Proudly present - Australian Violin Ensemble

What a lovely group! I started play with them not long ago and I’d say – they’re really good and fresh and nice and – its always excites me to do something I’ve been never doing before.

Check our poster out – 2013 Opening Concert in Mittagong:

 

 

And here’s their official web-site, woooohoow – they’ve been in China in largest concert hall in the World!..

http://www.australianviolinensemble.com/

 

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular with TMO

I HAVE NO WORDS BUT   ” WHOHOHOHOHOOOOOOOOOWWWW!”

 

What a fantastic end of the season! And thanks God I participated in that SPECTACULAR event!

Unfortunately we were strictly advised DO NOT PUBLISH any concert photos, rehearsal amateur video of phone photos from the audience………….  So sad, I have loads of them!!

But here’s the the only thing remained to me from this fantastic (literally!..) time and I’m quite sure I can proudly present it with no copyright violation!

 

Come to see this 'Oscar' and 'BAFTA'-winner ! Immortal Webber at the immortal "Sunset Boulevard"

 

Come, come, come, come guys!  http://www.theconcourse.com.au/event/sunset-boulevard-willoughby-theatre-company

You should see that, this music makes shivers run down your back and you all covers by ‘goose-skin’.

Magnificent, tremendous, spectacular!

And cross your fingers for me – I’m doing viola in there.  :))  Wish me luck!

Did you ever know?.. (p.2)

Well, as you probably noticed this series (“Did you ever know?..)  established to tell you something new about the people thanks whos talent and hard work and innovations and inventions (mostly pedagogical) we have such an incredible and amazing phenomenon of Russian violin school.

This article will be about Stolyarsky again.

Did you ever know…

… that he preferred to  have all his class to attend all violin lessons of every single student on his school?

It means that even if you dont have classes today, you come to the violin class in any was because someone else does have it today for sure. Just imagine that every single lesson you play your “non-pitched” and scratchy notes in face of the whole school! It was not very big actually, about 20-30 students of all grades, but nevertheless it make you do your best of the best to play 100% beautiful as you can, great stimulation, dont you think?..

 

Well, when you come to your lesson – just pretend for a second that there could be someone who can listen you playing.  :))

Being strict and demanding to yourself, and look and hear your self  ‘from outside’ is a great teacher.

When everyone felt like a child

… and in was really great!

Well, here we are again! Fantastic cast of TMO  Orchestra, fantastic music written and conducted by world-famous George Fenton (yeah, this exact George Fenton!!)  who is the composer of the scores will be conducting all rehearsals/concerts.  For those of you unfamiliar with his work, he is a multi Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Bafta (etc!!!!) award winner.  A few of the things he wrote the scores for include You’ve Got Mail, Hitch, Memphis Belle, Gandhi, Dangerous Liaisons and Groundhog day.  Huge screen on back of the stage  – and the OCEAN of music.

Check us out:

And this is couple of extra shoots from the hall:

 

 

I was sooooooo happy to work with you guys !!!!!! Thank you everyone!!

Unbelievable SHINING

This is the memory for the rest of my life.

David Helfgott, Australian music icon of late XX century, amazingly talented person with amazingly sad story, which became the base for the “Oscar”-winner movie “SHINE” (1996). And – yeah, we played with him! It was something outstanding, I never knew that playing Rachmaninov’s 3rd Piano Concerto could be so fun and easy – EASY and FUN ! Actually it’s very huge, massive music so ask 100 musicians and 100 musicians tell you how difficult it is and how much energy it takes to play this concerto, but not in that evening!..

Amazing, amazing!..

 

Did you ever know... (p.1)

This photo is legendary.

This is the person from whom the whole Russian violin scholarship begins.  This is the person to whom we all have to say “thank you” for having such a brilliant names as David Oistrakh, Elizabeth Ghilels, Nathan Milshtein.

This is the person who created all around him (including himself)  by his own. Yeah, he was autodidact.

This is Pyotr Stolarskiy.