Duo Art: Sasha Burdin and Leonid Iogansen at Incarnation, San Francisco

Friday, April 3, 2020, 7:30 pm
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DuoArt is an ensemble formed by two musicians – Sasha Burdin and Leonid Iogansen.

Sasha Burdin is a concert and jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, and music educator. He performed concert programs in Russia, Europe, and the US. He received MM from Bowling Green State University and Maymonid Moscow State Classical Academy, and DMA from the University of Iowa, where he studied with Uriel Tsachor. In the summer of 2014 Sasha Burdin has served as a fellow at Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, MA. At the festival he performed solo, chamber, and orchestra pieces and worked under the baton of conductors Charles Dotuit and Andris Nelsons. In 2015 -2016 season Sasha Burdin participated in Johnson County Landmark jazz band as a principal pianist. The concert schedule included performances with notable guest artists Carmen Bradford former singer at Count Basie’s Jazz Band and a saxophonist Melvin Butler, a member of Brian Blade Fellowship band. Inspired and influenced by jazz music in the summer of 2016, Sasha Burdin has formed The Sasha Burdin Quartet – a jazz group, focusing on his original compositions and pieces from standard jazz repertoire, written by Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane and others.

Born in Russia, Leonid Iogansen started his violin studies at 7. He has premiered many new chamber and solo works, including his own Violin Concerto. He has won several competitions, such as the Young Virtuosos International Competition in 1999, which resulted in his performance in Carnegie Hall the same year. As a composer, Leonid has written many solo, chamber, and orchestral pieces, much of which were performed by notable ensembles, such as JACK Quartet. In the Summer of 2006, Shuang Yin International Music Festival commissioned Leonid for a number of humorous pieces for various chamber ensembles. The performances were broadcast on Taiwan’s National Television. Leonid is also a visual artist and has won many competitions, including Gold Key Award for at the Boston Globe competition in 1997.

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1750 29th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122-4223
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