April 24th, 7pm
Courtyard of St. Mary Help of Christians
(138 Fairfield St. SE)
Bring a chair
Rain contingency… inside the church.
J.S. Bach 1685-1750 Jesu Joy of Men’s Desire (arr. by Denis Petrunin)
J.S. Bach 1685-1750. Adagio from G Minor Sonata for violin solo
Valentin Silvestrov b. 1937. Hommage a J.S. Bach for violin and vibraphone
Salina Fisher b. 1993. KOMOREBI for violin and vibraphone
Mark Glentworth b. 1960. Blues for Gilbert for vibraphone solo
Sergei Rachmaninov 1873-1943 Vocalise (arr. by Denis Petrunin)
Astor Piazzolla 1921-1992. History of the Tango
About ViMaDeAn Duo
Anastasia Petrunina has been heard around the globe playing in such prestigious halls as Carnegie Hall, Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory as well as extensively touring Russia, United States, Brazil, Croatia, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Sweden and China. As a soloist she has appeared with the Novaya Rossiya Symphony Orchestra, Saint Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra and others. As a guest concertmaster Anastasia led Saratov, Xian and Guiyang symphony orchestras among others. She also took part in recording music for the Olympic 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Ms. Petrunina’s interests cover a wide repertoire from early music to contemporary pieces. She has commissioned several works which take a special place in her concert repertoire. Ms. Petrunina earned her Master of Music degree at the Yale University School of Music. She also holds degrees from the Moscow Conservatory Music College and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy Regional Music College. Currently Anastasia is pursuing her DMA degree at the University of Georgia under the guidance of Professor Levon Ambartsumian.
Anastasia is a concertmaster of the Augusta Symphony Orchestra and violinist with the Atlanta Opera.
Coming from Moscow, Russia, Denis has been playing music since the age of five. He started his education at The Gnessins School of Music (guided by his father, George Petrunin), received his Bachelor degree from The Curtis Institute of Music under the guidance of Don Liuzzi and Michael Bookspan, completed his Artist Diploma and Master of Music degree at the Yale University School of Music under the instruction of Prof. Robert van Sice. Being an Adams artist and a member of the Vic Firth Educational Team, Mr. Petrunin is frequently invited to teach masterclasses in different cities throughout the world. His performances have been broadcast on WHYY radio (Philadelphia, PA). His awards include the Avedis Zildjian Percussion Scholarship, PASIC 2009 Chamber Competition Winner (as a part of the Yale Percussion Group), and the Spivakov Foundation Scholarship. Mr. Petrunin has appeared as a soloist with the Gnessins Virtuosos Orchestra, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, “The Seasons” Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and the Curtis Chamber Ensemble.
Currently Mr. Petrunin is a principal timpanist of the Augusta Symphony.
Founded in 2010 at the Yale School of Music, ViMaDeAn Duo has had premiere performances throughout the globe, conducted workshops on three continents, and worked with a variety of composers and artists to bring new compositions to diverse audiences around the world. Their recent appearances include performances at the music festivals in Brazil, Russia and France.
Striving to expand the repertoire for violin and percussion, ViMaDeAn Duo dedicates their artistic brilliance to the creation of new chamber music works, education of all-age audiences and uplifting people through their music-making. They work closely with living composers to expand the original repertoire for such a unique instrumental combination.
Following the receipt of the Community Engagement Award from the Yale School of Music, ViMaDeAn Duo started their extensive outreach programs cycles in hospices and schools. Feeling a current need of being more than just concert performers ViMaDeAn Duo is an avid participant in charity concerts with various foundations throught the world including American Best Buddies Foundation And Miloserdie among others.
Currently ViMaDeAn Duo is collaborating with several composers and multi-media artists on creating a program to raise awareness about nature disasters humanity is facing presently and to make a positive impact on the future of our planet.