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Help fund Russian Duo's new Album (& re-issue the old one)!
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75 backers pledged $6,925 to help bring this project to life.

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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

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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) 

With music of elan, finesse, and passion, so virtuosically rendered, this duo's performances are irresistible.  - Robert Spano, Music Director, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Explosive talent . . .  See these dazzling musicians in action!  - Hartford Advocate

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

"Excellent" "outstanding" delightful" virtuoso" superb" "exceptional" "uplifting"  I echo these rave reviews.  Your performance was the ideal blend of music and commentary to enlighten an audience interested in Russian culture.  The entire staff enjoyed working with you from the initial conversations all the way to your 2-days stay. - Tara Young, Museum of Russian Icons, Clinton, Massachusetts

“Wonderful,” “Outstanding,” and “I want them to play for hours more” were heard in the audience as the Russian Duo finished their second encore.. . . What a breathtaking concert - once again Oleg and Terry transported us to new heights. Bravo! - The Mixer, Grafton, Vermont

They embraced our community and made connections with each of the venues and audiences they engaged. The music they create is infectious and was enjoyed by all. Their performances were engaging and technically brilliant.- Portsmouth Area Arts Council, Ohio

The audience was enthralled as the music slid from exuberance of joy and anger to whispers of love and crying so faint you could have heard a pin drop.  “ Beautiful.” “Incredible,” “Wow.” and “He is making the balalaika cry,” were heard as the audience listened intently. - The Vermont Journal
 
High caliber talent! . . . the comedic relief was greatly entertaining . . . The rapport you share demonstrated to the students a good working relationship.- Alice Zincone, Cultural Arts Representative, Governor Morehead School for the Blind & Visually Impaired, Raleigh, NC

Risks and challenges

There are always unforeseen circumstances . . . Health, weather, equipment failures, acts of God . . . But we're going to think positively!

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    [THE KABALEVSKY LEVEL] спасибо! Thank you! Your support means so much to us! You'll receive an e-mail thank you, we will "friend" you on Facebook, and you'll be listed on our project page on www.russianduo.com.

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    [THE PROKOFIEV LEVEL] благодарность! You have our eternal gratitude. This one's for all our overseas friends - you'll receive a Digital Download of the entire album. Plus all the stuff at the KABALEVSKY level.

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    [THE GLINKA LEVEL] благодарность! We are so grateful! You'll receive your own copy of the album. Plus all the stuff at the KABALEVSKY level.

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    [THE RIMSKY-KORSAKOV LEVEL] с большим удовлетворением! With much appreciation! You will receive two (2) signed copies of the new CD - one for you and one for a friend - and a signed poster. Plus all the stuff at the KABALEVSKY level.

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    [THE STRAVINSKY LEVEL] развлечения и игры! Fun and games! You can have a Dalcroze Eurhythmics session or chamber music session with Terry - either in person (if you're local or we are touring near you) or by Skype. Plus all the stuff at the GLINKA level.

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    [THE SCHNITTKE LEVEL] чистая радость! Pure joy! An amazing solo concert by Oleg Kruglyakov. (If you're not local or we're not touring near you there will be additional travel expenses.) Plus everything at the GLINKA level.

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    [THE RACHMANINOV LEVEL] Благослови вас! Blessings upon you! You will receive a magnificent, intimate, energetic house concert by Russian Duo. (If you're not local or we're not touring near you there will be additional travel expenses.) Plus everything at the GLINKA level.

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