Volodja Balzalorsky Receives Two Awards at Independent Music Awards Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF

Renowned Slovenian violinist Volodja Balzalorsky, has won an Independent Music Award for his Live performance of Karol Szymanowski Violin Sonata, performing in  a Duo with the pianist Hinko Haas

Through votes from the listening public, Volodja has been awarded the prize of "Vox Pop Winner" for his Live performance of Debussy Violin Sonata, performing in a duo with the pianist Christoph Theiler
Additionally his new album "Volodja Balzalorsky Live: Romantic Violin Sonatas – Franck, Brahms, Grieg (Live Selection Vol . 1)" was nominated early in 2014 in the "Live Performance Album category", at the 13th Annual Independent Music Awards.
 
The Independent Music Awards (IMA's) is an international program that honours top ranked independent artists in more than 80 Album, Song, EP, Producer, Music Video and Design categories.  The IMA's were created in 1999 by Music Resource Group (MRG). The program features previous major-label artists as well as self-released and indie lable talent from more than 70 countires on six continents.

There are two parts to The Independent Music Awards: The general voting process determined by the industry and artist judging panel. Second is the Vox Populi “voice of the people” process where fans and visitors determine the winners by rating the nominees at The Vox Populi Jukebox. Deadline to vote was July 18th, 2014.
 
- See more at:
Live performance winning EP Albums: Debussy / Szymanowski
and
 
The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards Winners announced:
The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards Wox Pop Winners Announced:
 
Listen and Follow Volodja Balzalorsky on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/9c30tj
Listen and follow Volodja on Deezer: http://smarturl.it/mm6ed2
 
Buy on iTunes: 
Debussy Sonata: http://smarturl.it/9jrqkl
Szymanowski Sonata: http://smarturl.it/h2fm6b
Posted by SpectrumPress on Saturday, August 23, 2014 @ 08:17:13 CEST (2320 reads)


Volodja Balzalorsky named the winner of 13th Annual Independent Music Awards Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Violin-Piano Duo Volodja Balzalorsky-Hinko Haas are Among The Winners of 13th Annual Independent Music Awards - on winning top honors in the Live Performance EP category for Karol Szymanowski: Violin Sonata in D Minor - Volodja Balzalorsky Live in Concert. Volodja Balzalorsky is also "Four-Time Nominee" of 13th IMAs.

June 3, 2014 –Renowned Slovenian artists the violinst Volodja Balzalorsky and the pianist Hinko Haas are among the established and rising artists named as the judge-determined Winners of The 13th Annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential, international awards program for independent bands and fans.
The veteran artists and rising stars named as 13th IMA Winners in more than 80 Album, EP, Song, Music Producer, Music Video and Design categories were winnowed from thousands of submissions from around the globe, and were determined by a panel of influential artists and music industry executives.

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Complete List of Winners: http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/2014/13th-annual-independent-music-awards-winners-announced/#sthash.VbXQPczu.dpuf
Posted by SpectrumPress on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 @ 09:59:14 CEST (15949 reads)


Four Nominations for Volodja Balzalorsky at Independent Music Awards 2014 Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF

 Four Nominations for Volodja Balzalorsky at 13th Annual Independent Music Awards "IMA"
13th Annual Live Performance Album Nominee
13th Annual Instrumental EP Nominee
13th Annual Live Performance EP Nominee (twice) 
- See more at: http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/Volodja-Balzalorsky#sthash.SIDoWTw9.dpuf

Download on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/volodjaonitunes

Listen to and follow on Deezer http://www.deezer.com/album/7052694
Listen and Follow on Spotify http://open.spotify.com/artist/3hebwF2HDcVjcl0ZVjga8u

Posted by SpectrumPress on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 @ 08:19:06 CEST (2591 reads)


Debussy, Janacek, Szymanowski: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (Volodja Balzalorsky Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF

New digital Release Vol.2 - Debussy, Janáček, Szymanowski: Sonatas for Violin and Piano (Volodja Balzalorsky Live Selection Vol. 2)

On iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Google Play, Deezer etc.

