IGUDESMAN & JOO, Music and Comedy

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"Alek­sey Igudes­man and Hyung-ki Joo played at my 80th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions. I nearly died laugh­ing. I'd like to invite them back for my 85th, but that might be con­sid­ered reck­less… Great musi­cians, great fun." - Bernard HaitinkConductor

"A Lit­tle Night­mare Music as a title is a mis­nomer… Igudes­man and Joo are a DREAM …watch them!" - Sir Roger Moore , Actor

"Hav­ing had the great plea­sure to have shared a stage with my friends Alek­sey Igudes­man and Hyung-ki Joo, I can tell you that even from up-close they are the real thing.They are extremely funny, very orig­i­nal, and highly-skilled musi­cians to boot. Their mix of clas­si­cal music and com­edy is absolutely unique". - John Malkovich , Actor

I had the time of my life when I first saw them live in action, and felt hon­ored to put in a cameo in some of their nutty skits! Take the oppor­tu­nity to get a taste of their over brim­ming musi­cal imag­i­na­tion!" - Emanuel Ax , Pianist

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New CD: " You Just Have To Laugh" 16. Sep 2016

We are pleased to announce the release of our newest CD, featuring the one and only John Malkovich as "Agent Sir", available on the 19th September!

Stay tuned and follow us on Facebook for more details and our special musical teaser countdown for the release...

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TO PARIS WITH LOVE
MUSIC BY JOE KERR

IGUDESMAN & JOO conquering France! We'll be performing in Lyon and Paris in 2014! 
Flipping Great!
The world premiere of Igudesman & Joo's "League of X-traordinary Musicians" at the Wiener Konzerthaus on the 31st of December is approaching! Celebrate the new year with Igudesman & Joo and some of the most incredible multi-talented musicians any stage has ever seen. This is from a little photo session, while rehearsing with the X-traordinary Guillaume Jacot. 
'And Now Mozart'
2017-05-19,
Centre des Arts Pluriels
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"Orchestral Dubstep" - an excerpt from Igudesman & Joo's Concerto Fantastique
Igudesman & Joo have been commissioned to compose a work for the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, which led to the creation of the Concerto Fantastique, written for violin, piano and orchestra. It will be performed for the first time by the composers themselves and the Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra on February 27, 2015, as well on on March 1 and 2, 2015 under the baton of Alexander Joel.
This commissioned work solidifies Igudesman & Joo's status as a force to be reckoned with in classical composition, transcending their work as humorous interpreters of classical music. 
Concerto Fantastique is based on two motives, derived from Igudesman & Joo's first names: Aleksey (A, A, E, Es, A) and Hyung-ki (H, C, G, E). Each composer is writing different movements before passing them on to the other to put the finishing touches – allowing for the birth of a truly cooperative composition.
The finale is composed in the style of a painting in which each partner of the duo is only able to see the last piece drawn by the other. Eight bars are handed back and forth, but Igudesman & Joo only see each other's final bar.
One can expect a stylistic diversity ranging from the romantic era to contemporary popular music like dubstep, reflecting the „inspiring and lovable madness of the 21st century." 
Igudesman & Joo: A Little Silent Night Music
Igudesman & Joo in Parma, Italy with Bgirl Ninja
Don't miss our show in Italy this weekend in Parma on the 16th and in Trento on the 18th! 
Vogue The Violin - Funk The String
There are many ways to funk the string, but there is only one Igudesman and one Manaho Shimokawa. Fasten Seatbelts, on tour in Austria... 
'A Little Silent Night Music'
2016-12-21, Schaffhausen
Konzertsaale
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BR KlickKlack with IGUDESMAN & JOO
April 20, 2012 
Mozart Will Survive
From our new show "AND NOW MOZART"!

 
'A Little Silent Night Music'
2016-12-08, Dortmund
Konzerthaus Dortmund - Dortmund, Germany
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'And Now Mozart'
2016-12-27, Köln
Kölner Philharmonie
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'UPBEAT'
2016-12-31, Luzern
KKL
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Conversations with Nick Canellakis: Igudesman and Joo
Everything you always wanted to know about Igudesman & Joo.

The musical-comedy duo Igudesman and Joo, comprising violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo, joins Nick Canellakis and Michael Brown for this special episode of "Conversations." 
Oded drums on everything!
Another clip from Rehearsals for the LEAGUE OF X-TRAORDINARY MUSICIANS: This time featuring, Andrei Pushkarev, Adam Ben-Ezra, Oded Kafri, and Oded has been loaded with 2 Duracell Batteries- keeps on going and going...

Vienna: World Premiere- Dec 31st 22:30 Igudesman & Joo - The Official pages: It's really us! New Year Show-Get Tickets here:
http://konzerthaus.at/programm/ 
Our Crowdfunding Campaign needs you NOW! Only 1 week left!!!
Only one week left - we need your support to do an extraordinary TV web-series! :)

Claim some customized merchandise, meet & greet us in Vienna for a special screening of the series, book a lesson, or get some commissioned pieces composed by yours truly!! Take a look at our perks & lend some support for our corwdfunder, any help is much appreciated!

Thank you for your support! More info on https://wemakeit.com/projects/a-feast-of-duos-web-series 
All By Myself in Barcelona
We would love to see you at one of our shows! Join the fun and become a fan of ours on Hello Stage - that way you have absolutely NO excuse to ever miss an update or show again! 
The Thematic Material of Concerto Fantastique
The World Premiere of Concerto Fantastique is only a few weeks away. It seems, Igudesman & Joo managed to deliver the scores to the Dusseldorfer Symphoniker. But at least, you already can listen to some bits and pieces. Enjoy! 
Our Crowdfunding Campaign for the Feast of Duos just went live on wemakeit!
Finally!! We are so excited to launch our crowdfunding campaign for the Feast of Duos - Support us together with Pavel Vernikov & talented young musicians!

We need your help to film a Web Series about a crazy competition where the loser takes it all... – the Feast of Duos – an unconventional violin/piano competition at the Sion Festival in Switzerland...

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!

We are eternally grateful for your contributions!!! 
'BIG Nightmare Music'
2017-05-28,
Kieler Schloss
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'A Little Silent Night Music'
2016-12-18, Vienna
Wiener Konzerthaus - Vienna, Austria
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Frere Jacque League of X-traordinary Musicians Style
The world premiere of Igudesman & Joo's "League of X-traordinary Musicians" at the Vienna Konzerthaus on the 31st of December is approaching! Celebrate the new year with Igudesman & Joo and some of the most incredible multi-talented musicians any stage has ever seen. 
'UPBEAT'
2017-01-01, Zürich
Tonhalle Zürich
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'Play It Again'
2017-02-11,
Forum am Schlosspark Ludwigsburg
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'And Now Mozart'
2016-12-28, Bad Kissingen
Regentenbau, Max-Littmann-Saal
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Samba Violins - Rehearsal of the League of X-traordinary Musicians
The world premiere of Igudesman & Joo's "League of X-traordinary Musicians" at the Vienna Konzerthaus on the 31st of December is approaching! Celebrate the new year with Igudesman & Joo and some of the most incredible multi-talented musicians any stage has ever seen.  
Violin Pyramid
The world premiere of Igudesman & Joo's "League of X-traordinary Musicians" at the Vienna Konzerthaus on the 31st of December is approaching! Celebrate the new year with Igudesman & Joo and some of the most incredible multi-talented musicians any stage has ever seen. 
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