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New album from Brooklyn Rider & Magos Herrera

Very happy to announce a new collaborative project between Brooklyn Rider and Magos Herrera. "Dreamers" celebrating the power of beauty as a political act and explores the dreams of Violeta Parra, Caetano Veloso, Federico Garcia Lorca, Gilberto Gil, Joao Gilberto, Octavio Paz and others. The album inlcudes gems of the Ibero-American Songbook, set in beautiful new arrangements by Jaques Morelenbaum, Gonzalo Grau, Diego Schissi, Guillermo Klein and Brooklyn Rider’s Colin Jacobsen. 

 

PRI's The World did a segment on this project over Thanksgiving weekend: https://www.pri.org/file/2018-11-22/magos-herrera-sings-dreamers
 

 

My solo album

After working on it for 3 years, my album of the complete music for solo violin by JS Bach was released in January of 2018. The album charted at No.1 on Billboard's Traditional Classical Album chart.  Here's what the critics have said: 

 

The New York Times - "Crisp, buoyant and with a sweet clarity of tone, it’s one of the most dance-like takes on this daunting set of masterpieces."

 
NPR's Fresh Air - "There are many fine recordings and several great ones of these sonatas and partitas, and now a new one by Johnny Gandelsman takes its place among the very best."
 
Boston Globe - "Sparklingly personal Bach, shorn of grandeur, lofted by a spirit of dance, and as predictable as the flight of a swallow."
 
Gramophone - "Sterling attention to line and harmonic implication...The performances abound in nuance and character, with every note, even in multiple stops, emerging in lucid detail... Most arresting is the violinist’s ability to tie phrases together with seamless inevitability and provide a fluent sense of structure from beginning to end."
 
San Francisco Chronicle - "Surprising and rewarding"

 

You can find the album on Itunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, etc.  

Silk Road wins a Grammy!

That's right! Silk Road Ensemble's album "Sing Me Home" which I was lucky to co-produce with Kevin Killen won a Grammy for Best World Album! Hard to believe. 

Upcoming Performances
01/19/19 
Xinghai Concert Hall
Guangzhou, CN
02/15/19 
Cook Recital Hall, MSU
East Lansing, US
02/17/19 
Seully Hall
Boston, MA, US
 
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Nice to be in this company. Thanks, @nytimesmusic! The 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2018 https://t.co/nWd1E1o2pW
RT @StephenAtHome: Wanna feel old? "Smocking gun" was TODAY
Excited to see @magosherrera and @Brooklyn_Rider on that list! Gracias a todos! https://t.co/2PjfN87Ijq
 
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