On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/sonatas-for-violin-piano-live/id729280879
On Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/album/7049197
https://soundcloud.com/balzalorsky/sets/live_selection_vol2

Debussy, Janáček, Szymanowski: Sonatas for Violin and Piano 
(Volodja Balzalorsky Live Selection Vol. 2) 


Volodja Balzalorsky, violin 
Christoph Theiler, piano (Debussy, Janáček ) 
Hinko Haas, piano (Szymanowski) 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) - Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor L 140 
Allegro vivo 
Intermède: Fantasque et léger 
Finale: Très animé 

Leoš Janáček (1854-1928) – Sonata for Violin and Piano JW 7 No.7 (1914-1921) 
Con moto 
Ballada con moto 
Allegretto 
Adagio 

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) - Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor op. 9 
Allegro moderato - patetico 
Andantino tranquillo e dolce 
Allegro molto quasi presto 

Cantabel Label Catalog Number: CPSDA002

 

Posted by SpectrumPress on Monday, March 03, 2014 @ 10:59:47 CET (4261 reads)


Romantic Violin Sonatas: Franck, Brahms, Grieg - Volodja Balzalorsky Live Select Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF

New digital Release: Romantic Violin Sonatas: Franck, Brahms, Grieg - Volodja Balzalorsky Live Selection No.1: 

On iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/romantic-violin-sonatas-live/id729836878
On Deezer: http://www.deezer.com/album/7052694
On Google Play:https://play.google.com/store/music/artist?id=Af6tks62sl4qpe2wew2bvsozdfa
On Rdio:http://www.rdio.com/artist/Volodja_Balzalorsky/album/Romantic_Violin_Sonatas_Live_Selection,_Vol._1/

Live recordings from Belgrade, Vienna and Rogaska Slatina 

Volodja Balzalorsky, violin 
Hinko Haas, piano (Franck) 
Christoph Theiler, piano (Brahms, Grieg) 

César Franck (1822-1890): Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major 
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor op.108 
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): Sonata for Violin and Piano No.3 in C minor op. 45

Cantabel Label Catalog Number: CPSDA01

 

Posted by SpectrumPress on Monday, March 03, 2014 @ 10:55:58 CET (3464 reads)


Volodja Balzalorsky - the new Prersident of ESTA Slovenia Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF

 Volodja Balzalorsky - the new Prersident of ESTA Slovenia (European String Teachers Association): elected at ESTA Slovenia General Assembly for the mandate 2013-2015. 

 

 

Posted by SpectrumPress on Monday, March 03, 2014 @ 10:35:57 CET (2842 reads)


Upcoming Concerts: Amael Piano Trio Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF

 Amael Piano Trio at the Forge in London

Forge Venue presents: Keys and Coffee Concert Series:
Direct link:Amael Piano Trio @ The Forge, London...
Haydn, Morricone, Schubert, Brahms
March 3rd 2013
Haydn, Morricone, Schubert, Brahms

February 27th 2013




 

Posted by SpectrumPress on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 @ 17:24:51 CET (1853 reads)


New: Volodja Balzalorsky on Earbits Radio Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF

Listen to Volodja Balzalorsky on commercial-free Earbits Radio, the best place to discover new music

Karol Szymanowski: Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor op. 9 (Allegro moderato - patetico) - http://www.earbits.com/s/m3ZFnQkwmByuyD 
Karol Szymanowski: Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor op. 9 (Andantino tranquillo e dolce) - http://www.earbits.com/s/u3ZFnQkwmByuyD 
Karol Szymanowski: Sonata for Violin and Piano in D minor op. 9 (Allegro molto quasi presto) - http://www.earbits.com/s/C3ZFnQkwmByuyD 
César Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major (Allegro moderato) -http://www.earbits.com/s/gK0k9pi6rByuyD 
César Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major (Allegro) -http://www.earbits.com/s/oK0k9pi6rByuyD 
César Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major (Recitativo - Fantasia moderato) -http://www.earbits.com/s/wK0k9pi6rByuyD 
César Franck: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major ( Allegretto poco mosso) -http://www.earbits.com/s/EK0k9pi6rByuyD 
Lucijan Marija Škerjanc: Lirična bagatela - http://www.earbits.com/s/ir2YUXfGvByuyD 

