Aleksey Igudesman Quotes.
For me, personally, the most interesting music comes from the popular sector – from film and pop music – since contemporary classical music got stuck and went into directions where it lost a lot of the public by over-intellectualizing.
Our first show, A Little Nightmare Music, encompasses a lot of zany humor with beautiful classical music.
We developed our own type of Igudesman and Joo electric violin, let’s say, and funny enough, the shape of it was developed by the head technician of Steinway. It’s actually an electric violin, which is made from the stick that holds up the piano lid.
Combining music, theater and comedy is a new and broader form of expression. In certain combinations you can make people laugh one moment, cry the next, and then be astounded by the beauty of the music.
I was able to turn to classical music many people, and this is one of the nicest achievements I can have.
Classical music is something that we’re very passionate about, but we always thought it was presented in a stuffy way.
I was able to turn to classical music many people, who saw my programs live and on YouTube, and this is one of the nicest achievements I can have.
It is interesting that our biggest fans are the greatest names of the classical music scene, such as Julian Rachlin, Janine Jansen, Mischa Maisky and Gidon Kremer. They even make guest appearances in our concerts occasionally.
There’s a million people who can go out and play the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto brilliantly, but we’re the only ones who can do ‘A Little Nightmare Music.’