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It takes 88 keys, 4 hands & 2 fierce hearts to create a magical, dance-infused classical music recording! Help us bring our CD to life!
It takes 88 keys, 4 hands & 2 fierce hearts to create a magical, dance-infused classical music recording! Help us bring our CD to life!
138 backers pledged $12,100 to help bring this project to life.

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It takes 88 keys, 4 hands & 2 fierce hearts to create a magical, dance-infused classical music recording! Help us bring our CD to life!

DEBUT CD: #MidnightConversations @GZPianoDuo

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EN ESPAÑOL      БЪЛГАРСКИ

 MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS

Debut CD by The GZ PIANO DUO

THE GZ PIANO DUO is a New York-based duo comprising of Mexican pianist Citlalli Guevara and Bulgarian pianist Slavina Zhelezova. Hailed for their dynamic interpretations, powerful stage presence, and elegance, the GZPD combines the cultural heritages and temperaments of Latin America and Eastern Europe. The duo was launched in 2009 and has already established many “firsts” in Latin-America and Mexico including premieres of pieces and many first-of-a-kind concerts. The GZPD has appeared in recitals and soloist with orchestras on three continents including Mexico, USA, Belgium, France and Taiwan, for audiences ranging from an intimate setting to a televised concert for 3000 (Uruapan, Mexico) and is committed to delivering an exhilarating experience to audiences worldwide by bringing a vast repertoire and original programming. Click here for FULL BIO.

MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS is the culmination of our work of the past few years. We have explored and performed a large repertoire together and certain pieces became an instant hit with audiences making works such as Piazzolla’s Tangos and Dvorak's Slavonic Dances a staple in our repertoire. From the very beginning, dance has been a prominent part of our recital programs and we’ve had a blast touring with our dance-themed shows The Dance Project, Dance on the Keys and From Waltz to Tango. Naturally, for our debut album, we chose a selection of our beloved dances combining audience favorites such as Piazzolla’s Tangos (in our own four-hand arrangement) with less known and rarely recorded works  such as Albeniz’ Pavana-Capricho and Rachmaninov’s Six Morceaux, Op11. 

The selections on MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS aim to capture the romantic feel of four-hand piano music, for we will take you on an unforgettable trip from Vienna's 19th-century salons through the cafés of Paris' Montmartre, to the night scene in Buenos Aires.  With special stops in rustic Bohemia and sunny Spain, the journey will conclude in aristocratic Russia. Sip on a delicious glass of wine while listening to the magic of gypsy rhythms and moving with the beat of passionate Argentinian tangos! 

We are excited to be teaming up with Grammy-nominated sound engineer Joseph Patrych, who has worked with some of the top names in the classical music field. Recording and editing will take place at his Patrych Sound Studios in New York City. We are also working with a great team of talented individuals who will help us shape, design and promote the CD. We plan on launching the CD late Spring 2016.

MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS TRACKS:

  • Schubert       Marche Militaire No.1 D 733
  • Dvorak           Slavonic Dance Op.72 No.3
  • Albeniz           Pavana-Capricho Op. 12
  • Ravel              Ma mère l’oye
  • Poulenc          Sonata for Piano Four Hands
  • Stravinsky       Dance Russe from Petrushka
  • Rachmaninov  Six Morceaux Op. 11
  • Piazzolla          Libertango, Milonga del àngel and Muerte del àngel                               (arranged for Piano Four Hands by GZPD)

 NEXT IS MONEY... WE NEED YOUR HELP!

As any other creative project seeking materialization, financial help will be necessary in order for our first record to see life. We ask for your financial support to make this CD a reality. The funds we hope to raise will help us cover studio costs including recording, editing and post-production, as well as other, less-obvious fees, such as traveling, design, manufacturing and CD promotion. We have many FUN PRIZES to offer in gratitude for your support from digital downloads and CD’s to 7-course dinners and private recitals.

We thank you in advance for your support! We are beyond excited to embark on this journey and can’t wait to share the final product with all of you! In addition to making a pledge, you can also help by spreading the word amongst your friends. THANK YOU once again! 

 With deepest gratitude,

 Slavina and Citlalli 

Risks and challenges

The main risk in this campaign is not reaching our goal of $12,000. If we don't get the full amount, we don't get any of the money pledged to us and sadly, we don't get to release our debut album next year. In terms of time, we have already began the recording process and don't foresee any changes of plans and expect to have the CD out before June 2016.

Should unexpected circumstances arise and we need to delay the release date, we will communicate with each of you directly.

We are very passionate about our collaboration and feel strongly about bringing our debut album to life. After being through many successes and disappointments, separately and together as a team, we do feel quite prepared to face the challenges of recording and releasing a disc. We are confident that we are on the right track to delivering an outstanding product for all of you to enjoy. Thank you for your support once again!

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    Our sincerest THANK YOU! You get a digital download of three tracks of MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS! You also get a free downolad of our very own Libertango ringtone!

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    WEEKEND SPECIAL: Get a full download of #MidnightConversations! Sensual tangos for Sunday night or some Stravinsky for an extra dose of energy on Monday morning- THEY ARE ALL YOURS! The carriage will turn into a pumpkin MIDNIGHT on Sunday, so hurry up and get MC before the offer expires!

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    Holiday Special Reward! You get a full digital download of #MidnightConversations! Tangos, waltzes, pavanas, gypsy dances- all yours to enjoy! You also get a free screensaver of the album's cover!

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    MERCI BEAUCOUPI! You get a digital download of the entire MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS album. As a bonus, you get free downloads of our Libertango ringtone and album cover screensaver.

