Let us know what you think. Either if you have seen us live, on YouTube or if you just want to express yourself.
We will every now and then, comment your messages.
All the best!
Igudesman & Joo Team
Please please do come to Chicago again!!!! I missed your last performance…It is a big mistake for me.…
Please come again!! I will definitly go!!!
Maybe next year before August…
Love you guys~ Love the music~~
Any plans for a future concert in Portugal? I missed the last one in Espinho (when I got to know of your concert, all tickets were sold). I read that you’re craving for Pastéis de Belém. If those aren’t enough to convince you, there’s always other Pastéis and the music genre Fado!
Do you have plans to come to play in Serbia sometimes?
i am from iran and when i saw your show“a little NIGHTMARE music” i just loved it. as you know better than me us iranians can not see or buy your shows.and its not fair! me an my friends are just love music.specially your kind of music.well my question is do you have any plans to come here,in my country?or can we download or buy your dvds? please just let me know if theres any way that we can reach to you.
ps:we are not terrorist. so dont be afraid
I’m an amateur cellist and despite your ‘Guide to Practice’ I’ve been doing it anyway. I recently watched the ‘I Will Survive’ sketch that you guys did in Antwerp and fell in love with the melody that the Cello section started playing at about half way. It sounds very similar to Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 but has a great Igudesman & Joo twist. I was wondering if, whilst its a bit too much to ask for the sheet music, but instead could share the notes of that tiny little portion of the sketch? I would love to learn it! I would be forever indebted to you guys and would always have my undying support either way!
Ich sehe immer wieder eure videos in Youtube und ich will euch auch mal live sehen.
Wann kommt den ihr denn endlich nach Griechenland?
Wie werden uns seeeeeehr freuen!!!!!!!!!
We really would love to come to Greece, as we know your country is going through a difficult time, and we just LOVE Greece. In fact, we spend our holidays there. We do have a new musical number in our new show “And Now Mozart”, very much inspired by Greece.
It’s called “Zorba the Geek”.
i found a management contact for Indonesia (and asia region) and i am very excited. and can i ask? is that mean that you’re going to perform there, too? or you’re still waiting the demand getting greater in indonesia market? because i’ll give everything just to see your concert. ^^
ps: i hope the answer will be ‘yes, we will be performing in indonesia’. hahaha
Please get in touch with our office c/o:
London is not on your tour list…what are you thinking? How can you not ‘do’ London boys?
Well, we did ‘do’ London last year at Cadogan Hall.
Joo also played in London last month, Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no.2. Yes, “All by himself”.
We will be back in the UK, hopefully next summer…
Heard You today on German Radio “Deutschlandfunk”, “Klassik, Pop etcetera”. I liked it very much. Especially the song about musicians and practice. Where can I get it or hear it again?
You can download it on iTunes.
It’s called “The Way of the Igudesman & Joo“
3 different tracks, (can be bought separately),
the one you liked and heard is “The Guide to Practise“
Happy downloading and listening over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again.
Czech Republic is still waiting for you. And now is the best time to come visit us in my opinion. Mozart liked Czech contry so mutch that he dedicated one of his opera to us. Well, now your tour calls “And now Mozart” so where else you should to performe than in the city that Mozart loved? You don’t need to be worry about the audience, here are so many people who loves to see you that you could stay here a mounth and your show would be still sold out Your music is addictive and we are addicted to you with no drugs supplies PLEASE SAVE US!!
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Plans for concerts in Portugal? You talked about coming here last year but I didn’t hear about it, I think you didn’t come… We miss you, I saw your concert in Espinho a few years ago.
we are craving for Pasteis de Belem…
Hallo Aleksey + Hyung-ki,
danke für den tollen Abend gestern, und die Autogramme! Ich poste die Fotos noch auf Twitter.
Hyung-ki, gibt es eigentlich dein selbst geschriebenes Stück irgendwo als Aufnahme? MP3? CD? Video? Vinyl? Tonband? IRGENDWAS?? Das war echt schön (und ich meine das so!)! Hast du noch mehr Stücke geschrieben? Die Noten wären natürlich am allerbesten
Grüßle aus Stuttgart
Billy’s Susi (ja, genau die ) )
P.S.: Habt ihr euer Geschenk schon ausgepackt..?
P.P.S.: Feedback zur Show siehe unten
***FEEDBACK STUTTGART, 23. JUNE 2013***
1. Hyung-ki looks very sexy in his new
2. Besides their musical skills, both Aleksey and Hyung-ki have modelling gualities, and a good sense for posing
3. They (especially Aleksey) obviously don’t like flashlights being used during their performances
4. In original, they are quite smaller than it seems on stage…
5. Hyung-ki thinks he and Schumann fit together very well (musically)
6. Hyung-ki is a fitness freak!
7. Aleksey’s violin bow seems to suffer
8. They currently started their own on-stage-charity-project for countries affected by the bank crisis
9. I will never wash my clothes again, because Hyung-ki gave me a hug! ;-D
GO WATCH THE SHOW, there’s many more weird things going on… Sure thing — you’ll be laughing your butts off!!
Joo likes Point 1.
Hello, before all, congratulations for your happyness and excelent musical level.
Im from Uruguay and i heard one of your songs that say “uruguay es el mejor pais” and its totally amazing. Here you are so famous in a youtube program, and i have a order for you.. Can you send a greeting video by “Tiranos Temblad” ???
If you can make this, i will so so so exiting.. Thankss very much and super good Luck!!!
HOW did you manage to get a fly to fly across the Mozartsaal at the end of your George-and-the-fly piece?!
Fly Sticky Tape
Hi there, all the time i used to check blog posts here in the
early hours in the dawn, as i like to gain knowledge of more
Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it
seems as though you relied on the video to make your point.
You clearly know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence
on just posting videos to your weblog when you could be giving us something informative to read?
read our newsletters. every issue has something written by one of us. don’t know if it’s informative, but one of the last issues, Joo explained why a trombone is like a water melon. Deep.
When will you come to URUGUAY????? You know it’s the best country, you wrote a song about it!!!! We have this beautiful open air amphitheatre you would love!!! And your song is really famous here!
Coming Sooner than you think…
You Guys made my dreams come true (not what you think… )
When I saw you a few years ago at the night of the proms, I instantly thought that my mother (83 years) would love your kind of humor like me.
Well, a few years later now that is proven today — thanks, that was a fantastic afternoon, my mom and me enyoing it to the fullest, not only your humor but on top your outstanding musical performance.
Hopeto see you soon n Frankfurt again.
We say that our show is for audiences aged 8 to 88. So your mother can come for another 5 years. Well, we do make exceptions.
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OMG guys. You will comming To Türkiye. I m very very happy i hope i can come to see you Sizi çook seviyorumm
And Aleksey you can speak Turkish. Its so exciting. And Joo you say Merhaba Ankara its very nice event
So I traveled about 200km to attend your show at Stuttgart with my friends, only to find out that it was delayed … now I have to spend another €40 on train tickets to travel from Mainz to Stuttgart three months later, hoping that the show will not be delayed again.
I really do love you guys but as a simple student €80 is a huge sum of money to me — my monthly costs of living are even less!
Any idea who I shall ask for compensation?
Was the Stuttgart show worth all the trouble?
Next time we see each other, we will try to find a way to make it up to you.
jetzt hab ich heute wieder auf Eure Homepage geschaut und gesehen, dass das Konzert heute Abend ja gar nicht stattfindet.
Ich wünsche Dir auf jeden Fall alles Gute und vor allem Gute Besserung!!!
Hoffentlich sehe ich Euch beide dann gesund und munter im Juni!
jetzt hab ich heute wieder auf Eure Homepage geschaut und gesehen, dass das Konzert heute Abend ja nicht stattfindet.
Ich wünsche Dir auf jeden Fall alles Gute und vor allem baldige Genesung!!!
Hoffentlich sehe ich Euch beide dann gesund und munter im Juni!
Hi guys! I wanted to say that my friend and I absolutely love you guys! We found out about you guys about four years ago via YouTube when we were still in college. I especially loved your “Piano Lesson” and the “Rachmaninov Had Big Hands” skits. I’m Korean and took piano lessons when I was little, so it was absolutely hilarious for me. Let’s just say I moved onto playing the cello after having a similar piano lesson experience xD.
For some reason or another, each time you guys have been in New York, my friend and I never got a chance to watch your performances. Then, we finally got tickets for the Tilles Center performance on Feb. 2 (which is also where we had our middle school graduation and various orchestral events in. Weird, right?), but alas, it seems like it was not meant to be. But really, all that matters is that Igudesman is okay! I hope that he’s recovering (and relaxing) and feeling better
Even though we were really disappointed that we couldn’t finally see you guys, we won’t stop trying! We’ll be waiting for you guys to come back to New York!!
New York City– Lincoln Center– New Year’s Eve with the New York Philharmonic. December 31, 2013.
I really like your style of playing and your sense of humour. And also would like to know, what do you think about George Gershwin?
Greetings from Brazil.
In our new show “And Now Mozart”, we feature a piece by Gershwin. He’s a genius one-of-a kind.
I’m the Program Manager for Musical Bridges Around the World — we just hosted your FANTASTIC concert on Jan 18th in San Antonio. What a phenomenal show! Our audience loved it. We were also so impressed that you took the time to talk to the audience afterwards, and sign DVDs. I have a question — will you be bringing one of your “8 to 88 workshops” to Texas in the future? Can we make a request to have one in San Antonio?
We love doing 8 to 88 everywhere we can! San Antonio would be wonderful to be there again.
Thanks Diana for a great time.
Hi guys.Im a big fan of yours.Im 11 years old and I play the piano and the guitar.I think the last sentence anwsers why im a big fan. I know that there is a concert at 18th of January in Belgrade but my parents wouldnt let me go .So what do you think when is the next concert going to be in Novi Sad.
Quand est-ce que vous passez à Lyon en France ?
peut-etre l’annee prochaine
I’ll right away grab your rss feed as I can’t to find
your email subscription link or e-newsletter service.
Do you have any? Please let me recognize so that I may just
Oh,okay then…thanks;)Well,I’m from Serbia and on Thursday you are preforming in here so,me,my sister (who’s an artist too,piano player,guitar player,singer..an artist!)and my friend Sonia(the violin player) are coming to listen to your beautiful,inspiring,hilarious music ‚so,i was wondering if we can,you know,take a picture,meet you,take an autograph and talk with you guys.I think,you are great artists,very inspirational and you can always make me smile So,what do you say?♫♥♪
where’s the photo? on facebook?
Well, is it too late to say “Happy New Year” now?
Hello guys!My name is Angie and I’m a student in Taiwan. I love your innovative and awesome performances so much! It’s a little pity that you two haven’t been to Taiwan so we couldn’t enjoy your amazing live show:(
Anyway, I just want to say thank you to you. I’m preparing for my entrance exam, and when I fell anxious and upset, your music always cheer me up:”)
Happy New Year (for 2003)
Rachmaninov -> Big hands
Hyung-ki -> Small hands
Darf ich vorstellen: DEIN NEUES KLAVIER:
Hey guys, will you come to Russia again? Yea, I know — previous concert was not as good as it could be (you guys were brilliant as always but organizers did a poor job) but you will not give up visiting us because of it, do you?
Yes, Aleksey, Aleksey & Hyung-ki (not called Aleksey) will be returning to Russia in November with our NEW SHOW “And Now Mozart“in St.Petersburg (Nov 6) and Moscow (nov 7). We might also be coming to Novosibirsk and Yaroslav.
We bever give up on visiting the Russian people!
du hast mir das schönste Weihnachtsgeschenk gemacht, das es gibt! DANKE! <3 Wenn ich könnte, würd ich dich umarmen… Aber vielleicht kriegen wir das ja sogar hin, ich bin auf jeden Fall in Stuttgart!
Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year 2013 und viel Erfolg für Eure Projekte!!
I was watching some of your videos,and i am inspired by your work,i was wondering if you could give me sheet :L Of “We will survive”? I want to preform that with my friend Sonia who is playing violin,i’m the piano player,so..what do you say?
Unfortunately our sheet music is not yet
available. It is one of the things on our
long list of todo. We still have to take
the rubbish out, clean the car, and write
Thank you cards to Santa Claus. From 1997.
We are working on everything as fast as we can.
Sorry to not be more helpful. Happy New year!
we wanna see u in Turkey. Isn’t there any plan to come Turkey for a tour?
Actually Ali, it looks like we will be in Ankara and Istanbul in April! subscribe to our newsletter and find out the details! http://igudesmanandjoo.us4.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=9574c72145399e2f0ed124088&id=6bf3e5bf0e
ich spiele auch Klavier. Mir geht es beim Üben regelmäßig so, dass ich ein Stück einstudiere (über mehrere Tage bzw. Wochen), und es nach einiger Zeit anfängt, mir auf die Nerven zu gehen… Das heißt, ich kann es dann zwar soweit, dass ich es spielen könnte, aber eben nicht wirklich sicher bin. Danach fehlt mir die Motivation, weiter zu üben, bis ich es sicher und flüssig kann (weil ich es nicht mehr hören kann…). Im Endeffekt bleibe ich dadurch immer auf dem einem “halbfertigen” Stand hängen. Geht dir das auch so? Was macht man da? Ich schätze, einfach durchhalten…? Oder hast du mir einen Tipp?
P.S.: Ich schätze, ihr habt meinen Brief an Billy nicht weitergegeben, oder? Ja, ich bin’s schon wieder
Wann kommt ihr mal wieder nach Stuttgart?
I DID PASS ON YOUR LETTER TO BILLY!
As for your question-I’m afraid I have no magic answer except to practise with imagination, patience, and structure. In a way, the imagination is the most important part, because if you are constantly exploring and discovering new and different ways to understand the music, it will NEVER get boring, and in this way, you will develop a “technique”. Not by countless hours of repetition and mindless scales and studies.
Hope this helps.
Stuttgart, we are coming on March 11th 2013.
Happy New Year!
Cari Hyung-ki & Aleksey siamo di nuovo noi finalmente riusciremo a vedervi in concerto dal vivo a Padova: quando i nostri genitori hanno trovato i biglietti non riuscivamo a crederci.Stiamo aspettando con ansia il 10 dicembre
Jacopo e Cecilia
Ciao Hyung-ki & Aleksey!
Siamo Jacopo e Cecilia di 9 e 11 anni e vi scriviamo da Padova (Italy).
Volevamo chiedervi se, per caso, farete una tappa del vostro ultimo tour qui in Italia, perché avremo piacere di assistere ad un vostro concerto … siamo stanchi di vedervi solo su You Tube.
Per favore rispondeteci appena potete.
Un saluto dai vostri fans,
Jacopo e Cecilia
Siamo en Padova el 10. di dicembre, en una setima! baci
I came back How are you? I couldnt come to watch you. Because “school”. But I want watch you very much on stage. Please The next time you play during in summer and I love you very much
Hello Igudesman and Joo,
About 2 hours ago, I clicked on your video of the Turkish March. It was just so brilliant, and I started watching more video’s . And now, about 2 hours later, you have got a new big fan from Holland! I really do hope that you’ll come to the Netherlands in the nearby future, (maybe in het concertgebouw?) because I think if I show one of your video’s to one of my friends, they will be great fans of you too.
I hope to see you soon in the Netherlands!
Roxanne van Rijn
I believe we might bein the concergebouw end of august… keep on watching our tourdates and see you soon!
when are you coming to spain again?it was really fantastic when you come to san sebastian, but you didn’t return!you’re travelling to italy, very very very veeeeeeeeeeeery near from spain, try to fly there and let us see your fantastic show again!
quizas vamos a regresar en enero… un beso
you guys were amazing on last Friday in Hong Kong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Will you visit Hong Kong again?
of course we will — its one of our very favorite places in the world!
Do you have any idea when a tour to Portugal?!
The last time, I didn’t manage to get tickets…i got really frustated.
Come to Portugal again
we will try sergio!
Igudesman and Joo
”你好!“thanks for bringing such great and funny music to Hong Kong citizens tonight!
Everyone in the concert hall enjoy!
Hope you two will come to Hong Kong again in the future!
thanks a lot!
現在,莫札特. It was very amazing I saw you guys in Kaohsiung.
Thanks for providing this wonderful night to my family.
Congratulations on a very successful performance on Friday!!! I managed to get tickets this time, and I thoroughly enjoyed your performance! I was crying with laughter. No kidding! Hope you enjoyed your time in Taiwan (maybe you had more “Chou Dou Fu” this time?), and hope you return soon!
Your faithful fan,
Hello, we appear to have missed your UK hit this year. When (date please ) will you be back? Thanks
I’m a new big fan! Please drop by Singapore on your way back from HK and Taiwan! will totally bring u out
I heard you two will visit China; why don’t you visit Korea? I remember that you replied here that you have a plan to visit Korea — I mean on this message board.… :’(
Anyway thanks for your performances! I’m watching all vids of yours from last year and so on
We will come back to Korea, dont you worry! Working on it
I saw you yesterday in Paris and I’m still smiling just by thinking “finally, I saw them for real!!“
The show was just great, you are both talentuous musicians, I had a great time. Oh, and W.A. Morricone was excellent too (not sure about his first name, by the way, you should check.….…). I probably will do my best to see you next time you come. Hoping it will be your new show…!
Still waiting for my kiss. I bought a dvd. ^_^
And if Aleksey need some french lessons, I’d be glad to help
Amelie — first of all we love your movie! Please do come to Nice for our BIG Nightmare Music show with orchestra, end of November and there you may claim your kiss xxx
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How can we arrange a master class with you in Sweden?
I guess you pray?
I saw you are going to Vara in Sweden this year but what about another long beautiful, friendly and exhausting tour in Sweden — in season 2013/14 or 2014/15 (I promise you less concerts than last time).
Anyway, it was so nice to have you here, a big success, and I am just checking out if you would like to do it again. Have you added any new pieces to the show ? I would love to see you in Sweden again.
Great to hear from you Mats! Yes, we are returning, and of course we have A LOT of new pieces in our show. And we ALSO have a new show
HI! Great job btw on your concert at the Hollywood Bowl! I just went to see it and my entire family (all professional musicians so it really was hilarious) were cracking up the entire time! so thanks! I was just wondering, Aleksey, what song or arrangement of some song was that solo piece you played in the middle of the concert that had a sort of rock feel to it?? I would really like to know if its possible. Thanks again!!!
Czech Republic still waiting ;D
Please please please come to Singapore! We need you here! I’m dying to see you perform live!
Come to Singapore please pretty please with a cherry on top! I’ll take you both to the Singapore zoo and… Ice cream! My treat! Just come here already! You’ve got fans in this tiny country of ours!
You are so amazing! Very funny guys! Excellent! Have you ever been to Brazil? You should come here, please!! Congratulations!
We loved your performance last night at the Brevard Music Center. Hope you will come back again to the mountains of Brevard. What a fun, wonderful summer evening. We left singing!
Oh, God … we need you here in Brazil! Please think about it!
Hi Igudesman & Joo,
please come here in Italy in Rome because i saw you just yesterday on Youtube and your are a great duet! You make feel the music into the blood to everyone and you are very very wonderful!! Please let me know the date of yours exibithion!!!
Greetings from Rome!!
Hi Igudesman & Joo
I would like to make a “Rachmaninoff had big hands”-Equipment for a present (for a big fan of you). Is there anywhere a instruction how to make this stuff. I’m musician, i probably can do it without intruction, but it would help anyway to have one.
Thanks a lot!
I’m a musician of the conservatoire of Milan and i knew you in youtube. Here in Italy a lot of people are waiting to listen to your concert.
When there will be a concert here, we have a lot of concert hall…=)
PS I cannot watch your video without dying of laughter, and Alla turca is really impressive: i think is very hard play in another key a piece so well know. =)
COME TO STOCKTON ;((((
I had a great time yesterday watching your show. Thank you for visting my town. Hope you’ll come again. )
LEGA LEGA!!! We are wearing our Lega T-shirts with Pride. Thank you for being a great audience. We would love to come back.
Hi, I’m very interested to know when are you going to come to Barcelona. All the best, Maria
So are we, Maria, as Barcelona is one of our favourite cities in the world. We will be in Bilbao on August 20th performing BIG Nightmare Music. Perhaps you make a “pelerinage”?
Hello Hyung-Ki, hello Aleksey,
we’ve been to the Heilbronn concert. Thank you for bringing the Big Nightmare Music to a town near us! We had a lot of fun, and I think it was obvious that the orchestra had a lot of fun, too.
This was our second visit of a I&J-concert, the first one being the one in Mainz two years ago, in the “Spiegelzelt”. During both concerts a heavy rain started to fall. Did you put some kind of Korean raindance into one of the pieces you played?
PS: Yesterday we watched an old episode of “Magnum”. In the background, the infamous piano concerto of Rachmaninov was playing. My wife immediately said “Big Hands!”
Didn’t Tom Selleck’s character’s Boss play piano? With his dogs?
cant wait 2night to see you finnaly in croatiaaaa!!! )) Osijek!!! <3
How do you apply for 8 to 88 workshop? Are you doing on in Boston (July 2012)?
No, but we will in Washington DC at the Kennedy Center on Nov 7th, the day after the US Election.
Hi Igudesman and Joo, by any chance you guys come to England? London?
Hello! You guys are so cool. I love your work. You are both amazing and make me laugh everytime I see the videos. I have two questions for you both! — Do you like cats? and, Can you please make a funny cat sketch video about cats? Thankyou very much, you are the best of the best!
Igudesman wrote a book of duets called, “Catscratch Book”. Joo prefers dogs, (being Korean), but loves the cats of Serifos.
Request about Cat Video noted.
Thanks a lot to you and Ruben Gazarian’s orchester for a wonderful concert in Heilbronn.We have been charged by a good mood for at least a half a year. But I have to comlain. You have promised to come to Dresden since a year, but never did it! A lot of people who could not manage to drive almost 1000 km under the terrible rain are waiting for you!
How are you? I just saw your video about your masterclass and it’s fantastic! Is there any chance I could take part of it? I am an Estonian girl and I have played the violin for 11 years now. Could you tell me when and where is the workshop?
Also, thank you so much for your concert in Tallinn last year. It was a lot of fun and really inspiring. I’m seriously considering coming to Helsinki in November just to see you again.
Take care (:
Thank you for the wonderfull evening yesterday in Bratislava. I love your music and I enjoyed every minute of performance. Hope, I will be able to come to see you in Kremnica. And this time I will buy DVD, to say you some words personally. Guys, you are just great and I am very happy, that I saw you on stage for real.
Wish you the best:)
I attended today’s performance in Bratislava and I have to say it was one of the best I have ever seen. It made me realise how beautiful classical music is and how important humour is as well. Combining these two elements may seem impossible, not for you, though. You are really talented musicians and your show is just amazing. Thank you for a fantastic evening and I wish you all the best.
Looking forward to seeing you again asap!
Hallo Ihr 2
auch wenn das Konzert in Salzburg (in Mozart’s Teum oder so) schon ein paar Tage her ist, es zaubert uns immer noch ein Lächeln ins Gesicht, wenn wir daran denken.
Unsere Tochter hütet Eure Autogramme (und die von Hyung-Ki gemalten Hasenohren bei Aleksey’s Bild) wie Ihren größten Schatz…
Heute habe ich Euer Video gesehen über den Workshop 8 to 88 aber nirgendwo weitere Infos dazu.… und das würde uns (speziell für unsere Tochter) sehr interessieren.
Kürzlich bei einem Klaviefestival im Steinwayhaus in München fragte eine Lehrerin, wie man Kinder zum Üben bekommt, wenn sie keine Lust haben.… meine Antwort dazu lautet: indem man sie zu Igudesman und Joo schickt, die wie niemand sonst mit klassischer Musik Freude bereiten.
mit größter Hochachtung vor Eurem Können und Eurem Tun…
Me and my friend just got the two last tickets (or so it seems) for your show in Bratislava during the Viva Musica festival, and it made my day, and weekend! Plus we had a good laugh showing your performances to my colleagues at work this Friday afternoon. Thanks for coming and I hope you’ll enjoy the little town.
I just discovered some of your videos on youtube and i really loved it !
So i came on your website and saw you are going on a tour to lots of countries, and i wondered if you’ll go to France ? I didn’t see it written on it, but i saw Germany and Switzerland, which are so close to France !
Is it because you don’t know french ? If that’s the case, does that really matter ? I mean, even if i don’t understand chinese or german, i could still enjoy it very much ! And i think the most important stuff you may say in english is understandable for french people…
So i really hope you’ll come to France !
Oui, Marie, on viendra en France. D’abord le 16 Septembre a Paris, et puis fin Novembre a Nice avec orchestre. Le spectacle, quoi qu’il ya des paroles, est un spectacle “langue internationale. De toute maniere, quand on joue en France, on dit tous nos textes en francais. Joo a passe la meillure annee de son enfance a Rennes, et Igudesman apprend son texte phonetiquement.
Nous esperons que nous nous rencontrions beintot.
Igudesman & Juif.
Yesterday I was at your concert at the Konzerthaus in Vienna and it was amazing! I still laugh about your humorous staged pieces.
Please give my regards to Sebastian aka “Arnold, the singing music robot” and Viktoria aka “The spiritual violinist”.
One last word: Magnificent!
Igudesman and Joo!!!!!!
A few questions.
1) What is both of y’all’s favorite Korean food?
2) How long will you stay in the USA?
3) What’s your favorite key? (Mine’s B flat Major)
4) When will you play in Texas?!?!?!?!?!?!
1) We love ALL Korean food. Perhaps Aleksey’s favourite is Sam-Ge Tang (Ginseng Chicken Stew), and Hyung-ki’s is Galbi Tang.
2) We are going to the USA 6 times this year. In July-Boston, August-Brevard, San Diego and others, September-Hollywood Bowl, LA, November-Kennedy Center in DC and Yale. Check the homepage for more precise dates and other cities.
3) Aleksey’s favourite key is Hyung-KEY.
4) In January 2013. Austin and other places.
Hallo ihr Zwei,
ich schreib jetzt mal auf Deutsch — ist grad leichter als Englisch, weil ich gleich einschlafe… ;-P
Ich bin’s wieder, die mit dem Brief und Billy Joel und so. Ich wollte mal nachfragen, ob ihr meine E-Mail Adresse über Facebook gekriegt habt?
Will hier nicht zu viel plauern, aber ich denke/hoffe ihr könnt euch noch an mich erinnern. Ich denk mal ihr seid im Stress, aber eine kurze Antwort würde mich freuen!
P.S.: Habt ihr mal Lust, mir und anderen eine “Synkope” zu erklären? Vielleicht mit einem Video? Ich spiele Klavier ohne Lehrer und bin mir irgendwie nicht sicher, ob ich das richtig verstanden hab…
Oh, und, auch wenn ich mich hier wiederhole: Ich hätte gern Autogramme von euch!
I was thinking about going to your concerto either in Bonn or in Dortmund this year. However, I am not really sure what the programm “And now Mozart” contains. Could you elaborate?
Thank you so much, and keep up the great work!!
Bonn will be “Many Spring Sonatas” our program with the pianists Emanuel Ax and Yu Horiuchi — completely new program. And Dortmund in November will be our very new program, also all different numbers — “And Now Mozart”. Both will be crazy, mad and very different, so why not go to both?
