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Mandolin Mondays #205 w/ Special Guest Ekaterina Skliar

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This week on Mandolin Mondays, Russian mandolinist and dormist phenom Ekaterina Skliar treats us to a piece by the great Victor Kioulaphides played on her Gibson A-9.



Winner of the 2019 Astral Auditions, Ekaterina Skliar debuted with the Russian Folk Instrument Orchestra of the Buryatia Republic at age 11 and went on to perform with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles in her native Russia. A prizewinner of many international and all-Russian competitions, she was also awarded a Silver Medal Global Music Award for her domra solo recording. She appeared in solo recitals and with chamber ensembles and orchestras throughout the U.S. and Russia, including Kaleidoscope Orchestra, Trans-Siberian Art Festival, and gypsy folk string ensemble “Lendvay & Friends”. She studied at M. Glinka Novosibirsk Conservatory (Russia) and now bases herself out of Philadelphia, PA.

You can check out more about the composer of this piece here at Victor’s homepage:
http://home.earthlink.net/~vkioulaphides/

Be sure to connect with Ekaterina at the following links below for more information about her music:

https://www.skliar.org
https://m.facebook.com/SkliarEkaterina
https://instagram.com/ekaterina_mand...=1isnpq0vafq4a

And as always, tune in next week for more Mandolin Mondays! Until then...

Happy Picking!
David

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Comments

  1. Mandolin Cafe's Avatar
    Welcome, Ekaterina. Beautiful piece of music and very beautifully played!
  2. tbown's Avatar
    Beautiful piece and playing!
  3. Martin Jonas's Avatar
    I've always loved Victor's "Diferencias", although it's well outside my skill range. It sounds wonderful on the A-9, an instrument I wouldn't have associated with this piece. Exceptional playing!
  4. DougC's Avatar
    I can see why she's won all of thoes awards. Ekaterina graces the world of mandolin music.
  5. Gunnar's Avatar
    Wow that was amazing!
  6. JeffD's Avatar
    Wonderful.
  7. Joe Dodson's Avatar
    Wow. That was beautiful.
  8. EvanElk's Avatar
    what tone and precision...love how her right hand appears to just float over the strings in the first movement
  9. Luna Pick's Avatar
    Ekaterina, thank you for sharing this beautiful piece. You're an amazing artist.
  10. William Smith's Avatar
    Very nice and well played on that Gibson, that like every mando Monday makes my day! How do I get to be on here to play one of the many fine old mandolins in my herd? I can play well- well sometimes anyway-LoL
  11. Robert Mitchell's Avatar
    SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!