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Date Artist City Venue Country
Tour: Ljova at Postcrypt Coffeehouse
10/21/16 Ljova New York, NY Postcrypt Coffee House United States
Time: 10:30pm. Admission: donations. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1160 Amsterdam Ave, St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University. Ljova makes his solo fadolín/loops debut at Columbia University’s hyper-intimate Postcrypt Coffeehouse, located beneath St. Paul’s Chapel.
10/29/16 Ljova New York, NY Postcrypt Coffee House United States
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: donations. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1160 Amsterdam Ave, St. Paul’s Chapel, Columbia University. Two of New York’s most versatile string performers — the violinist/composer CURTIS STEWART (founder of the PubliQuartet, guest with Stevie Wonder, Wyclef Jean) and the violist/fadolínist/composer LJOVA (founder of Ljova and the Kontraband, violist/arranger with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Brooklyn Rider, Kronos Quartet) team up for an evening of original compositions and arrangements.
Tour: DUETS at Barbès
10/30/16 Ljova Brooklyn, New York Barbes
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $10 suggested. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 376 9th St. DUETS I: LJOVA // CURTIS STEWART — Two of New York’s most versatile string performers — the violinist/composer CURTIS STEWART (founder of the PubliQuartet, guest with Stevie Wonder, Wyclef Jean) and the violist/fadolínist/composer LJOVA (founder of Ljova and the Kontraband, violist/arranger with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Brooklyn Rider, Kronos Quartet) team up for an evening of original compositions and arrangements.
11/15/16 Ljova Brooklyn, New York Barbes
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10 suggested. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 376 9th St. DUETS II: LJOVA // KINAN AZMEH — Two of New York’s most versatile composer/performers — the clarinettist/composer KINAN AZMEH (founder of Cityband, longtime member of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble) and the violist/fadolínist/composer LJOVA (founder of Ljova and the Kontraband, composer for Brooklyn Rider, The Knights and the Kronos Quartet) team up for an evening of original compositions and arrangements.

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Groups & Soloists Performing Ljova’s Compositions and Arrangements

Brooklyn Rider has commissioned a new string quartet from Ljova, “Culai”, which they’ve recently recorded for Mercury Classics. The Quartet had previously recorded Ljova’s works on its debut CD “Passport” and has recorded Ljova’s arrangements of Persian music on its collaboration with the Persian kamanche master Kayhan Kalhor, “Silent City”. Watch YouTube videos of Brooklyn Rider’s performances of Ljova’s compositions.
The Enso Quartet has performed Ljova’s “Bagel on the Malecon” on tour since 2006. Watch YouTube video of Enso Quartet’s performance of “Bagel on the Malecon”.
Violinist Tim Fain performs Ljova’s Sicilienne composition for violin and piano on his tours and has recorded the composition for his debut Naxos release.
Spark, a young contemporary music ensemble based in Germany, have recently recorded their debut album on Deutsche Grammophon, for which they’ve recorded two of Ljova’s works. To hear sounds, and details of their upcoming tour, visit:
http://www.spark-off.com/
The Kronos Quartet is performing Ljova’s arrangements on their tours since 2005. Check out their current season page for details about upcoming concerts near you.
A Far Cry,Boston’s proudly unconducted chamber orchestra performed Ljova and Osvaldo Golijov’s arrangement of the Taraf de Haidouks’ tune “Turceasca” in a series of concerts. Here’s one orchestra member’s take on the arrangement and premiere performance: “Tackling Turceasca”
Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Project regularly performs Ljova’s arrangements since 2004. Check out their current season schedule for details about upcoming concerts near you.
Romashka, a NY-based fiddle-brass dance party band performs several of Ljova’s compositions written for the band’s Eastern European dance repertoire. Ljova also plays the viola and famiola in the band. Check out Romashka’s website for more about the band.

 

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