315 West 44th St
New York, NY, 10036
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 6:00 PM
The New York Debut of the Acclaimed Janoska Ensemble
Presented by Borislav Strulev
and Universal Music
The Ensemble will perform a program based on their debut album “Janoska Style,” being released in the U.S. on March 10 by Deutsche Grammophon.
Each of the group’s members is an award-winning virtuoso in his own right; together they form a chamber Dream Team. They don’t hide their individual styles; they let them shine. As the work on their CD attests, they are equally comfortable riffing on Paganini with dueling violins playing the original score and an improvised jazz variation, taking a Johann Strauss waltz and mixing in strains of czardas and Balkan folk tunes or composing an original rumba that harkens back to Mozart.
“The Janoska Ensemble has achieved something very special. The four musicians…have created their own unmistakable sound made up of great virtuosity, a literally inexhaustible wealth of musical ideas and bewitchingly mellow sonorities…A true feast for the ears!”
World-renowned cellist Borislav Strulev has been fascinating audiences on some of the world’s most prestigious stages since his U.S. debut at the Kennedy Center in 1993 arranged on initiative of Isaac Stern, Former World Bank President James Wolfensohn and Byron Janis.
Critics call him a “soloist ... with a rich, singing tone” - The New York Times and the San Francisco Chronicle said that he “boasts an enormous, gripping sound, full of bright colors and effortless power; when he plays he commandeers the sonic spotlight with ease.” ”Associated Press wrote ‘'cellist Borislav Strulev, channeling no one, or perhaps God.'' “He plays as if born with a cello “.
Borislav Strulev - universal multi-stylist, Renaissance-man - has performed virtually all classical repertoire for cello and toured all corners of the world - Borislav presents today his vision of crossover, classical music, jazz, tango and even rap - a stylish, high-quality fusion, on the edge of shocking.
Borislav Strulev is an outstanding cellist of exceptional temperament, charismatic personality, powerful sound and virtuoso technique, a musician of faerie energy and drive. Borislav is the Music Director of: International BelgorodMusicFest - ''Borislav Strulev and Friends''.
Mr. Strulev has performed at Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Kennedy Center and all the major halls throughout the United States, as well as Auditorio de Madrid and Auditorio de Leon (Spain) Auditorio de Torino (Italy) Muzikverein (Vienna) Suntory Hall (Tokyo) Berlin Philharmonic (Berlin) Salle Gaveau (Paris), Mariinsky Theatre Concert Hall (St-Petersburg), Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow), just to name a few, and beyond. He has also collaborated with most of the important orchestras and conductors in the world.
Borislav had his debut at Carnegie Hall - played with legendary pianist Byron Janis and also was a special guest at the ceremony dedicated to Oscar Peterson at Carnegie Hall.
Mr. Strulev had the honor of carrying the Olympic Torch for The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. He was a nominee for The “Russian-American Person of the Year” 2014 Award in New York.
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