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!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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