Posted by SpectrumPress on Wednesday, April 04, 2012 @ 19:38:20 CEST (2630 reads)


International acclaim for Amael Trio performing in New York, London and in Rome Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF

by Cantabel Productions

A large Multi-national audience rewarded the Amael Piano Trio with

Amael Trio.jpgthunderous applause and prolonged ovations at the sold-out Christmas Concert in Rome, which completed a series of very successful Amael Trio performances at several international festivals, including concerts at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York and at The Forge in London, for which Amael Trio received outstanding acclaim, both by the critics as well as by the audience, and thus confirmed its reputation and international recognition already achieved in the past.

 

A top-notch ensemble, the Amael Piano Trio!

New York Concert Review

(Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY November 13 2010)

 

...a superb Beethoven's 'Archduke', full-blooded in tone yet also respectful of structural clarity. Magical colouring of modulations, highlighting of luminescent thrilling, and fresh shades...

The Classical Source

(The Forge, London, November 30 2010)

 

... The concert of Amael Piano Trio shall remain reasonably be remembered as a great artistic event of valuable guest artists from Slovenia...

Radio Belgrade

(Great Hall of Kolarac Belgrade, October 24 2010)

 

In addition to the repertoire of classical music, the Trio Amael at all concerts promoted and performed a number of works by Slovenian composers.

According to New York Concert Review Amael Trio did an excellent job... they represented Slovenia with honor: ..."Maestoso Lugubre" by Slovenian composer Lucijan Marija Skerjanc ... a somber lyricism pervaded, deepened by each player's entry. The synchronization was marvelous, particularly in the string doublings... All three blended in a way that was rich and warm, but also translucent, like the sonic equivalent of amber... New York Concert Review

 

Amael Trio was also honored to play the opening concert of two important festivals of contemporary music (The Forfest in Kromeríz, Czech Republic and The Festival Nuovi Spazi Musicali. in Rome), where the trio also very successfuly performed four World Premieres, new compositions for piano trio written by Hugh Levick, Streven Mento, Massimiliano Messieri and Andrea Morriconne.

 

Concert Highlights of Amael Piano Trio for 2011

Highlights of Amael Piano Trio for 2011 include invitation to perform at the 25th SXSW Festival in Austin in March, Croatian tour in May, German Tour in October (including concerts in Gasteig in Munich and concert at The Spectrum Festival Nordhorn), and England tour in November.

 

New Amael Piano Trio Releases are planned in 2011 on Cantabel label and on Eroica Classical Recordings label: Amael Piano Trio Live from Spectrum Festival featuring works by Alfred Schnittke, Astor Piazzolla, and Johannes Brahms and additional release with works by Haydn, Schubert adn Beethoven.

 

Amael Piano Trio in Review 2010: (more extracts)

 

The Classical Source

...Yet the Variations of the "Archduke's" third movement was the highpoint, a transcendent, calm flowing beauty of tone, the rhetoric involving and absorbing...The Classical Source

Read the whole review:

http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_concert_review.php?id=8755


New York Concert Review

...Amael Trio brought unity and vigor to both old and new...The synchronization was marvelous, particularly in the string doublings.... All three blended in a way that was rich and warm, but also translucent, like the sonic equivalent of amber...The performance (Five short pieces by Slovenian composer Milko Lazar) was one of extreme precision, and it would be hard to imagine it being played more convincingly than it was by this tightly knit ensemble... it was a fulfilling musical evening, and this is a superb ensemble. New York Concert Review

Read the whole review:

http://www.nyconcertreview.com/blog/?p=1030

 

 

Radio Belgrade - Cultural Program 

..."Maestoso lugubre" by Lucijan Maria Skerjanc.

