From Baroque to Bluegrass: An Extraordinary Mandolin-Domra Duo
Name: From Baroque to Bluegrass: An Extraordinary Mandolin-Domra Duo
Date: February 17, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
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Both masters of Russian domra and mandolin, Alexey Alexandrov and Ekaterina Skliar came together in 2015 to form a unique mandolin-domra duo that presents a repertoire that spans the globe; from Bach duets to Russian folk songs, and from Alexey’s own compositions to neo folklore and jazz. Ekaterina and Alexey have performed concerts in numerous American and Russian cities, where their performances got many positive reviews. Mark Linkins, Musical Director of Munier Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra, wrote about this project: “Both products of the M. Glinka Novosibirsk State Conservatory, Alexandrov and Skliar enthrall audiences with their virtuosic skill and impeccable artistry. The combination of Skliar’s pure, crystalline tone (mandolin) and Alexandrov’s warm, harp-like tone (domra) is magical.” Alexey and Ekaterina are prizewinners of national, international and All-Russian competitions and music festivals, including International “Gold Iria” Ethno music competition, All-Russian competition “Young talents of Russia”, International Music Competition of Folk Instrument Performers, International Festival of Music “MIR Sibiri”, International Festival of Live Music “Ustuu-Huree”, and others. They have collaborated with many celebrated artists including violinist Vadim Repin, Gypsy folk song string ensembles “Lendyvay & Friends,” Oliver Lake, Kevin Mahogany, and Alain Musichini. Complimentary refreshments.