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Bogdan Văcărescu & Unicorn Frequency

Concert

Location:OsnabrückHalle

Time:

Bogdan Văcărescu © Sarah Emma Smith
Bogdan Văcărescu © Sarah Emma Smith

Line-up

Bogdan Văcărescu, violin
Iinigo Mikeleiz Berrade, accordion
Peter Michales, guitar
Dave Kelbie, guitar
Paul Moylan, bass
Simon Roth, percussions

One concert review hailed the Rumanian-born, London-based violinist Bogdan Văcărescu as a dexterous wizard whose “fingers move at lightning speed, and the bow even faster”, while another claimed that his "technical mastery made it sound as if there were at least two fiddlers playing at once”. One concert review hailed the Rumanian-born, London-based violinist Bogdan Văcărescu as a dexterous wizard whose “fingers move at lightning speed, and the bow even faster”, while another claimed that his "technical mastery made it sound as if there were at least two fiddlers playing at once”. But Bogdan also plays with an incredible gusto, which makes his feelings for the music surpass all barriers and involve his audience as well. Bogdan and his ensemble, Unicorn Frequency will offer a dazzling performance in which virtuoso classical technique will serve to juxtapose Romanian elegiac melodies with Russian gypsy gems, Hungarian folk songs with Bulgarian “rugged-rhythm” dances, free improvisation and jazz. For the Morgenland Festival concert, Bogdan and Unicorn Frequency will perform music from Romania, Serbia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Italy. In 2019 the celebration of 130 years since Grigoras Dinicu’s birth took part, so one focus will be put on his music.  Dinicu (1889-1949) was one of Romania’s greatest violinists and composers, performing classical and Romanian traditional music throughout Europe and the USA. Jascha Heifetz once said that Grigoraș Dinicu was the greatest violinist he had ever heard.

Unicorn Frequency was founded in 2018 by Bogdan Văcărescu. The London-based band is hailed as a fiery ensemble comprised of amazingly multi-faceted virtuosos, and features some of finest UK-based musicians and others from around the globe, equally well-established, who play from classical music to jazz. The cynosure of Unicorn Frequency is delivering world-class performances of musical gems from virtuosic classical music arrangements, to free improvisation, to traditional music and beyond.

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