Since the release of my album "Wistful Tendrils" in June, I've given a number of very gratifying performances throughout the Twin Cities. It's been a blast sharing my music with the community, and also a fun challenge to balance life as a musician -- whether performing or teaching -- with medical school. I am only a few months into my studies at the University of Minnesota, but it's already proven to be a balancing act!
I'd like to share with you some details about a few musical projects I am working on!
Since giving a solo recital at the Museum of Russian Art in July, I've been in the studio to record parts of that program for an all-Russian album. So far, I have about half an hour of solo guitar material, and will collaborate with Nataliya Ishkova in the coming months to record another half hour of new vocal / guitar duets. Talented illustrator Jessica "Sieskja" Albert will be painting several original works for the front cover, back cover, inside booklet, etc. I've already seen sketches of the cover and it is beautiful! I hope to share it with you guys sometime soon. The release date for this album is still up in the air -- more updates on that soon. :)
Aside from the Russian album, I've been going through my performing repertoire and realized that I have yet to record a majority of my flamenco (and flamenco-inspired) material. Over the next few months, I'll be recording pieces for an all-flamenco album. Once again, it's difficult to estimate a release date, but my hope is wrap up recording of both albums by the end of the year or sometime during the beginning of next.
Finally, there will be performances to go along with both of these albums as well as several through the rest of the year to promote "Wistful Tendrils." I'll be posting about them on the calendar and on my Facebook/Twitter pages.