!‹ Although this may sound rather nasty, I would like to point out that being a viola player only truly began as a profession in the 19th century, when professional orchestras started consistently needing them. Violinists used to play the viola when it was needed.

Of course, I am not, in any way, saying that the viola is not a legitimate instrument. Quite the opposite. It is actually quite an exquisite one. In fact, missing out on playing the viola is a big mistake for any violinist. Many great players have started to play the viola parallel to the violin, much as it used to be in the old times. Take my dear friend Julian Rachlin as a bright and shining example. 

So what I am proposing is: if you switch to the viola or even start on the viola in the first place, don’t neglect the violin! If you are a violinist, don’t miss out on the opportunity to play the viola – a wonderful instrument with its own gorgeous timbre. Learning to read the clef is certainly easier than you may suspect. In fact, why not start with these duets?" – Aleksey Igudesman. 

IN THE ZOO 2

Meet 10 new exotic animals when discovering the zoo together with Aleksey Igudesman! 

10 new pieces for violin and piano, adequate for advanced beginners. Published by Universal Edition.

DRESS LIKE ALEKSEY!

Want to look as marvelous as Aleksey Igudesman?

The new series of T-shirts just rolled in!

All T-shirts are made of organic cotton and are equipped with a special eye-catcher: choose between gold foil, UV or flock print to impress the ladies and the gents!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

A Chinese star pianist and a Russian christmas tree wishing you a merry christmas and a happy new year!

Do you play Igudesman’s Music?

Put it up on YouTube and he will feature you on his website!

Feature of the day:
The very talented Marcolivia

DU KUNST MICH! Episode 4 on December 5th

The next episode of Aleksey’s show “Du Kunst mich!” airs on December 5th, 23:35 on ORF2.
Featuring the highly talented dancer Manaho Shimokawa and outstanding actress Nora von Waldstätten. 

Du KUNST mich! Episode 3 on October 31st

The next episode of Aleksey’s show “Du Kunst mich!” airs on October 31st, 23:35 on ORF2.
With special guests Trio KlaViS and photographer Julia Wesely.

IN THE ZOO: new works for violin & piano by Aleksey Igudesman

IN THE ZOO

10 new pieces by Aleksey Igudesman have been released by Universal Edition in September 2016.

The pieces for violin and piano, adequate for beginners and advanced beginners, are an exciting musical trip through the zoo: the new sheet music is peppered with exotic animals – from lions to hippopotamus – and enriched with drawings by the talented Felicia Gulda.

Available at Universal Edition.

DU KUNST MICH! Episode 2 on September 19th

Monday, 19th of September, the 2nd episode of Aleksey Igudesmans TV Series “Du Kunst Mich!” is aired on ORF2 at 23:35 – this time featuring Hyung-ki Joo and Hans Zimmer.

DU KUNST MICH!

We are very pleased to announce Aleksey Igudesman’s new series for the Austrian TV channel, ORF – Kulturmontag “Du Kunst mich!”, produced by Wega Film. Julian Rachlin and the Austrian designer Raphaela Grundnigg will be joining Aleksey in the first episode, coming up on August 29th, for some very candid discussions on the arts as music meets fashion…

First episode airs August 29th 2016, 23:35 at ORF 2 (Kulturmontag)
Episode 2-4 will be aired on 19th September, 10th October, 14th November

“WALTZ OF THE WORLD” @ Novosibirsk and Krasnojarsk

Aleksey Igudesman, together wih Manaho Shimokawa, brings the worlds of classical music, world music, pop, rock and jazz together like few other people.
In this exciting show, he conducts a performance of his original music by a symphony orchestra combined with classics like the William Tell Overture Finale, where the audience participates in a special choreography. Much in the manner of Johann Strauss, Igudesman guides us through the grand work of the evening, “Waltz of the World”, directly from the violin.

Tickets still available
22.04.2016   6.30 pm   Novosibirsk
27.04.2016   7.00 pm   Krasnojarsk