Très chers vous deux, dear you two,
ce fût un bijou que ce concert à Montréal le 30 mai (it was a delicious gift yesterday to assist to your concert).La musique et votre humour, ça fait du bien à l’âme (not only because we were in a church…)! I think that your french ‚Aleksey,is very good and I counted certainly 30 words and even small sentences! Whenever you want some lessons in “québécois”, it will be free “just for you”…
Bravo encore et merci pour cette merveilleuse soirée! Prenez soin de vous! Nathalie
Hey guys, thank you for your incredible Montréal concert! I’m so grateful to my evil twin who met you in Vienna and bought a ticket for me to see your performance in Montréal. What an enjoyable, hilarious night. Hope to see you again! And your other record-breaking stunts!
P.S. kudos on speaking French!! You fit in very well in Montréal
You guys came! (To Chicago, of course!)
This was the first time we have seen you live, but I am sure that it will not be the last! You guys were simply amazing and I thank you so much for being who you are =)
You guys made everyone’s (night?) brighter and there was not one person that did not leave smiling.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. Keep rockin’
Chicago was one of the best audiences we have ever ever had! You were terrific to play for and with! Thank YOU!
When you come back in Tuscany?
We should be back in Italy, not too far from you in december this year, we hope… keep on checking those tour dates!
I was really looking forward to seeing your performance tonight in Chicago… until I saw your Apple endorsement. What a disappointment, to say the least! Another sad example of co-opted idea of free, artistic spirit, to promote corporations. Once you sell your soul, what is left? Only more selling, more lies, more destruction, more sadness.
Most clothes you wear, every toothpaste you use, every “apple” you bite into is made, produced or brought by corperations of sorts. Each one has many hundreds and even thousands of hard working honest, money earning people working there, earning their living from it. Us as musicians and composers are actually extremely grateful for apple products, just as we are thankful we can brush our teeth with Collgate, which is another “corperation”.
And by the way, in the words of Bono from U2: “Apple has given tens of millions of dollars that have transformed the lives of more than two million Africans through H.I.V. testing, treatment and counseling. This is serious and significant. And Apple’s involvement has encouraged other companies to step up.“
So we gather, maybe playing for 20 minutes in an apple store is not so bad after all…;)
I dream to see your program.
When do you plan to organize a concert in Moscow?
Thank you for your answer.
We played in Moscow just last month — I do not know when we will be back again, but soon we hope… we have to admit we are addicted to Pelmeni!
privetik — oba zeluiem x
I run a festival in Spain and love to invite you!! what do I have to do? Saludos!
Well Conchi, you have to stand on one leg, sing the Zimbabwian national anthem, then run around your bed 17 times, whispering the name of your favorite pasta dish. Or alternatively you could go on the “contact and booking” page of this website and write to our office: [email protected]
In fact, thats probably the best way to go about it!
Thank you for your show!
Please come to Ukraine, Kyiv. We will waiting for you very much!
We were in Odessa last year and loved it! Maybe Kiev some other time…
Please come to Peru!! we (me and some friends) want to see you live!! your presentation will atract young people like me! (i’ve 16) So please come one day to Peru, you’re expectacular!
Peru seria genial! Quizas algun dia…
Please come to New York ‚we need to see you
Just been there last April in Carnegie Hall — check our U.S. dates and see us near by in the summer perhaps? How about Boston end of July?
i m playing violin and ı want to watch your concert please come to turkeyyyy please if you came turkey ı want a sign
Hi Birkan! We come to Turkey several times a year — we were in Izmir beginning of April and Antalya end of last year — where were you ?
So, you’re coming to Spain later in May, but still no Portugal dates Have you been thinking of coming back? Any news?
Pedro, perhaps beginning of october — keep on checking our tourdates
First of all, I want to say we (me and my friends) love you! We live in Istanbul and we’re looking forward to see you in Istanbul again! I know you were in Istanbul two years ago but we met you last year Anyway, now I want to play Rachmaninoff but my hands are not big enough to play, and your idea is great I’ll talk with a carpenter to cut some wood lath to me Thank you for your music, for everything!
Oooh, we love Istanbul too, as you know! Have you seen our Istanbul video? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUfoYbtt9hw
Anyhow, we really hope to come back soon — we were just in Izmir which was beautiful also.
And we adore Turkish food — it makes us hungry, just to think of it: midem sirtima yapisti!
Had the pleasure of experiencing your show at Carnegie Hall last night — what an unforgettably great time! We were all on our feet, everyone was laughing/smiling. Thank you!
Not to give too much of the show away, Mr. Joo, would you be able to tell us what the name of the piece was that you played, quite literally, single-handedly?
Scriabin Nocturne for Left Hand op.9/2
Hey you two!
You might remember me, I’m the one who gave a letter to Mrs Käch in Stuttgart, including a letter to Billy Joel. Now I’ve written her an e-mail and she said she’s given it to you.
Since Billy Joel was your special guest yesterday at Carnegie Hall (I couldn’t be there (), I just wanted to know if you gave HIM my letter?? That would be a lifetime dream!!!
In case you can’t answer me here in public, please just write me a short e-mail — I’d LOVE to know!
Thank You and Keep going!
P.S.: I still need YOUR autographs!
What’s your email address? (you can send it to us as a private message to our FB Official Pages)
Good luck for tomorrow and have and make so much fun! Wish I could be there but USA is a little far
See you soon somewhere a bit nearer.
P.S. Yippiiiieeeeh! CARNEGIE HALL!!!!!!!!
It was rather awesome, you wishes helped Wiebke!
There is nothing more than they say above to appreciate your talent. Please come again to Turkey soon.
I saw you two on youtube and I’m speechless.
you two are talented and funny.
I have to see you Live. pleaze come to israel.
We hope to return soon…
Oh, I just saw you two on YouTube, and you are brilliant!!
You should come to London and play for us, pleeeeeease!!
We just played in London last month at Cadogan Hall. But we will return one day. Fish and Chips beckons.
You were brilliant yesterday (İzmir). My 10 years old girl, my wife and I enjoyed your show too much. Did you release any DVD, CD, album ore something like that ?
You can find our DVD on sale at Amazon. Also, you can buy our Audio Skits, “Igudesman & Joo Guides” on iTunes.
Hey you two!
I’ve been to your show in Stuttgart yesterday and couldn’t stop laughing! Almost collapsed on my chair… THANK YOU!!! I aven’t had SO much fun in a long time!
By the way: DID YOU GET MY LETTER?? (Yep, I’m Susi )
I gave one to some guy who had to do with the stage, and one to your Manager, (that’s who she said she was, a black dressed woman), happened to sit right next to her! She promised me she would pass it on to you. So, did she??
Sometimes, strange things DO happen…
All the best!!
yup, and we gave it to Billy’s office
Could you please tell me where I can buy the notes of “mozart bond”?
I’m a big fan of you!
Best wishes from Germany!
This sheet music is not yet available to buy. But we are working on some sheet music books. Hopefully they will be available soon.
Hi Igudesman and Joo!
I just went to your concert in Stuttgart.
Since now i’ve been watching you on the internet, but today i finally was able to see you live!
You two are hilarious!
I’ll definitly see you in Heilbronn!
So see you soon in Heilbronn!
Hi you two!
I was in your concert tonight, I have to say I really loved it! I’ve been waiting for you to come to Stuttgart sooo long. Thx very much.
But honestly Igudesman, how often do you need to restring your bow? I had to reasure my friend, that you can still use it even if there are 4 hairs missing
When you get your new show finished you have to come to stuttgart again!
Aleksey has to “reheair” his bow about every 6 weeks or so, depending on how many concert he plays… expensive, but would he play less wildly to save money? No way, Jose (or Josi in your case)
I can’t wait any longer to see you on Wednesday in Stuttgart although I have to go to school on Thursday.Would you mind someone’s coming a little bit too late?
By th way thanks for coming!
Best wishes, Cäcilia
please, please, please.….….……When in Italy?
For Italy dates, please check our TOURDATES.
WHEN ARE YOU FUCKING COMING IN FRANCE ?!!
I loooove what you do together. Thank you for the smile and the pleasure you give us with music. (My english is not very good, i’m sorry).
Keep on rocking ! (Yes, even in classical music, you rock so much !)
A lot of love,
A big fan.
Your english is pretty clear to us! We will be in Paris on September 16th, 2012. So a bientot.
Oh no! Why are the concerts in Poland canceled? I was hoping to see and hear you live…
Are you planning any more concerts in Poland?
The promoters canceled them, we were really, really sorry too…
Hi! Saw video of your show “A little nightmare”. like it a lot, especially “Ticket to ride”:D But I want to know, what was the music when Hyung-ki lie on the floor, yawn and chew something:) Thanks for the answer! (sorry for my english)
The music when Hyung-ki is lying on the floor playing is: Satie: Gymnopedie no.1.
Will you be coming to Florida soon? More specificaly Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall???
Florida next year in January, it looks like!
Will you ever come to Clearwater, Florida, USA?
We will be in Stuart, Gainesville, and Daytona Beach in January 2013. Is that near Clearwater at all? More importantly, is the water clear there?
saw you guys on the bbc breakfast show last week and loved the perforamnce. ~50% of voters on this site say do more shows in europe, plz dont disappoint. august in edinburgh !
Thank you, thank you, thank you — for last night in London. It was even better than I expected.Not only was the humour absolutely BRILLIANT, but the musicianship you both display is stunning! What, please was that piano piece for the left hand alone?
Thank You, Mr. Green! The left hand piece was: Scriabin: Nocturne in D flat, op. 9–2.
From Seville to Cadogan Hall only to listen to your music and enjoy the show. Now I’m back in Seville still having in mind all the moments of the show. Having lost your show in Bari (that is 80km far away from my town), I could not miss the opportunity to see you this time!
You are simply great!!
“And noooow, Moooozaaaaaart!”
All the best! Ciao!!
Wow, thats impressive Angelo!
have any plan for Toronto? I am so willing to watch and listen your great show and music
I finally get to see you guys on May 26th in Chicago!!! I thought you guys were avoiding midwest for some reasons. I told my husband that I’m buying tickets as an early birthday gift for myself (my birthday isn’t till August). I CAN’T WAIT!!!
Well, isnt that fabulous? We cant wait to perform in Chicago soon also Naomi!!!
Where have you been all my life? Entertainers extraordinaire; supreme musicians; wit, intelligence and attractive. I’m not into toy-boys but can I adopt you? XXXXXXXX
Yes you can.
Please,please,please do some more dates in England.
I absolutely love your music!!
I would love to take my whole family to see you!
Oh and if you are around on the 18th October 2012 pop into my wedding and do a few tunes!! Retford is near to Norwich and a good chance to catch up with your family Hyung-Ki. Well it was worth the ask!!!
Loving you both,
Perhaps a little more info about where in Retford? You never know…
Just saw you on UK breakfast telly and am completely hooked. I Tunes download streaming now! Any chance of a Scottish date (We have some awesome venues) next time you go on the road? “Thank you for the Music, for bringing it to me.”
What are you streaming from iTunes? Is it our “Way of the Igudesman and Joo” Audio Skits?
Hello, I saw you in Bari (Italy) on March 6, unfortunately at the Sheraton Hotel, instead of the beautiful theater Petruzzelli who would be the best setting for your wonderful performance; you were great as I expected, a treat for music lovers of all kinds, a great incentive for kids in particular. Best wishes and … compliments for the Italian.
Can you please tell me the Bach piece at ‘Bach versus Vanessa Mae’ video?
Thanks a lot.
Well, its not actually a Bach piece — its an original composition by Aleksey Igudesman called “Perpetuum Mobile” — its not published yet, but check out Alekseys other music here:
I’ve watched your video called river dance. I really love it! Could you tell me what is the name of that song? I really want to learn it~~^^
Actually the name is of the piece we play in “Riverdancing Violinists” is “Morrisons Jig” and you can buy it in an arrangement for 2 violins by Aleksey on Universal Edition as a part of a book called “Celtic & More”. Here is a link:
Yeah i saw the date however there is no ticket for sale. I can’t wait to buy it.
By the way I love you both
When will you be coming to Turkey?
Well Volga, if you carefully read below, or check our tour dates, you will indeed find out that we will be in Izmir on the 1st of April — and that is NOT a joke! See you there, we hope.
I ve got to admit, I admire you guys.Fantastic combination of humor w/ classical music.
It seems that there will be a show in izmir this April.
I look forward to get tickets for everyone i love to watch your performance.
Take care.. :>
See you in Izmir Ozgur!
I remember you guys promising in 2010 to play in Australia this year (yes, I still remember). You must deliver. Everyone here knows about you (especially in Hobart, Tasmania), and we are all very unhappy that you haven’t visited Australia at all yet! But if you do, please come to the corner of the world (Tasmania)!
Nick and 22 million other people.
Well Nick and 22 million others — if it was up to you guys and up to us, we would clearly have played in Australia this year — the problem is that its a little more complicated than that. One needs promoters and presenters and concert halls and all that jazz, to hire us and put together the tickets for flights and hotels and, well, basically us. But the best way to try and get us over is to bombard your local thaters, performance halls or promoters with emails demanding that we come — they do listen to their public (sometimes) and if enough people express that wish, they are bound to make the effort! From our side there is nothing to stop us to come and perform in wonderful Australia — in fact the Tasmanian Devil is an old personal friend of ours…
Hey you two, I really love what you are doing and it was great to witness your little nightmare music last year in Itzehoe. Even though the audience wasn’t that satisfying, I think. Well, just keep on being awesome and please visit Hamburg someday.
P.S: One question to Igudesman: Where you again working with Hans Zimmer in Sherlock Holmes 2?
Yes, Aleksey WAS involved in Sherlock Holmes 2 — in fact he was recording with and partly sometimes even conducting some of the wonderful Roma musicians featured on part 2 — also Aleksey arranged that crazy Waltz at the end of the movie, during the ball scene. We will return to Stuttgart soon — end of this month — come see us again!
Any chance to come in Romania?That‘ll be really awsome.
It WOULD be awesome to return to Romania… lets hope we get some offers soon, Mihai
Love your work! Any chance you might get to Australia sometime? More specifically SYDNEY!!
LOVE TO SEE YOU LIVE!
We were once in Mudgee. Do you know where that is?
We had one of the best times in Australia back then, and we do hope to return one day. We can already play some things upside down.
I’ve just got a note from YouTube saying you’ve asked them to remove a video showing one of your performances I’ve posted there. I am really very sorry about that and I want you to know it was never my intention to cause you any harm. Since there are plenty of video from you at the YouTube I thought there was no problem at all posting another one. My mistake.Once again, please do apologies for any inconvenience. I really admire both of you a lot.
All the best
No apologies necessary. We love the fact that you are a fan and wish to share our clips with others. There are other forces here that we have to comply with, so please don’t take it personally. Thank You for being supportive.
Very good show! When are you coming to Chile?
When it’s not so chilly. OK– that’s not funny, we know. One of Joo’s early poem goes: Ah!-Vina del Mar, as the mermaid took off her bra, what gusts of wind in the Andes, as she then took off her panties.
PLEASE PLEASE COME TO MIAMI OR ANYWHERE IN FLORIDA. YOU GUYS ARE REMARKABLE PERFORMERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How about the 7–11 next to the mall in Florida. we will be sipping Orange Juice, dressed as astronomers and singing, “When you wish upon a star”. Isn’t Carnegie Hall near Florida? If so, we will be in Florida on April 17th.
Hi Ig and Joo, My mother heard your “ending” piece on NPR and has been trying to tell me about it since. Where can I find or purchase that piece of music?
It’s Mr. Ig to you. Just kidding. Has your mother been trying to tell you about it but just can’t find the ending? You can find it all over the place, Beethoven Symphonies, Tchaikovsky Symphonies, Piano Concertos, etc. The version that we play is actually a hommage to the great Dudley Moore, who is our father from another mother. It is highly possible that Beethoven himself in the 5th and 8th Symphonies was mocking himself and the whole musical idea of Codas (Finales) in pieces, and it’s meant to be provoke a laugh or two, and we think that Dudley Moore’s tribute is essentially a hommage to Beethoven. Our version of Moore’s ending comes at the end of our show, after a long montage-collage-medley of highlights from our show, and since we were stuck with how to end the show, what better way to end than with a Nghtmare Finale. Check out also Hoffnung, and PDQ Bach, our sisters from a different marriage.
Yesterday we were at your show in Liestal and I can say,it was really amazing..how was the room number? 306?^^ (thanks for the “Valentin”-Kisses^^)
all the best
No, you have to turn around, it’s 360.
I saw you tonight in Liestal (rock on! hehe). It was a fantastic show/concert, very funny and wonderful music. I really liked the part with the interpretation of the Tetris soundtrack!
And thanks for signing the DVD and photoshooting. I was the one in the electric wheelchair. I’m looking forward to seeing you again.
Thank You for coming. Are you a Tetris fan? It’s actually a game that was invented by Aleksey.
No– Not Aleksey Igudesman, but Aleksey Paschitnow.
we hope to come back near you, and perhaps with our new upcoming show, “AND NOW MOZART”.
I live in Nashville TN and do you have any plans of coming here and paying with the Nashville Symphony?
I listened your interview with NPR last night driving home after having a really bad day and it bought a smile to my face and really made me laugh. I would love to see and listen to your performance.
Any plans for an album?
We would love to play with the Nashville Symphony. We play both kinds of music, Country & Western. We have a DVD that is available to buy on Amazon, and we have a series of Audio Skits, available on iTunes: “The Way of the Igudesman & Joo”.
Thank you for your performance on NPR today. Your lovely ‘ending’ transported me to my childhood spent in my back yard bellowing my very own “symphonies” as I rode the swings under the warm sun. My favorite part of my compositions were the grand endings (which were sometimes half an hour long). Truly, the endings are the BEST! I look forward to seeing a performance
As I was called years ago, im Land, Quatschkopf!
your NPR finish was MUCH too abrupt, could you not please extend it and play the entire ending?
Ich bitte, please come to Atlanta — I love PDQ (that poser), Herr von und zu Borge, and now crazy Russian and JOO.
Many thanks to you two.
I am and will remain, yours truly in three quarter time,
I heard your interview on NPR today and it truly brighten this mid-winter Monday for me! I especially loved your “ending” piece that I can still hear and trust me when I say I will never hear the end of a piece of music the same way again!! I have always loved classical music, even as a child, and wanted to play the Violin desperately for that reason. My mother would not let me because she put her mother through the terrors of listening to a new violinist and was not going to go through that herself as a mother ~ so I learned Oboe instead ;o)
Anyway, I don’t live close to any of the cities you are playing in, but that is not going to stop me from finding my way to one of your live performances. I cannot wait to see you in person and get caught into your contagious enjoyment of music and all things surrounding it. Please continue to enjoy your talents and I look forward to seeing you in a couple of months!!!
I heard your interview on NPR today. Great fun! I’m excited you are in the US, but sad that I don’t live in the cities you are visiting. I hope that you will someday play in Philadelphia! We have a great orchestra & hall. And the new conductor Yannick seems like he has a great sense of humor — I’m sure you’d get along
New York City is not so far from Philadelphia. April 17th, Carnegie Hall. How do you get there? Take the train. And then either a subway, a cab, or walk. Unless you have one of those cool Michael J. Foz Hover boards from Back to the Future 2.
Aleksey, I am very disappointed. I am from Chicago, I have been following you on the web for years now and love your talent and your performances. I have been waiting to see you in Chicago. However, the only day of your performance in Chicago coincides with the beggining of the Jewish Holiday Shavuot.
Aleksey, your last name tells me you are Jewish. I understand that you have managers and they decide many things in scheduling the tour, but you do not have any concerts on Christmas day for example.
Very disappointed that I will not be attending this time. I hope I can see you in the near future.
Good Luck! Thank you.
We have performed on Christmans, Hanukkah, Ramadan, Asalha Puja, Shayani Ekadashi and most other religious and non-religious holidays — we do believe that those times are there to celebrate and what better way to do that, than to see a our crazy show ?
No, seriously, we will most likely have a guest appearance the next day, the 27th of May in the “Chicago Piano Day”:
Its an all-day event with many wonderful performances, starting at 11:00 a.m. with Emanuel Ax and David Hyde Pierce as hosts and its a free event! Not sure when exactly during it we will perform, but do come along.
Hi, I am the Founder of a charity that helps children living on the streets of Calcutta out of poverty. Would you like to give a benefit concert in London to raise much needed funds for these children?
We play for charity foundations whenever our schedule allows. Under-privileged children are among our concerns and we have worked on several occasions for UNICEF. Please get in touch with our office for more details.
Wishing you all the best with the work ahead of you,
Igudesman & Joo
Seriously? The nightmare show in the Wiener Konzerthaus on 30/3 is sold out already??? Naaah, can’t be it would’ve been a birthday present for an American friend…
Any chances to still get tickets? Guess not… Awww, what a bummer! Dying to see u guys live!
Sorry to spoil your birthday present. Who knows, perhaps there’s some last minute cancellations on the day?
How about a weekend getaway to London for our UK debut on March 9th? Fish and Chips, not included.
Hello i’m Ryan!
I’m from Singapore and its a joy to see you both play. I’ve only been watching you through youtube but i’ve told alot of my friends about you guys and we’ll love to see you here! You’ve made classical music fun and exciting to watch.
have a good day!
And you have a good day too, Sir!
I read a few messages. If I understand well, you do not come in France, because nobody wants to pay enough for your concerts, is that correct ? I sometimes hate to be French ! I really hope one day, it will be possible. Knowing French people, they would love you !!
We love France! Hyung-ki grew up in France and speaks French fluently. Aleksey loves Chateau Lafite, which is made in France. When he drinks 4 bottles of that, he also speaks French fluently. (or he thinks he does– hic!)
We love Asterix, Godard, Bardot, Gainsbourg, Piaf, Goldorak (even though he’s Japanese), Debussy, Croissants, Rebuchon, Voltaire, Camus, Camions, Bourvil, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Escargots, Frog’s Legs, Rambo, sorry Rimbaud, Racine, Zidane, Leconte, Renoir, Jean Renoir, Jean Reno, Jean Renault, Citroen, Citrouille, Juliette Greco, Jean Vigo, Rodin, Emanuelle Beart, Satie, Gerard Depardieu, Luc Besson, Sempe-Goscinny, Saint-Exupery, Messiaen, Ravel, Poulenc, Didier Lockwood, Stephane Grapelli, Jaques Thibaud, Alfred Cortot, Francis Veber, Eric Rochant, Yves Attal, and Babar.
We can not wait to come!
Please you two, do not forget France ! I would be so happy to see you in concert ! why don’t you come ? I have shown your videos to all my friends, we love you so much. Pleeeeaaaase do come ! You would be very well welcomed in France !
Our management, agents and secret agents are working on getting us back to France — and we do the whole show in French when we come to you, of course! Its not a question of us wanting to come to France — we do, we do — but the concert halls, theaters and performance spaces have to want to book us, you see
Hope to see you soon…
Just wanted to let you know how brilliant you to are. Both together and solo. You are like chocolate and mint. Amazing and wonderful.
I had tickets to your show in New Mexico the other night and was planning on taking my mother for her birthday because she loves you two as much as I do, but plans fell apart.
I just hope that I will be able to see you live some day.
Our toothpaste flavour is Chocolate and MInt. But we only brush our teeth After Eight, or after we ate. Next mum’s birthday?
You should cme to holland, we have legal wheed you know..
Hi! I see that you are in London in March which I’m really looking forwards to! Also, you will probably be too busy but I am a 14 year old violinist and I would really like to meet you because I think that what you do is just amazing! Looking forwards to your reply! Miriam
I was at your performance in Galveston and thoroughly enjoyed it. We classical performers sometimes take ourselves too seriously and it’s good to poke fun at ourselves; laughter is good medicine. I also appreciate your talent and skills as musicians and I admire you for keeping the performances fresh with each audience. Thank you for making me feel so good. I hope you come back to Galvestion/Houston area soon. Janis
My name is Justin. Isaw your show last night in Galveston, Tx. You guys were amazing. I found you randomly on youtube a week ago and immediatly bought tickets. You did not disappoint. I wanted to stay and get your DVD but I was already going to b late for work. Please come back to Texas soon. Next time you do I will get the DVD and love the chance to meet you. Thanks for a wonderful evening.
hi my name is Lucas, I’d like that you of this me an advice, because I play piano and I would like to play like Hyung-ki Joo and perhaps become a great pianist like him too, and also would love that you come to Brazil! hugs!
The important thing is to do whatever you do with passion. Relish every note you play. As someone wise once said: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed your concert in Aiken, SC last night — beautiful music and marvelous comedy. Oddly enough the couple next to us walked out at intermission. They had been an expecting a classical music concert and were disappointed. Oh well — they missed the second half of the concert and missed the opportunity to hear you play a classical piece all the way through — what a treat.
Thanks so much
Thank you for your nice comment Paul! We had a lovely time in South Carolina and are now, in fact, on an airplane on our way to Galveston, Texas — yes there is internet on the plane
Anyhow, if someone comes to our performance and expects straight classical music only, I guess they might find a little more than what they bargained for… but to quote Hyung-ki: “Not everyone likes chocolate.“
Peace on earth and piece of cake.
My name is Ana Maria, and I watched your shows at youtube. Sorry for the bad English, I’m Brazilian. And I just want to say that when you come to north america’s do a show, think about Brazil! it’s not far away and we’d love your presence here!
Thank you Ana Maria, we would very much love to come to Brazil, although it is a little further away than you make it seem! Lets hope we can come soon…
Parabéns pelo trabalho de vocês!!
Não tive a oportunidade de velos ao vivo,aqui no Brasil.
mas assisti seus videos no youtube e me impressionei!
ever since „Was Sie schon immer über Klassik wissen wollten“ I haven’t recognized anybody similar. Not mentioning that you are quite unique, well I know that, you know that, we all know that.
As it happens my hometown Hof in Bavaria has a brand-new concert hall.
It will officially open this autumn. Besides several industry fairs the calendar of events is slowly drowning in the Schlager and German folk music swamp.
So I’m sending out an SOS on behalf of every inhabitant of Hof.
WE WANT YOU FOR HOF!
I know Hof isn’t a huge town or the capital of something (except being the capital of Crystal-Meth contaminated Upper Franconia) but I promise I would buy a ticket even if I will have to travel from behind the moon or have to rise from the dead (that would be quite a nightmare music).
ps.:If it’s required our Symphonic Orchestra could back you for a Big Nightmare Music.
Hi! Well, something that we keep on saying is — the best way to try to get us to your local place is to bombard the concert venues with emails, demanding to have us! The more people do that, the more likely are they going to have to listen to you — peer pressure, you see? We really hop to visit Hof in Bavaria some time and act as “Schlager” exterminators — unless Heino shows up with his cool sunglasses (did he copy that from us?;))
Yes please come to Sweden in July!
Really awesome to see that you’re coming to the Uk, maybe you could consider playing in Birmingham next time you come to England, London is a little far for some people and I’m sure many people all over the Uk would like to see one of your performances.
Sure, but how about a road trip to London Cadogan hall on the 9th of march?
“beyond the clownish style, I take my hat off to the artists.“
That’s a comment left on FB with a video by a friend thanks to which I have discovered you (probably badly translated but i’ts Google fault). Who told social networks are useless ?
OK, as most of the messages here it is my turn to ask : will you come in France in the coming months ? I thought I could stop to breathe untill you come but it might be a bit risky…
PS: thanks to take the time to answer each message. Even this page is a pleasure — My favourite is this one :
I love you two!
Igudesman and Joo
And we love all ten of you Novskys.
Well I am gla oyu appreciate the subtelty in that comment — okay slightly intelectual perhaps, but hey ho, such is life. Concerning France, we would so love to come, but its not an easy place to perform, unfortunately, people have to hire us you see. We do our entire show in French, by the way and have done so a few times! In the next months it does not look good for France, so pretty please with sugar on top do NOT hold your breath, but we will promise that we will make it happen as soon as possible
You are awesome! Come to Brazil!
