Enter The Fadolín is my new solo performance project, an ongoing Patreon-supported development of new repertoire exploring the fadolín, a unique string instrument encompassing the full range of the violin, viola, and most of the cello.
Though I’ve owned and performed on a fadolín since 2008 and used it prominently in the creation of my albums “Melting River” and “SoLò Ópus“, I hadn’t written works that could be performed live, unamplified, without loopers or pre-records, specifically on this instrument — until now.
Since 2019, with gratitude to my Patreon supporters I’ve been steadily writing music — initially as a travelogue, and continuing through the pandemic via social media livestreams, on-street busking and house concerts –– having now premiered over an hour’s worth of recital and training material for myself and a future generation of fadolínists. You can hear some of it in the video playlist below — most of the works are mine, though there are also some works by J.S. Bach, his Celtic contemporary Turlough O’Carolan, plus several African-American spirituals.
A full album of solo fadolín, “Enter The Fadolín” works is now available —
“…The performances are alternately polished and rough, but always entertaining, depending on what the piece demands and what best demonstrates the instrument’s versatility and tonal range.” (Strings Magazine, February 2022 issue)
Ljova is available to present this program at performances worldwide – the setup is minimal. Please get in touch.
Support my mission to create more music for the fadolín. Receive exclusive videos and sheet music. Join me at: https://patreon.com/ljova
If you’re interested in performing or licensing any of these works, please contact me directly.
Enjoy the music and thank you for listening! –Ljova