Class&Jazz Duo

Classical and Jazz fusion for violin and piano

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Photoshoot with Robert Charles Annis

Nov 21, 2016

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

Nov 20, 2016

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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On to NEC competition in Boston!

Nov 20, 2016

Hey everybody! Couple weeks ago we have announced about Class&Jazz’s application to New England Chamber Music Competition. I posted the recording we submitted for the preliminary round here.  And now the exciting news for Class&Jazz Duo! After the screening of the preliminary audition tapes, our ensemble was officially invited to take part in the live rounds of the VII International Chamber Music Competition of New England! Here is the email I got from the CMFONE today: Dear contestants, We would like to congratulate you on a...

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VII International Chamber Music Competition of New England

Nov 11, 2016

Hi folks, Happy to announce that me and Natalia have just completed our application to VII International Chamber Music Competition in Boston, which is happening in December, 2016. We also mailed in the recording that was part of the application process. Should our entry advance to the following live rounds, we will be going to perform at the Jordan Hall of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA on December 3-4. We are very excited about this, especially since it is not easy to find a chamber music competition here in US that...

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A Paris concert performed in Battle Creek

Nov 6, 2016

Hey guys, Thank you so very much for coming to our A Paris concert at First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek! It was a great pleasure of ours to play for such a great audience tonight! And we raised another $600 more towards our fundraising goal… It was a great show, and we loved the acoustics of First Presbyterian Church of Battle Creek a lot! No wonder, Battle Creek Choral Series chose this church as a main venue for their concerts. I and Natalia would like to express our sincere gratitude to people whose support was so essential...

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Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition

Oct 29, 2016

It happened! after a long period of work, the preliminary recording for the Elmar Oliveira competition is ready! Please, keep your fingers crossed for us. If it works out, Class&Jazz is going to Florida in January to compete for the first prize of $30.000 and other benefits. YouTube link to my application recording. The repertoire includes: 1. Bach. Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor for violin solo 2. Mozart. Violin Concerto No. 5, first movement 3. Paganini. Caprice No. 24 for violin solo 4. Ravel. Tzigane for violin and...

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Class&Jazz was featured in Live Fridays show of 90.5 WKAR Radio

Oct 21, 2016

Hey folks! It was a fun Friday morning. We showed up, chatted a little about our Class&Jazz ensemble and upcomng a Paris concert in Central UMC and performed live for the broadcast. Awesome experience. Should you want to take a look at the show, please, follow this link:

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