Braziiiiil! We would so love to Danielle, you have no idea…
I would love to see both of you come to Northern Germany!
“Fiddling” greetings from Hanover,
Ahhh, yes, but how about a road trip to Stuttgart on the 28. of march? Komm uns doch besuchen…
Congratulations for the record!! You’re fantastic and so funny. Please come to France!!
We hope, we hope for France soon… and thanks!
Congratulation from Athens!!!
Lots of your funs wants to enjoy you live so please don’t forget us.
We ‘re waiting for you in Athens!
Oh we absolutely love to have fun and love to have funs, especially in Athens — we hope to come sometime soon.
Planning on seeing you this Saturday in Dallas.
Im a fellow classical soprano with comedy show Lamaze School of Singing Presents How To Birth A Song.
Have performed it in Edinburg Fringe and across US.
I barely heard your radio announcment doing I Will Survive and I knew I couldnt miss it.
Would love to meet you back stage if you are not too tired.
High C Diva
Would you like us to bring you starbucks back stage
Well, we are doimng DVD signing after the show, so come and say hi! See ya soon…
Why don’t you come to Korea this year?
My friends and my family really want to see you two’s concert.
I think you both are the great person who are making classical music world nearer to the normal people. I am very thankful to the fact that people like you guys exist in this world!!
Well, my family loves music and your performance — I show your Youtube videos and just laughed out loud, too much, finally my father was addicted to your performance(huh?).
My friends and I are in musical high school(actually arts high school), and watched your videos together after test. All stress of school test were gone in a few second!!!
Everything are just so great and many people are waiting for you. I’d be so grateful if you really come and let us see you both.
Happy New Year!(counted with lunar calendar)
P.S. Thanks for your reading of all those long sentences. Everything is so good in this site, but only one — it is quite hard to write message here, because error occurs often in this page…the page is too long. If we can turn these comments as the page of a book, this long, long page(it’s actually very annoying to scroll the page on cellphones, so I am finally using the internet…) won’t have problems anymore. Thanks.
Happy New Year do you too! We would absolutely love to return to Korea — we are both crazy about Kimchi, Bolgogi and Aleksey himself cooks a great “Russian” version of Dakdori Tang.
Soon we hope…
Znojmo? Yes, beautiful village… and then Vienna… forget it! Do not negotiate with me!!
Hello, we drove 188km from Verona to go to Ortisei to the concert on the 19th. It was worth every minute and we love you and your show. We drove back home the same night another 188 km. We were HAPPY! thanks! please come to Verona Italy. we were on the front row, and were the ones who asked you to talk in English!!!!
I’m disinclined to accept Brno, dirty slaves…
How about Znojmo?
Ich liebe euren Humor einfach!! Es wäre sooo toll, wenn ihr auch mal nach Osnabrück kommen könntet (oder wenigstens in die Nähe )
Ich würde euch wirklich sehr, sehr gerne mal live sehen!!
Aller liebste Grüße,
Is there any possibility that you can come and perform in Sweden 2012. We would love if you could come so we finally could experience your extreme talents both as classical musicians and comedy acts. I love watching your videos ubt please come so me and my friends can see live!
OK– how is July for you?
WE WANT YOU ! In Turkey.
for Xmas turkey?
Congratulations for the great Unicef world record in Viena!! spectacular!!!
I know everyone want you to come, but please, COME TO BARCELONA!!!!!!
I’ve seen you’re visiting Italy soon. Spain isn’t so far, isn’t it?
I hope to see you soon!!!!
I hope that you will continue to survive in Paris ! Can you come here ? That could be amazing !
Don’t forget your pants for this time sir Aleksey !
Have a nice day !
I’m never able to finally come to your concert, because you always kinda play in the surrounding states, except in Bosnia. Well, it is a small country, but a lot of people are dying to hear you preforming live, especially us violinists
Could you please come to Bosnia (Banja Luka). My friends and I really love you, and I hope to see you live.
We will do our best Tamara, but how about a road trip, since we play in your area quite often? Info about more performances coming sonn!
My friends and I LOVE watching your video clips!
Please consider coming to Canada especially Toronto.
We will indeed be in Canada later on this year, so keep on checking those tourdates! …
I think you are awesome, any possibilities that you will ever play in the “Windy City” of Chicago?
Would be great to see you here, sometime!
We will be in Chicago in May this year! More info soon.
Please come to Montreal, Canada! Surely your biography was influenced by the one of P.D.Q. Bach, which is also hilarious…
We will come to Montreal later this year. Stay tuned to our Homepage for Tourdates.
Zagreb,Croatia is calling You again!!! We need you…You two are legends!
I still don’t see any Prague in Tourdates. I’m very unsatisfied… Punish yourselves each other for that!
Is Brno more satisfactory to you? Whipping and Flogging ourselves as we AAAAAGHHH write. AAAAGH$££&^%&%$&%^%^%£(*&(*&%&%!@@@@%$£
Friday counts, I will come, if I can. I’d do anything for that. How many kilos of handkerchiefs should I bring? Just want to be prepared you know… Face you? Oh, I can’t. I’d feel the urge to hug you — which would mean I’d ruin your suits with all these salty waters coming out of my eyes. Furthermore, I have backstage fright, I can’t come to face you… Maybe see you outside (or let me come to play with you …right, joke ( I’m already practicing to get good enough and to know Alekseys pieces by heart )dreams …) Hoping to see you soon(er or later),
Please come to Verona Italy.
Happy New Year!
With Sugar on top! We LOOOOOOVE Verona. we think Verona has some of the best Italian restaurants we’ve ever been to. But kind of a suicidal town, no?
Happy New Year!!
Canada is calling your names– “IIIIIIguuuudesman, Jooooooooooo!“
YOU GUYS ARE DUE FOR A VISIT BACK IN CANADA BABY. MAYBE NEXT YEAR PLEASE COME SINCE ITS NOT ON YOUR UPCOMING TOUR SCHEDULE. WHAT IS THIS MADDNESS?
come to Canada, or Canada will come to you. um…
in other words, many loyal fans await you here.
I love and respect your work, and thankyou for making me laugh hard when I’m down
We will come to Canada later this year– and more in 2013. Doris Day.
Sorry, just felt like writing her name. No reason. Pythonesque really…And now,
I blogged about I and Joo.. today.. but it was following a segment on Zeidwig..
Was surprised to discover Joo in Rachlin Group,(Carnival of the Animals) and then popping up in the comedy duo. Bravos to both of you.
Zeidwig is fantastic! A kindred spirit. Thanks for your kind blog. Happy Ne Year
Hey you two!
The New Year’s slide was amazing! Best one ever! I can’t say it enough: you guys are awesome, awesome, great, marvellous! Wait, I forgot something: You’re brilliant. People tell me they cry tears of laughter when they hear and see you — I never cried before, you were the first to make me cry — of laughter and joy (which made me cry of anger and sadness because I couldn’t see you anymore )But that one evening that didn’t matter because obviously we were only watching you from behind so we missed your faces, so we could cry as much as we wanted, but dancing was so much fun! When I was on my way home I thought the train was going to Vienna — what a disappointment to find it going the other way! But isn’ it an old saying that every road leads to Vienna? Vienna, right ?!!
There’s just one thing to criticise: Why are you always performing in the middle of the week so nobody can come and see you!!! Only once choose a weekend, PLEASE!!!!!!
See you soon, hopefully,
Does Friday evening count as a weekend day?
Thank YOU for dancing and playing your heart out with us. And also for creating such a fantastic atmosphere with everyone. We hope you were able to make new friends and meet kindred spirits. our only regret is that we couldn’t party more with all of you. Perhaps come see us in Dusseldorf in June, and we will make you cry then, while facing us?
Igudesman and Joo,
I live in Hong Kong and watched you videos on youtube, you guys are amazing! Hope to attend you performance soon!!! And please visit Hong Kong again!!
We are coming to Hong Kong later this year. HONG KONG PHOOEY!!!
Hi Aleksey und Hyung-Ki!
Silvester war der Hammer! Noch nie hatte ich so viel Spaß zu Jahreswechsel. Es ist ein Genuss euch zuzusehen. Der Weltrekord war so cool. Sogar bei der Probe hab ich es noch nicht hinbekommen richtig zu spielen (Ich spiele erst seit 2 Jahren Geige!), doch bei der Show mit der Stimmung ist alles bestens gelaufen. Leider war es viel zu schnell wieder vorbei!
Würde mich freuen wenn es wieder einmal so eine Chance gäbe!
Ich noch immer total begeistert von der vergangenen Nacht!
Liebe Grüße aus Wien!
So super das du mitgemacht hast Verena! You are a star!!!
hi! ıgudesman and joo ı love you and ı love your comics. I’m in antalya and you’re coming for AKM ı buy a ticket for youu! ok see you later
Come to Portugal please!!!!!!! We need you. you are the best
Do you know Marta?
Dear Igudesman and Joo,
I recently discovered you on youtube and thought that someone should had told me about your show before! So, I hope you could come to Portugal again! And that’s why I wrote this. By the way, Oporto is a beautiful city for classic music!
Do you know QuimZeMeira?
Dear Igudesman and Joo,
First off, I’d like to thank you both from the bottom of my heart for what you do. I love your idea of bringing classical music to a new and younger audience, but with irresistible humor. That is what classical music needs, because more people need to understand that classical music doesn’t have to be so stuffy as its cracked up to be– it’s music!!! And Im a prime example of your success– Im not an old lady (not that there’s anything wrong with old ladies), im a teenager who stumbled upon you guys online and simply cant get enough! oh and stop being so funny, ur gonna kill me from laughing so hard haha… but seriously. Best of luck with the world record in Vienna. Keep up the great work guys!
Ma quando a milano o roma? Intanto buon natale
Thanks for your big support Linday and rock on! (aehm, well “classical on” more like…)
London awaits you with bated breath!!! 9th March — FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!
I have put it in my diary and have ordered another saw. Are you doing a Rachmaninov workshop at the same time??
I am so excited!!!
Changing my name to Pink
I was at your concert last night in Tallinn and I wanted to thank you for that — I had a wonderful time!
I play the violin myself, I have studied for ten years now. One night after a lesson about string instruments’ history, i searched ‘violinist’ in Youtube and your ‘Riverdancing violinist’ came up. I laughed so hard! I spent the whole night watching the videos and laughing and enjoying the music, and when I found out that you are actually going to come to Estonia (and I haven’t missed it) I couldn’t believe it.
The concert was great! I can’t remmber the last time I laughed so much. You’re both so funny and hilarious and brilliant musicians. I really loved the cow-song — Lehm on surnud! But of course everything else too.
Thank you so much and all the best!
Warum, warum nur kommt ihr nicht nach Berlin? Berlin ist so schön, und ALLE wollen euch sehen. In echt. Meine Schüler lieben eure Dvd, aber so langsam glauben sie mir nicht mehr, dass es euch WIRKLICH gibt. Alles nur Filmcomputeranimatiosmutaten. Alles nur Lehrerticks von mir, damit sie langweiliges Zeug üben. Die wollen Beweise. Also: Berlin, Berlin, BERLIN
we WILL come to Berlin someday. After all, as J.F. Nigel Kennedy once said “Wir sind Berliners, yeah right.“
Happy New Year to you!
About a month ago i was walking around in town with my friends. Suddenly i started to sceam and believe me, my friend thought that i went totally crazy. The reason was your concert poster.
So…yesterday you gave a concert in Estonia, Tallinn. I had a fear that i might find it not that interesting ´cause i have seen all your Youtube videos (at least 100 of times ). But i worried for nothing It was BRILLIANT! Can´t compare nothing with a live show. Your made me love music even more.
Aleksey…your Estonian was so good. Suprised everybody
And Hyung-ki…sorry for laughing. I don´t know why but it was so funny for me that a piano player comes on stage with a violin
You defenately have to come back someday!
I wish you a nice holiday and for the future, fun concerts with wonderful audience.
Your comment is one of the nicest we’ve received, and we love that you went totally crazy. No need to apologise for laughing, Maret, that’s kind of what we hope people would do (at the right times, of course), and you did just that, so not to worry. Glad you were embarrassed though. (Triin knows what we’re talking about). Have a great holiday, and a Happy New Year!!!!
Dear Aleksey and Hyung-Ki,
It’s me again. Anyways, I really want to be apart of the dancing violinists thing, since I’m on winter break, and play the violin, and go to a fine arts school(Davidson Fine Arts). But sadly, I cannot afford to buy a two-way ticket and get a hotel room in Vienna. T-T So I wish you two the best of luck in finding participants in such a wonderful event.
Dance and play with us anyway at midnight Dec.31, and post it on our FB page. Happy Holidays!
I look forward to see one of your shows. I hope you two come Turkey soon. Have a good day
Er—- Murat, we just did two shows in Antalya beginning of December.
We dream of playing in Batman!
Hi! I am in love with your guys music and sense of humor. I would give anything to come watch your show! Is it possible you guys are doing a show in California, but in San Francisco? I have so many questions for you like how much are tickets, and everything!!!!!! I WANT YOU TO SIGN AND AUTOGRAPH EVERYTHING I OWN!!! You guys are amazing!!!! Please respond soon! Youre the reason so many people look at classical music in a whole different perspective. Your style and what you bring to the classical world is refreshing, and I can’t wait to see you guys in concert if it’s the last thing I do!!!!!!!!!
We did our “8 To 88″ workshop at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in October. And then we performed in Cupertino. But we will come to San Francisco. Perhaps 2013? That’s if we survive 2012. We WILL Survive!
So — I have it on good authority that the Pope isn’t interested in your Vatican performance — therefore, it’s GOTTA be London!!
Or Little Noseblow-on-the-Wold.
PS — Have bought saw
London– March 9th 2012– Cadogan Hall.
Hey you two!
You are amazing!!!!
I’ve seen your show in Antalya (03.12.2011) and loved it. Can’t wait to see you again
I’ll keep an eye on your tour program.
Lot’s of love from sunny Antalya!
We ate some Sheep Head in Antalya.
And then watched “Silence of the Lambs” with some freshly squeezed Pomegranate juice.
Lexy, hope u didn’t mean to play in Zagreb without visiting a doctor when are u arriving? write an e mail. looking forward to see/hear you!
So sorry, we promised to see you in Novi Sad but the Serbia trip did not work out for us. Have a great show, we love you! Already have tix for Chicago next year, so we will see you then… cao, ciao, chow!!
Chicago will be a very special show! Emanuel Ax will join us in some new sketches we wrote this year. See you then. Chow Mein.
Hi there. I’ve been to your preformence in Israel two days ago. I loved it. it was a great show and I enjoyed every bit of it.
anyways, at one part you brought an israeli guy to read a text in swidish (revenge dog??) while Joo translated it (with pretty good pronounsiation) to Hebrew.
it was funny, but I was wondering, is it part of your casual shows? do you allways get a local guy to read you the text in swidish, while one of you learn it in the local language? and who was the guy who read it in swidish??
Thank you for a wonderful show, Ofir.
We often have surprises in our concerts– very often without the other one knowing. We love guests joining us on stage, and recently our “guest list” has included Emanuel Ax, Georg Breinschmid, Stuart Canin, Sebastian Chonion, Troy Durden, Martin Frost, Thomas Gansch, Itamar Golan, Sebastian Gurtler, Sabina Hasanova, Yu Horiuchi, Leon Igudesman, Janine Jansen, Gidon Kremer, Mischa Maisky, John Malkovich, Sir Roger Moore, Viktoria Mullova, Lawrence Power, Andrei Pushkarev, Julian Rachlin, Agar Silva & Paulo Pardal (Tae-kwon Do teachers), Gabor Tacaks-Nagy, Stacey Watton.
The Swedish poem by Ingaband van Losterli was recited by Uri Dror, who wrote the Hebrew translation first before writing the Swedish original.
I am a student in Hong Kong, I really love to watch your show, and I am glad to see you will come to HK next year
I have a suggestion, would you like to try chinese music instruments? I know that many chinese music instruments are similar to the western ones, such as er-hu(二胡) is exteremely similar to violin, and yang –qin (楊琴) is quite similar to piano. I think you can get more great idea form them
looking forward to seeing you in HK!!!!!!!!
Let’s go Er-hu and Yang-qin!
I can’t believe it! When you finally arrive to Zagreb, I’ll be having my exam 400 kilometeres away from you as my professors decided Thursday is a good day for an exam, and there is no busses or trains to get me to Zagreb before 10pm. (
we’re sorry you had to take an exam. If it makes you feel better this is what Oscar Wilde said: “In examinations, the foolish ask questions the wise can not answer”
Hello guys my name is Kostia and i am 24 music producing student from israel haifa
i play piano and recently started to play the violin after seeing your videos
i was at your show and really enjoyed it, i very admire all your preforms, seen everything on youtube too before i hade seen live,
I love all kind of music especially classical, i love to dance (i am a breakdancer) and i love to laugh. So i must say you gave me a nice dose of that things that i love
I know that it is not so easy to do what U R doing.… so keep up the GREAT WORK!!!
Can you breakdance while playing the violin? When you do, send us a clip. Todah!
Thank you so much for tonight’s concert in Tel Aviv! Me and my husband enjoyed the show immensely, and now he’s interested in listening to more classical music:))
Classical Music can be a very romantic companion…
ANd joo did you know mikail he says me ı know and he’s my piano and violin teacher..
Bana dediler ki bunlar birisini bulamaz.burdan onlara seslenirim bunların(joo)nun tipine ölürüm Please send message my email..
Hi,my name is merve
I live turkey in antalya.
You are come in antalya I love you too and I love your playin piano JOOOO.My teacher ufuk say me You should go to igudesman and joo then ı can take a ticket and watch you.Very good and ı love you.And joo are you live in london or korea I dont understand ?
Joo lives in the land of the Joos. Igudesman lives in an Igloo.
E-X-T-R-A-O-R-D-I-N-A-R-Y !!!! Thank you!! An unforgettable show yesterday night in Udine!!
Скажите Алексей, верней напишите, Вы женаты, или что нибудь в этом роде???
И вообще приезжайте в Берлин, хватит ездить по всяким деревням!
Я имею введу не женитьса а со своей “кошмарной музыкой”, вот было бы здорово!
You should definitely come to Argentina!
You’re awesome!!! please come?? =]
Abrazo desde Argentina!
If we do, can we have some Pure de Calabazas, and Freddo ice cream?
Hi! First of all, I love you guys, you have seriously put a dent in the clasiscal music genre, but a hell of a good dent!
Second of all, I would absolutely LOVE to see you live! However, I don’t think you have ever been, and I don’t see anything on the tour dates, but I think you really need to come to The Unites Kingdom, and tour around there, because the UK is FULL of Igudesman and Joo fans!
All The Best,
P.S I think you are such an inspiration to so many people, especially me, and I hope you live forever!
We’re coming to the UK: March 9th 2012, Cadogan Hall.
Hi, Igudesman and Joo! Guess what! I just played “New Cat” with my brother in a concert in Berlin. I really love your Catscratch book and I also like the videos of the two of you on Youtube. When is your show coming to Berlin?! I am 9 years old. Please write back! Sincerely, EMMA
Vi ste najbolji!
Pokušavam napraviti nešto slično poput vas na klaviru. Imali smo prvi nastup.
Molim Vas, posjetite našu grupu na facebooku: The dynamic duo on the piano. Tnx!
You’re the best!
I’m trying to do something similar like you on the piano. We had a first appearance.
Please visit our group on facebook: The dynamic duo on the piano. Tnx!
Hello! First of all, I just want to say that both of you are amazing! Both of you are brilliant players, but it’s wonderful how you make fun of all of it. I am a flute player, but I would love to learn to play violin, just so I could apply for 100 dancing violinists and meet you in person. Also, I think that many of people who doesn’t listen to classical music is going to start listening it because of your show Ok, enough with the compliments, I just want to say that I’m looking forward for your concert in Novi Sad! Hope that I will get your autographs
P.S.Sorry for the long message
Hello guys, i’m looking forward to seeing you but the tickets for italy can be bought online or only at the theater? thanks a lot
IGUDESMAN & JOO: “A Little Nightmare Music”
Come to Spain… Sun, History and people with a great sense of humour …
You are welcome at Murcia, south-east of Spain, nice city and a marvellous Theater !! …of course, is my Town
Thanks in advance… and awaiting for delight
your talent !!
Seeing you ASAP.
Hey Guys come to Brazil =D I’m pianist and I love your show! Have a Happy Holidays
Why is it that most of your performances are in Europe? What about wonderful Asia?
SINGAPORE NEEDS YOU! I NEED YOU!
Dear Mr. Igudesman and Mr. Joo,
I very much enjoy your Youtube videos. I had the fortune of being informed of you guys through my piano and music theory teacher. I especially love your Mozart Rondo alla Turca and I Will Survive videos! They’re extremely hilarious!
I wish I could play violin just so I could fly all the way to Wien to participate in the World Record event. Sadly, I play the flute.
Also, are you guys planning on touring more in the US, particularly the midwest region(Michigan, hint, hint)?
I am so delighted to have discovered this unique and special group! I hope you guys come out with more videos in the near future!
I really love your instructional video for riverdancing. Can I request an Igudesman and Joo exercise tape?
Come to Hungary! If you are in Wien, don’t hesitate to get on your plane (or train, it’s better for the environment )) and give hungarian people some joy!!!!!!
Hope to see you,
zsuzsi from hungary
I’m sorry — I meant Liszt’s Consolations in a Living Room.
I think I prefer the idea of Prokoviev with a Banana (he tried oranges but then romance got in the way in a weird love triangle)
I would like to sign up for your masterclass — do i bring my own saw?
Greener & Greener
Aren’t you going to play Alla Molto Turca in Antalya?
WEEEEE!!!!!!! SANTA MADE SOMETHING!!!!! YOU ARE COMING IN ZAGREB!!!!! ))))))))))) THNX!!!!
London in 2012?? Fantastic!!!! I look forward to that immensely.
One more point — are you available to do aRachmaninov Preludes masterclass?
Also, if you varied the depth of the wooden blocks, could you play Sinding’s “Rustle of Spring” (or Liszt’s “Living Room” with a sort of rocking action? (not that you’d HAVE to, just — COULD you?)
This message is BY Green
“Living Room”??? It’s possible to play Liszt’s Feux Follets with boards. Also, Chopin’s op.10–5 with an orange. Chico Marx played with an orange. There’s also no word in the English language that rhymes with “orange”.
We have a masterclass workshop called, “8 To 88″. Rachmaninov Preludes welcome.
HI!!!!! you guys are so funny and cool! i play violin and piano so i really look up to you guys. please please please come to california in the U.S.!! i really want to see you guys in person! Bye!
How tall are you?
Just one question: Do you remember the comment of Stephie (2011–03-13 16:09)? We’re living in the same village, that’s why I had a problem with the Tuesday! When I look out of my window I see pure landscape, I’ve no car -> mess! So please could you do a concert in Stuttgart (once more)/Karlsruhe (once more) or in France (Clermont-Ferrand)?
I’m sure I would come…
PS: I still think that you’re the greatest musicians th world has ever seen!
PPS: 1. I’ll cry with you.
2. I hope I don’t break your hearts with such messages
How about Viersen?
Hi dear guys!!
Since everyone is requesting here I want to beg you:
Please, please, please come to Holland again??
Its been so long
Xx Eleanor Rigby
I live in Istanbul. I was like can not come to Antalya. I saw you in my dream last night. Then i bought my ticket to air and concerts. Waiting eagerly.
We dreamt that we turned a cloud into a giant strawberry which got trampled on by a frog which sang “I’m a lumberjack but that’s OK” backwards in the style of Mozart. Then we realised we weren’t dreaming at all.
See you soon.
Sorry that I have to write someting ngativ on this homepage … it’s about th concert in Konstanz-Why on a Thursday?! There are wonderful days like Friday, Saturday, Sunday or the whole holidays! On a Thursday people under 18/19 have school (and a very few violin lessons), so they couldn’t come to your concert and that’s bad.
Hope to see you soon, Cäcilia
PS: I want to cry too!
Well, Cäcilia, Monday was on the phone to Tuesday, and Tuesday was on the phone to us. Fridays were taken up by TGI, Sundays are just another lonely Sunday and Saturdays are just too sticky icky. Thursday is Thor’s day.
Come cry with us and don’t break our hearts and shake our confidence daily. (Cecilia, Paul Simon)
Are you going to present a new awesome show one day? I really hope so!
We just premiered our latest newest show 2 weeks ago, “Manny Spring Sonatas” at the VIenna Konzerthaus, with guests Emanuel Ax and Yu Horiuchi. We will also have a New Year’s Eve show, which will be a one-off unique event, and another unique show will be in June 2012– “Viktoria’s Little Secrets”, with guests Viktoria Mullova and Sebastian Gurtler. Other than that, we have a show called “BIG Nightmare Music” with orchestra, and we are working on our new duo show, “And Now Mozart”, which will premiere in one year. We also wrote “Cinema & Comedy” and “Being Gidon Kremer”, for Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica, and we produced our own Mockumentary for TV. Is that not enough for you, Mazze?
Yessssss. Me to
I would like to see you in Istanbul very soon.
How about Antalya December 2nd and 3rd?
PPS: Don’t vote for any of those countries — you should play in the UK next!!
You refer to The Proms in one of your titles, but you don’t seem to play in the UK
PS: I am a piano teacher and I want to know where I can buy the boards for the Rachmaninov as most of my pupils have smaller hands than he had …
Dear Mr. Green,
We will come to the UK next year. London, most likely. All will be revealed soon.
The boards are very simple to make. Some wood, some felt, and some nails.
This message is in Green.
Unfortunately, I have to go to school. Maybe one day We’ll meet somewhere hopefully we meet in this year in İstanbul in summer I dont cry until then cry
Finally I think everyone needs education I love you <3
Maybe we meet Samsun
Hi can you come to the Arizona in the USA. I’ve been meaning to see you with my family for a long time but I haven’t seen any concert in Arizona. Please come if you can.
Arizona Dream is one of our favourite movies, so we have to come. Dreams come true. Always.
I have some bad news for you. I can not come to the concert. Because i have school. :/ :/ I want cry… :’( :’( But maybe we meet at a concert to another. Size iyi şanslar…!! İkinizi de çok seviyorum…
Don’t cry, unless it’s your party, then you can cry if you want to. We meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when…Does anybody ever remember Vera Lynn?…School???- We don’t need no education. bababadalgharaghtakamminarronnkonnbronntonner
WE WANT U IN ZAGREB(CRO)!!!
and WE WANT TO BE THERE! Who knows, maybe Santa will do something about this.
Hey guys I’m a big fan, being a pianist and comedy-enthusiast. Fancy coming to the tiny country of Northern Ireland and gracing Belfast with your music?
Northern Ireland is no tiny country to us! The only thing tiny to us is Joo’s hands. We love Ireland– John, Jack, and Jill. Of course we will be coming. Are Irish jokes out of the question?
You’ve mentioned how much you like Taiwanese food. Do you like Taiwanese girls?
Love what you’re doing! When will we see your wonderful performance again?
We are coming next year! Stay tuned. B flat is the preferred note.
I have seen your dvd here in Canary Islands . It makes me grow as a person and human being and I believe again in human evolution. The extra with a gorilla it´s unique in the history of western art.
Muchas Gracias Alberto! Very kind words indeed. We love gorillas, and we believe that they are a very important part of human evolution and should be saved. We also love bananas, and we need to save the Banana from extinction. Both bananas and gorillas often appear in our performances, so we have a tough task ahead.
