“Introducing the Duo Russo & Vilensky, a successful combination of the elegance of the cello, with the passion of the bandoneon, transcending limitations imposed by genres and styles, in pursuit of expressing authenticity and creative freedom”.
Italian pianist/bandoneonist Paolo Russo and Latvian cellist Ruslan Vilensky started the Duo Russo & Vilensky in September 2013 and have since then been active both on the Danish scene and in the Baltic countries.
This recording, beside the two different duo constellations (cello/bandoneon and cello/piano) also features a small string ensemble in a few tunes. The repertoire revolves around Paolo Russo’s original compositions and arrangements, besides a small excursion into the works of a few old and contemporary composers (O. Strok, A. Piazzolla, D. Schissi).
released January 28, 2016
PAOLO RUSSO – bandoneon, piano
RUSLAN VILENSKY – cello
KATRINA ROSUSCAN and ANNA BARSEGHYAN – violin, ELINA ANDRIANOVA – viola, ANDRIS VEINBERGS – contrabass
Composers: PAOLO RUSSO, O. STROK, D. SCHISSI, A. PIAZZOLLA
Arrangers: PAOLO RUSSO, D. SCHISSI, A. PIAZZOLLA
Producer: DUO RUSSO & VILENSKY
Executive producer: KATRINE KROG RUSSO
CD cover design: PAOLO RUSSO
CD cover photos: VJACHESLAV SHISHLOV
Recording engineer: IVARS OZOLS
Mixing engineer: JOHN FOMSGAARD
Mastering engineer: JOHN FOMSGAARD
Recorded @ Sound Division Studio, May 2014 & @ Reformation Church, December 2014, in Riga - LATVIA