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Music for Dark Nights

As winter approaching we getting short days and long nights. In my music making I choose lightening pieces from classic and sparkling jazz composition to fill up this season with lightweight music.

Autumn program

In October I was working on programs -Music of the Night which included Musicales and Movie songs.
People memories attached to music. Sometimes when I started playing iconic songs, memory travels in time and associations bringing some pictures from past. I thing it is therapeutic effect works like you see photos from many years ago or old friend.

Festival in Waterwheel Park

It was pleasure to participate in local festival in open air stage. My choice of music was retro songs including La Vie Rose and Wonderful World. I found connection with public and it was rewording for me.

Wedding in Church

It was small chapel wedding and I was starting my Prelude, guests came for ceremony and soon old small church was full of people. Groom and Best Man were waiting for Bride coming with excitement and my songs created atmosphere of something important happening.

Music by the Sea

It was rainy day and I hoping for the clear evening. Magically sky cleared up and wind calmed down.
Wonderful set up on Ladysmith Marina public dock gave me inspiration and I started playing Offenbach Barcarolle
imaging that water fairy and light bugs are out and splashing of waves and lights mirroring with sounds of that piece,
inviting my guests for a ride in gondola.
I took my audience for a trip to Italy, playing Italian songs and To Spain with Spanish songs.
We returned to Canada with My Way and My Hart Will Go On.
It was memorable evening for my guests and I hope to be back next Summer

Concert By Sea

Walking on Ladysmith Marina I got inspiration to arrange small open air concert La Mer (By Sea).
This idea came from working on French song of 60 x La Mer. In the same theme came idea to record CD with Music by the Sea.
Looking forward to play my favourite songs on August 11 at 7 pm on Community Dock Ladysmith Marina.
it will be by donation event. Please make your calendar, dear friends and fans! CD will be available at the concert.

Local beach

We are lucky to be so close to ocean. In some days so nice to walk or suntan or just to play songs for video taping.
New Summer program is in Sea theme, wonderful French song La Mer inspired me to create this set of songs.
My YouTube channel is www.youtube.com/channel/UCelZQfuwIcjr4lKJwiCx7Gw?view_as=subscriber
It will appear soon!

Beach wedding special music in Parksville

Playing in open air is most tricky for musician..
Sun and wind or even rain may occur even in end of June Summer weather. I am playing my white violin for such occasions with amplifier for stronger coverage .
We were blessed that day when after rainy morning clouds were cleared up and sun came out at time of ceremony.
Bridal processional was song by Ed Sheeran Perfect in orchestral version. Ceremony was in beautiful settings of coming tide and neutral colours of water and sky. I had a great feeling of creating special music atmosphere for such a beautiful event.

June is for Weddings!

Every wedding is unique..
It was natural settings in Parksville on sand by ocean.
Music choice include Beauty and Beast, Prayer and My Hart will Go On.
Dramatic and Romantic in one. Blue and Green colour of Water works along with a music, represented Ocean theme of this wedding.
It was came later from bride Kristan:
Elena Ilina,
You played so beautifully. It was amazing. Everyone loved it.

Entertainment

To work in entertainment, I put my attention on representation of music character. The Whole picture should speak to listener.
Usually I try to dress up in style of music. As I am playing a lot of Retro 20s-60s songs, I dress myself in this fashion.
For weddings, I try to dress up in colour of particular wedding and in style of songs that I am playing

Playing outside

Playing in outdoor events may be tricky as weather with some rain, sun and wind could affect all performance.
For outdoor weddings in June I will use my electric instrument with bright sound and volume switch.
For sure it will be unique events!

Summer is here

After busy and hot May full of events and performances, June feels cooler and calmer. Ready to play in outdoor weddings, I am step outside of my house with my violin. Playing in open air is different and tricky, even small winds can take sound away.
I like gardening and this season is the best!

WAM Festival

It was fun and pleasure to take a part in Wine, Art and Music Festival in Cowichan wineries.
I was playing in Blue Grouse, Rocky Creek, Cherry Point and Enrico vineyards on May long weekend.
Meeting artists and watching colourful pictures, lovely atmosphere of vineyards, makes my violin sound flying in air and filling up valleys of rising grape vines with Sounds of Music.

Mother day tea

It was great high tea in lovely Larosa Gardens. My music choices works well and atmosphere were created. Residents listened and faces fills of memories and good moments of their life. I had small table with roses and small cup of British bone china with rose. Scone and tea were great too!