Gathering Shatters
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Duo MemDi offers beautiful performances of a diverse program of music for violin and piano.

Violinist Igor Kalnin and pianist Rochelle Sennet founded Duo MemDi to perform music that embraces the diversity of world cultures. All of their live performances are from memory, hence the name Mem (memory) Di (diversity). This, their debut recording, includes two commissioned works and highlights a few of the many approaches to incorporating folk music elements in modern classical music. Violinist Igor Kalnin has performed internationally as a soloist, chamber musician, and an orchestra leader. He is on the faculty at Luther College and concertmaster of the Sinfonia da Camera. He received degrees from the Balakirev Music College, the Glinka State Conservatory, Yale, and Michigan State University. Pianist Rochelle Sennet has established herself as a well-known performer, teacher, and scholar. She studied at the San Francisco Conservatory, the University of Michigan, Texas Christian University, and the University of Illinois. She is the recipient of numerous awards including co-winner for the Krannert Center Debut Artist Competition. Dr. Sennet is on the faculty at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Contents:
Anton Prischepa, composer
Gathering Shatters, Quasi Rhapsody for Violin and Piano
Igor Kalnin (violin); Rochelle Sennet (piano)

Maurice Ravel, composer
Tzigane, Rhapsodie de Concert for Violin and Piano
Igor Kalnin (violin); Rochelle Sennet (piano)

Jeffrey Mumford, composer
two short dances
Igor Kalnin (violin); Rochelle Sennet (piano)

Béla Bartók, composer
Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano, Sz. 75
Igor Kalnin (violin); Rochelle Sennet (piano)

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