About this project
UPDATE: We have surpassed our goal and we still have time! We are enormously grateful to our backers for their support, encouragement and enthusiasm. It's been an exciting time, and now that we have the funds to record and produce the album we're moving forward. Thank you!!! Большое спасибо!
NOW WHAT? The campaign continues until December 3. "Stretch Goals" are often added to projects that get funded ahead of schedule. You - our fans, friends, colleagues and supporters - have been wonderful. But we have heard that there are more of you out there just waiting for the final push - so here's your chance! All money raised over the recording project will go toward re-issuing our first album (we only have a few dozen copies left). Replication cost is $1600, so we're going to stretch to $7000.
LOOK FOR NEWS & UPDATES: On our website we are creating a Kickstarter page with a Wall of Thanks for all our supporters. We'll post photos and progress reports.
With joy & appreciation, Oleg Kruglyakov & Terry Boyarsky
Russian Duo is the only touring Russian-American virtuoso balalaika-concert piano team. By popular demand and request from our fans and friends - and to celebrate our 7th anniversary - we are making another CD. We have a smokin' repertoire ranging from Classical, Russian, Soviet, World and Folk music, with a touch of ragtime, tango, bluegrass and film score.
We have our music prepared, the sound engineer on board (he's the Cleveland Orchestra sound engineer who did our last CD). The studio is reserved for recording in early December. We need $5400 to complete the project, which includes recording, editing, mixing, mastering, designing the insert, and replicating our compact disk.
AND! We need YOUR support! We're poised and ready to go, except for the funds! Please help spread the word, about Russian Duo as well as our recording project. If all goes well with the December recording, editing, mixing, mastering, album art work, and replication we should have the CD in hand by February. Then we'll have a great CD release party and send out your copy.
Read what people are saying about our . . . Concerts - Outreach - Workshops (click for demo video)
The highlight of the season! Our audiences are still talking about it! It is the proficiency of both Oleg and Terry’s musical competence as well as their warmth and charm on stage that engages the audience. - Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, Ohio
Risks and challenges
There are always unforeseen circumstances . . . Health, weather, equipment failures, acts of God . . . But we're going to think positively!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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