Hi I would like to say I love your music and performances, I watch
them on the internet over and over again and I would like to ask you to, please, please, come to Portugal again
Obrigado! We love Pasteis de Belem, Fado, and Ginjha, so we are booking our next trip to Portugal right away.
Can’t wait to see you in Novi Sad, I am coming all the way from Chicago! Thank you for coming to Serbia!
Theodore… (age 9)
P.S. May I get your autographs?
We will also play in Chicago next year, so you can go all the way there from Novi Sad. Of course, you can get our autographs!
Алексей, огромное спасибо Вам и Ричарду за концерт в Москве. Уже которую неделю держится огромный запас позитива. Вы просто невероятные, у меня не хватает слов, чтобы выразить своё восхищение вашим выступлением! Приезжайте ещё!
И напоследок вопрос. На концерте Джу достаточно много говорил по-русски. Он немножко знает язык, или это всё было заучено? В любом случае, он огромный молодец, мы без проблем понимали его!
Ciao:) From the middle of rehersal ville central.
From the middle of dreaming of electric sheep.
Please come to Singapore to perform. We will all love your performance!
We can’t wait to go to Singapore. When can we come?
I’m a Korean student in Paris.
I’ve seen you on Youtube and I really enjoyed it!
Please come in Paris!
Ahn yeong Ha se Yo– Merci– un croissant avec Kimchi s’il vous plait.
Hello Joo and Igudesman,
You already know when you come to Portugal?
I’ll love to see you in a concert.
When Teresa (above) invites us, we’re coming.
Dear Igudesman and Joo,
Thank you so much for a wonderful performance at the Flint Center. You exceeded my expectations. It’s great to hear that Igudesman is also a kimchi-lover I hope to hear you again sometime in the future!
And we also love Croissants with Kimchi.
You are absolutely fabulous! Forget Boston, LA, Munich or anywhere else — I live in LONDON so just base yourselves here!!!!!!!! Bravo again!
See you in London in March!
Алексей, спасибо за автограф во Flint Center. Мы не просто Вас любим, а сильно!
Realize that you are changing the world through the children that watch your show! My 2 children are playing the piano, and thanks to your performance, they have a totally different outlook on the piano & violin, music genres (they now expect to hear other genres mixed in with Mozart!), and the art of performance — an enthusiasm I have never seen in them!
In a town known for innovation (Cupertino) at a very sad time in our history with the passing of a great innovator, it was truly wonderful to witness your innovation delivered in a way that made us laugh. Thank you so much for that. As Steve was known to say, “Keep thinking different”. Thank you thank you!
We’re very happy to hear about your 2 children. We believe that music is for everyone, and we also believe passionately that if music is a part of our education, we will all lead richer lives. Thank YOU for being part of such a great audience.
Do you have any plans on a tour for colleges in the US? I’m from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and we have a big performing arts center here: Krannert Center. I’ve known you guys since 2009 from high school music theory class teacher showing us youtube videos of you. I would really appreciate if you guys came here and performed; I would pay for all my friends to show how awesome music is.
We will be doing our workshop, “8 To 88– Musical Education for Children of All Ages” at many of US’s colleges, universities and schools. Joo is particularly fond of Champaign-Urbana, ss he was there when he was 16 having the time of his life, meeting great musicians such as Roger Shields, Soulima Stravinsky, and Nina Svetlanova, who would later become his teacher. Joo still wears today, in concert, shoes that were bought back then from a store in Champaign-Urbana. Perhaps 99% of you students at the university could get together in front of the Krannert Center and sing “I will Survive”…
There’s a wonderful violinist called Stefan Milenkovich who teaches at the University of Illinois– check him out!
PLEASE come In france for dates !!
We plan to also come for raisins and nuts. Becase we’re nuts!
Man, just getting to the bottom of your fan mail takes a long time! So, let me second and third all the Boston people saying, Come to Boston again please!!! You two are so phenomenal — as musicians, as comedians, and clearly as human beings. Thanks for your amazing creativity and skills: you are an inspiration! My five year old son also LOVES to watch you — he could watch the youtube videos for hours on end if I let him…THANK YOU!
Boston is beautiful and we definitely will and want to come back. We are barkers about the Barking Crab! Knowing that there is great stuff for kids to watch out there like Pixar movies, for example, it’s one of the biggest compliments we could have to know that we have your 5-year old son addicted to US! Thank YOU. And we hope your son will be a fan with us forever.
Я надеюсь, вам можно писать по-русски?
После вашего концерта в Москве прошло две недели, но мы с дочкой до сих пор напеваем: “She’s my favourite cow” и художественно мычим ))
Спасибо вам за позитив и хорошее настроение!
Надеюсь, вы еще не раз приедете в Москву, и я смогу привести на ваш концерт всех своих друзей.
И у меня осталась фотография. Она ужасного качества, но может, вам будет интересно на нее взглянуть. http://static.diary.ru/userdir/5/1/4/1/51410/71690416.jpg
Thank you Marina! The photo is lovely and Moscow was very, very special for us — we promise we will return! obniamyem was oba.
Waht happened with Zagreb, december is very soon, nothing on your page.
well, as soon as we have information, we will put it up — patience is a virtue
Hello, Igudesman and Joo!
I was so thrilled to find out you two were to perform in Los Angeles. Thank you so much for coming here! My parents and I really enjoyed it, particularly ‘I Will Survive.’ I almost thought you weren’t going to play it! My face hurt; I was smiling and laughing for the entire show. Hope you spend some fantastic days in LA!
thanks Jane, it was indeed a thrill to play in L.A.!
I had a wonderful time last evening hearing you two live in Los Angeles. After having previously seen all your YouTube videos and wondering when you guys would ever come to perform in California, I am 110% satisfied with the experience. So much so that I just bought a pair of tickets for my parents to come see you guys next Friday in Cupertino (which is where I am originally from). Wish I could go back home to watch the show again, but school calls. Keep up the good work!
Well, we really look forward to welcoming your parents in Cupertino then! And next time we will make sure you are 120% satisfied!
Will you to ever come to Slovenia.
You should try playing a mix of pop songs and classical and see the difference.…hehe.
Isnt that what we always do?
Hey Igudesman and Joo!!!
Do you already have plans for comming to southern Germany?
I missed your show at Karlsruhe. I could kick my own butt for that (
We will be there next year — as soon as we have news, it be on our homepage!
Hi!!When will u guys come to Malaysia again??
Soon we hope — we loved it there! (especially the fish massage)
Thank you for finally coming to the Bay Area in California, I am SOOOO excited to see you play! My little brother is sad that he can’t come, but we have told him that he will come in a few years. You are both my role models and my heroes, because I play the piano and just LOVE Igudesman’s violin playing! Thanks!!!
Well, you have good taste Leron And send your little brother our greetings– See you soon!
Vielen Dank für das super Konzert in Luxemburg!!
Habe es bis zur letzten Note der Mausefalle genossen.
Es war für mich eines der beste, wenn nicht das beste Konzert seit Jahren.
Danke Claude, Danke, danke.
X-D nein, das sagt man auf keinen Fall mehr so. Wir werden es versuchen, doch im Moment dürfen “normalos” keine tickets dafür kaufen. Wir bleiben dran!!!! ^_^
Für Neujahr kann man schon Karten kaufen, und zwar hier: http://www.viennaticketoffice.com/aleksey-igudesman-hyung-ki-joo-the-ultimate-new-year-s-slide-wiener-konzerthaus-grosser-saal-115977-en.html
Freuen uns hoffentlich auf euer kommen und es wird mega brutal! (sagt man das eher so?)
Hi, my name is Min Keun, a kimchi-lover like Joo. I’d like to thank you guys for changing the world. You are two stunning musicians who opend the universality of music to a wider audience by captivatin ghte audience with your unique sense of humor. Bringing msuic to a different perspective, you redefined classical music so that it can be FUN, with all its seriousness! You have inspired me, and I cannot wait to hear you at the Flint Center, Cupertino.
Min Keun (Eric)
Dear Min Keun,
First of all, Aleksey is a big Kimchi-lover too. Second of all thank you so much for your wonderful compliments. And third of all, great that you are coming to Cupertino! See you soon…
AUSVERKAUFT!!! wen wundert es?! Tja, leider sehen wir uns am 2.November doch nicht =°(
Aber wir wünschen euch einen schönen Abend! LG ein geknicktes batgirl und ein heulender wolfman =°(
Kein Verdruss, Batgirl und Wolfman — wie wärs denn mit dem Sylvesterkonzert am 31. Dezember? Da gibts noch Karten — aber rasch zuschlagen — wird sicher supermässig hammergeil (sagt man doch so, oder?;))
Prague! Prague! PRAGUE!!!
Los Angeles! Los Angeles! LOS ANGELES!
Ich möchte Euch danken für das grossartige Konzert in Luxemburg!!!!!!!! Ich habe es sehr genossen. Bitte kommt bald wieder. Vielen Dank!!!!!!!
Auch dir danke fürs kommen
You guys are amazing! I stumbled across you guys cause I wanted to listen to a violin version of turkish march. (I’m 15 and a violinist, and I need to pick a solo for all state) So I found you guys! I couldn’t stop laughing, video after video, hours after hours!(: you must come to North Dakota, Bismarck to be exact… (: I’ve becomed inspired!
Sophia, keep the inspiration going, join us in the madness, come to a performance some time and above all HAVE FUN with the violin!
Please come to Boston!
But we already did this year — where were you? We hope to return though!
I came yesterday from France to see you in Luxembourg I brought friends with me, they had absolutely no clue about what they were going to see, I managed to keep total secrecy until the first notes on the stage. That was hard!
Well, mission accomplished, you did it, we all laught our asses off
I thank you, Hyung-ki, for your kindness and the review of my music sheet I hope to play the Mozart Bond piece with my friend soon! I’ll keep you posted if you wish.
I also thank Aleksey for being in Verbier last summer. That’s where it all started: that’s where I discovered your amazing work, that brings music to people who wouldn’t listen to it otherwise. IMHO it’s more important that just being funny, you’re building bridges between worlds.
So glad you enjoyed it, thanks for coming and you got it EXACTLY right — we want to build bridges and then hop over the bridges! See you in a concert again soon, we hope…
hey you guys!!
i only saw you on youtube and i almost went insane when i saw the show..so i wanted to share this with my huge patchwork family but live..so i looked up where you will be in germany and the answere was viersen–> ???
thats so bad because its 5 hours away and a small town nobody knows..
ok so here is the thing: i worked and a culture house in munich and i have very good connection to them…they have one opera (very small and very funny), and two theater halls one of them especially for musik events…please please please come to munich!!! if you can´t find a place to play fell free to contact me!!! i know i´m redicoulis if i think i could help you because you have all your big manager and blabla but it yould be nice
Dear Sara, thanks so much for your offer of help. We always say that the best way to try to get us to a concert hall near you, is to write to those thatres or concert halls and ask for us. If enough people do that, they will have no choice but to ask us… Hope to see you soon in Munich!
Just got my tickets to Flint Center in Cupertino. Can hardly wait! You are awesome!!!
Well, isnt that marvelous? We are about to head out to the states, so see you very soon!
Hello dear Igudesman & Joo! Thank you for a perfect performance in Moscow. It was my dream for many months to see you. I’m from Siberia and have gone to Moscow just for a week. Libertango was surprising. Yes, I know, it’s Bach:) I will survive was also incredible as usual. Thanks for your work! I love you, guys! Hope I could see again!
We love you too Dimitry. Lets spread the love, like nutella!
Thanks for great show in Moscow! I think that I didn’t seen anything better before
Well, with a name like you have, you obviously have impecable taste
it’s me again!
i am 12 years old and i study at the royal conservatory of Den Hague, Netherlands.
I saw you with Janine Jansen.
It was very funny:)!!!!
i have a question:
Why are you doing this and not just normal classic?
But i Very love your great music.
We do what we do because we love what we do… for us, what we do is “normal” too
I love your music and what you do, and I have a question:
Have you ever thought about doing a concert in France?
Sorry for my last message, it was not finished ><
Good luck to you
Have you ever thought about doing a concert in France?
Hmm, not that you mentioned it, yes we have! Actually we have played in france and in fact do our show in French! We hope to return next year…
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!!!!!! TELL ME WHEN YOU’RE COMING TO AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES!!!!!!!!! IF YOU DON’T DO THAT SOON I JUST MIGHT GO INSANE AND CURRENTLY I DON’T THINK I’M AT MY BEST MENTAL STATE!!!!!!!!! why? because i just got through playing a piece written by the arrogant choir teacher at my fine arts school(JOHN S. DAVIDSON FINE ARTS MAGNET SCHOOL) that pretty much no one in my class wanted to play. so PLEASE tell me the date of your arrival, so i can put that part of my mind at ease!!!!!!!!!
Nexr year, thats all we can say for the moment Jenny! And since we cant guarantee for our mental state either, we encourage that on your side too
Dear igudesman and joo,
I am a big fan and i have a question:
Are there sheets fom your music?
There is no sheet music of ours published yet, but we hope sometime soon there will be! Until then, hope to see you in a concert soon…
Hi Cai! Thank you for your nice message. We are, in fact hoping to return to Taiwan mext year we love it there…some of the best food in the world and n amazing audience! Keep it real.
My “black-metal rulez” boyfriend announced one day that he wants to see a classical music concert by igudesman and joo.
My first reaction was: who are you and what did you do to my boyfriend?
He saw an interview on ZDF ( a german station) and was amazed by your talent and really funny show. and so was i.
Looking forward to seeing your show in november here in Vienna.
Greetings batgirl and wolfman ^_^
Well batgirl, tell wolfman that we also like black-metal, but like to mix it up with a bit of the classics — kommt unbedingt zu unseren Konzerten in Wien — nicht vergessen Sylvesterkonzert machen wird dort auch
Hi from Spain!
We would really love for you guys to perform in Barcelona, do you have any plans to do so in the near future?
Thanks for bringing a little nightmare music into our lives!
Please know that you’re both truly and dearly appreciated! (from one who gave up music at 16 because “classical music was too boring!”, but now knows that usually you have to know the rules to be able to break them!)
Great words Cristina! Mira, esperemos muchissimo que puedemos ir a Barcelona y España dentro poco, quizas el proximo año!
I follow your videos and operas.I live in istanbul and just I learn you will come to antalya.but I have a school and exams so I can’t see you.It’s too bad for me.Istanbul is the most crowed city in Turket.If you come to Istanbul,certainly I want to see you.
please come to Istanbul
hope to see you
Thats funny, just below you, a su from Singapore just wrote us a message — are you related? anyhow we have been to istanbul a few times and we LOVE your amazing city! And we love your food. In fact we are pretty hungry right now…midem sirtima yapisti!
Dear I & J,
My kids (4 & 5 years old) really enjoyed your performances on Youtube. So much so that they are trying to imitate Joo when they are at the piano. I’m sure if we have a violin, they’ll do the same for Igudesman.
Please do bring your performances to Singapore.
wow, thats so cute! but carefu, when they set the piano on fire, they have crossed a line. we hope to come to singapore too, Su.
Stumbled upon you guys while looking for a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in C sharp, and had a good laugh. When you turned up again when I was looking for an Alla Turca performance, I discovered your genius and your show. My kids (8 and 6) begged to go see you when we found you’d be in Long Beach, so we’ll see you there!
Now isnt that marvelous? Looking forward to welcoming you Aimee and your kids in Long Beach very soon — and dont forget to bring rotten tomatoes
I’m coming from France to see you in Luxembourg in two weeks
I’m bringing a bunch of friends with me, but the thing is, they have absolutely no clue about what they are going to do or see!
I only said:
“Do you like suprises?
Do you like to live exceptional moments?
Do you like crazy stuff?
Give me your time and money, and trust me”.
I’m definitely confident about your ability to keep up to these lines! I look forward to see you guys.
Oh we will certainly surprise your friends and keep them entertaint! What a marvelous idea of your. More people should do that: just force their friends without even knowing who we are to come and see us!
Two Great Virtuoso (virtuosi?)~!
I love you. I hope I can meet you someday.
Bless you Igu & Joo
We love you too Judy! Spread the word. Many blessings back… and in our case its “virtuoS.O.S.
I stumbled across your YouTube videos last year and instantly became a huge fan! Imagine my surprise and utter joy when I discovered that you are coming to play at my college in Long Beach in October!!! I am extremely excited and can’t wait to see you preform live! Thank you for all of the laughs and entertainment!
Well Sarah, such is life, full of suprises like that! Okay, the truth is, we heard youre a fan and we insisted in playing near you… okay, that sounds a little creepy — hmmm, okay, we can read peoples minds and long beach has our most devoted fans spiritually. Maybe.
Hi Guys, Fantastic, found you by accident on YouTube while looking for a Clint Eastward clip (fistful of dollars) for a fancy dress party. Just ordered your DVD, any chance you’ll be performing in the UK any time soon?
We hope to be in the U.K. next year Sir! And Clint Eastwood and us is practically the same thing, so I think you’ll enjoy the DVD
that’s me, the future violin “good player” at »> 30!!! (do you remember? I sent you message the 2011-09-07)
first: thank you for your clarifications and advises.
concerning the progress: I subscribe for violin courses last week; i will begin by a weekend course (so busy!!!). so wait for record!
may be after some months i will play solo violin concertos with famous orchestras (just kidding)! or even with you:))) it will be a REAL nightmare music!! isn’t it?
good luck for your shows!
can I have the partition of “la marche turque” turkish version?
Hi! Great you made the big step. Keep it real and keep us informed on your progress! Just one little tip — don’t buy yourself a Stardivari yet — start with a 19th centuary French violin, like a Vuillaume I am afraid we dont give out sheet music yet, but hope to do it some time soon…
Hi, i want to watch your wonderful show in Turkey. I checked from your schedule and saw that at the 2nd and 3rd of December you have your show in Antalya, Turkey. ı want to watch you both in a live show not from screen. Please tell me something about deatils of your visiting.
However, 3rd of December is my birthday
Thats so cool, lets celebrate your birthday on stage! Information about the tickets for the Antalya concerts will be coming soon.
Will You guys come to Australia soon. I’m 13 and it would be my dream to see you live.
By the time you are 18 Jonathan, we will certainly be there! No, seriously, we hope to be there a lot sooner than that. Lets keep our fingers crossed!
Come to Serbia! Pleeeeeeeeease!
We will, we will! I think our management is talking to Belgrade at the moment for us to return some time… as soon as there is information it will be on this website, so keep on checking it…
I’ve seen your tourdates in Italy.
Oother cities a part Rovereto and Udine.
Will you play in Italy next year?
Of course we will play in Italy next year, but why not come and see us this year
To Mr. Igudesman:
Hello, it’s very nice to write shortly here.
Your technique and funny face were impressive when I was watching the videos in Youtube…
It would be more nice if you play more various composers’ works.
I wish you two to play in Korea, too!:D
To Mr. Joo:
안녕하세요, 계원예고 작곡과 학생인데요.
우리반 피아노과 학생들이 유투브에서 두 분 동영상 찾아서 음악이론 시간에 틀어놔서 처음 알게 되었는데요…너무 재밌게 봤어요!!^^
한국계이신거 알고 되게 반가웠어요~ 그런데 한국어 발음이 한국인같지 않으셔서 맨처음엔 애들이다 일본인인줄 알았다네요..-_–
한국에서도 공연해주실거죠? 직접한번 공연보고싶어요~ㅎㅎ
I was really glad to visit this site. Thanks!
Well thank you from both of us — we WILL come to Korea, hopefully next year some time… good luck with everything!
It has been a long time since you guys came to Hong Kong years ago with Kremer. What a pity I missed that show because of an exam.(Why exams are always held on Saturday and Sunday night??? That really pissed me off!) Anyway, will you be coming to Hong Kong? I want to see you playing live, and I’m sure many others would like to see you guys too!
Well Karen, we are supposed to perform in Hong Kong mext year, so we really hope it happens — we desperately miss your Dim Sum!
(Sigh) I can only dream to watch you guys perform live:( You guys are simply amazing:)
Why dream? Come to a performance!
I love your guys’ videos on YouTube, and I’m glad to finally be able to see you perform live, after all these years of seeing your videos! I’m a conservatory student at the university in Long Beach, California, and I’m excited that I’ll be able to spend my Sunday watching you two perform, then watch my piano teacher’s faculty recital pretty much next door right after. Definitely going to be a very, very great day.
I hope you enjoy your California tour!
Well isnt that marvelous when life works out like that? See you in Long Beach!
a friend and I want to perform the “Bastard Sonata for piano and violin” at a music competition. We have only tried to play it together once and it was a lot of fun! Still, it’s not easy, especially the end (tuning:( ) . Our question is now, if there is a recording available or if you could send us one. We didn’t find anything in the internet… .
Next time you’re in Germany, we will definetely come to listen!
Unfortunately there is no recording yet of Aleksey’s first sonata (which he wrote at the age of 14 and premiered with Hyung-ki) But why dont you make one and send US one — via YouTube?
It was interesting piece of information from Bio’s page: “Aleksey Igudesman was born in Leningrad at a very young age.” And its getting even more better:
“Hyung-ki Joo was born.” That’s nice to know
Well, we are happy to provide you with extraordinary facts.
dear aleksey igudesman and hyung-ki joo,
so awhile ago(2011–07-26 04:00) i asked if you two can come to georgia, preferably augusta, next year, and you said you would love to, so any ideas when? or i’ve heard that you guys are coming to aiken, south carolina next year, very close to augusta. SO WHEN?!?!?!?!
Well Jenny, we are sure we will be there at some point, but why not take a little road trip to South Carolina? The exact dates will be announced as soon as you can buy tickets…
Hi guys! I watched your Pirates of Adriatic concert in Dubrovnik, you were fantastic as always! I especially enjoyed the remote control and Romeo and Juliet bit, it really cracked me up.
Did you by any chance filmed this concert? I think I saw a few cameras, but maybe I was wrong… Because I would surely enjoy seeing the concert again.
Anyway, keep up the good work and I hope you will come again next year on Rachlin and Friends festival
This concert was only filmed for us, not for public viewing, but you can buy our DVD on amazon.com — AND it looks like we are coming to Zagreb in december
Hi again and thank you for “mystery solved” Adagio!
I saw the documentary on slovenian television but I’m from Zagreb, Croatia (we catch the tv signal from Slovenia ).
Unfortunately, I couldn’t come to Dubrovnik and I see that you’re planning to be back to Croatia in december so it would be very nice that your new concert destination is Zagreb!
Yes indeed we will be in Zagreb in december — info coming up very soon!
I can’t wait to you come to Australia! You are really entertaining and the music you play is amazing
Thank you Sarah!
I was watching your “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Classical Music” documentary and of course, I was dying of laughter! But I also noticed a beautiful composition (orchestral, violins…) and would like to now the name and composer, so I’m asking you for a little help: it was playing at the moment you were climbing up the hill with your (wrong) badges.
Thanks in advance and best wishes to both of you, you’re great!!!
Well Maja, that part was the music was Samuel Barbar, Adagio for Strings. Its a hidden reference to the war movie “Platoon”, where there are scenes in slow motion with this very music. Glad you enjoyed it. Where did you see it, by the way?
Question for aleksey: I’m 30 years old. is it possible to start learning the violin at this age and become good player? I like this instruments very much!
good job! very intelligent!
good question! its a tricky one — it depends what you call a “good player”. the violin is a very, very difficult instrument on many levels, so usually the earlier you start the better. but dont let that discourage you. we would say, that if you aspire to play solo violin concertos with famous orchestras or even get into a good orchestra, its pretty unlikely. but if you want to play for fun and sound pretty good or, if you want to do some “fiddle music”, Irish music or most folk music styles, you can really become quite good even now — but all that is not possible without A LOT of practice. a few minutes a day wont do. the viola, on the other hand, you can learn perfectly on a weekend course. (just kidding;) we wish you a lot of luck with your new instrument, and if you decide to go for it, keep us up to date with your progress! (record yourself on youtube once a week — would be a cool project…)
How about also go to Rome?
We have been to Rome this year AND we will return next year. How about that?
What about coming to Brussels? Is it in you plans?
We’d love to see you here soon
Oh we would love it — we hope, we hope — pomme frittes forever!
Any chance to see you In France? Please!
You were amazing in Dubrovnik!!! Please come to Croatia again, that would be just awesome (like you)!
Thanks! Actually we should be returning in december — news coming soon!
Dear Aleksey and Hyung-Ki,
When are you coming to Spain again?You promised it will be soon two years ago!!!:_____( We miss you here!!And if it’s in Barcelona I promised a guided tour!;)
Next year, next year — so sorry for the wait!!!
You really incredible. Began to become more interested in classical music thanks to you people of Turks.I look forward to your arrival to Turkey.I love you I wish you success
Great, keep the interest going Başak! Maybe see you in Antalya in december?
Any chance of you guys doing an Australian tour?
Yes, a big chance. When? We dont know yet — soon we hope!
You soooo have to come to munich, we’re desperately waiting for you!!…maybe we cannot wait any longer and will make it to the new years event in vienna…we’ll see
Keep on doing your great work, your talent is awsome!
Come to Vienna, come to Vienna!
Can‘t wait to see you in Dubrovnik! I seriously expect to piss my self laughing. And I would be nice to get autographs and a picture with you guys! You‘re absolutly amazing. Even people who‘ve never listened to classical music die laughing watching your vids!
So, did you bring the dipers?
hi joo and igudesman!
I’m yasser,09 years old,from Morocco.
We spent the evening watching every video we could find on youtube and I like very very much what you do.very amazing §§§
you’re very intelligent men.
I hope that you can come to morocco. please as
soon as possible. you’re welcom!
Hi Yasser! We would love to come to Marocco oine day to play. We both LOVE couscous!
My God! You are going to Moscow! I can not believe my eyes! You are in second place of my list of dreams(after eternal life) !
BUT!!!! there is no information about your concert on the conservatory’s site. there are no tickets for sale.…in fact almost September!
Will you really come?
We will come, we will come!
oops. left out a word in my earlier post. it should have said “of course i’m not” instead of “of course i’m”. and do you think you can tell me when you’re coming to aiken, sc?
I have to say that your show is the best stand up/classical music/whatever show that I have ever seen!!! It is soooo true in everything that you make fun of!! Quote: Like the dolphin who is not a part of family of fish, singer is not part of family of musicians!!! I have sent that video to every singer friend of mine!!! (Because I am a pianist so I am a musician but they are not!!! HA HAAAA!!!)
You are both brilliant musicians and I wish you all the best in your careers!! Always find the love and recognition you deserve!!
P.S: You should visit Greece someday!!
hi joo and igudesman!
I’m yasser,09 years old,from Morocco.
We spent the evening watching every video we could find on youtube and I like very very much what you do.very amazing§§§
you’re very intelligent
I hope that you can come
to morocco. please as
soon as possible.
AAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! YEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!!! I HEARD FROM MY TEACHER THAT INTRODUCED YOU GUYS TO ME THAT YOU ARE COMING TO AIKEN!!!!!!!!!!! THAT’S CLOSE TO WHERE I LIVE IN AUGUSTA!!!!!!I FINALLY GET TO SEE YOU GUYS IN PERSON!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE TELL ME THAT’S TRUE SO THAT I’M NOT HAVING FALSE HOPE AND EXCITEMENT BECAUSE I NEED TO KNOW!!!!!!!! IF YOU ARE, BE EXPECTING A GROUP OF STUDENTS FROM DAVIDSON FINE ARTS ORCHESTRA, AND OUR AWESOME TEACHER(WHO I TAKE LESSONS FROM BEFORE SHE BECAME OUR TEACHER AT SCHOOL WHICH I’M STILL REALLY EXCITED ABOUT), DR. LAURA TOMLIN!!!!!!!!
the capital letters and the 5o exclamation marks means i’m screaming with excitement. of course i’m screaming this out loud while typing this, other wise my mom would think i have gone crazy
i wonder if it’s possible to get the whole school to come and watch your show.…..
well, best wishes
Dear guys )
Thank you for the wonderful show in Odessa.
