Enter The Fadolín
Lev Ljova Zhurbin

Enter The Fadolín is a new solo performance and the Patreon-supported development of the new repertoire that explores the fadolín, which is a unique string instrument encompassing the full range of the violin, viola, and most of the cello. The new repertoire is written for the fadolín specifically and could be performed live, unamplified, and without loopers or pre-records. Most of the works are written by the musician Lev Lejova Zhurbin himself. Some works by J.S. Bach and several African-American spirituals will also be performed. This new repertoire has been shown on social media, on-street busking, and at house concerts during the pandemic.

About the Artist 

LJOVA (Lev Zhurbin) is a freelance violist, fadolínist, and musical arranger. He was born in 1978 in Moscow, Russia and moved to New York with his parents, composer Alexander Zhurbin and writer Irena Ginzburg in 1990. He divides his time between composing for the concert stage and contemporary dance & film and leading his own ensemble LJOVA AND THE KONTRABAND. His recent projects include commissioned works by the City of London Sinfonia, The Louisville Orchestra, and Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, The Knights, Sybarite5, and A Far Cry. He also wrote a string quartet for Brooklyn Rider and a clarinet quintet for Art of Élan, arrangements for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, tenor Javier Camarena, conductors Gustavo Dudamel and Alondra de la Parra, the Mexican songwriter Natalia Lafourcade, Argentine composer/guitarist Gustavo Santaolalla. Ljova frequently collaborates with choreographers Aszure Barton, Damian Woetzel, Christopher Wheeldon, and Katarzyna Skarpetowska (with Parsons Dance).

For more information on LJOVA visit his website or follow him on Instagram.

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