Mark Feldman Duos At The Village Vanguard

At The Village Vanguard
178 7th Ave South
New York, NY 10014

Friday, August 12th 8:30pm

DUOS with

Playing the Bagatells of John Zorn

Mark Feldman (violin)
Chris Otto (violin)
Sylvie Courvoisier (piano)

Anthony Tommasini of The New York Times wrote of their Premiere of John Zorn's Bagatelles:
"The brilliant jazz and contemporary music violinist Mark Feldman joined the adventurous pianist Sylvie Courvoisier. In every piece, these dynamic, fearless performers eventually broke into frenzied episodes that sounded anything but trifling.Yet the cheers from the audience were just as enthusiastic after the most mellow bagatelle, music run through with an almost obsessively repetitive lapping bass riff in the piano and jazzy ruminations on the violin."

Violinist Mark Feldman
In 2007 He was awarded the Alpert Award Prize in Music.

In 2004 he received a grammy award certificate for his performance on Michel Brecker's Verve Album "Wide Angles".
Mark has toured and Recorded Extensively with John Zorn, Michael Brecker, John Abercrombie, Chis Potter, Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Uri Caine, Billy Hart and Sylvie Courvoisier.

In Febuary 2014, he Recorded as a sideman (violin soloist) with Placido Domingo 2014 for the Release of
"Encanto de Mar-Mediterranean Songs on Sony Classical

Pianist Sylvie Courvoisier
Has led several groups over the years and has recorded over 40 records for different labels, notably ECM, Tzadik and Intakt Records.

Courvoisier has performed and recorded with, Yusef Lateef, Evan Parker, John Zorn, Tim Berne, Ikue Mori, Erik Friedlander among others

| Awards include Switzerland's 1996 Prix des jeunes crateurs, Switzerland's 2010 Grand Prix de la Fondation Vaudoise de la Culture, 2013' NYFA ( New York Fondation for the Art) and 2016's Chamber Music America New Jazz Works

Violinist Christopher Otto
Performs with The Jack Quartet, Ensemble Signal, The Cellar and Point, Alarm Will Sound, Talea Ensemble, International Contemporary Ensemble, The Theatre of Eternal Music String Ensemble, Ne(x)works, and The Knights. He has premiered and recorded several chamber works by John Zorn and has performed and recorded as soloist in Zorn's violin concerto Contes de Fes. Christopher has also performed as soloist in Brian Ferneyhough's Terrain with Ensemble Signal

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