Vadim Neselovskyi & Tamara Lukasheva
The young singer Tamara Lukasheva and the well-known pianist Vadim Neselovskyi met in Odessa when Vadim had a workshop at the local university. Already then, he was literally knocked to the ground by her great talent. In the last decade, the two have performed a string of critically acclaimed duo concerts in Germany and central Europe, but never in Norway.
Two virtuoso musicians born and raised in the Ukrainian city of Odessa showcases a musical chemistry that really sparks!
"We come from a similar cultural background but have followed different paths. We speak the same language in many different ways, and the room to discover and explore something new is always present," says Vadim Neselovskyi.
The pianist and composer Vadim Neselovskyi was born in Odessa in 1977 and is now an important figure on the jazz scene in New York. Neselovskyi comes from classical music. He was characterized early as a musical prodigy and was the youngest person ever to be admitted to the Conservatory in Odessa. Neselovskyi showed an early interest in jazz. - An interest he increasingly cultivated when he later continued his education in Germany, and finally at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. There he was aken under the wing of Gary Burton, and later played with Herbie Hancock, Julian Lage, Terence Blanchard, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Chaka Kahn. Neselovskyi also recently began to explore his Jewish musical roots in collaboration with John Zorn on Zorn's label Tzadik, and has, among other things, recorded a duo record with Craig Taborn.
The artist, composer and jazz singer Tamara Lukasheva obtained her master's degree at the Cologne Conservatory and quickly made a name for herself on the European scene, winning numerous awards.
Norwegian jazz connoisseurs will perhaps find associations with the concerts and ECM releases of the legendary Misha Alperin and Arkady Shilkoper - a duo who in the same way, and with great success, built musical bridges between folklore, classical music and jazz.