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Date Artist City Venue Country
01/30/15 Ljova New York, NY Ukrainian Museum United States
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Admission (includes reception and gallery access) is $15; $10 for members and seniors; $5 for students.. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 222 East 6th Street. Ljova joins the legendary Ukrainian bandurist Julian Kytasty for a concert celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Yara Arts theater. More information
Tour: Sundays at 4:30 – Ljova’s residency at Silvana / Harlem
02/01/15 Ljova New York, NY Silvana United States
Time: 4:30pm. Admission: $10 suggested. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 300 W. 116th Street (at 8th Ave.). Venue phone: 646-692-4935. This week welcomes the project “Yiddish Lullabies and Love Songs”, spearheaded by Ljova’s wife Inna Barmash. with Inna Barmash (vocal), Dmitri ‘Zisl’ Slepovitch (clarinets), Ljova (fadolĂ­n), Shoko Nagai (accordion), and Dmitry Ishenko (bass). Listen to the debut album at
02/07/15 Ljova New York, New York Joe’s Pub
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: $20. Address: 425 Lafayette St.. Ljova joins Magda Giannikou’s super-fun project BANDA MAGDA for a night at Joe’s Pub. Buy Tickets

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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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