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Violinist Yevgeny Kutik explores his family's Russian-Jewish heritage, history and struggles on his first major album - New Goal $10K.
Violinist Yevgeny Kutik explores his family's Russian-Jewish heritage, history and struggles on his first major album - New Goal $10K.
88 backers pledged $8,156 to help bring this project to life.

A Formal Thank You and Update

Dear Friends,

Allow me to formally say thank you to each and every one of you for your incredible support – I am beyond grateful and humbled by the community that has come together to support my first album project.  When I first launched this project just a mere seven weeks ago I had my fair share of worries about what would happen during the course of this campaign.  Instead, I was blown away by not only how fast we met our goal, but by the momentum we created together helping bring this project and incredible music to the attention of people from all over the world. And for this I say – Thank You!

It has been a truly thrilling month for me.  At the beginning of July, I made my first “official” UK appearance at Duke’s Hall in London.  Last night I returned from what I am happy to say was a very successful debut at Germany’s famed Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele. And of course last but not least, with your help I met my Kickstarter campaign goal!

The recording is currently completed in pre-Master format.  During the month of August, I intend to make further adjustments to the recording and finalize an official Master copy.  In addition I will start work with a designer to create album design concepts, purchase mechanical rights for the recording, explore distribution methods, and begin thinking about publicity and exposure for the finished product.

As of current, my goal is to release this album by November.  I will have more details on this in a later update.  Meanwhile, in the coming weeks I will be sending each of you a survey via Kickstarter to get the information necessary to get your backer rewards to you.  Please fill out this survey to receive your recordings, notes, etc.

As I was performing the other night in the opulent former throne room of King Ludwig’s palace, something particularly special happened during a phrase in the piece by Brahms I was playing.  There was a moment where it felt like the audience and I stopped thinking and even breathing, we were spellbound by the music, inexorably tied together by the present moment as all our differences faded away.  To me, this is why the world needs music and why I am making this recording.

Thank you again for your amazing support – I am truly grateful.

Onwards and upwards,

Yevgeny

www.yevgenykutik.com