The Feast of Duos: Crowdfunder by Igudesman & Joo
"For it’s 50th anniversary the famous Sion Festival in Switzerland and
it’s artistic director Pavel Vernikov payed
homage to the great Duos with an original
contest open to violinists and pianists aged
between 8 and 88 regardless of nationality or gender –
and we were there to film it all.
This is a side of classical music that we PROMISE
you have not seen before! "
With these words, our founding members,
Igudesman & Joo
, launched their corwdfunding campaign for a very unique project - they are taking classical music to new heights and producing a Web Series on the Feast of Duos - complete with the behind the scenes,
spoofs and an entirely different side of
classical music that people are most definitely
not used to seeing. We can't wait to watch it!
Anyone who has seen Igudesman & Joo live,
or watched their mockumentary "Noseland" with
their close friend Julian Rachlin
( which you can
stream as one of the crowdfunding perks
is already familiar with their unique mix of classical music, comedy, theatrical aspects and dance on stage - not to mention certain acrobatics from time to time too! ( they even had a fire-swallowing violinist for one project, but that's another story ;)
What we like about the Feast of Duos is that Igudesman & Joo are bringing this flavour to younger generations and encouraging brilliant young musicians to play with their theatrical side - an approach that we can only salute. This, combined with the wonderful atmosphere of the world renound Sion Festival, has even captured the interest of Welt der Wunder
- an established German Tv magazine which is interested in streaming this series once it has been produced - we can imagine how thrilled all of the participants would be...
Both Aleksey and Hyung-ki are very passionate about this project, one
that means a great deal to them and of course,
to Pavel Vernikov, who is the Artistic Director of the Sion Festival. So, Hello Stager's, have a look at the video, follow their crowdfunder via
and donate if you can - everyone who donates can stream the entire finished series!
Remembers, crowdfunding is all or nothing, so let's help them make this happen!