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Aleksey Igudesman

Alek­sey Igudes­man was born in Leningrad at a very young age. He has never won any com­pe­ti­tions, mainly because he has never entered any. Dur­ing his stud­ies at the pres­ti­gious Yehudi Menuhin School, he read the entire plays of Bern­hard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and Anton Chekhov, which didn’t improve his vio­lin play­ing, but made him feel fool­ishly some­what supe­rior to other less intel­lec­tu­ally endowed, yet harder prac­tis­ing col­leagues. After study­ing with Boris Kuschnir at the Vienna Con­ser­va­toire and being told many times by many peo­ple that they were rather wor­ried about his future, he embarked on a suc­cess­ful career play­ing, com­pos­ing, and arrang­ing for his string trio, “Tri­ol­ogy”, record­ing sev­eral CD’s for BMG, work­ing in Hol­ly­wood with Acad­emy Award® win­ner Hans Zim­mer, and per­form­ing with Bobby McFer­rin, Julian Rach­lin, Janine Jansen, Sir Roger Moore, John Malkovich, and other peo­ple who are less famous, but just as great. Alek­sey Igudes­man plays with a bow made by the Boston-based bow­maker, Benoit Roland, and on a Santo Seraphin vio­lin from the year 1717.

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Various composers
Works for Violin and Piano
Magma Duo