This year, 2006, therefore marks 20 years since Marimolin began their rich collaboration, and ten years since Leventhal and Zeltsman have performed together. ``In the decade they worked together, Marimolin premiered 79 pieces, raised over $68,000 to commission new works (through numerous grants), and sponsored a composition contest for eight years which collectively attracted nearly 200 entries from around the world. The impact of the repertoire garnered by Marimolin has been substantial, particularly in the percussion world. The body of through-composed works for violin and marimba far outweighs that which exists for any other pairing of non-percussion and percussion instruments. Several of these pieces are now widely performed. ``Marimolin performed across the U.S., in Puerto Rico, England, the Netherlands, Sweden and Austria.
Venues included Tanglewood, the Huddersfield Festival (England), the Purcell Room at the South Bank Centre (London), De Ijsbreker (Amsterdam), Merkin Concert Hall and Miller Theater at Columbia University (NY), Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory, two Percussive Arts Society International Conventions and the Chamber Music America National Conference. They appeared on WGBH-Radio/Boston, WQXR and WNYC-Radio/New York, B.B.C. Radio/London, and Swedish and Austrian Radio. They presented master classes at Manhattan School of Music, Northwestern University, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and the Royal College of Music (London), to name a few. ``The duo recorded three CDs, the first of which, Marimolin (produced by Gunther Schuller in 1988), received wide acclaim including being named "Classical CD of the Month" in the March 1990 issue of CD Review magazine with a "Perfect 10/10" rating (for performance/sound quality).
The others were Phantasmata (1995, GM Recordings) and Combo Platter (1994, Catalyst/BMG, now out of print). The latter was named "Disc of the Month" in the June 1995 issue of CD Review.'' Courtesy of http://www.nancyzeltsman.com/bio_marimolin.htm Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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