And I’m realy sorry for our poor audience. They need more time and more brains to understand your incredible humor and music!
I hope to see you in Kyiv. I think you’ll feel more comfortable here.
P. S. I hope next time you’ll speak English!
Hello! I’m one of your many fans from here in Toronto, Canada. Please come see us here in the north! I am a university violin student and we need more musicians like you to look up to — so many of us forget that we play because we want to, because it can be fun — you’re an excellent reminder of that!
Hope to see you live soon!
Actually we played twice in Toronto a few months ago — where were you? We do hope to come back — we LOVED your local cuisine — the best Peking duck ever!
I only saw you guys on youtube and I think you are great, very creative and I’ll like to see your performance in South Florida, USA
Well we would also like to see yourselves in South Florida, USA, especially in winter
The concert yesterday in Izehoe was wonderful!!! I’m sure everybody loved it, I did — every tiniest part in which you can measure time! Please tell me, would you like to play in Leipzig one day? You know, that town where Wolfgang Amadeus Bach spent many years of his life? I’m sorry to say, that his younger brother Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart probably hasn’t ever been here and hope this won’t keep you from coming. It is also the town where they used to print many notes (Edition Peters). There’s a big concert hall here, the Gewandhaus. It’s not very pretty, neither from the outside nor the inside, but the town’s quite nice. I read more than once, you’d come to a place if you’d be hired, now what I could do is to try and ask them to hire you. Would you like that? I’d be so happy if you would and I think the people from Dresden would be, too, for it’s very close.
I could even show you around (probably that’s not going to happen, I don’t believe in luck ) Anyway, you would be very welcome here, and it would be a pleasure indeed, to meet you! Hoping to see you again sometime soon somewhere in Germany,
P.S.: Aleksey, there’s one thing I cannot understand about the concert: You said: “Kein Schwein hebt ab” — I thought Pigs Can Fly?!
P.P.S.: That guy with the phone, did you hire him?
P.P.P.S. Sorry for too many, probably unjustified questions.
P.P.P.P.S.: Sorry for too many P.S.s!
Bye, finally, literally and really. For now
One of your huge fans.
Hi Wiebke! Thanks for your endless enthusiasm. You cant force anyone to hire us, of course, but encouraging and pleading emails to promoters and concert halls always helps
P.S. Pigs can fly, but can not answer the phone — they dont have apposable thumbs.
P.P.S. Yeah, who was that guy with the phone?
P.P.P.S. Thats okay.
P.P.P.P.S. There can NEVER be to many P.S.
Hello from Germany!
I got introduced to you via Youtube by a russian frind of mine with the ” Rachmaninov had big hands” piece.
I enjoyed it verry much and would like to see you
Are you planning on coming to Cologne one day?
I’d be haddy to climb the cathedral with you .
We have been in the Cologne area often, but never actually did “A Little Nightmare Music” in Cologne — we do hope to change that!
And we would be happy to climb the Cathedral with you
Dear Aleksey and Hyung-ki,
I wanted to write you actually in somekind of private but I dont know how, so I gonna use this board and I hope thats ok.
I really admire your amazing work since a long time already! I love the way you bring classical music close to people, who are actually not interested in it. In this times we are living right now its more and more slipping away from us and going behind all the Pop, Rock and HipHop music. This is really sad because classical music ist timeless. And then there are people like you, who make other people love to listen to it even not noticing that they are listening classic.
I am born 1987 in St. Petersburg, Russia like you Aleksey and from my childhood I am playing piano. I am not even close to be so good as you, Hyung-ki, but I am teaching children to play piano since some years like my mother does and my granny also. And I really love my job! Its beautiful to teach children to express themselves through music.
We are living since 20 years already in Hamburg, Germany and before some months I get finally the tickets for your wonderful performance for the 10.8.11 in Itzehoe. Like you can see it was yesterday… My husband and I came for this earlier back from our family visits in Bulgaria (he is born there) and I was so much looking forward to see you finally live on stage! I really could not wait!
And then this happend: We just simply missed our train. I had to work yesterday and I planned everything through but bad contingencies lead to this. We did everything we could but in the end we just could not come to see you. And the 2 seats close to the stage stayed empty…
I was and still am deeply depressed about it.
So I really beg you to come again here somewhere close to Hamburg one day. We can’t afford ourselves really much but I want to see your show from the deepest bottom of my heart. You both are amazing and I wish you the biggest luck and success in your work and also the best in your lives!!!
I am sorry that my writing became so long.
All the best to you!
Many greetings from your true fans
thank you su much for this great show last night in itzehoe.
it was amazing. we had so much fun.
We hope you will be back next year.
We would be there again.
And Igudesman thank you for the beautiful flowers. That was very nice.
Thank you soooooo much.
i watched your show for the forth time yesterday in Wotersen (near my hometown Lübeck). I hope you also enjoyed your stay in the “stable” . It was a great performance, i want to thank you so much. You are really the best !!!
Hope to see you soon for the fifth time
Frank (Müü — norwegian)
The 4th time? Thats impressive Frank. Well, we hope you come back many times more and the 10th time we have to do something special with you — how about a special riverdance just for you? Müüüüüüüüüü!
Sorry for my English, because I’m Brazilian.
I never liked so much classical music until I saw all your videos on the Internet, I am amazed at the ability of both …
You should come to Brazil, I guarantee that any theater would fill …
Very good … excellent work …
We really hope to be there very soon… Vejo-te em breve!
Oh my God, I’m so looking forward to see you soon in Itzehoe!!!
(“Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign of a diseased mind”)
Hallo Ihr Beiden!
Sorry, wenn ich auf Deutsch schreibe, aber mein Englisch ist nicht das Beste. Wollte Euch nur sagen, dass meine Freunde und ich gestern auf Eurem Konzert waren und Ihr ward wie immer ein Traum! Wir waren davor schon bei Eurer Show mit Gidon Kremer im Badischen Festspielhaus. Natürlich haben wir gestern auch wieder lange vor der Bühne gewartet, in der Hoffnung, Euch Beide mal persönlich zu treffen, leider wieder mal ohne Erfolg. Vielleicht klappt es beim nächsten Mal. I hope so!!!! Macht weiter so! Im Namen aller meiner Freunde beste Grüße an Euch und natürlich “Muh” Maggie
Tut mir leid das wir euch nicht getroffen haben — beim nächsten Mal klappt es sicher! Ein dickes “MUH” zurück an euch.….….
Hello. I came across your Youtube videos through my cousin, and realized that I know Hyungki from MSM! Thanks for sharing your wonderful gift of music. You guys inspire me. I hope to see your performance in New York. All the best!
Thanks so much! We are indeed working on further performances in New York — news coming up soon, we hope…
just 2 words…
just 3 words…
so do you
Astonishing and breathless performance yesterday in Prato!! You are FANT-TA-STICS!!
Please, come asap in Tuscany… We’d like to see you again bringing lot of friends.
Unfortunatelly I couldn’t buy the cd and I missed the kiss, I hope for the same offer next time!
oh chiara, we need to give you that kiss! we hope to return to tuscuny but how about a trip to roverto in september? kiss guaranteed!
Hey guys ç_ç
we miss you in Italy on 1° agoust, whyyyyyyy ç_ç
Hi guys, I was this night in Prato to your show. You are wonderful, funny, special. I had a great time.
Your italian is perfect!
Please come back soon in Tuscany with a new show.
PS:At the end of the show you promised one kiss for one dvd, two kiss for two dvd.…and a night for 3 dvd, but I had nothing! ;OP
ilaria, of course we will make it up to you next time!
Please, Please, Please come to N. Texas area, either Ft. Worth or Dallas. These guys are like Victor Borga to the second power.
Thank you, Debra Lewis
we should be there beginning of next year — tourdates coming soon!
Hello guys! I wanna thank you for the great show you had last night in Viareggio (versiliana pietrasanta)! I was in the first row and you made me laugh soooo much!!
Please come back soon in Italy! Next time I’d like to bring other friends of mine to let them watch your genius and masterfullness!
Keep on like this!!
ich bin zufahlig in Odessa und werde zum Konzert kommen,wie lang bleibst du dann in Odessa ?.…
we will just be in and
saw you last night in Aosta…you are absolutely awesome,crazy and funny!! Thanx alot for the mozart’s song!
Hope to see you soon again!
actually the songs were not written by mozart, but by someone with the same name! and thank you.
so, akien next year right? please say right. when?
It would be awesome if you guys could come to England at some point. My family thinks your shows are amazing as do other people we know from orchestras we attend
we are actually planning something for next year, so we hope it works out!
We’re missing you dearly in Toronto…any plans to return some time soon?
we hope so, we loved your local food!!!! (especially the chinese one )
I´m a big fan of you guys.. You are the best there ever existed.. I was wondering if some day are you planning to come to Portugal?
Keep up the good work!!
My best regards
we are working on nre portugal dates carlos
Egal ob zu zweit, oder in zusammenarbeit mit anderen künstlern:
Wann kommt endlich ein gemeinsamer Auftritt mit Alice Cooper??????
Alice Cooper and I & J? Interesting… well first we have to finish our colaborations with Marilyn Manson and Motörhead
GUESS WHAT?!?!?! So you know how in one of my earlier comments, I said that I wish you guys would come to Georgia so I can convince my new orchestra teacher to take a field trip to go see you guys? Well, today when I went to my violin lesson, my teacher said she has been introduced to the other teachers at my school as the new orchestra teacher even though she hasn’t gotten a contract, and so I told her about my idea of a field trip, and she said she totally agrees and that you guys are coming to Akien next year!!!!!!!!! Is that true?!?!?! WHEN?!?!?! Can you guys come around June, around my 18th birthday? If you guys can, that would the best birthday present I have ever gotten in my life. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE,.….…. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
actually we have been in georgia a couple of years ago and would love to return.… not sure we can make it for your bday though, so sorry jenny!!!!!
Please come to Austin, TX (Keep Austin Weird!) Shoot! Come to “Austin City Limits” television. You all would be a perfect fit here.
Thank you for bringing a laugh and smile to my (our) life.
Well, we would come to Austin for 2 reasons– we loved it there 2 years ago, and we need to go back to get the best ribs in the world. Iron Works BBQ rocked our taste buds! Salivating now thinking of it.
I attended your performance at The Breakers mansion in Newport, RI last night. It was a blast! You are such incredible musicians who also have a genuine and natural sense of humor. Thank you for sharing your musical talents with the world!
As if the piano and the violin weren’t difficult enough –_-’ It’s ok if you come to Argentina or Brazil D: I would cross the border to see you perform.
In the meanwhile, I’ll keep laughing of your Ticket to ride, of your particular I will survive, and your way of playing Rachmaninov (Now, I don’t have an excuse like: “My hand is too small” ¬¬)
And…when I heard how you performed The Entertainer, I thouhgt: “I should keep practicing~ O.O“
You’re both awesome musicians, and you encourage people like me to get better (: Maybe you could teach me D: And I’ll cook cookies
I bet you make a lot of people jealous of you.
No idea where either of those places are. I guess I’ll have to schedule the performance myself. I’m going to call the hall and tell them about you both.
How about Modesto, CA?
How about Cupertino CA or Grass Valley CA in October? Check our tour schedule
Greetings from Paraguay.
I want to tell you to keep going the way you are.
I think your type of comedy is one of the finest I know. Specially because of the musical instruments you use.
I hope you get succes from everything you try to accomplish. Hope to see you near here sometime. (:
Gracias Estefania! Esperemos que vamos a venir a Paraguay algun dia. And yes, if we would use a tuba and a piccolo, it would be quite difficult…
Richard and Aleksey,
Thanks for a wonderful night in Crested Butte! Richard, I’ve never seen anyone sit up so straight at a piano — and you do make it look easy, which I know it is not, though perhaps the less said about your smile the better . And Aleksey, you have fire in your eyes, and your violin virtuosity makes me wish I had taken up the violin when I was young, and your soulful expressions make me wonder if I’ve underestimated the male sex! (Though maybe it is just your Russian soul coming through). And the dancing you guys do just takes the whole thing over the top. It is the best.
My only regret afterwards was not going to Dogwoods. I thought of lots of questions I would have liked to have asked, such as, when you perform in Vienna, I would assume that the shows are in German? Is this correct?
Thanks again, Charry (the woman from Tucson, Arizona)
We do our shows in English, German, Itlian, Spanish, Russian, Korean and soon hopefully Portuguese — but ultimately you dont need language to understand them — but I guess a couple of ears would be a great help. Thanks so much for coming to Crested Butte Charry, and its “Hyung-ki” to friends
PLEASE COME TO SAN FRANSISCO. I LOVE YOUR COMEDY AND HOPE TO SOMEDAY BE LIKE YOU GUYS.
We are in your area in October — check our tour schedule! Hope to see you there!
Come to Portugal!!! we love you! and we are the best crowd in the world!
You are indeed one of the best crowds in the world — and you know how we know? Because we played a few times in Portugal already — where were you?;)
No seriously, we hope to return soon!
Please come to Vancouver, Canada! I will be the first to buy your ticket =).
Well we were there a couple of years ago — but will come back, we promise!
Well… Seems like its gonna take a while for you to come to Brasil. Meanwhile, could you visit our music? hummm… I really would love to see you both visiting Heitor Villa-Lobos. That would be interesting, dont you think? “As Bachianas” is a verry popular compsition here (you problably already kown this)
Hope to see your performance here (whenever that is..)Best wishes!
Dont dispair so quickly Dani, we are hoping to come to Brazil earlier than you think! We will deffinitely do some Brasilian music… but we might write it ourselves
Dear Igudesman and Joo,
I am mad at you guys.
1. You made me fall in love with you. This was just after I explicitly said to myself, “I will never be so naive as to fall in love again.” But somehow I became entranced via Youtube one afternoon when I should have been working on my summer reading list.
2. I live in Northern New England (USA) which isn’t exactly cultural metropol so therefore I am deprived. That being said, can’t you at least come to Boston?! Rhode Island honestly? What have they given the world besides red chickens and Family Guy? Anyway my boss has me working that night, but if you came to BOSTON I would call out sick…
Well Lizzy, we love you too! So, why not Rhode Island? You can be sick for that also
please please come to Blackpool north west United Kingdom (England)
i’ve been watching you’re videos on youtube since 2005 and it’s always made me laugh & cheer me up when i’m down.
please think about it i know lots of people would come & see you
Hi Racheal, we will see what we can do, but we are hoping to make our London debut next year — how about a little road trip?
Please come to Zürich, Switzerland! I would be so glad!
We did. And we will again.
You guys definitely need to come to Australia Especially Sydney and perform at the opera house
True words Jimmy! We hope we will.
Not to be offensive, but do either of you know any possible ways to contact Maxim Vengerov? Not by phone of course, I just have a few questions on bowing technique because I am practicing the Sibelius Violin Concerto–1st movement, and I only listen to HIS interpretation, and I think he is a great violinist overall. I am only 15, so I’m not a predator or anything.
Hey guys I cant see any tour for turkey. please come to Turkey PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE and I LOVE YOU
We are playing in Antalya in december so come!!!
Dear Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-Ki Joo, I’m a big fan of you guys, and I too, love classical music although I don’t think I know as much of it as you do. I have seen you videos so many times on youtube that I don’t even have to think about it when I spell your names! I was hoping you guys would come to Atlanta, Georgia, US, so that I, a girl living in Augusta who goes to a fine arts school could suggest to my new orchestra teacher(who could possibly be my violin teacher who introduced me to you guys) that we should take a field trip to see one of your concerts. So if you two can do that, I would be very excited. (BTW, just so that you know, I play the violin, though not as great, and I’m also learning how to play the piano.)
I’m dying to see you both live. When will you be coming to the UK?
Next year we hope Tom!
Hi, I’ve seen you in YouTube so far. I can’t stop marvelling at your genious. Do you think you can schedule a performance in Miami, USA?
Dear Aleksey Igudesman and Hyung-ki Joo, please come to Moscow (or at list to St. Petersburg) We love you so much and wait you here!!!
Dear Andrew and Anna, Moscow looks good for us in the autumn — news coming soon, we hope! see ya then…
Moscow is confirmed! Check our tourdates
I’ve just read that you might be coming back to Portugal again soon. I hope you visit the north again (I watched your show in Espinho), cant wait for it!
Keep us posted!
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You said that we hope will come Turkey in december, but why it isn’t seen in tourdates? won’t you come? plzzz come PLZZ
as soon as we have the fixed dates and where one can get tickets we will let you and everyone know
Thank you very much, guys, for your wonderful concert in Mainz. We have crossed Germany to see you and certainly will do it again. But you have to come to Dresden. It is a lovely city and its spirit fits very well to yours.
wow, so nice of you to come all this way! we PROMISE to make it to Dresden — wie sagt man “Nur die Besten kommen aus Dresden”, nicht wahr ?
Thanks for you happyness,
you must learn french language to com in to Angers .. is it rihgt ? you are comming soon in Angers to play your show ? oh, wh
[sorry, little bug]
I say … oh what a pleasure for us to see you here in Angers …
you must come home, I’d make a ukulele for you! and you have to eat my zucchini pie. my famous pie zucchini.
And you will give some French lessons. because apart from the “A major” and “A minor”, you dont have the Molière language well in your pocket.
Thank you for making us laugh with beautiful music … I wait your concert in Angers with impaciente applaud you for coming.
see you soon xxx
You guys should come to Singapore!
I watched you guys on youtube today.. You guys are amazing!!!!
Please, please come to Australia sometime in the near future (Melbourne, to be specific…), I’d love to see you perform.
have fun, you are the best!!!!!
I was wondering if you can do a video of kalinka malinka? I saw different versions of on youtube but I’m kind of interested in seeing what you guys would do. And I saw different versions of the lyrics to the song, is there one you recommend? And what does it mean? I would really appreciate it, but of course you don’t have to do it if you don’t want to. By the way I saw your videos on youtube, and I think you guys are both awesome and hilarious.
We are working on a piece, which intergrates kalinka for one of our next shows — and at certain times we already try it out! If you want to hear it live — come to Dubrovnik on the 31st of August…
Ich war endlich mal dabei, am 2 Juli in Mainz und es hat mich umgehauen!Über diesen Abend werde ich noch lange reden.:)
Obwohl ich meine armen Pc-lautsprecher schon mit euren Nummern überstrapaziert haben müsste, es wird nie langweilig:D Ihr beiden seid und bleibt einfach die Besten.
Ich hoffe ich schaffe es bald wieder auf eines eurer Konzerte, also denkt daran :
“Just when you thought it was save…”
Ah yes, we remember you! If you have photos with us, tag us on facebook! Danke das du gekommen bist xxx
Hey you two,
at first: Really nice performance on saturday evening in mainz although it appeared that you wanted to leave the stage after the third encore xD … anyway, my dear Hyung-ki, I guess I have a nice memory for you from mainz!
(PS: You’re a wonderful kisser!:D)
Jetzt habe ich es endlich geschafft, euch einmal live zu sehen! Das “Konzert” gestern in Mainz war einfach wunderschön Vielen, vielen Dank!
Bis zum nächsten Mal!
PS: Aleksey, hast jedes Mal einen so hohen Verschleiß an Bogenhaaren an einem Abend?!
Ja, Aleksey verliert leider sehr viele Bogenhaare — das ist teuer, und die armen Pferde die man dafür rasieren muss klagen auch schon
hello, there, Igudesman and Joo, sir.
i’ve watched your concert video on youtube and on your webpage and i am really interested and amazed with all of your performance. i really hope and looking forward if you guys would do an asia tour? and please come and visit Jakarta, Indonesia. it’s a crowded city like new york but it’s filled with people who love art, music, and theatre comedy. and it would be great if the citizen of Jakarta see them all in one.
thank you for your attention.. i really hope you’ll answer this message soon and come and visit Jakarta.
well, if someone books us there we would love to come, sir
Wir waren auf der Aufführung in Mainz am 2. Juli dabei. Ich kann nur sagen, ES WAR SPITZE!
Neben der schönen Musik waren die Gags wunderbar. Man wusste nie was als nächstes passiert.
Ich hoffe sehr ihr macht so weiter und man sieht sich wieder in Deutschland.
*badadabbbadaaaaa* –> Joo singing is great!
2 neue Fans,
Alex und Janine
coole Sache, dann bis zum nächsten Mal!
Hi, just saw your TV-Show on ORF2. Didn’t know you before. Would love to see your BIG Nightmare Music with Orchestra in Switzerland
Good morning guys,
just found out that we missed your performance yesterday in Mainz,what a shame!!!!We saw you in spring in Mainz,maybe you remember the vietnamese twins,10 years old.They keep asking for you and we watch your videos ever so often.
I will try to catch up with you in Vienna this November and next March.Can hardly wait to see you together with Mullova!!!!
Please keep it up.Oh,and a request from the kids:they loved you song “my favorite cow”;could you put it on your website so we can watch it at least at home?
Looking forward to see and hear you again,you are simply the best.
well, the song with the cow is still a “work in progress” and it might always stay that way hope to see you in Vienna!
Accidently clicked on one of my favourites today, what a lovely surprise that it turned out to be your fantastic rendition of “I will survive”, haven’t listened to it for quite a while and found myself in kinks once again; it never fails to put a smile on my face. Any plans for a UK tour (including the lovely north-east of course)? Would love the chance to see you live, keep being brilliant! :3
we hope to come to the UK next year.…. see ya then!
Pleeeaaaase will you guys come to England? (preferably London?) We’ve recently discovered you and have been working through your videos in hysterics, seeing you live would be awesome!! Plus I’m a blooming brilliant baker, so if this fails I’ll bribe you with cake to come
CAN’T WAIT!!! You will only be one state away this time! Of course you are at the top of Michigan so it will still be a 6–7 hour drive (and someone else complained about 150, they just don’t love you guys that much *just playin Drew*)
Plus it is summer so I don’t have to rush back to school, so we get to come and roam around the area.
Did I mention CAN’T WAIT?!? LOL, see you guys soon!
Thanks Marla, see ya soon!
I was so excited to see you coming to Colorado, but then I saw where the venue is. 150 miles from Denver… that’s not a short drive. Please come back a bit closer to the Denver area!
there’s no way of getting tired of listening and watching you (on youtube, for the moment). Bad thing is, it keeps me from practicing, the good thing: Soon, there’s time enough for practicing all day long (holidays).
Tried your milk foamer thing but instead of the milk foamer used such a kind of toy ventilating fan…tried it on a mandoline, not yet the violin — it sounds like balalaika as it is not as fast as the milk foamer, it’s fun! Anyway, can’t wait to hear (from) and see you again (on youtube or best:life)Don’t stay like you are! (Standing still would be the end);-) You’re great Hyung-ki! Love you, Aleksey!!!
Now, I really should practice…hate to say good-bye, I can’t, can’t, can’t…
please come to Perth, Western Australia. Theres been a bit of rain on the east coast of Australia and i beleive its sunk so West Australia is all thats left. And we’re bored.
To my all time favourites,
Are you ever going to consider a tour of South Africa, including Durban, please? The weather’s great, your music’s great, what an honour it would be to accommodate you here. love you guys, El
oh we would so love to come to South Africa! if somebody books us there — we will take the first flight
hi guys found you by chance on you tube. would love to see you down under. Perth, Western Australia, to be precise. take care, kind regards, Vicki
Please play in Berlin for your next Show…
I love both of you..
Ich liebe euch!!!
Und wann werdet Ihr für den Papst im Vatikan spielen? Oder habt Ihr das schon getan? Auch Bob Dylan hat es nicht geschadet. Seine Stimme ist viel besser geworden seit damals. Finde ich jedenfalls. Und er hat danach begonnen Weihnachtslieder zu singen… Igudesman & Joo featuring Bob Dylan mit Weihnachtsliedern vor dem Papst als Einstimmung auf das Neujahrskonzert…
Please, come to France ! We need you in France ! So much !
(Especially in the North of France =p)
Youtube videos are not enough for us ^^
Come to St. Petersburg!!!!!! We (especially me) are waiting for you agaaaaaaaain
Иначе я как-нибудь сама приеду и вас найду, ха.
Oh~~ You make me write a message again! Thanks sooo much for your kind reply. I’m reading again and again. Can’t stop smiling.But why do you think I am “she” Joo???? Hahahaha Kidding~ How can’t I love you both!!! I adore Igu~ and I love love love love Joooooooooooooo!!
I love what you do and I keep waiting for you to come to France… I live in Rennes and people here would be soooo happy to see your show.
When will you come?
Please, please, please come to Berlin. So Berlin in Germany. Not in New Jersey and even Connecticut. Berlin in Germany. My students desperately need a strict live-lesson. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
You guys are the BEST!! I watch soo much of you guys on youtube(okay, maybe a bit too much).
Will you ever come to Hong Kong?
One of my favorites is Rachmaninov Had Big Hands(Im playing a serenade now and i have tiny hands) and i LOVE your Where Is The Remote Control!!!
WILL YOU EVER COME TO HONG KONG???
You guys are the best thing since sliced bread. I really admire your work, confidence, goals and your ‘thinking outside of the box’ attitude.
I’ve been meaning to do so for a long time, but I’ve started to seriously take up the violin. I’ll never be Paganini, but there’s something about playing (even bad music) that listening just doesn’t have the same effect. Get’s a bit ‘nightmarish’ after a while though…
- Another Egyptian.
You guys are amazing! My friend and I did a modified version of your Credit Card Sketch for my school and it KILLED! Keep it up, and visit the San Francisco Area sometime!
Well, if you check our tour dates on this very page, you will see that we ARE coming to the San Francisco area in october!
Please Please Please come to Hong Kong. I am anticipating your performace.
Hong Kong looks very good for 2012 for us, which is the year of the Dim Sum, did you know that?
Hi, Igudesman and Joo! Greetings from Bogotá, Colombia! You are really, really great, I love watching all of your videos on You Tube… but I want more (and I’m sure that more people here in Colombia also want more)… When are you coming here?? We would love to see “Igudesman and Joo live in Bogotá”!! More greetings!!
We would love to visit you one day — you know, its not so far to Bogotá!
Please come to Alexandria, Egypt!
We would love to.
Please come to Alexandria, Egypt!!
We would still love to.
Hi hi to you two~!
I think I am in love with you who are in love with music. Everyday I’m watching 4 video clips — Being Gidon Kremer Trailer, Igudesman & Joo Trailor, Ticket to Ride, Billy Joel & Joo. I really think I get to love you Thanks so much. You make me so happy with music. I love you Joooooooooo!! (Do you have many stalkers??)
Joo: Hi baby!
Igudesman: How about me?
Joo: She likes me better, she likes me better!
Igudesman: Uaaaaaa! (Sobbing like a baby)
I love your beautiful playing & hilarious comedy shows. I watch the shows once a day at least which is highly addictive.
Please, please add English(or Japanese) subtitles in the video clips then they’d make me more laugh ( ^^). I am waiting for you to come over here, Australia!
Can we add Jinglish subtitles? I think that would make us laugh more! No, seriously thanks Misty, and we hope to make it to Australia some time.
