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Kismet: Vignettes for Violin and Piano

Kismet: Vignettes for Violin and Piano

A collection of new music for Violin and Piano from beloved composer Elena Kats-Chernin.

Composed, arranged and recorded during lockdowns of 2021 this album introduces 12 new works to the repertoire.

Performed by Vov Dylan, Clemens Leske, Victoria Jacono-Gilmovich, Susan Blake and Nicole Murray-Prior and recorded in Sydney’s Blue Mountains.

This album of vignettes is a joyful celebration of friendship, hope, and music.

“During the first lockdown of the 2020 I found myself composing random unrequested pieces, organised in a collection called  “Isolation Suite”.  When Vov contacted me in 2021 about a student playing a piece of mine, we got to chat about what I was writing at the time and I played some of those pieces to him. That started an avalanche of new arrangements for Vov, of these and some other works of mine for violin, piano and some other formations, always with Vov’s beautiful violin playing in mind. Among those pieces are “Distant Mountains”, “Kismet”, “Half-Moon Prelude”, “Kate Waltz” and even “Eliza Aria” in an arrangement for Violin and Cello. After a while we found that there was enough material to record a whole album. 

Vov has done an incredible job of putting this project together and getting wonderful musicians on board to play with him. I eagerly look forward to the album’s launch.” – Elena Kats-Chernin.

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