Class&Jazz Duo

Classical and Jazz fusion for violin and piano

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Music Night at Maru Sushi Okemos

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This coming Saturday, June 17th, the Class&Jazz Duo performs at the Maru Sushi Okemos restaurant! Come listen to a nice mix of relaxing jazz and light classical music at the outside patio, while enjoying the marvelous cuisine of Maru. We will play from 5 to 8pm! You will have a rare opportunity to experience the music we play up-close and personal and have a chat with the artists afterwards. See you...

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Fundraising fun in Battle Creek

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Last weekend the Class&Jazz Duo was invited to perform at the major fundraising event for the Battle Creek Music Center. For me it was especially important ocassion because of my long-standing relationship with Battle Creek Symphony orchestra as the Associate Concertmaster. We greatly enjoyed playing outside of Jim Fletcher’s house, one of the Music Center’s board members, and we’re happy to learn that the fundraising was a big success. Thank you Battle Creek, MI for having us this...

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New article about Class&Jazz

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New article about Class&Jazz

Hello guys, MSU College of Music just posted an article about Class&Jazz Duo and our recent experience as a prize winner at the International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Boston! Big thank you to Ann Kammerer for interviewing us and writing this article. Check it out! <<Read the article at MSU website>> A husband-wife chamber duo from Russia working on doctorates at the MSU College of Music took third prize at the prestigious International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in December 2016 through the Chamber Music...

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Ed Engagement Residency Fellowship

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Ed Engagement Residency Fellowship

Class&Jazz Duo got the Ed Engagement Residency with MSU College of Music

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Great concert in Mason

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Great concert in Mason

Hello friends, It was an absolute pleasure to play Camille Saint-Saens’s Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso with Mason Symphony Orchestra under the direction of maestro Suren Petrosyan. This community orchestra has grown so much since the time I first heard them playing about 2 years ago. I enjoyed rehearsals with these guys, they are incredibly friendly and love music sincerely. Besides Saint-Saens, the program of the concert at St James Catholic Church included N. Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol and R. Schumann’s...

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Third Prize and Bronze Medal from Boston

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Third Prize and Bronze Medal from Boston

Good news, folks! We just got back from our Boston trip, which was a complete succes for Class&Jazz Duo. Upon the competition results announcement, which was made late at night on December 4th after the final round performances in the Jordan Hall of the New England Conservatory of Music, our ensemble has been awarded the Third Prize and Bronze Medal in memory of Herriet Ruth Stormier Carey, MD at the VII International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Boston, MA! We were happy to receive plausible feedback from the judges of the...

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Finalists of the VII ICMEC Competition

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Finalists of the VII ICMEC Competition

Dear friends, Good news! Class&Jazz Duo has successfully passed the semifinal round of VII International Chamber Music Ensemble Competition in Boston, MA. The final round is happening tomorrow, December 4th in the Jordan Hall of the New England Conservatory in Boston starting at 6PM. Hope to see our Boston friends in the audience! Dear Contestants, We would like to congratulate all of you for a very high level performance tonight. It was extremely difficult to make a final cut for tomorrow. We encourage you to continue with the wonderful...

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Masterclass with Brooklyn Rider

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Masterclass with Brooklyn Rider

Hello guys, Next week, just before heading of to Boston for the VII International NEC Chamber Music Competition, our duet will be featured in the master-class with the famous string quartet Brooklyn Rider, hailed by Strings magazine as “the future of the chamber music”. Brooklyn Rider members – Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violins, Nicholas Cords, viola, and Michael Nicolas, cello – recently enjoyed their 10th anniversary as an ensemble. This creative quartet has performed in such varied settings as Joe’s Pub in New York...

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Photoshoot with Robert Charles Annis

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Photoshoot with Robert Charles Annis

Hey folks, Just made an awesome photoshoot with me and Natalia at Mt Hope United Methodist Church of Lansing, MI. This place is so beautiful and the sanctuary has a cute-looking baby-grand which added to our collection of pictures with the keyboards. Class&Jazz played many concerts in Mt Hope UMC and Natalia serves there as an organist and accompanist. We are extremely grateful to the church clergy, and especially to pastor Rev. Rob Cook for his permission to make this event happen. Our photographer Robert Charles Annis is a true artist...

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French Music CD is Coming

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Class&Jazz Duo is happy to announce our next CD album to be produced in 2017. Inspired by the recent successes of the A Paris chamber music series, we decided to record pieces that were featured in this project, along with a few more masterpieces for a new all-French album. The blueprint repertoire of the upcoming double-CD release is to include sonatas for violin and piano by: Jean-Marie Leclair, Jean Francaix, Cesar Franck, Claude Debussy, Guillaume Lekeu, Maurice Ravel, Gabriel Faure, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc. The CD is planned...

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