I am a violinist and bagpiper. Your Scotland the brave with the vacuum cleaner was really serious cross-over fun!
Violinist and bagpiper. Wow. So, can you blow your fiddle?
Came across you guys on youtube, and I think your show is wonderful!
Was laughing so hard with my window open that I think I might have scared some small children, and possibly some not-so-small children, and their parents in the process.
Can’t wait to see you guys when you come out to California, will definately check it out.
California is on in october — check out our tour dates! Hope to see ya there and keep those windows closed!
please come to the uk
Hopefully next year — news coming soon!
PLZ come to KOREA!!
Maybe even this year… please keep on checking our tourdates
Come to London!
Hi, you commented my message the day your dvd arrived, what a happy day, couldn’t answer yesterday because I had a rehearsal…
Well anyway,…the alto singers: actually you need none. Der Alt kommt nicht so hoch. (The altos don’t reach the necessary hight?)
P.S. Do you think you might like another person in one of your shows — maybe in ten years or so…if I promise to practice a lot…?;-) No, just kidding, i know you’re doing perfectly fine. But if you should ever run out of violinists, please do write me
(Thats just how it is: I love you and your show and I simply can’t stand watching and listening to anything I like this much. Always want to be part of it. You needn’t tell me that this is bad — I know it )
Sorry for such a long novel — again.
My kids and I want you to come in Grenoble, France, very very soon !!
Pleeaaseeeee ! Our place is very beautiful !! And a lot of French people appreciate what you do (well, all my friends do !!).
Thank you, you make me laugh so much ! my favourite is Rachmaninov had big hands !!!
I Am From Indonesia
I Like You Perform Very Much
i beg you come to Turkey please , You will absouletly love Turkey and us, we have already love you.
We hope to be there in december!
By chance,my friend sent a video of you and I adore it, please come to TURKEY… I’m really looking forward to seeing your performance
Hey! Any asian tour? The promotional vid on youtube was INSANE!!!!!!!!!! you guys ROCK!! yeah! ^^
Thanks Nom Her Ni Val! You have quite a name, you know that? We hope to be on a big Asia tour next year, so watch out!
“Igudesman and Joo
[…] Viola, do you play the banjo? Or are you a Brazilian footballer?“
If I am a Brazilian footballer as you suggest, will you play (music) in my living room?
If I really play the banjo, will you stop mistaking it for my viola (although they sounds quite the same)?
And who is the weird one now?!??
don’t trust anybody who wrote the “Catscratch Book” and “Pigs Can Fly” — he might bring his farm. And if he brings the cat, too…well, it’s a well known fact that cats love to have fish for supper…
P.S. Don’t panic, you could, for instance, invite me, too, and I promise, I will have an eye on the cat (and my ears on the music).
“Igudesman and Joo
Shall we do a concert in your living room?
Do you have goldfish?”
Actually I am the goldfish…
Your name should be Juliet then. They say though that Viola is supposed to have inspired Shakespeare to write the role of Juliet. None of this makes any sense to anybody, of course, except the few very weird ones, like us, who can see the connection between all this gobbledegook, and a lateral puzzle involving 2 goldfish called Romeo and Juliet. Viola, do you play the banjo? Or are you a Brazilian footballer?
you should come to portugal — Lisbon
Been there, done that. So should we come again?
seeing Janine Jansen playing with the Philharmonia Orchestra London (+Lorin Maazel) in the Beethovenhalle in Bonn last week, I wondered if you’re planning to preform something with her again Looking forward to see/hear you in Mainz!
We have nothing planned with janine at the moment, but she is a very dear friend of ours and we will work together some time again for sure!
Hello and many many hellos to you~!
I happened to see your clip (I will survive) on Youtube and now I’m addicted to it. Oh how marvelous your performance is!! I want to appreciate your wonderful gift for us today. You make me so happy all the time ^o^b
Ukraine is looking forward to see you here!!
Well, we hope to be there in August, updates coming soon!
Igudesman… I love your way of playing, of acting… Ach was…englisch is so schwierig: For ca. einem Jahr, als ich das erste Video auf youtube gesehen hab (I will survive), hab ich es nicht glauben können, dass ein so “spießig” aussehender (bitte verzeih!!!) Klassikmusiker so verrückte Performance macht. Inzwischen liebe ich dein Gesicht. Absolut professionell.. alles…der Akzent, dein Gschau… so amazing. Heute mitbekommen, dass du deutsch sprichst, deswegen geschrieben.Ich glaub, ich bin zum ersten Mal in meinem Leben ein Fan
Danke für die Blumen! Hope to see you maybe in Mainz on the 2nd of July?
You’re great, I simply love you!!!
Looking forward to see you in Italy, in my living room if possible: I will buy my ticket anyway..
Thanks for saving lots of musicians’ souls!! Mine first!!
Shall we do a concert in your living room?
Do you have goldfish?
Please come to Greece! Σας περιμένουμε!
Hi you two,
you’re doing such an impressive nightmare show! Yeah, I can’t sleep, anymore. (Because of the “Ohrwürmer”)Don’t you think you could perhaps play something from Pirates of the Caribbean? Maybe do such a “mash — up” with the Seasons by Vivaldi? Or maybe Mozart, the Magic Flute or so? Because I don’t think these pieces go together so I need you to prove me wrong (only if you have time (or are bored — I know you’re never ))
Just to tell you once more: I love your music and sense of humour!!!
All the best,
P.S. Do you know how many alto singers it takes to change a light bulb?
How many Wiebke, tell us!
I love you. M E R A V I G L I O S I
Hello, you are amazing artists! When are you coming to NYC? The nearest scheduled tour is in Ottawa for me. Please please come to NY. 제발~~~~
Well Jane we were there just a few months ago — where were you?
did you thought about working with Helge Schneider? He is a talented musician and comedian like you two.
Hope it will work.
Grüße aus Berlin
He is great — perhaps one day
ok, what is problem with France? Don’t you like the food, the people? what did the french did to you so bad that you perform your show everywhere around : italy, switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg but not in France.
I live in Marseille, south of France, but i promess that even if you will be in Paris, i will come to your show.
See you soon!
On reve de faire la tour de France surtout parce qu’on a achete des nouveaux velos recemment– but seriously– la France est UN pays tres proche de notre esprit et coeur. JOO a habite a Rennes quand il etait petit et il reve de retourner a Rennes et de trouver ses anciens camarades. Igudesman et UN grand chef de la cuisine alors il adore la bouffe en France surtout les cuisses de grenouille, en faites, n’importe quelles cuisses.
Look at that “S” car go! (quote from which movie?)
Notre ami, Joe Kerr a ecrit UN chanson formidable sur la France qu’on joue parfois dans nos spectacles:
” I kinda like it here in France/where everything is real advanced/and all the dogs are well behaved/and all the armpits are unshaved.…”
Vive la France! Rodin, Robuchon, Le Diner des Cons, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Jean Renoir, pain au chocolat, Zidane, Saint-exupery, Asterix, Goldorak (meme si c’est japonnais), Leo Ferre, James et Aurelie Thieree, Monet, Le Quatuour, Cortot, Nadia Boulanger, Henri Leconte, Pont Alexandre Paris, Depardieu, Ravel, Theatre du soleil, Dider Lockwood, Chateau Lafite, Watoo Watoo!
I can do vibrato now… Thank you for everything and I hope to come to İstanbul soon.
Firstly, I would like to say thanks,
I’ts a pleasure to watch all that creativity of yours…
I love playing skits from your show on my Yamaha Electone, maybe i’ll upload a video on to YouTube sometime soon…
Also I was very happy to read below that you’re considering coming over to Israel again in December… so thanks again.
Secondly, I was wondering if you’re planning on releasing a new dvd anytime soon?
Ich habe versucht, in Eure Facebook was zu schreiben, wusste aber nicht, wie es gehen soll (ich kenne mich eben nicht so aus mit Facebook)… Deshalb haben wir (mein Mann auch) eine Nachricht bei Aleksey in seinem eigenen Facebook-Kto. hinterlassen. Aleksey, lies Du das überhaupt, was man Dir dort hin schreibt?? Wie gesagt, selbst bin ich nicht in Facebook. Ich wollte nur sagen, die Übersetzung ist schon fertig, und falls Eure einzelnen Bios auch wollt, übersetze ich sie auch mehr als gerne! Mir fehlt nur eine email Adresse wo ich das ganze Euch schicken kann… Könnt ihr mir eine nennen? Ihr habt ja meine, oder?
Also, eine wunderschöne, spannende und erfolgreiche Woche für Euch!!!
Ganz herzliche Grüße nochmal und eine dicke Umarmung von
Thank you guys!
I hope so! If you come to Argentina, and not for a show, just contact me and let me know. There are many secrets in this city. Lol
And…If you can talk with the Almighty, please ask him when Igudesman and Joo can visit us in (as Mr Malkovich said)Argentina, the land of the beautiful women! (I have to clarify…They are dressed-not naked)
Thank you again guys, you ve made me laugh a lot.
Salud y Gracias
Pues grazias a ti Martin! We would love to come to Argentina some time — lets all pray to the god of naked ladies swimming in the sea that we will soon!
Guys you are awesome.
We are waiting for meet you in Argentina before the end of the world at 2012!
Hi Martin! Dont worry, we talked to the big guy and the end of the world is not in 2012 — thats apparently a couple of prancsters trying to scare people, he said (and he should know!) (or is it a she?) anyhow, we really would love to come to your wonderful country some time in any case!
Hi can you tell me where I can get the dvd of “The Rise and Fall of the Classical Musician”. Are they doing an english tour as would love to see them.
well gary, “they” (meaning us) are doing english tours often, but mostly not in england — but we are working on london for next year! unfortunately the show you mentioned is not on sale on dvd, just “A Little Nightmare Music”… hope to see you in a perfirmance some time
Sorry, but it’s me again!
Have you ever thought to translate your Biography into Spanish? It would be for me a great joy to do it, if you want it too…!
I really speak and write Spanish very, very well!!
Kindest reagards again!!!
Hola Edith! Muchas gracias por tu offerta — si quieres hacerlo, seria buenissimo para nosotros! Und überigens Hyung-ki kann auch fliessend Deustch un besito de nos dos — kisses from both of us — and we hope to meet you in Leipzig some time!
Dear Aleksey, dear Hyung-Ki,
I said you, I can not write much English. But hey, I write again because I really want that Hyung-Ki can read it for himself…
I’m surely one of thousands of people, who are so grateful for what you do!!! It is always a great joy to see your videos, my children enjoy them really very much!!! We all laughed together and enjoyed the beautiful music you do …
Hope you can come to Leipzig!!! Can I maybe help you? We are all musicians … Perhaps there is anything we can do for you to come to Leipzig? How is that? If there is anything we can do, please let me know …!!!
Many kindest regards and all the best for you!!!!
A giant hug from
Can you PLZPLZPLZPLZ come to Israel? we’re not that far away from Turkey…
We hope to come in december… we will let you know when it happens!
I thoroughly enjoyed Julian Rachlin and Nikolaj Znaider’s rendition of the Händel-Halvorsen — Passacaglia. It is such a great piece of music, absolutely sublime and inspiring. Do you think you could consider arranging it for violin and piano and include it in your repertoire?
Es tut mir Leid, aber mein Englisch ist noch im Aufbau– ich habe alles mit dem Deutsch vermischt (meine Muttersprache ist Spanisch). Ich weiss aber, daß Aleksey gut Deutsch spricht– also bitte, bitte Aleksey, auch mal Hyung-Ki alles fleißig übersetzen, ok?
Leider kommt Ihr demnächst nicht in meiner Nähe!Ich habe 2 Kinder und deshalb bin ich leider nicht so mobil…Ich musste aber unbedingt hier das schreiben, da ich Euch sooooo sehr dankbar bin…!!! Ich habe Euch in Youtube entdeckt, wegen eines Freundes von mir, der Geiger ist. Was für ein riesen Glück!!! Endlich Mal wird echter Spass mit der Klassische Musik in Verbindung gebracht, ich bin soooo erleichtert, daß es Euch gibt! Und Ihr spielt absolut erstklassig dazu!! Das ist das beste, man kann bei Euch die Musik echt genießen… Meine Kinder müssen Euch schon jeden Tag hören (die sind 3 und 5 Jahre alt), die singen dann alles nach und seit dem sie Euch entdeckt haben, tanzen sie auch mit großer Lust sogar zu den Chopin Etuden! Ich weiss, es klingt alles etwas dramatisch, aber ich muss Euch die Wahrheit sagen, für mich als Musikerin ist eine von der beste Sachen die mir jemals passiert es, Euch gehört zu haben… DANKE DANKE DANKE!!!! Und bald nach Leipzig kommen
DAS ALLERBESTE WÜNSCHE ICH EUCH BEIDE!!!!!
have you guys thought of combining the main theme from Swan Lake with Imperial March (Darth Vader theme)? I’ve had this idea for a long time, and I think you 2 could make it a really funny piece.
funny you say that Mikulas, we did actually think of to that (and other bits of Swan Lake with Star Wars)… you know what they say: great minds think alike
Thrilled to find folks on this page
You are really awesome! I should study for my exams but I can’t help watching your videos! I love the piano lesson among other
And I’d like to ask you: when are you coming to France? Come!! (begging tone)
hopfully france next year… and watching our videos can actually be interpreted as studying in a really wayward way — so go ahead!
Hello! Is there any way I can get a hold of sheet music for some of the songs you performed? *hopeful smile* My sister plays violin and I play piano.
not yet janet, not yet, but we are working on that.
We want you in Barcelona!!!! We have warm weather, sun, delicios food, extraordinary wine, so…what are you waiting for????
we LOVE barcelona! also hopefully next year we will be there
Yes, the Matrix has changed
Sorry about two messeages, I told you that Im a viola player
See You in Split!!
first of all, we ( i speak in the name of bunch of classical players in Split) are very happy that You guys are coming in Split. I play viola ( you can see that from my “falsch” writing in english)
Anyway, if You need a guide or something…:-)
See You in Split!
Thanks a lot Ivan, we are looking forward very much to meeting you!
first of all, we ( i speak in the name of bunch of classical players in Split) are very happy that You guys are coming in Split. I play viola ( you can see that from my “falsch” writing in english.
Anyway if you need a guide
See You in Split!
Thanks a lot Ivan, we are looking forward very much to meeting you! (wait, we have this strange feeling of Deja Vu…)
We want you in Oporto, Portugal!
We want you in Oporto, Portugal!
We want you in Oporto, Portugal!
We want you in Oporto, Portugal!
We want you in Oporto, Portugal!
Do you come to the Czech Republic? Your´s concerts are fantastic and I want to go to your concert and mi friends too.
please come to Taiwan again!!!
since last time I came to your concert already two years ago~ I Miss You~~~~~~~~
You might have to wait till 2012, but we believe we will return!
Please tell me if you have any plans to tour England!!!!!!!!!
Добрый день Алексей
Предлагаем Вашему вниманию нашу работу “Аккордный Альт”. Суть ее заключается в возможности исполнять соло и основные трехструнные аккорды с использованием стандартной аппликатуры. http://www.viola-in-music.com/chord-viola.html
др. Роман Денисов
I know, that you maybe dont celebrate it, but happy names day Alexei!!! Hope you got some cool present!
waiting for coming to 杭州
We love you too and would love to come to Hangzhou one day! 再见
today is on our “nameday calendar” Your name, so I wish You Happy nameday!
I love your show!
Hello, Aleksey and Hyung-Ki congratulations on all of the wonderful opportunities coming your way. I see that on July 20,2011 you will be in my neck of the woods in michigan. Let me check my schedule to see if I can schedule a vacation for myself-haaah,haaah. After checking my schedule, I will be able to schedule a vacation on July 20th to attend your concert after all:)
I look forward to seeing your concert live-Linda
Hi Linda! We will see you in michigan and again and again…
Have mercy, Come to Poland. Pleeease !
hong kong hong kong you can conquer the asia world expo
wont make it for the expo probably, but we are working on it for 2012!
I was just wondering if you had any plans to come to England?
Yes, we are hoping to play in London, latest 2012… we will let everyone know, as soon as the date is fixed!
Hi! Are you thinking about coming back to Portugal soon? Any news? Hope so
We are working on it
love you guys! please please please come to Australia!You guys will love the sun, and we’ve got beaches too, and a pretty nice opera house, you should really check it out
Ohhh Esther, we would so love to! We actually played once in the Huntington Estate Music Festival some years ago and had one of the best audiences of our live there.
Why don’t you include Athens in your schedule??? Badminton Theater would love to host you — even the Athens Opera House (“Megaron”) would be honored!
We Greeks often have a problem with humour : we tend to take trivial things too seriously, while serious things, such as classical music, scare people away simply because people fail to see the naughty smile of real genius. So please come — tell us about it, make us fall in love with music’s naughty smile!
If you need a contact to start discussions with the theaters, I will only be too glad to help!
Well Dora, for us to come to Athens, which we would absolutely love, we need to be invited by one of your concert halls, so why dont you write to them and demand us?
Lots of love to you too and ευτυχισμένος Πόσχα!
Dont worry, the earth will not be destoryed in 2012 –we have some good connections up above and had a word with some people — all will be fine and we will try and come Guizhou. 复活节快乐!
Please.. please.. come to Indonesia…
Kami akan sangat senang untuk datang ke Indonesia! (We would love to come to Indonesia.)
One day we hope!
We are very glad that you are happy about our reply and thanks for the invitation to China! We would love to come — maybe in 2012? (也许在2012年?)
Damn… You got me! I’m a musicians’ legs fetishist! Now you know… But I would also like to see you play heheh
The sound from your violin soo beautiful why the sound does not so beatiful from my violin like yours. soo sad when he stole the songs is not good
and one more question
my finger is not ver fast. Please help me about this. and finaly please come to Samsun or İstanbul. thank you for everything…
Well Damla, practice, practice, practice. And if that doesnt work, then practice some more. Also your hand positions have to be right — this is important for fast playing also! Watch some great violinists on youtube and try and copy their hand positions… Here is Alekseys wonderful violin teachers talking about the right hand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojTn9KgZ31U
And here are two of his star pupils Julian Rachlin and Nikolaj Znaider playing together: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rf_PtnNyhiU&feature=related — observe their right and left hand and try and copy the movement and position. Good luck!
AAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH love that you’re coming back to Italy in august! I’ve seen you in Rome this year, it’s been awesome! And in august Italy is very hot, so you can play in underwear (Aleksey did it allready, Hyung-ki it’s your turn!! ahahah)
See you soon then!!!
So THATS why you like us — because you want to see our legs! Okay, well its better than nothing.
i heard ya’ll on youtube and i absolutly enjoy it. i am learning how to play the piano now. i hope that one day i will be able to play as good as you do. the shows are hilarious by the way. my favorite one is i will survive and also ticket to ride. i am in chaleston south carolina in the usa and hope yall can come here soon
check out our tour dates here, we are sure we will play near you soon!
We completely agree, but why a watermelon?
I love your music even though i’ve never saw you guys live..just on youtube.
i was just wondering if one can get your sheet music.. i play the violin myself and i thought of playing your “we will survive” at my graduation ceremony (even though it won’t be half as good as you playing it )with a friend of mine.. can i get them anywhere?
thank you for your work. i always enjoy your music and your talent of acting
Dear Theresa, we are afraid our music has not been published yet… as soon as it will, we will let you know through the website!
queridos amigos, soy de una ciudad de argentina llamada Rosario en la Provincia de Santa Fe, considerada la capital de los artistas y musicos en Argentina.….CUANDO LOS TENDREMOS POR AQUI??? seria un grandisimo honor.
saludos y muchas gracias por enseñar la belleza de la musica clasica con tanto amor y humor
Mauricio — quieremos muchissimo venir a argentina — tango es una de nuestras musicas preferidas. No puedemos decir todavia cuando peudemos venir, pero esperemos pronto!
Не знаю сколько сотен раз я просмотрел ваши выступления, каждый раз в восторге, всех своих друзей подсадил уже на “айвиллСурвайф” на “риверДэнс” и другие ваши шедевры
Алексей, не поверишь, Я КУПИЛ ДИСК…
I BOUGHT THE DVD!!! ICH HABE DIE DVD GEKAUFT
Сейчас это редкость, что что-то покупается, но хотелось хоть как-то отблагодарить за такой огромный кусок радости, которую вы мне подарили.
Ещё раз огромное спасибище!!! Очень хочу попасть на ваш концерт, в районе Гамбурга. Приезжайте и продолжайте в том же духе!
spasiba balshioa seriozha, za krasivii slava!
I SPASIBA SHTO TI KUPIL DISC!
THANKS FOR BUYING OUR DVD! DANKE DAS DU UNSERE DVD GEKAUFT HAST!
Mi igrayem w avgustie v girmanie — mozhet budj prijedish?
Welcome to Newport, Rhode Island!! I’m so excited that you will be coming out here! I hope to see you on July 22nd. Will you be performing in one of the mansions?
Yes, it will be fabulous and on top of that it will be Aleksey’s birthday! Apparently we are playing in THE BREAKERS mansion. Hope to see you there!
Hi, I’m Jovana and I’m writing you from Serbia, more precisely, from Belgrade, for which maybe you haven’t even heard, but he has heard of you )) I must say that I’m thrilled with you and your work! Well done!:))) The way you present classical music is incredible and that is what makes you so special!:) And my big wish is to attend your concert once and i hope that it will be soon so let’s make a deal, when will you come to Belgrade? DD If you need help with organization, just say )) And if you come, I promise you that you will have great time here and of course, crazy and unforgettable fun!:))) Just come!
Dear Jovana, we have even PLAYED in Belgrade several times and loved it!
We played in the Kolorac Hall, Aleksey conducted the Belgrade Philharmonic there and we did A Little Nightmare Music, just the two of us also. And yes we DO hope to return one day…
A few years ago friends from the UK visited me in Colorado for a week and I arranged an itinerary for them. I thought you might enjoy a few of the ideas.
First Stop — Boulder
Rent a car at Denver Int. Airport (or take the shuttle and deal with the car in Boulder). Drive to Boulder (about an hour). Crash at the Historic Hotel Boulderado, just off the Pearl St. pedestrian mall (www.boulderdowntown.com). Play a short gig on the mall as street artists to earn some quick money and go over to the Dushanbe Teahouse for dinner. (On Tues. eves. there is folkdancing on the adjacent plaza.)
Or stay in one of the cottages up at Chautauqua Park and meander the many miles of foothills trails, go to a concert or a movie at the huge old auditorium, and have breakfast on the veranda of the dining hall.
For a day trip, grab lunch to go at Breadworks, and head through the mountains to Estes Park (a 1 hour drive) to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. Walk around Bear Lake and drive up Trail Ridge road (snow in July!!!) Come back and put your feet up at the Bookends Cafe adjacent to the Boulder Bookstore. Leave the hubbub of the mall and stroll over to Radda Trattoria for dinner.
When you are ready to head out, stop by McGuckins Hardware (the biggest hardware store in the U.S.) for anything you forgot, and grab groceries at Whole Foods. I think googling “Boulder xxxx” will get you info on everything I have mentioned.
Drive south on Highway 36 past Red Rocks park, and through the tiny town of Morrison. Adventure here we come!
Next — heading South with an optional side trip to Santa Fe!
Hope some of this proves useful.
Wow, can we rent you as a human navigation system?
You guys are an inspiration as musicians and all of your works are funny and magnificent!
Have you ever given consideration to coming to Australia?!
You know… that giant island continent in the South Pacific Ocean somewhere…
Hi Douglas, we LOVE Mozart and adore your Schnitzels, so yes, we would love to come. But what does it have to do with the musical “South Pacific”?
spera per poco…
Dear faceless pineapple,
I am sorry to inform you that we found your sister. Though it would normally be a valiant service to retrieve said omitted sibling, the valiant nature of the case could only be considered if your sister was not a half-digested, welty, and strangely velvety pig-nosed turtle festering in a dufflebag in the Danube river. Though she is still alive, we refuse to pick her up, but she wants us to tell you the pie is on and the cat needs its yogurt before 9 or it’ll expire all over the carpet.
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan
And we thought WE are weird!
GUYS YOU ROCK!!!!!!! I’m impressed and really thrilled about ypour work!!! I’m musician too and I’d lkove if you could come visit Brazil!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks so much Clara! Actually we are working on a Brazil tour — lets hope it works out!!!
please please come to chicago!!!
Next year 2012 we will for sure…
Hey! You two are awesome! We love you!
Will you come Turkey/Istanbul? Please come
Thanks, FINALLY someone noticed. We are sure we will return to Istanbul some time.
.….…..ma quando tornate in Italia?
retorniamo en agosto…
Je viens juste de voter pour que vous veniez nous faire un spectacle en Europe… et plus particulièrement en France ! On vous adore et on aimerait tant pouvoir vous applaudir !
Bonne continuation à tous les deux, et surtout, venez vite !!!
what happened with zagreb????!!!
a sponsor jumped off we are afraid — but we are trying to find another date!
Hi! I love you and your music, I hope can see you in Portugal again! Everyone that leans music in my school loves you guys!!
Can you please tell me how can you look so confident and calm each time you perform? Is just taht I play the piano, and I can feel completely caml until the moment I get on stage…
Anyway, you both are AMAZING!
well, if you want a serious answer: keep on playing amd performing a lot– even if its small places and fro friends. the more you perform (especially the same pieces) the more calm and confident you get. and if you want a funny answer: banana goat milk shakes half an hour before each performance and think of the audience naked.
Guys, you’re awesome! I think I watched every your youtube video. But I’ve missed your show in Saint Petersburg so I hope to see you coming to Russia again!
hey, we know someone by the same name as you!
I just heard you on NPR, and now see on your website that you are going to be in Crested Butte. I used to live a few hours away from there, and so now I’m wondering if I can make it up to Colorado for the concert. I’m also wondering if you’ll be able to dance up there — the elevation is almost 9000 feet!!! A few years ago at a music festival in Crestone, CO (8500 ft.) they brought in a rock star from the 60’s — who was in his 60’s. He could hardly play and they had medics all over the place. I also remember Shirley Maclaine complaining about the thin air in Denver (5000 ft). A little acclimatization really helps. Let me know if you want ideas for fun things to do in Colorado — between Denver and Crested Butte, and I hope to see you on July 17th!
well, its great you tell us that — we are going to start working out straight away. luckyly we are based in the same country as where Arnold Schwarzenegger is from, so we should be fine by July 17th!
Just heard you on NPR and am now dying for you to come to Miami, FL!! Please come!
Love NPR, Victor Borge and now Igudesman and Joo. Thank you for the music, and great fun. I would love to share San Francisco w/you and you w/San Francisco. I would make arrangements to be in NYC to see you.
it looks like we will be in your area this october!
When are you coming to Atlanta, GA???!!
Ben hala parmaklarımı hızlandıramadım. Bana parmak hızlandırmak için yapmam gerekenleri söyler misin Lütfenn nar yemekten başka keman üzerinde
sizi çook seviyorumve en yakında samsuna gelmenizi sabırla bekliyorumm…!!
I hope you come to San Diego sometime in the future. You two are so refreshingly funny! Thanks!!!! Katherine
Will Maradonna be there?
SEATTLE! PULEEEZE come to SEATTLE!
Is there coffee in Seattle?
please visit the Turkey for concert
We will. We just have to stop by the chicken crossing the road, and then pay our respect to the fat duck.
Sevgili İgudesman & Joo
lütfen bu sene samsuna gelin daha önce hiç geldiniz mi bilmiyorum ama bu sene gelmenizi çook istiyorum.
