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Nominated for Hollywood Music in Media Awards, violinist Julia Okrusko is preparing a new fantasy music release "Excalibur"
Nominated for Hollywood Music in Media Awards, violinist Julia Okrusko is preparing a new fantasy music release "Excalibur"
Nominated for Hollywood Music in Media Awards, violinist Julia Okrusko is preparing a new fantasy music release "Excalibur"
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"Legends: Fantasy Violin" CD & new single "Excalibur"

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Thank you for visiting my project! - please enjoy an MP3 download of "Legends" title track!

Earlier this year, I came to Kickstarter with a dream - to release an original CD, "Legends: Fantasy Violin" - and I was just blown away by all the support, inspiration, and help with the project! Not only did the album get funded, but we stretched the goals, added two tracks to the CD, and released a music video as well! Three tracks are already nominated by Hollywood Music in Media Awards as Best Orchestral / Instrumental 2013 ("Legends"), Best New Age / Ambient ("Spellbound Dream"), and Best Classical ("The Messenger"). And I am so proud and happy to be back with new music and new goal!

This fall, I am planning to release a new single, "Excalibur". I am composing and looking forward to the 2nd album already! - and "Excalibur" is an introduction to the new collection of fantasy music landscapes inspired by medieval legends. Your support would make this new release possible - funds to be used for recording, mixing, mastering, design, and manufacturing of the limited edition discs.

This release is incredibly important for several reasons - artistically, I see it both as an introduction and center piece for the new album which I am hoping to release in 2014 - and a chance to explore new musical colors and writing techniques. Also, as a nominee of Hollywood Music in Media Awards, I have a chance to bring this new track with me to the awards show and industry conference this November, and share the limited edition CDs with 250 attendees at the show including leading directors, producers, and composers - as part of my portfolio showing continuous development and new goals in composition.

I have been working on sketches for "Legends" since 2011, and the entire 11-track CD was orchestrated, recorded, and produced between March and August 2013 - thanks to the incredible support of my wonderful backers who not only made it possible but also inspired and advised me throughout the project and helped so much!!! You are welcome to visit our project updates for the complete story of making the CD, - and check out the video for track "Spellbound Dream" which helped us get the CD started:

The CD includes 11 tracks - "Prologue", "Legends", "Merchants of War", "The Eastern Gate", "The Messenger", "Spellbound Dream", "Tavern Dance", "Northern Star", "Haunted", "The Storm", and "The Last Journey".

From "Legends: Fantasy Violin":

Hollywood Music in Media Awards

Past nominees and winners include music by Ron Jones (Family Guy, Fox), Hans Zimmer (Inception, Warner Brothers Pictures), Clinton Shorter (District 9, Tristar Pictures), Ramin Djawadi (Medal of Honor, EA), Artie Kornfeld, John Debney, Christopher Young; soundtrack compilations and music supervision for The Muppets, Twilight, Glee,The Incredible Hulk, CSI Miami, Dragon Age: Origins, Iron Man...

It is an incredible honor to receive nominations for "Legends", "Spellbound Dream", and "The Messenger"!

Rewards and Timeline

While we ought to set the official delivery month as December (to be safe and to ensure the timely delivery of international rewards) - I am really hoping to have everything shipped to you in November in preparations for Holiday season!

Some of our rewards are already designed - posters (Legends and Portrait by Bramasta Aji) and the full conductor's score of album's title track:

THANK YOU for your support!

Your support is PRECIOUS - not only because it makes the production possible, but because it conveys incredible inspiration and happiness to me as an artist. Music is my life, and when your heart responds to it, the dream comes true.

Thank you for being there, thank you for making "Legends" possible, and thank you for your continuous encouragement, friendship, and help.

THANK YOU.

Risks and challenges

The timeline and planning for this project are based on my prior experience with publishing and CD release, - and if we would encounter minor delays during manufacturing and shipping, I will keep everyone posted throughout the process!

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    "Legends: Fantasy Violin" CD and download + MP3 download of "Excalibur"

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    Personal "Legends" postcard + "Legends: Fantasy Violin" CD and download + MP3 download of "Excalibur"

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    Limited edition "Excalibur" single CD and MP3 download

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    Legends T-shirt + poster (your choice of "Legends" or Julia's Portrait) + autographed "Excalibur" CD and download + "Legends" CD and download

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    AUTOGRAPHED "EXCALIBUR" CD and download + 3 "Legends: Fantasy Violin" CDs and download

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    Signed CONDUCTOR'S SCORE of "Legends" + "Legends" T-shirt + signed poster (your choice of "Legends" or Julia's Portrait) + autographed "Excalibur" CD and download + 2 "Legends: Fantasy Violin" CDs and download

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    Legends LIVE concert ticket + signed conductor's score of "Legends" + Legends T-shirt + 2 autographed "Excalibur" CDs and download + 2 autographed "Legends: Fantasy Violin" CDs and download

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    YOUR NAME listed in "Excalibur" CD credits + signed conductor's score of "Legends" + signed poster (your choice of "Legends" or Julia's Portrait) + autographed "Excalibur" CD and download + 5 "Legends: Fantasy Violin" CDs and download

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    Legends LIVE concert ticket + YOUR NAME listed in "Excalibur" CD credits + signed conductor's score of "Legends" + Legends T-shirt + signed poster (your choice of "Legends" or Julia's Portrait) + 2 autographed "Excalibur" CDs and download + 5 "Legends: Fantasy Violin" CDs and download

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    Framed personal commemorative Excalibur plaque + your name listed in "Excalibur" CD credits + Legends LIVE concert ticket + signed conductor's score of "Legends" + Legends T-shirt + signed poster (your choice of "Legends" or Julia's Portrait) + 3 autographed "Excalibur" CD and download + 5 autographed "Legends: Fantasy Violin" CDs and download

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    Autographed full-size VIOLIN + your name listed in "Excalibur" CD credits + Legends LIVE concert ticket + signed conductor's score of "Legends" + Legends T-shirt + signed poster (your choice of "Legends" or Julia's Portrait) + 5 autographed "Excalibur" CDs and download + 5 "Legends: Fantasy Violin" CDs and download

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    "Excalibur" will be DEDICATED to you or your loved one + framed personal commemorative Excalibur plaque + your name listed in "Excalibur" CD credits + 2 Legends LIVE concert tickets + signed conductor's score of "Legends" + Legends T-shirt + signed poster (your choice of "Legends" or Julia's Portrait) + 5 autographed "Excalibur" CDs and download + 5 "Legends: Fantasy Violin" CDs and download

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