Oppressed by the tragedy of this score, which requires balancing of pathos and restraint, was realized through a saturated, dark sound range, and deep sound conformation, which occurs only as a result of common breathing...

 

 

Playing in some parts of the "Nocturne" by Shubert on the very threshold of hearing, members of the trio Amael here demonstrated exceptional subtlety of mutual listening, like the kind of prompt with silence...

 

 

 

 

 

After only a brief introduction of the first paragraph, in which, after performing a solo piano, imperceptibly interfere section violin and cello, it was clear from how much restraint, lyricism and, why not, the nobility, the AmaelPiano Trio interpret Beethoven's music

 

 

Contact: Cantabel Productions info@cantabel.com

 

 

 

Posted by SpectrumPress on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 @ 10:15:00 CET (5284 reads)


2010-11 Highlights, Releases and Reviews from Volodja Balzalorsky Score: Comment Printer Friendly Send to a Friend Save as PDF

by Cantabel Productions

Cantabel Productions is delighted to announce some excited news about our artist, the violinist Volodja Balzalorsky, who has been awarded several prestigious music awards in the past couple of years

Volodja Balzalorsky.jpg

Volodja Balzalorsky has been making a splash in the US and Canada, winning The Hollywood Music in Media Award 2009, The Inland Empire Music Award for Best International Artist in 2008, The Ontario Independent Music Award in 2007, and was a nominee for The Los Angeles Music Award 2007 and 2008 and a nominee for The Hollywood Music Award 2008.


Volodja Balzalorsky also received the Canary Islands Music Award 2007 in Spain, and the Betetto Music Award (2006), the highest music award given in Slovenia.

According to Fanfare -- The Magazine for Serius Record Collectors, Volodja Balzalorsky's four CDs on Cantabel have made available some stunning live performances, all reviewed in 2010-issues of Fanfare and deserve high recommendation. Compared with some great violin legends such as Kreisler, Szigeti, Oistrakh and Stern, Balzalorsky's Live recordings  received the highest critical acclaim.

Reviews are also available online as a part of Fanfare archive: http://www.fanfarearchive.com (for subscribers only).


Mr. Balzalorsky was invited by Fanfare Magazine for an interview, which was published in Nov/Dec Issue of Fanfare under section "Feature Articles" entitled "Volodja Balzalorsky Shares His Views of Violinistic Development and Artistic Interpretation"


Volodja Balzalorsky received also high critical acclaim from All Music Guide:


..."Balzalorsky's performances are easily in the same league as many of the better international performances of the past 20 years and well worth hearing..."


In 2011 Cantabel will continue with releases of Balzalorsky's Live recordings. The next, fifth release of the Live Collection will be from the Spectrum Festival, performed by Amael Trio in works by Brahms, Glinka, Schnittke, and Piazzolla. With this release, the series of five concerts-five CDs (each concert, one CD) will be completed.


Balzalorsky's 2009-2010 seasons brought recital, solo and chamber music performances in Italy, Germany, Norway, United Kingdom, Croatia, Serbia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, and in USA, including performances at Ljubljana Festival, in Gasteig, Munich with Cheltenham Symphony Orchestra performing Brahms Concerto, recital at The Red Hedgehog Celebrity Concert Series in London, at SXSW Festival 2009 and 2010 in Austin, performances at Carnegie Hall in New York (ArrivaDiva Master Recital Series 2009 and Festival Spectrum in November 2010), as well as additional performances with Amael Piano Trio.


Some Concert Reviews Extracts:


...Something Wild for violin solo by Nenad First, an intriguing work that Volodja Balzalorsky projected with stunning virtuosity and gripping energy. In the hands of this subtle yet communicative artist the violin came alive, with pointed pizzicato, incisive double-stopping and rapid passagework adding to the relentless excitement...


