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Friday, March 18 • 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Volodja Balzalorsky

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Volodja Balzalorsky is winner of The Hoollywood Music in Media Award 2009 - Best Classical AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS: Hollywood Music in Media Award - Best Classical (Nov 19, 2009) Inland Empire Music Award 2008 - Best International Artist The Ontario Independent Music Award 2007 - Best International Artist. The Canary Islands Music Award 2007-Category: Interpretation-Instrumental (Sonata in A major by Cesar Franck). The Los Angeles Music Award 2007 and 2008 Nominee Hollywood Music Award 2008 Nominee - classical Julij Betetto Music Award 2006 - the highest music award in Slovenia for classical music. Volodja Balzalorsky is an internationally acclaimed concert violinist who has performed in many international music festivals and concert series throughout Europe, and North America. Critics have described him as an artist with a sensitive, intelligent and intuitive gift of interpretation, a polished technique, and a rich, full tone. Volodja Balzalorsky is particularly active in the field of chamber music. He performs with several well known international groups and ensembles. Critics comment on the degree to which he is able to develop and maintain unity with his musical partners in this milieu, presenting "...an exceptional harmony of ease and authenticity of performance...". Volodja Balzalorsky has made extensive live and archival radio and TV recordings in various countries. Volodja Balzalorsky considers teaching an important and complementary part of his artistic career (Violin class at the Music Academy of University of Ljubljana), and regularly gives master classes in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Great Britain, and the United States. After graduating from the class of professor Igor Ozim at the Music University in Cologne, Germany, he continued his studies in Moscow with Galina Barinova at the Conservatorium P.I.Tchaikovsky, with Josip Klima at the Music Academy in Zagreb, where he received his Master's Degree, and with the eminent Czech violinist Josef Suk at the Universitat fur Musik in Vienna. AMAL PIANO TRIO Latest News: Standing ovations for Amael Trio in Bergen, Norway (Festival Grieg in Bergen Amael Trio honored to open 31st Festival Nuovi Spazi Musicali in Rome "New York Concert Review" - by Edith Eisler?Amael Piano Trio is a very fine group. The stringplayer's intonation is impeccable, their tone is rich, beautiful and homogeneous and can vary from floating delicacy to vibrant full bodied sonorousness.?A large multi-national audience rewarded the performers with warm approval and prolonged ovations.??The Amael Piano Trio was founded by three very accomplished artists, who, individually, have backgrounds as prominent soloists and chamber musicians??All three artists, the pianist, Tatjana Ognjanovic, the violinist, Volodja Balzalorsky and the cellist Damir Hamidullin, have performed internationally as guests of numerous music festivals and cycles, and as soloists with many orchestras. ??Individually, as well, they have also created multiple CD,s and have made extensive live and archival radio and TV recordings throughout Europe and in the USA and Asia. The trio has 11 years of successful performances in a variety of venues, concert series, and festivals including very successful performance at Carnegie Hall in New York, Grieg Festival in Bergen 2010, Mask Fest in San Mario 2010, Festival Spectrum 2009 in Gasteig in Munich, Forfest 2009 in Kromeriz, Bled Festival, Pucisca Summer Festival, Bol Summer Festival, performance at Cankarjev Dom (the most important cultural centre in Slovenia), the International Festival of Contemporary Music in Radenci, Summer Music Festival of Hvar (Croatia), International concert series of Zemono, The Spectrum Festival etc. The Amael Trio has achieved the status of being among the most sought after chamber groups in Slovenia. In addition to performing known traditional trio literature from various style epochs, the trio is also dedicated to performing contemporary works, and to the promotion, internationally, of Slovenian composers of piano trio literature. In the immediate future, they plan to schedule concerts and perform in many different countries, make several CDs, and expand their repertoire, exploring the works of lesser-known composers and performing new works created for piano trio. They also plan to commission and record new works; some renowned Slovenian composers have already decided to write especially for their trio. For more details about Volodja as well as Ensembles Presentations, please visit Volodja's Official web page: www.balzalorsky.net and Amael Trio's web page at www.amaeltrio.com
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Volodja Balzalorsky

Volodja Balzalorsky is winner of The Hoollywood Music in Media Award 2009 - Best Classical AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS: Hollywood Music in Media Award - Best Classical (Nov 19, 2009) Inland Empire Music Award 2008 - Best International Artist The Ontario Independent Music Award 2007 - Best... Read More →
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Volodja Balzalorsky & Amael Trio

Volodja Balzalorsky is winner of The Hoollywood Music in Media Award 2009 - Best Classical AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS: Hollywood Music in Media Award - Best Classical (Nov 19, 2009) Inland Empire Music Award 2008 - Best International Artist The Ontario Independent Music Award 2007 - Best... Read More →



Friday March 18, 2011 7:15pm - 8:15pm
The Velveeta Room 521 E 6th St