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Date Artist City Venue Country
07/23/15 Romashka New York, New York JCC in Manhattan United States
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $15 in advance / $20 day of show. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 646-505-4444. Address: 334 Amsterdam Avenue. Venue phone: 646-505-4444. A driving force in New York City’s gypsy and balkan music scene, Romashka features Lithuanian-born singer Inna Barmash and a band of nine wildly versatile NY musicians. Vino Levantino will be selling kosher beer and wine on the roof, so join us for happy hour beginning at 7 pm. Limited seating at concerts; dancing is encouraged! Buy Tickets More information
07/28/15 Ljova and the Kontraband Ottawa, ON St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts Canada
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: $30. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 310 St. Patrick Street,. Ljova and the Kontraband are excited to make their Ontario debut at the Ottawa Chamber Festival! Buy Tickets More information
Tour: Ljova in New Hampshire – White Mountains Music Festival / Keene Music Festival
08/15/15 Ljova and the Kontraband Bethlehem, NH The Colonial Theatre United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2050 Main Street. Venue phone: (603) 869-3422. Ljova and the Kontraband make their White Mountains debut at The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem. Very excited for this, needless to say! :)

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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:
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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