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! You get your own signed hard copy of MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS!!! Enjoy it together with the beautiful printed CD booklet! As a bonus, you will also receive our specially designed #MidnightConversations notepad!

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    Holiday Special Reward! You get BOTH a digital download of the album and your own signed hard copy of #MidnightConversations! Plus our very MIDNIGHT DOSSIER GZ filled with GZ Collection Dance postcards, logo stickers, magnets and #MidnightConversations notepads!

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    MUCHAS GRACIAS! Limited to the first 25 backers: You get a MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS COMBO: BOTH digital download and your own signed hard copy of the CD. Plus a special set of our GZ Collection Dance postcards!

    *For Mexican backers: see Translation
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    You too will receive BOTH a digital download and a signed hard copy of MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS. You also get our special DOSSIER GZ filled with GZ Collection Dance postcards, logo stickers, magnets and #MidnightConversations notepad. And above all, our love and gratitude for your support!

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    Hurry up!!! In addition to your two signed copies and digital download of MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS, you get a free pass to the NYC CD RELEASE SHOW (June 2016). You will also receive our very own TANGOLICIOUS t-shirt and of course our DOSSIER GZ filled with Midnight treats! But first and foremost, our deepest and sincerest gratitude!

    ALSO, formal acknowledgement of your support on the CD booklet.

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    BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL: In addition to EVERYTHING ABOVE, you get to be a part of the recording process and come to the recording studio with us!!! You will also get 2 FREE passes to the CD Release event.
    And of course, formal acknowledgement of your support on the CD booklet!

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    Come to our performance and maybe even get a dance;)! In addition to EVERYTHING ABOVE, you get TWO free passes to one of our concerts in your area and post-concert drinks with us! You will also get 2 FREE passes to the CD Release event.
    And of course, formal acknowledgement of your support on the CD booklet!

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    Get upclose and personal with the GZPD!! In addition to your two signed copies and digital download of MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS, you get to choose between a traditional Bulgarian or authentic Mexican dinner prepared only for by yours truly! Indulge in our secret recipies accompanied by deliscious traditional drinks!
    You will also get 2 FREE passes to the CD Release event and al our Midnight goodies!

    And of course, formal acknowledgement of your support on the CD booklet!

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    THANK YOU, THANK YOU! You get a SKYPE piano lesson with the GZ ladies!

    And, for everything’s better when shared with a friend, you get TWO of everything - 2 digital downloads, 2 signed hard copies of MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS, 2 tickets to the CD Release, 2 t-shirts and 2 DOSSIER GZ. One for you, one for your friend!

    And of course, formal acknowledgement of your support on the CD booklet!

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    A fierce THANK YOU! You get to come to the recording studio with us and be a part of the recording process. You also get FIVE beautifully hand-wrapped and signed copies of MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS and FIVE digital downloads.

    You will receive two VIP tickets to the CD Release and our GZPD-designed Limited Edition CANVAS BAG stuffed with all MIDNIGHT surprises just for you!

    Formal acknowledgment of your generous support on BOTH the CD booklet and our website.

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    HELLO GZPD PATRON!

    Get up-close and personal with the GZ Girls! Seven-course dinner for you and a friend, prepared by YOURS TRULY, including luscious Bulgarian and Mexican dishes. Each course paired with drinks. GZ-licious! And did we mention that pre-dinner SERENADE brought to you by the GZ ladies?! The password is: TRUFFLES!

    You will also get 5 beautifully wrapped and signed copies of MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS, 5 digital downloads of the album, 4 VIP tickets to the CD Release and our Limited Edition GZ CANVAS BAG, filled with all our MIDNIGHT treats!

    Formal acknowledgment of your generous support on BOTH CD booklet and our website.
    *Limited to NYC and Xalapa, Mexico

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    THANKS A MILLION for you, too are a GZPD PATRON now!

    You get MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS in your home! A 60-min live show in the comfort of your own home and in the company of your family and friends. Followed by a very MIDNIGHT tête-a-tête with the GZ Girls.

    You also get 4 VIP tickets to the CD Release and our Limited Edition GZ CANVAS BAG, stuffed with MIDNIGHT treats, 5 signed copies of MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS and 5 digital downloads of the album.

    Formal acknowledgment of your generous support on BOTH the CD cover and our website. We THANK YOU for your support!

    * travel fees will apply if outside NYC

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    PIANO EXTRAVAGANZA! A 90-min PRIVATE RECITAL designed especially for you – we will tailor the set up (four hands or two pianos) and program to your taste and specific requests! We will also happily include our own arrangement of your favorite song/piece! All this followed by a heart-to heart with the GZ girls where you get to ask ANY questions!

    You will also get 4 front-row VIP tickets to the CD Release our together with Limited Edition GZ CANVAS BAG with 10 signed copies of MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS CD and 10 digital downloads of the album and all our MIDNIGHT treats.

    Formal acknowledgment of your generous support on the BOTH CD cover and our website.

    You, too, are a PATRON now. THANK YOU form the bottom of our hearts!

    *travel fees will apply if outside NYC

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    YOU ARE AMAZING! Besides a PATRON, you get to be a co-producer of our next CD. Also, pick any of the above recitals and we’ll bring it to you - GZ PIANO EXTRAVAGANZA or MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS - you choose!

    You will also get 6 front-row VIP tickets to the CD Release, plus our Limited Edition GZ CANVAS BAG, stuffed with 10 signed copies of MIDNIGHT CONVERSATIONS CD, 10 digital downloads of the album and bursting with our love and MIDNIGHT treats!

    Formal acknowledgment of your generous support on the CD cover and our website too. But first and foremost, our heartfelt gratitude for your support!

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