Ayrıca Aleksey senin kemanından çıkan ses çook güzel çıkıyoken neden benim kemanımdan ses öyle dolu dolu çıkmıyo? çook üzülüyorum o zaman çaldığım şarkılar da güzel olmuyo…
ve son olarak lütfenn samsunaa gelinnnnn…!! LÜTFEN LÜTFEN LÜTFEN…
People like you make life way more than bearable I hope you’ll keep doing it for a very long time…
…bytheway, my boyfriend wants to know “How does one get a violin boner?”…I told him, I don’t like him after that but here it is!!!
V & A
As we have people of all ages and sensitivity and sensibilities reading and surfing our message board, we’re reluctant to answer your boyfriend’s question. Suffice to say, he should know the answer. And if he’s forgotten the answer– tell him to just look at you while he’s playing, and I’m sure the answer will come up!
Wait, did you remove Zagreb, Croatia from your list???
Zagreb has been taken to the laundry room, and is currently being ironed. It will reappear at some point, all clean, smelling fresh, and looking perfectly pressed. CEVAPCICI & AIVAR!!!!
I attended your show that helped to kick off Montreal’s Hope & Cope’s 30th anniversary celebrations. I didn’t know what to expect but I’m so glad I attended. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. Thanks so much for a great evening!
Well, Sheila Kussner was the real hero of the night along with any individual or family that has been afflicted with the challenge of fighting cancer.You were all a great audience and to be honest, we didn’t know what to expect either but we’re so glad we played for you all. Laughter is a great way to celebrate and to heal. As is music. That’s we feel super-privleged to be able to do both. Sui Mei, thank you for your kind words. Reading your name, our mouths are watering because– you’ll hate us for saying so but– your name looks a lot like a tasty thing to order at a Chinese Restaurant– Yum Yum Dim Sum! !
You guys are Awesome!
I was at your show on Apr 2 2pm at 2nd row, Aleksey side.So close to you.
It was wwwwwwonderful!!!!My favorite is Mozart Bond.
I LOVE your music, please please come back to Toronto again and also visit my country Japan! I’ll treat you Sushi!
btw, I bought your DVD(that was the last one, so lucky), you owe me kiss!
We do hope to return to Toronto soon Yuki, so you better come and fetch that kiss of yours! And we are doing a benefit concert for Japan very soon in Vienna, our home town…
We’re listening to your WGBH broadcast — adding lots of laughs. My little violinist would love some violin duet music. How do we find these?
Thanks for the laughs! –Michelle & Geneva
Thanks Michelle and Geneva! Actually you can order a lot of Aleksey’s violin duet music on Amazon or directly from Universal Edition online:
Igudesman and Joo,
I was at your performance in Toronto yesterday afternoon and it was absolutely wonderful. I’m planning to go into music as a profession (hehe, Joo asked me if I was a musician) — I’m a pianist, applying to university next year. You’ve inspired me greatly and I really appreciate that. You guys are awesome! Do you think you’ll be coming to Toronto again in the next few years?
Thanks so much!
We’ll be back! Good luck with the music!
I guess being a night-owl finally payed off.
Stumbled on “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Classical Music” around midnight and it kept me up ’til morning, wish they’d show a rerun. Will have to do with youtube videos until I can catch a live show. Absolutely amazing!
Btw, any chance you’ll be coming to Estonia any time soon? You know, the small country close to Russia..
Did you see this on Estonian TV?
We were in Estonia a few years ago. In fact we did one of our first ever concerts with Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica in Talliin. Loved it there!
As it says on the bottom of most James Bond Movies:
We will return.
Thanks for staying up to watch us.
How come you don’t visit Korea again since the last visit?
I would love to see your show again.
I’m really looking forward to see you both.
Please visit korea once more!
Perhaps coming later this year. We need to stock up on our Kimchi supply.
come to Taiwan please please please!!! u are so amazing=D
Hey guys, I saw your show in Toronto today. I would like to thank you for coming out.
NO!Thank YOU for coming out. Toronto was fantastic fun.
Hi, i really love what you do. Please come to Paris !!
AMAZING SHOW LAST NIGHT! SHIKARNO!!!!!! Aleksey, remember ‘you know what’ lasting more than 4 hours is a medical emergency! Enjoy NYC, sorry for the poor weather.
Boy, Howdy! Austin, Texas would love you AND you all would LOVE Austin! Come on down, y’all!
Sorry, I didn’t realize earlier but you guys are really coming to Newport, Rhode Island in July! How nice!
I enjoyed very much your performance in Boston on Saturday. Thank you. Do consider coming to Rhode Island some day.
My name is Galia and I wrote you sometimes in November, 2010.
I’m close friend of Sophie Rachlin and
will be at the performance at 92nd st. Y. I didn’t “apply” to see you before
the concert and my question is: is it possible
to see you before the concert, because after there will be a ZOO…Wishing you a VERY GOOD LUCK in NEW YORK CITY.
Hoping to squeeze through the crouds…
Drove down from Bangor Maine to see you in Boston. It was great. I brought my young son hoping that he would be inspired to play the piano more. Well, it worked, especially the part with using a small electrical drill on the grand piano. SO anyway, let me know where I can send the bill to for the repair to our limted addition Schimmell Piano , or we can just hold onto it until you come to Bangor Maine.
Bangor, where our motto is “we’re between Boston and Quebec” , we’re keeping the lobster warm for you.
Good Luck on the rest of your tour
Dear Mr. Igudjooman,
As it turns out, I *was* selected to meet you backstage at 92Y—much excited! I had a quick question, though: I have planned to attend your show with two friends, but the e-invitation says I can only bring one other person. Would it be okay if I brought both of my friends? One of my friends will otherwise have to wander the boulevards of TriBeCa (up and down, restlessly, where the dry leaves are blowing), and how could I ever inflict such a horror upon my dear friend? It would be fantastic if you could let both in, if it wouldn’t be too much of a trouble. Thank you, and see you on Wednesday!
I really enjoyed the concert today in Troy NY. Although I have already see the DVD thousand times and all your clips on Utube and the movie Pianomania, I still cant help but laugh every second for every old(well, say classical) and new stuff you have. One of the friend I brought to actually broke his lung twice because he laughed too much.
And also the music is awesome. I consider you guys’ gentle, kind music can always make people feel comfortable and smile while listening (uh..most of the time we are laughing instead of smiling but whatever). It will be great if you could give me some hints of the name of the jazz songs you played since I love and admire those songs a lot (Like the one with Moo~ or the one with “Louis and Ella” (Bee Dee Dee Boo Buz Buz Buzzlightyear) lol). Oh and the Maria show is bravo as well! Next time you guys can try to play another Maria like Andrews did in the Sound of Music I bet =) Hmmm maybe the Roxie in Chicago will be just as suite for you too XDD
All in all I just want to thank you for coming Troy since it is only a small town. You bring joy and happiness to a boring, frustrated RPI student. I hope I can be as happy as well next time I see you guys and your music! (And hope all the audiences in NYC will break their lungs tomorrow, too!)
The “Moo” is a song by JOE KERR, a brilliant songwriter living in NYC.
The “bee dee doo bap” is from “Circus Fantasy”, by DUNAYEVSKY, and stunningly transcribed by Sergei DREZNIN, a wonderful musician.
Life is too short and precious to be bored and frustrated! Sound of Music is a great idea– or how about Sound of MOOsic?
Saw you guys tonight in Boston and it was a fabulous show!! Thanks for being the best study break ever. And, for the sake of my sister who loves you guys and is the one who introduced me to you but hasn’t had the opportunity to see you in person yet, I hope your California tour includes the SF Bay Area and happens soon. (Loved the scatting. I bet you guys would rock a version of “I Wanna Be Like You” from The Jungle Book. Also, ever think of dipping into video game music for a skit?)
We’re working on Video Game idea for some time now.
Just can’t get Past Level 3. Do we need the coins?
Is there a cheat code?
please come to sweden
Aleksey and Richard
Lütfen Türkiye’ye gelin Lütfen Lütfen LÜTFEN…
ve ben yazdıklarıma cevap varmediğiniz için biraz kırıldım ama sizi hala çooookkkk seviyorum…
Well, we cant respond to every message Damla, but we will try and return to Turkey! x
Thank you for your art and humor !!! I have sent my 10 years old the Piano Lesson video threatening her that I will hire Joo as her teacher if she doesnt practice piano…
I wonder if you know the “Les Lutiers”, an oustanding 40 years old muscial and humoristic group from Argentina: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Luthiers
Here a link to a concerto grosso they´ve composed:
And an incredible madrigal (hope you understand spanish) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqVjDFRSoCI
Hope to see you soon in Israel.
So– is your 10-year old practising now? Yes, we know Les Luthiers. They are legendary. See you in Israel.
Please come once to Switzerland. Lucerne would be great:)
You’re both excellent!
I was so lucky to be part of the audience at WGBH tonight. Thank you.
I enjoyed your performance so much, and also the questions after.
Your answer, Joo, too the piano teacher was so important. I’m glad you agreed with me that having fun and enjoying what you do not only applies to studying music, but to life. I assume you agreed, with the exception Rachmaninoff, of course!! As per your first piece. Or was it your second. You, two, are truly gifted!
Wish I could be at Berkley on Saturday night.
Hi,guys: Good luck with the tour, it sounds like fun. Maybe next year when things settle down for me and I get my music rehersal schedules set up, then hopefully I can take a vacation and come see you guys in concert which would be alot of fun.
All the best always-Linda
Please please please pleeease come to the UK, I’m so desperate to see you I’m contemplating planning our summer holiday around one of your dates in Europe (just have to hope my partner doesn’t discover the real reason behind my sudden enthusiasm to visit Split or Hainburg!)
Well UK will most likely not be before 2012, so you might have to come to Europe if you want to see us sooner — just a little hint — Croatia is beautiful! But if you come to Hainsburg, its right next to Vienna, which is always worth a trip…
Can’t believe half of the people voted for Europe.
You guys have to come perform in Asia !!!!
You said that you aren’t doing any seasonal songs anymore, except of “winter beer“
Are you going to play Winter Beer in Itzehoe? Please!
Actually, we were thinking of doing “summer snow” on that day — or how about some classics like “autumn sleeves” or “spring (rock and) roll”?
thanks for every thing. I was very sad for you response my questions. but I am very happy now. ve benim babamın çig köfte dükkanı var İstanbula gelince ugrayın lütfennnn…!! umarım gelirsiniz…!!
Could you tell me a little technique of vibrato for try at home? Because I want start vibrato on music. Songs are very boring if we played without vibrato. Herşey için şimdiden Teşekkürler…!!
Well, its difficult to explain vibrato as a message on a homepage but we will try…: if its on the violin, try to move the wrist of the left hand slowly there and back and then increase the speed gradually. If its on the piano, get 8 very strong men to move the whole piano up and down. Iyi sanslar!!
I and my brothers watch your videos on youtube and we love your work! I and one of my brothers play piano too and sometimes my brother imitates you :p
Please come to Portugal, to Porto! We would love to see you! “A little nightmare music” is simply genial!
We will go to Portugal again we are sure — as long as we get A LOT of Pasteis de Belem!
Hi it’s me again I Emailed your manager at the same time that you but no answer so can you please tell himm and talk with him about my offer .… ok ?
You will get an answer, dont worry
we all Istanbul are waiting you.. pleasee come to Turkey we deserve you
We want to return — we miss cig kofte!!!
Love your work. I wish I could make it to your NY show but alas, I have a job and they actually expect me to show up and do…ya know…like…work stuff. What’s up with that? Anyway, will you be booking anything in DC? DC is a great city. We may not have as much to offer as NYC but our subway doesnt smell like pee. Hows that for insentive?
We are sure we will make it to DC, but how about Troy NY on sunday the 27th in the afternoon?
Ihr beide seit echt super toll!!!!!
Bitte , bitte, bitte, please, please, please
kommt doch auch mal von Athen vorbei!!!!!
Wir werden uns sooooooooooooooooo sehr freuen…
LG aus Griechenland
Wir werden schauen was wir tuen können Janna!
Hi My Name is Fares Abdennadher , I am from Tunisia exactly from Sfax . I am a member from a new Charitable organization whitch is called ”Cleub Des Artistes Libres” free artists club . I Really liked you shows you have a good performance and a very nice talent . Well i was asking my self if i could arrange with you a call for doing a show here in sfax and to know your prices and conditions to arrange an agreement because i really like your job and like real artists like you . So pleas contact me by E-Mail :
or by facebook:
Fares Abd ⓋⓛⓅ
or by phone:
So I hope that i wille recive your answer as soon as possible and it will be really great to work with you and thank you .
Dear Fares Abdennadher, thanks a lot for your interest! — the very best is if you get in contact with our manager. You can find her contact details on this homepage under “contact & booking”.
thank you every thing I will eat pomegranate
after this Really… I hope to meet you in a concert some time and I feel this is come true…!! I love you very muchh..
Any plans to come to Belgium or Netherlands soon? It would be really great.
We would love to return! Lets see…
I want to say that I truly believe what you are doing will help to keep classical music in the hearts of the younger generation. You two obviously have much talent between you and I realize how difficult and practice intense it is to spouff music with instruments/or voice and have it come so polished. I think you are great and deeply encourage you to continue with your music.
I hope I can scare up some money to see you in Boston.
When do you come to California?
Hope I can see you in Cali soon~~~
We are working on it — hopefully in the summer and /or autumn — dates will be announced soon, we hope!
Do you know Turkish ? oh this is really exciting you know a lot of language. yaa siz çooookkk tatlısınızz…!! ^_^
You are sweet too Damla! We hop to see you in a concert some time… hoscakal x
I started play piano…!! I m very happy Really…
I want play you violin and piano and guitar when we meet any place .D but I believe we meet one day
and this holiday…!! I love you very much!!
Cok tesekkurler Damla! Birgun piyano, keman ve gitar calisini dinlemeyi sabirsizlikla bekliyoruz. Biz de seni cok seviyoruz!!
Hello i just wanted to say that you guys are great. If you really wanted to know how i came to find you guys it was because of the 2009 Sherlock Holmes movie. I went to comingsoon.net, then searched for the second movie of Sherlock Holmes. When i pressed on it, there was a link to the official site. I licked on everything that was on the menu, including meet the musicians. So then I licked on everyone’s and saw your trailer and thought it was hilarious. Oh! I also love the music in the movie and I have the album on my ipod.
Well thank you Rene!
Aleksey had enormous fun of working with Hans and Guy on the movie and work for the next Sherlock movie is due in the summer. Actually, we did a little private performance for Hans Zimmer and his team, just at the end of the work on the Sherlock movie!
Hi you two, how are you????? I’ve got a little
question : Could you come to Stuttgart and play there??? Please, please, please, please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If I know it right, you’ve never played there!!!!
I’ve seen many videos of you, I think you’re really great!! See you hopefully soon ( in
Stuttgart, or in another new video from you )
Well actually Stephie, we have played in and around Stuttgart many times, but we promise, promise we will return!!!!
When will you come in Paris ? You are able to cheer up even parisians, I swear, I saw it !! So don’t let us down, please !! We love you !
Cheer up the Parisians? Wow, you REALLY believe in us! No seriously, we love Paris and we love the grumpy Parisians too, so we hope it happens soon also!
ancora non sono abbastanza piccola per entrare nel violino, quindi il piano sarebbe perfetto!!!
Portatemi via con voi.….…..
dove? dentro il piano?
PLEASE COME TO iSTANBUL. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…
If you don’t come to istanbul I will die
PLEASE COME THİS YEAR THİS HOLDİDAY BUT ı BELİEVE YOU COME İSTANBUL…! I LOVE YOU… :)
alright, alright slow down, no need for death! you know, before dying you COULD also buy a flight ticket and see us in another country but we would love to return to Istanbul, of course…
PLEASE COME TO CHICAGO!!!!
PLEASE OH PLEASE!
It looks like in 2012 it might happen!!!
Vocês são simplesmente magníficos! Muito bom, seria ótimo se viessem ao Brasil! Parabéns pelo espetáculo!
BRASIL! We hope, we hope we hope!!!
Hi, my partner and i have watched all your youtube videos and thought they were fantastic — Ticket to ride– had us in stiches. Will you be touring in the uk? You should definitely come!!!!
Chris and Lauren!
ah we cant wait to come to the UK some time…
I love your music so much! And I love you. Are you comin’ to Istanbul? Please come come come come!
we have played there a few times, loved it and really hope to return!
For years (well at least several months) I have asked you to come to Bangor Maine. When you toured Sweden I suggested you consider coming here. We are just like Sweden just with more snow and less smoked fish.
Now I see you are coming to Boston then Canada, guess what is in between? BANGOR MAINE!!
COme check us out, see the COllins Center and Gracie Theater for venues. We’ll show you a great time…alright a pretty good time, we know we are just Bangor Maine. But we’ll give you a lobster and a whoopie pie, they don’t have those in Sweden!
Good Luck on your U.S. tour, hope to see you in Boston.
Well Marianne, do come to Boston and we will certainly concider Bangos Maine in the future, in light of solving the lobster problem… we heard you have too many of them, so when we come, we plan to devour a large part of the lobster population!
Your concert in Siena was amazing! This is the right way to fascinate with music!
Hey, you guys should totally come to Scotland!! I have just discovered your material, and I think you guys are amazing!!! I am a piano and violin teacher, and will be telling all my pupils to go out and buy your dvd for tips!!! Should make lessons more interesting!
I just discovered you fews days ago and…
I’m in love !
What you do is definately fabulous, I really love, and hope to see you in France ASAP !
Carry on giving us so much pleasure !
u guys are ace with love from england xxxx
You were much more ironical than them:
I didn’t think it would possible to meet an-some artists with such a combination of talent, charm and irony in today’s sit-com world. You made my day better and I promised myself to think of your performance instead of the bills to pay when the alarm clock will ring early in the morning.
I’ll follow and forward your tours, come back soon to Rome and to Italy, I long to hear the famous Russian historical song I vill survive, the nicest serenade I’ve ever listened to (actually I never heard any).
Have a nice trip in Tuscany !
All the best,
Well, thank you for coming Angela! Glad you loved it — it was so much fun in Rome!
The Show in Rome was amazing… I couldn’t stop crying of laughter! You two… you are so sharp and for sure two genius. And wow! Your italian is fantastic! And, well, you know… the music was great. Maybe I’d like just a little bit more of… Mozart! Come back soon, we’ll wait for you to come back since the first minute after the end of the show!
How have you learnt Italian?!?!?
Tonight, in Rome, when I heart “muggire” I couldn’t believeble it
You both speak Italian much better than me!
And Forza Italia??
And San Remo?? .…
Wish many many nigthmares like yours to all of your fans!
We learned Italian by ordering a huge amount of amazing Italian food of course! And we had some help, of course
Come to Australia! We’re the best! We’ve got an awsome opra house in Sydney. You may have heard of it (The Sydney Opra House of course). It’s very famous & it’s a greeeaat venue.
Come to Australia!!! We’re waiting for you!
I’m waiting for you in Siena! Non vedo l’ora!!!!
Boys, I’ve listened to you only yesterday evening in Sassuolo, and I miss U already! Great show, great actors (or…maybe you were simply “natural”???), great and intense music.…MANY FREE KISSES! V.
Will u guys come to malaysia to perform again?Coz i miss out the show last year
Pls pls come to malaysia again!!!
We will return, hopefully 2012!
You are so awesome! Come and visit Denmark!
I’m sad to see you’re not going to visit Germany ?!
How can that be? Dont you know the country? You can eat good saussages and drink the best beer there!
Call me if you come. you got my number dont you?
We will be in Germany many times, dont worry! New dates coming soon…
When will you come to İstanbul? Please come come Pleaseeeee..!! :’(
We dont know yet, but we do hope to return…
Hello! I want you to come to Spain! You’re awesome! I see your videos and I enjoy a lot. I wish to see you in person, pleeeeasee <3 !:):)
pd.if you come to spain, I promise that I will prepare you a delicious meal! (tipical spanish, of course!) hahaha
We want to go to Spain too!!!!
Hi,come to Spain please,i always watch your videos on youtube,its a very nice country, you will love the food,and sunny days,we will wait for you,many kisses and you are the best.
Will you come in Paris ?
We will come in, around and to Paris for sure some time, Audrey!
I LOVE YOU GUYSS !! ^^ come to melbourne pleasseeeee.…!! >__<
okay…!! Thanks a lot for advices(pomegranate) I love you very much <3 <3
You just understand everyting what is music about!! Really nice work…
I heard that you once visited Zagreb, Croatia. I was wondering if you plan to do it again?
If so, I’m the first man in line for the tickets
You will find out about Zargeb soon…
Are you coming to Australia? If you are, please come to Hobart in the island state of Tasmania! It’s a beautiful place, and there are many people who would love to watch you guys! We have a great orchestra and concert hall, and some schools which would be so ecstatic to have you guys play for them! Looking forward for a reply (because I know you guys will deliver)
We would LOVE to come to Australia… but so far we have not had invitations besides from lovely fans like you.
If you email your local orchestras and a concert halls and demand us, its more likely to happen though!
Come to Sao Paulo — Brazil! Please, would be an honor see them here!
Okay, maybe this sounds very absurd, but could you two do a performance of the song “Summer Wine” ? It would be really awesome!.… and very funny
(especially if you do it while practising the silly walk!.… okay, maybe this would be to weird…)
Unfortunately we dont do seasonal songs any more, with the exception of “Winter Beer”. Do you know it? Its written by the same guy as “Spring Champagne” and “Autumn Brandy”.
Hmmm, ok, that was a bit of a lame joke, but you cant be on top form all the time, can you?
We need more people in America to vote for your performances.
Well, we hop to see you in a performance, some time!
(Enough of the begging) I just sent an e-mail to your booking agent to ask about a concert at the Gallo Center in Modesto, CA. Hopefully it works, because I’ve been watching your videos on Youtube for the past 3 years! I am a 15 year-old violin student now. I hope that you can come, and I hope that Joo doesn’t have dreaded back problems. Cheers!
First, i would like to thank you for all your passion and work, which help to make classical music loved.
I wanted to know if there is plan on releasing a DVD of the show with Gidon Kremer. I’m totally stunned by extracts on the Internet, and hope to have the possibility, so, to see the whole show, as this year, you are not coming to France…
In march, i’m going to a concert with G. KREMER playing, but i’m soooooo looking forward to see you, guys, in person !
There is no plan as of yet to release any show with Gidon Kremer. We had 3 of the best years of our lives working with our hero and legend Gidon Kremer, and in that time, we performed over 50 shows with him and the wonderful and unique Kremerata Baltica together. We have a new show with orchestra called BIG Nightmare Music. Perhaps one day, we will perform it in France– in French, naturellement.
Igudeshomme et Juif
Please please come to Hungary! You had to cancel your show last time so you owe us one )) How can you handle your bad conscience?
Actually WE didn’t cancel Hungary! It was cancelled by the sponsors of the concert.
But we have a bad conscience for all the fun we haven’t had yet, and so we will when we come to Budapest, we will make up for it!
Igudesman is the Buda and Joo is the Pest. Er– we meant Best!
YESS…!! I believe you come İstanbul this year and this holiday And I love you..!! ^_^
we love you too… spread the love!!! :):)
Please come to the western united states soon, we love you guys over here!
Hi, I love your music, please came play in Lisbon or Madrid. I would enjoy it very much.
Congratulation for your work
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When you will come to Hungary?
We have a GREAT NEW Concert Hall in Pécs one of the best in Europe! You must to see it!
All the Best! (We will survive!)
actually, there are talks with hungary… so lets hope soon!
You guys made my day watching the videos…I would love to see at live performance. When are you coming to the West coast of the USA? Specifically Seattle??? We would love you here!!
we will, sasha, we will!
I’m from Slovenia and I would like to buy tickets for any of your shows in Italy this March. But I don’t know how to … There is only link to buy tickets online for the show on 8th of March which is mostly full … Please, I wish to give this concert as a birthday present to a friend =)
Thank you for your answer ^^
The best would be to contact the orchestra we are playing with, since they are organizing the concerts!
Tel.: 055 2340710 — 055 2342722
Fax: 055 2008035
Email: [email protected]
Hey guys, found you on youtube and loved it.
Just wondered if you would be playing in the UK soon?
we are wondering the same thing!
I hope you remember my name from the February 13 (my birthday!!) when my friend was at your concert and asked you for an autograph for me.
You have to make a show in Prague, because you are soooo amazing!
Thanks for everything and sorry for my english
Of course, we wrote a special note for you! Happy unbrithday today and we hope we come soon also…
Thanks for your visit to Mainz. Surely it was not the biggest hall where you’ve been, but I am happy you came anyway. It was the best “classic” presentation, I have ever been to. Can’t wait for your next tour.
Compliments to your german language skills. Jetzt glaube ich euch, dass ihr hier alles selbst beantwortet.
Na siehst du, also es sind DOCH wir!
Ausser dieser Message die ist von unserem eineigen Zwillingsbruder geschrieben…
Hello again İgudesman&Joo
Aleksey can I ask you something? I want some notes from you. Example; violins of the world, irish stew in the morning and Auld Lang Syne..
PLEASE HELP ME…!! Thank You For Everything
You can buy a lot of Alekseys music on amazon, but also directly from Universal Edition.
The pieces you mentioned, for example, are part of a duet book called “Celtic & More”
Here is the link to that:
And here is all his published music:
hi guys!i think you guys are amaizing and I want you to come in Romania,again.sorry for my english. ) I’m beging you! Come in Romania!!!
We might be coming to Bucharest later this year. Keep checking out tourdates.
hi, please come to Mexico I believe you would be welcomed here, your work is awsome i love it
Mexico has the BEST Margueritas in the whole wide world. We will come and perform Cucuracha upside down for you– which actually sounds rather like Tchaikovsky…
please, please do NOT come to the Netherlands, especialy not anywhere near me (Utrecht)!
If you would come, al my friends and I will have sleepless nights because of the excitement.
Also we do not have the money to buy concert tickets and will be very sad (with lots of crying and pulling out of hair) every time we see a poster of the concert in our town.
We will be forced to enter the concert illegally and since I am not good at sneeky stuff, we will get arrested and our lives might be ruined as a result. (also my mother will get really angry, and you do not want to be in town when that happens!)
So stay away!
hey, dont worry, we wont even answer your message here! aehm…
Moin Moin aus Nordfriesland!
I love you so much, your music is brilliant, you are very, very funny and I just have to see you live.… but I unfortunately can’t come to Hannover and Mainz Please come to Germany again,maybe to Dresden or Hamburg which are also very nive citys and it would be so great to see you there! But now to something completly different: I watched quite a lot videos of you youtube channel and they brought so much wisdom to me! Since I watched “Stem” I know about the deeper meaning of life.
p.s: do you really practise the silly walk every day? It would be terrific to see that
we will come many times to Germany so dont worry! and yes we practice the silly walk every day before breakfast! unfortunately we dont eat breakfast…
I’m currently studying music in Germany, but my home country is New Zealand. Can you please do a tour of New Zealand? My family and friends would love it — there’s an enthusiastic classical music crowd there that often get overlooked because of their isolation.
oooh we would love that– if someone invites us there we would go, but until then hope to see you in Germany!
