Chamber Music Night: Colors of Spring - March 23

Our piano + violin duo is back!!! It has been 6 years since our last full recital. We are happy to announce, that we will be performing a chamber music recital at the Recital Hall of Santa Clara University on Mar 23 at 7:30 pm.

Venue: Santa Clara University Music Recital Hall

March 23 7:30 pm

500 El Camino Real Santa Clara CA 95053


J. Brahms - First sonata for piano and violin, op.78.

C. Franck - Sonata for piano and violin
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Chamber Music Event: Colors of Spring - Mar 15

ICH DENKE DEIN - My New CD, recorded in collaboration with Rachel Joselson and Scott Conklin released on January 1 2019

The  CD “Ich denke dein” recorded in collaboration with Rachel Joselson and Scott Conklin is now available on Spotify, iTunes and
Songs and Chamber works by Nikolai Medtner. As far as I know, it is the first release, featuring the entire set of 12 Goethelieder Op.15. The CD also includes a piece in a unique genre, Sonata-Vocalize, Op. 41 I. It is one- movement sonata with proper exposition, development and recapitulation and coda.  The uniqueness of this piece is that it is the only sonata in history written for piano and voice. Canzona and Danza for piano and Violin Op.43 II, is also featured on CD. Winterabend, Op. 13 No. 1 is the last track on the Cd, written on Pushkin poem «Winterabend». This song in many ways was my inspiration for accomplishing the entire project.

CD “Ich denke dein”, записанный совместно с Рейчел Джоселсон и Скоттом Конклином сейчас доступен на Амазоне, iTunes и Spotify. В диск вошли Вокальные и камерные произведения Николая Метнера. Насколько я знаю, это первый релиз включающий полный Цикл из 12 песен на стихи Гёте op.15 Компакт диск ещё включает уникальное произведение - Сонату-Вокализ, Op.41 I. Это полноценная одночастная соната с надлежащей экспозицией, разработкой, репризой и кодой. Уникальность этого произведения в том что это единственная в истории соната, написанная для голоса и фортепиано. Канцона и Танец Op. 41 II для скрипки и фортепиано тоже вошли в компакт диск. Заключительный трек на диске - «Зимний Вечер» Op.13 No.1 на стихи А. Пушкина. Это произведение в своё время вдохновило меня на этот проект.

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Members of TSBQ will be joined by a special guest, saxophonist David Sharp on Friday June 30

The Sasha Burdin Quartet continues its#Jazz&Beyond program. We will be joined by a special guest - David Sharp, Saxophone.

In the program "Jazz & Beyond" the Quartet explores an alternative approach to renown compositions by Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane and others. A substantial effort is given to find the right groove and a drum+bass pattern to the band's arrangements. The smooth and yet dramatic saxophone lines are blending with silky and energetic R'n'B rhythms. The program includes original compositions by Sasha Burdin, the leader of the band.

David Sharp is the Professor of Instrumental Music and Jazz at Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa, Iowa where he directs the Indian Hills Jazz Band and teaches courses in Music Theory, Music Appreciation, and Jazz Appreciation. From 1989 through 1998, David was on the faculty at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music where he taught courses in the jazz studies department including Jazz History and directed various UNL Jazz Ensembles. Mr. Sharp earned his Bachelors of Music degree in composition from the University of Miami (Florida) and holds a Masters of Music degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

As a free-lance saxophonist and woodwind specialist, David has traveled extensively throughout the Midwest and much of the United States and has performed with several national and internationally renowned jazz and pop artists. David is a prolific composer and arranger of jazz, big band, brass ensemble, and studio orchestra music. His works have been performed and/or recorded by numerous scholastic groups and professional jazz performers throughout the world. In addition, David is the Associate Conductor of the Ottumwa Symphony Orchestra.