Alexey Filimonov: Piano & Composer
Jonas Skielboe Guitar & Guitar arrangement
Brought together in Vienna in 2014 to arrange and record the project Bachinianas.
Crossing boarders between cultures and countries drawn by their passion and urge to renew the nowadays concert repertoire!
Recorded in December 2014 in Wavegarden recording studio in Retz, Austria
All tracks are recorded, edited, mixed, mastered and produced by Werner Angerer, Acoustic Art Studios KG
Piano: Steinway & Sons Model D274 (2012)
Guitar: René Baarslaag 2000
Internationally acclaimed pianist, Alexey Filimonov has enchanted audiences throughout Europe and North America with his original interpretations of classical masterpieces, including captivating new arrangements of music by Bach, Brahms, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, Scriabin and others.
After graduating from the Russian Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow (under prof. I. Brill), Alexey has gone on to perform in numerous Russian and international music festivals. He has shared the stage with the acclaimed jazz saxophonist Igor Butman as well as many other great musicians, both in Russia and abroad.
Although Alexey is mostly known for his unique interpretations of classical masterpieces, he has also been awarded top prizes in several international jazz competitions. In 2001, 2002 and 2003, Alexey was selected as one of the top four pianists in the Montreux Jazz Piano Solo competitions in Switzerland. After receiving second prize in 6eme Concours International de Soliste de Jazz in Monaco in 2004, he won the competition at the 26 International Jazz Hoeilaart Contest in Belgium. Today, Alexey feels equally comfortable interpreting classical masterpieces and performing with talented jazz musicians.
Danish guitarist Jonas Skielboe is quickly establishing himself as one of Europe’s most exciting and versatile guitarist. After studying with internationally recognized professors in Denmark, Switzerland, Spain and Holland, Jonas has gone on to enjoy a busy career all over Europe. In addition to his solo career, Jonas is a highly sought after chamber musician and has collaborated with some of the most exciting new ensembles and singers in Europe today.
Although Jonas is mostly known for his performances in various styles of classical music, he has always been attracted by the possibilities the guitar offers in other styles, venturing on to play flamenco, jazz, and early music.
For the past several years, Jonas has devoted a large part of his time to a personal study of Spanish and Latin American music. He has collaborated with various singers and has performed in several festivals in Spain as well as coaching and giving master classes, most recently with the Project “Canción Española“ at the “Escuela superior de canto” in Madrid and the Barcelona Festival of Song.
Española“ at the “Escuela superior de canto” de Madrid and the Barcelona Festival of Song.
Jonas currently lives in Vienna and performs all around Europe.