The Classical Source - November 30 2010 2010 http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_concert_review.php?id=8755


"Ovations for Volodja Balzalorsky and Hinko Haas at Nordland Music Festival in Bodo, Norway, "Slovenere begeistret i Rønvik" ("Slovenians thrilled the audience in Rønvik")" Avista Nordland


Vololodja balzalorsky played  Brahms concerto with verve and feeling; the gypsy-Hungarian roots of the music were most apparen. Both soloist and orchestra deserved the standing ovation that the normally restrained audience awarded them at the end. Gloucestershire Echo


Volodja Balzalorsky was particularly active with his Amael Piano Trio performing with a great success at several international festivals and international chamber music concert series in New York, London, twice in Rome, Belgrade, San Marino, Bergen, Munich, Nis, Kromeriz


Amael Piano Trio in Review:


Amael Piano Trio.jpgNovember 30 2010 Concert in London at The Forge ...a superb 'Archduke', full-blooded in tone yet also respectful of structural clarity. Magical colouring of modulations, highlighting of luminescent thrilling...Yet the Variations of the third movement was the highpoint, a transcendent, calm flowing beauty of tone, the rhetoric involving and absorbing...


The Classical Source http://www.classicalsource.com/db_control/db_concert_review.php?id=8755

 

Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (November 13, 2010) 

A top-notch ensemble, the Amael Piano Trio!... In a program of 20th-century Slovenian music and Beethoven's "Archduke," they brought unity and vigor to both old and new...The synchronization was marvelous, particularly in the string doublings.... All three blended in a way that was rich and warm, but also translucent, like the sonic equivalent of amber...The performance was one of extreme precision, and it would be hard to imagine it being played more convincingly than it was by this tightly knit ensemble ...it was a fulfilling musical evening, and this is a superb ensemble...

New York Concert Review http://www.nyconcertreview.com/blog/?p=1030


Concert Highlights of Volodja Balzalorsky for 2011 include two performances at 25th SXSW Festival in Austin in March, Croatian tour in May, Amael Piano Trio German Tour in October, including concerts in Gasteig in Munich and concert at Festival Spectrum Nordhorn, and England tour in November.


For more information about Volodja Balzalorsky's upcoming concerts, free mp3 download-airplay quality and where to buy his recordings (albums and downloads), please visit the following web pages:


Official web page of Volodja Balzalorsky: www.balzalorsky.net


Electronic Press Kit: High resolution Photos for download: www.sonicbids.com/balzalorsky


New Album Releases on MySpace: www.myspace.com/balzalorsky/music


Fan page of Volodja Balzalorsky on Facebook: www.facebook.com/balzalorsky


Follow Volodja Balzalorsky on Twitter: www.twitter.com/balzalorsky


Free mp3 download for fans: www.reverbnation.com/volodjabalzalorsky


Latest digital releases:


Latest digital releases of Balzalorsky's Live Collection in December 2009: in United Kingdom on 7digital, Amazon.co.uk, and MySpace UK, in Germany on Amazon.de and T-Online/Musicload, in France on Amazon.fr in US on Medianet, MySpace.com, Puretracks.com and Spotify, in Japan on Amazon.jp and in China on R2G.



New releases of Cantabel Productions planned in March / April 2011:


Amael Piano Trio Live from Spectrum Festival featuring works by Alfred Schnittke, Astor Piazzolla, Johannes Brahms and Slovenian work Maestoso Lugubre written by Lucian Maria Skerjanc and Portrait of Volodja Balzalorsky, featuring works by Ernest Bloch, Karol Szymanowski, Alojz Srebotnjak and Johannes Brahms.


Full-length preview on Last.fm:

www.last.fm/music/Volodja+Balzalorsky/Portrait+of+Volodja+Balzalorsky

Contact: Cantabel Productions, info@cantabel.com, +38612316310
 

 

Posted by SpectrumPress on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 @ 23:00:00 CET (4598 reads)



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