Rozalia is a new LA-based ensemble led by pianist/composer Nikos Syropoulos. Be a part of our first album!
-----Thank you all for your support! Even though we've reached our goal you are more than welcome to continue pledging. All of the money will go towards the production and promotion of the album. You can take this opportunity to pre-order your copy of the album and more!-----
My name is Nikos Syropoulos, and I'm the pianist, composer, and leader of the new LA-based ensemble, Rozalia. Rozalia's music is a mixture of jazz-based improvisation with classical chamber music, and features piano, string quartet, and a vocalist. We're recording our self-entitled debut album in November, and would love for you to be a part of it!
The ensemble is named after my "yiayia" (my Greek grandmother), Rozalia Syropoulos, who passed away three years ago. She was an amazing, compassionate woman with a beautiful heart and a hilarious sense of humor. I love her and miss her very much, and I named the ensemble and the album after her to keep her spirit present in my daily life. Also, I've always just loved her name!
I'm really excited about this album because I'm very proud of the music I've composed and arranged, and because I get to collaborate with some truly amazing people! The musicians performing on the album are Samantha Sidley on voice, John Daversa on trumpet, Eric Wuest on violin, Sixto Franco on viola, Hillary Smith on cello, Jonathan Richards and Garret Lang on bass, and yours truly on piano. My lyricist is my good friend, Vikram Devasthali, and the studio owner and engineer is Jim Lang (composer of the music for Hey Arnold!)
So this is where you come in! All of these people I get to work with are not only my friends, but professionals, and they deserve to be paid as such. So my goal is to raise $4,000 by November 9th to pay for the musicians, the studio time and engineering, the mixing, mastering, CD manufacturing, and more. In return for your pledge you will receive some pretty awesome rewards if I may say so myself (look to the right)! If you can't pledge, no worries, but please do me the favor of sharing this information with anybody and everybody you think would be interested.
Because Kickstarter projects are an all-or-nothing deal, if we don't achieve our goal by 8:00AM (Pacific Standard Time) on November 9th then we don't get any of the money (in which case your credit cards will not be charged, of course). So please spread the word and be a part of the making of my first album, Rozalia!
Love and thanks,
(To watch the video click on the picture above or on the link below to my website)
Photo by: Cherish Chen
Concert footage in video by: Dante Russo
Of course! Even though we've reached our goal of $4,000 you can continue to pledge your support. All of the additional money will go towards the production and promotion of the album. Take this opportunity to pre-order your copy!
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A custom ringtone made from any one of the 10 songs on the album.Estimated delivery:
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A digital download of the album, Rozalia. (+Reward 1)Estimated delivery:
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PDF files of all the musical scores to the pieces from the album. (+Rewards 1-3)Estimated delivery:
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Exclusive access to video footage from the recording session, and two spots on the guest list for the CD release show in January 2012 in Los Angeles (date tbd). (+Rewards 1-4)Estimated delivery:
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Private music lesson with Nikos (in Los Angeles or via Skype), a signed and framed photograph from the recording session, and your name in the liner notes of the album under special thanks. (+Rewards 1-5)Estimated delivery:
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I will arrange a cover song of your choosing and record an exclusive video of its performance just for you! (+Rewards 1-6)Estimated delivery:
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A private concert in your home for you and yours (if not in Los Angeles, travel expenses not included)!(+Rewards 1-8)Estimated delivery:
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