Hola Hyung-ki y Aleksey,
me llamo Ludmila y soy de Eslovaquia.Primero de todo, me encaaaantan su conciertos y proyectos que hacen!!! Toco violin y para mi son una gran motivacion e inspiracion. La unica cosa que me pone triste es que tengo una mala suerte para sus conciertos. Primero iba al concierto en el 1.10.2010 al Budapest, pero el concierto se cancelo. Luego queria ir a su concierto en el 3.3. en Nowy Sozc y ese se cancelo tambien… no pude ser … espero que un dia los voy a ver en algun concierto. De todas maneras muchas gracias por su trabajo y por la musica que hacen. Mucha suerte y espero que Hyung-ki se va sentir mejor con su espalda.
Saludos y abrazos!!!
Nunca sabia que hablas castellano en Eslovaquia! Esperemos que tienes mas suerte para ir a nuestros conciertos en el futuro… un beso x
Hello Igudesman and Joo!!
Im really really really blown away by all of your performances!!!! You guys are so AWESOME!!!
Im from Malaysia and im 17 this year. I play the piano and I’ll be sitting for my grade 8 exam this year. Kyung-ki, could you please give me some pointers on how to improve my technique? I’d really appreciate that And how many hours do you guys practise each day?? Please reply..
Hi Astrid!, well, we practice between 0 and 8 hours a day and the tip we can give you is PRACTICE SLOWLY!
Anyway, we hope to return to Malaysia in 2012 we loved your food and your fish massage! Hyung-ki was laughing hysterically for 10 minutes non-stop, they had to vacate the massage parlor and the poor fish were traumatized, so it went quite well
però non è giusto.….…in Toscana si, ma quando in Veneto?
Viene a Toscana!!!
I’ve heard about you recently, although I’ve taken classes at a musical school, where I studied both the violin and the piano. I am from Romania, and that explains why news come to us later ) It might be very difficult, but we do want you to come to Romania! Some concerts in our country could be very interesting, as people haven’t taken contact with this type of concert.
Today, some children of the musical high-school in Brasov tried to .. let’s say, perform in your way! It was a mess!:)) Your are unique! Aleksey’s face says a lot when he performs. And Hyung-ki is brilliant when tries to teach Aleksey to “play” the piano. And I can’t get enough of Alla molto turca!
So guys, the feng shui here is A major! Best wishes and come to Romania sooner!!
Thank you Ioana. Actually we played in Bukarest very recently and it was even on TV — where were you?
We may be back in September…
What’s the pronunciation of “Igudesman & joo”?
The pronounnciation of Igudesman & Joo is “Igudesman & Joo”.
I hope we could be of help!
Another question: Are there audio recordings of the sonatas written by Aleksey? I’m interested in buying one, but I want to make sure its not too out of my league. Thanks guys!
There are no recordings yet, Denise, I am afraid.
But as guidelines:
1. one is not too hard.
2. is harder
3. is hardest
When will you come in Serbia?
Soon we hope!
Already in the U.S., may come to Texas (I´m from Mexico)…? Please, please (I’m on my knees)
We will play in many places in the US — keep on checking our tour schedule and subscribe to our newsletter!
but why plums? And when you came İstanbul, at the end of the concert I can’t see. Thank you for everything
Plums are good for the digestion
But the best fruit for musicians is Pomegranate.
I am looking forward to seeing you to play the real instrument: VIOLA !!!!!
I deeply hope this day will come some day…
What? Plums? Really? Okay thank you
Please help me about vibrato and pass the notes quickly on violin. PLEASE
look below and all (actually, nothing) will be revealed!
Hey, thanks for being awesome. I play violin and wish I had half the chops and comedic genius you two have. I am now making it a goal to see a live performance performance sometime. Do you think you’ll ever be on the west coast of the United States? Hyung-ki, I hope you get better and don’t have to cancel anymore shows. Aleksey, you’re an inspiration! I love you guys!
we will DEFFINITELY come to the west of USA — maybe even in the summer, but for sure in autumn. keep on checking teh dates on our homepage and subscribes to our newsletter! and thanks Denise, its also inspiring to get nice messages like yours here!
and finally Please come to İstanbul. Once arrive but please come again. You play very well. I love listen to you. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE…!!
well, lets hope we come again! we have already been a few times.
Hello again İgudesman&Joo
Can I ask you a quastion? I can’t vibrato on violin and I cant pass notes quickly. Please help me. Please Aleksey, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE ^_^
well if you cant “pass” notes quickly, you should eat a lot of plums. and as for vibrato, that is not exactly something that one can explain by writing. come to a concert and aleksey promises to show you after a show.
Hi.…… my respects for your work.…amazing…
When are you coming to FLORIDA — USA Tampa, Orlando Miami are waiting for you??????
we will play in the U.S.A. a lot, so hopefully also near you, Sylvia!
I found your vídeos on youtube and now i´m really a big fan!!! for when a concert in OPorto, Portugal?
you both show that music is much more than only instruments and scales, and portugueses love all the double… feelings
hope to see you soon
we would love to return to your wonderful country — kets hope somone books us in porto
Oh wtf..?? you reply to everyone but me.. How gay is that
Nownow, Nile, thats not quite true. If you look down, we do not reply to everyone, but we try to reply to people who actually ASK something.
If you look at your post, do you see a question mark anywhere?
A little while ago I played in het Concertgebouw Amsterdam. If you have played there before me, then you should know that al around the roof the names of great musicians (composers) are written. Just 2 names are missing: Igudesman and Joo!
I just find out about you, ( sorry, but better late then never at all) and I have to say…you both are really fantastic ! The way you bring classical music to people is absolutely outstanding! I saw your video’s at youknowwhattube and couldnt stop watching and listening. Mozart/Bond/Love Story… amazing, Rachmaninov…tears of laughter, all night long.
So, I really hope that in the near future you can visit Holland again and I promise you to be there too! (if you still need another violinplayer, please do contact me, I play as well ( but not as well as Igudesman
Dear Marjolein, thank you for your sweet message! We would absolutely love to play in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. It would be a big dream of ours together. Aleksey played there in the big hall, doing a concert of his violin duets together with hundreds of children, which was an amazing experience for him. But as IGUDESMAN & JOO, we are still waiting to make that dream come true…
PLEASE HELP ME..!!
It’s a secret.…ahhahahahaha
about your response to my message 13/01
Hello İgudesman & Joo
I’m playing violin nearly 2 years.I am 14 years old. I listened to you and loved you so much.
I like you stole some of your pieces Aleksey example: I will survive, riverdancing violinists and fistful of dollars but I could not find their notes. Can you help me? PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE..!!:D
Thank you for everything.
We are afraid that our versions of I will Survive and Fistful of Dollars are not published yet. But you can find a 2 violin version of the piece in “Riverdancing Violinist”, arranged by Igudesman as sheet music, published in one of his books called “Celtic & More”. You can order it at your local music shop or buy it at Universal Edition online here: http://www.universaledition.com/Celtic-amp-More-Violin-Duets-fuer-2-Violinen-Aleksey-Igudesman/sheet-music-and-more/detailview/UE33652
HERZLICHE UND MUSIKALISCHE GRÜSSE AUS DEUTSCHLAND UND GRATULATION ZU EURER STARKEN HOMEPAGE ICH FREUE MICH AUF EUREN BESUCH
ONE LOVE NATION !!!
.….and so now I have discovered your secret.
nooo, help! how did you find out? how could this happen? aehm, sorry. by the way, which secret.
Als ich letztes Jahr noch in Deutschland war, kannte ich euch noch nicht. Jetzt bin ich nach Los Angeles gezogen… und ihr wart noch nie hier. Könnt ihr mal eine Konzert Tour nach Calofornia machen?
Wäre echt SUPER!
keep up the good work! you guys are the best!
we will tour california in the near future, dont worry!
This mail’s language is korean.
안녕하세요? 저는 김제환입니다. 저는 주형기 아저씨를 뵈러왔다가 뵈제 못해서 다시 귀국했답니다.주형기 아저씨와 일렛세이 이구데스만 아저씨의 공연을 보고 싶어요. 다시 한국으로 놀러 오세요. 그땐 정말로 공연 보러갈깨요…
I LOVE YOU
I juste had to put a message on this board to say that I’m a fan for… quite a long time now and I can’t stop watching your show, again and again. Thank you for all the good moments I had with you (even if you don’t know anything about it.….….….….
Anyway, (for the selfish part of this comment) I’d looooove to see you both in France soon and, if you ever plan to come, please choose the half north of the country pleeeeeeaaaaase…! (or Belgium? Could be easier for me to come)
Sure I would do my best to see you for real!!
Hope to see you soon…
Hey Guys! I absoloutely love your work. As a pianist, it is so refeshing to see such a funny and talented show! I could not stop laughing!
Any plans to come to Australia in the near future?
I know that pretty much my whole friend group would buy tickets!
LOVE YOU GUYS!
you HAVE TO come to saxony in germany or a city that is nerar to it. i commend it!!
i love you both
greetings from elli.
HELLO CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE I CAN BYE YOUR DVD IM FROM THE ISLE OF WIGHT ENGLAND THANKS GARY
you can buy it on on amazon in the UK:
Myself and my fiancé think you are legends! So very talented and hilarious! I’ve 2 questions:-
1) Any plans to put on a show in Dublin, Ireland?
2) How can I get an autographed picture of you guys?
Keep up the good work! We watch your dvds over and over! GENIUS!!
Loads of love
1) we would love, love, love to come to dublin. no plans yet, but hopefully soon.
2) when we are there we will autograph anything you like!!!
and thanks for the compliments julie xx
Can u bitte to Vaihingen/Enz komma, au bora katika Ensingen katika Forch Forest Room.
See holpfully bald ici
weird langwhich welchest wie likig. seh you soonfully hoffe!
My quetion is: How long does Aleksey practise, if there is a concert?!
Thanks for telling me, 13-years-old violin-student
PS: You lost Southern Germany, I saw that.
it depends. aleksey tries to practice a couple of hours a day to keep in shape. and when learning to practice more. whereas hyung-ki practices nonstop all day and night, since he is a pianist.
Hello Igudesman & Joo! =)
I hadn’t heard your music before, but I started hearing it since this year at the conservatory!
I really like the way you turn one classical music piece into the most famous one, being classical or nowadays music.
I have a question for you two! Are you going to come to Spain? I would like to be at one of your live concert!
Thanks you very much! Kisses for you!! =)
quieremos muchissimo venir a españa! vamos a ver quando. bessos a ti tambien Paqui!
Hallo ihr 2,
könntet ihr bitte mal nach Österreich oder Stuttgart kommen?
werden wir, werden wir!
Hey Igudesman and Joo I am a huge fan.. you guys have such a great sense of humor.. the river dancing the piano lesson i love it all.. anyways im from California Sanjose. and i noticed that you guys have upcoming concerts in USA/ Boston MA, and New York well thats kind of wau off into the east coast heh.. well i was hoping maybe one day you guys could come over to the west coast more of Sanfransico area. that place is full of broadway shows and entertainment it would fit perfectly to your guy’s style. with the right publicity heh well.. thats mostly what i had to say other than that. you guys are two up there in my favorite musician list alogn with john mayer/ the beatles… so on..
Hello, portuguese people will gone love your work,come to Portugal, you gone love to.
i hop to see you here.
We have been in Portugal in recent years a few times and would love to return, since we have become addicted to Pasteis de Belem!
Can you come to Zagreb, Croatia?
Please please please..
Well, it looks quite good, we might be there quite soon! Subscribe to our online Newsletter and all will be revealed soon…
I’m still waiting till you guys are comming to Belgium…
We really need good news now.
Come to Portugal Casa da Música in Porto its a great place to you play! Or Europarque in Santa Maria da Feira! Please come!
I saw Lang Lang play with the San Diego Symphony on Friday 14th January. He played Rachmaninoff’s piano concerto no.2…he didn’t use sticks.…please come to California to show it should be done correctly.
Yaaayyyyyy! I even asked my mom if I could do the newsletter, and she said yes!!!
Yaayyy! Thanks! Bunnies 2 u!
you asked your mum? you are such a good boy. stop that emidiately! nono, just kidding. anyway, we hope you enjoy it and above all, convince her to take you to a LIVE CONCERT of ours!
Random letters 2 u!
Bahaha! Yes I know you are “Hyung-ki” So your name should be Joo Hyung Ki is Korean.
안녕하세요 to you too!
Thank you for coming to NYC! Dream come true!
I’ve discovered you guys today, I’ve never been so grateful for a documentary (“pianomania”!).
I have to get your dvd, and then wait for you to come to Paris soon! I’ll wait as long as required
I love you guys, you are really perfect and i need you see closer and live! Please come Istanbul soon again. Little middle big nightmare, it doesn’t matter.
Richard! Can you respond? In Korean? ;D
안녕하세요 And actually its “Hyung-ki”
What about berlin?
what about it?
Aleksey and Richard,
I found out you are going to New York on March 30th! I am really excited, and I may be able to see you. I live all the way across the country though, but seeing you would be a dream come true. Please respond!
I am Korean too, so I enjoyed watching Piano Lesson. ^-^
I’ve seen your tourdates.
Sassuolo, roma, Polonia and than in Toscana with the orchestra.
Just a curiosity: but when do you find time to rehearse with the orchestra?
ah, thats a secret!
Hello! I am a huge fan!! Please please come to the UK, I’ve only seen your youtube stuff but I am dying to see your live show!!!! *dies*
*Comes back to life* ^_^
But anyway I love what you guys are doing combining music with comedy!! The only problem is I just can’t listen to Mozart in the same way anymore, I keep hearing James Bond!!!!!
And James Bond will have Mozart in him too, dont you worry!
I absolutely love your music and enjoy watching your videos. The river dancing violinist being one of the favourites. I would love to see you in concert but in your shedule there are no dates for the UK. Do u ever perform here? If u planning a concert here in the near future I would definetely come to see you play.
We have just started working with someone in England, who will hopefully arrange our UK premier some time soon!
I don’t have words to describe how amazing I think you are. With your mix of humour and classic made me look at music in a complete different way so thank you for that!
I was really sad that you didn’t come to Spain last year but I hope you will!
So thank you very much and continue in this amazing way:)
HHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!! BIG FAN!!!!!!
I’m not here to convince you to come to where I live, cuz I understand that you can’t (unfortunatly) make multiple copies of yourselves to go everywhere in the world
Is the newsletter really an actual paper that gets sent to the front door daily? If the answer is no, don’t even bother to read the rest of this comment.
Anyway, I was just asking if there is a way to have a newsletter thingy that sends it to my e-mail instead of the front door. I’m a little busy being in 7th grade here! Plus it wastes paper…So yeah.…Please answer…Thanks!!!!
nono, dont worry, its sent our per email! good luck at school and remember, if you do your homework, then…aehm, then the world will be a better place or something. look at how screwed up the place is — thats all OUR fault
Please, come to Lugo (Spain). There are no sun, no beaches, we need some entertainment. Thanks!
Modesto, California at the Gallo Center, pleeeaaasse???
first of all two things:
–you guy are great. (i know it’s not very original but)
–sorry for the mistakes i will may do cause i’m a lill frog eater and i dont talk english very well!
i’ve just discover the trailer of your show on youtube and it was fantastic! This melting of classical; modern stuff; and lot of derission is great and it’s even more great with two talented guy with a lot of imagination, just like you.
Please come to Paris someday!
i wish you the best! bye
Please, please come to Calgary! Our philharmonic has a great sense of humour, and you would be very well appreciated here. I would even bake you cookies.
I´d so much like to see you in Finland.
Best regards: Paavo Saksala
i hope you come Turkey again soon. you are really perfect and entertaining. Keep going…
I hope that soon Mexico (Monterrey if you can)
is a viable option in their tour schedule,
but if Mexico is more complicated then
Houston Texas would be a good alternative
I wish you continued success and friends
through his work (as performers and as
composers). I send you lots of hugs and
thanks for all you do to multiply smiles…
Please come…!!! Love you
Pleeasee please come to Paris!
You guys are great!
Fan from Korea living in Paris
When I heard you guys were coming to the United States in 2011, I was bewildered, beguiled, and bemused. Hopefully my alliteration will convince you to come to Arizona, but if not, I will just continue to watch your youtube videos! Great work combining the beauty of classical music with a breed of comedy unlike any other.
P.S. I cannot stop listening to Mozart Bond!
I will be there and so will a bunch of my friends
Hello! I was very excited to see that you will be performing on 26/03/2011 at the Berklee School in Boston, USA.
Unfortunately, their web site http://www.berkleebpc.com/ does not know about your concert.
So how can I purchase tickets??
Also, I am wondering if Hyung-Ki speaks Korean. My wife is a Korean pianist.
Give them a call and all will be revealed! See you soon!
I wish you a very good year 2011.
I looked all of your videos ‘nd I like very very much, you are very great and genius.
Will you come to France nearly in Paris ??
Excuse for my english…
Merci vraiment pour ces talents musicaux et également pour faire aimer la musique dite classique et que vous remaniez avec une telle aisance et une telle joie sans pour autant montrer la difficulté des choses.
J’apprécie rééllement Hyung Ki J pour la dextérité des doigts sur le piano et Aleksey pour cette facilité déconcertante de jeu du violon. Vous êtes géniaux tous les 2 et bravo pour ces mises en scènes plus que parfaites !
Thank U very very much !!!! Great, FABULOUS !!!!!!!!!!
How about coming to Stockholm next It’s a wonderfull city with lovely people and an exotic language (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkHRNrMmkvg (check out the link )
We played at the Nybrokaen in January 2007. One of the most beautiful halls we have played in. The stockholm audience that night was magnificent. If you cross your fingers we may be back in stockholm soon with BIG Nightmare music and a very special
You guys are playing in New York so can you guys come up to toronto too?
OK– how about beginning of April at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts? Is that good for you, Dan?
Hola! Have a wonderful 2011!
A hug from Mexico and enjoy NY!!! Hopefully I’ll be there asking for
your autograph… (fingers crossed!!!!!)
hope you’d a great start into 2011 and wish you a happy new year! Hopefully all your wishes are going to be fulfilled!
Maybe you remember me? I’m the one who’s writing a “thesis” in music. One problem occures now.. for comparing different compositions i need the (original orchestra)scores (in german it’s “partitur” i’m not sure if “score” is the right translation).The idea with “music thieves” was really great but my teacher suggested to take my idea to compare thematic alike film scores. But nevertheless thank you sooo much for that idea and helping me!!! The problem for me now is to find a possibility to get these “partituren” because normally they aren’t published… Should i try to contact the composers or do you have a different idea?
Sorry for bothering you with this
Happy new year to you too! Writing to the composers wont help — there are a lot of soundtracks where you can find some sort of score.
A “classic” comparison can be Star Wars, which is very much “based” on “The Planets” by Gustav Holst. — googler “star wars sheet music” and you are bound to find something, and the Holst you can get a score easily.
Then Morricone has sheet music — Gabriels Oboe from the Mission is very much “Bach” style.
First of all, Happy New Year !
I wonder if it was possible to buy a DVD with Gidon Kremer and his Kremerat Baltica orchestra. And if the shop would send it to my home, in France.
I really like the videos, and I also hope you’ll come in France soon.
Unfortunately there is no DVD for sale of the project at present, sorry! Hope to see you in concert some time soon.
Happy New Year!!!
Thank You for a FANTASTIC concert in Bucharest, Romania, at The Romanian Atheneum! It’s been an AMAZING experience, much better that wtaching a video!
WHEN will you hold a concert / concerts in South Africa? What does it take to bring you there?
Many Thanks and a fantastic year ahead,
Pat & Gert from South Africa
It takes an airplane to bring us there — we would LOVE to play in South Africa!
I’m a big fan of your work. I saw you at the night of the proms and you guys were great! I’m still waiting for a concert in Belgium or Holland. When are you comming? My question is: Where can I get an autograph of you two?
Happy new year,
Best is to come to a performance of us — these days we always sign DVDs after the concert…
thanks for the replies! I want to see those sketches and hear that sonata!
Ok, I get what your saying. Maybe I should rephrase the question. Do you ever have any interest in doing a skit about 12-tone serialism? What about minimalism? I am just interested in those styles and would like to see what your take is on those musics.
We have done sketches with 12 tone music and “ultra modern” sounding music. We even did a sketch of where we had cage competeing against boulez in order to write the best piece in under a minute. And Aleksey has published his 3rd violin Sonata on Universal Edition, where the 1st movement is 12tone music. So the answer is still a big yes.
venha para o brasil pernambuco
Hey guys! I’m a huge fan! I’m so excited for your NYC “debut!” I have one question, though.
Why don’t you guys ever tackle “contemporary” classical music? I would love to see your guys take on Schoenburg or Carter.
Hi Nate, so great you are coming to NYC! To answer your question all the time — we handle contermorary music all the time. We just dont differentiate between “Classical” and other types of music. We often play music by wonderful composers like Ennio Morricone, Gia Kancheli, Astor Piazzolla, but we both write ourselves, so that counts as comteporary too, we believe. And Schönberg, having passed away in 1951, can hardly be called contemporary, can he? See you very soon in NY!
pls come to Korea!!!!
My friend recently (well a couple of months ago) introduced me to your music and by far, you are my favourite classic duo/group. Your work is so full of life, as music is.
I keep forwarding your youtube videos to my friends and would love it if one day you would come to Sydney and do a concert here!
Wishing you strength with all your current shows.
With respect and love
We did go to Mudgee a few years ago! The Huntington Festival of Chamber Music. Drank lots of excellent wine and had one of our best audiences ever. (not in that order though) We are working on doing some skits which require us to stand on our heads and play everything upside down so that we can return to Australia. We love Sydney. She was cool in Alias.
It’s really been a while to check you guys perfom,
since i missed last concert in Korea,
(sorry for that, i had to be in another concert hall for my recital…though)
Anyhow, i moved to NYC, and suddenly I thought about you guys again!(Seriously, i don’t know why but ‘the singing joo’ just popped in my head… weird haha) then i came this message board.
and the 92nd Y?! it’s like 3 min from where i live! and the perfect timing! which is right after my whole auditions. so i just tried to buy ticket, but um… i think i need better seat and wanna choose myself. haha so tomorrow i’ll walk in that crazy snow storm,(well in here, TOO MUCH SNOW. good for view though) and than buy 2 ticket for me and my man.
and just out of curiousity, can i bring you guy’s cake and.. um..little present? haha which means can i go to backstage or not.(is it too obvious question? about like negative way…)
my point is,
we will meet !
(i’ll go is probably more fact.….. haha)
HAPPY NEW YEAR,
Well thank you for your sweet mesage! The only present you need to bring is YOURSELF and yes, you can meet us after the concert at the DVD signing! see you soon!!!
We will be very proud if you come in France !
Where in France should we go? We only know Rennes, Condom, and Y.
Why don’t you come in Turkey? I hope , you will come to here one day. İstanbul is waiting to you. we love you. you are survive.
We ARE survive, you are right! Actually we have played in Turkey and in Istanbul several times… where were you?
when are you coming in France…
Are you home again?
Did you recover the lost hour?
Was very nice to have you in Bucharest in your great show.
Waiting for you to perform soon the “BIG Night¬mare Music”, until then:
MERRY CRISMAS and AN INSPIRED NEW YEAR!
Big hugs from Bucharest!
yup we are home and over the jetlag. it was GREAT to be in Bucharest. merry x-mas and new year to you too!
Well, Big Congratz guys, enjoyed alot the show from Bukharest Athenaeum, especially the viola joke *cough /whistles … and hope to see you soon again here in Bukharest, Happy Holydays and Merry CHristmas soon !!!
P.S. Q: How much does a balalaika player earn?
BP: …alot…alot, just…alot!!!
You’re grat *_*
Come to Rome, we will waiting for you! =D
we think we are there in march…
Will you come in FRANCE??? Paris is magnificent but BORDEAUX is still better, with the gastronomic cooking and its wine!! WE LOVE YOU!! COME SOON!!
We would love to — and hope to come France soon!
Hey guys, why play only one show in Germany? Frankfurt is in desperate need of you. All we have are crimes and banks. What must this humble student do to change that?
Dont you worry, we will be playing plenty in Germany next year… keep checking our tour schedule and subscribe to the newsletter. We will come to Frankfurt and solve your crime and bank problems — we will rob all the banks and give it to the poor criminals! No, wait, well, we will do something.
i’ve watched your show but i joo wasn’t there. you’re soo awesome! ) i want to watch both of you! by the way aleksey your jokes made me laugh.
P.S: I’m only a 7th grader.
We are only 4th graders in our mind!
i love you so mush and i love your music
can you come to Egypt to see you live ??????
i hope that !!!!
we would love to…
I love your act seen bits on youtube would you be playing in london any time soon
why don’t you play in vienna??? only in laxenburg 2 times…it’s imposible to get tickets and we would loooove to see you live!!!
do you play in other austrian cities?
dont worry, we will play in vienna plenty of times! to be announced some time next year…
Hi!!! I´m from Mexico, and i love all your videos. I dont know how many people knows you here, but im shure you’ll be wellcome any time.
I hope some day had the honor of see you guys. (come to mexico someday…) (or to somewhere closer than europe…)
I´m doing a show like yours here in mexico, with three friend. We play some clasical music mixed with mariachi, or pop/rock… or dance… or some jumps… or infinite sheets of music…
Hope some day you can see us.
Muchas felicidades por su virtuoso empeño!!!
ma esiste un cd con le vostre musiche?
not yet, but a DVD you can buy on amazon!
I’m a composer/arranger and I was wondering is it legal to copy the style of some of your arrangements, mainly the pieces were the original composer has been dead for 70 years (yes, I’m a US citizen and I look this stuff up)?
Dear Jeremy, legal stuff is often quite shady… we ALWAYS incourage people to do their own stuff though. There is so much unexplored material (or even material that has been arranged and rearranged that can do with yet another angle), so the absolute best, if you want to be a great composer/arranger, is to write and arrange your own stuff … need ideas? how about a ragtime version of the mozart requiem?
Please come to London soon! Lots of fans here!
But it’s not that hot there? Oh, those kind of fans! Much “cooler”.
orchestra della toscana…a firenze? I have seen you on you tube with Kremerata. Fantastic. It’s first time with orchestra tosana? I’d like see you, but I am in Padova..
Come take a road trip! We would love to have you in the audiencse…
kommen sie in die schweiz ich flehe sie an ich will sie umbedingt mal sehen aber um weiter zu reisen fehlt mir die zeit und das geld
I hope you will come to Dresden/Germany anytime
yOU ARE VERY VERY GREA!!!
I hope you will come to Dresden/Germany anytime
YOU ARE VERY VERY GREAT!!!
Hi guys… you’re great, and I’m waiting for you here near Milan. I’m from Italy, but I can’t easily reach Florence. It’s too far from me, and I’m disabled, without driver license… COME CLOSEEEEERRR!!!!!
dear Igudesman and Joo,
my high school chamber orchestra was inspired by your cyber conductor video and we performed a version that we changed around for our winter concert, if you have time please check it out! Your music talents are very inspiring. Thanks, Steve Park (Arizona, USA)
the Chandler High Orchestra (cyber conductor)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Waey58NFJ74
Great Stuff Guys!
Hope you come to Brazil. Not only to Rio or SP but also to Belo Horizonte.
Nice work! I´d love to see your presentation!
Alessandra — Belo Horizonte, MG
Maybe Belo Horizonte is in our “beautiful Horizons” this year…
When do you guys next come to London?
I understand that you’ll be performinig in Europe in the next few months, but how come London is not included in your list??
I love your performance. You guys are truely making a difference in entertainment.
Well thank you Mitsu. The truth is that London so far has not wanted us… we would love to play there and many a nice person like you has asked for us. But its the people who book artists who decide. So if you really want us to come, get a few people together and ask them all to write to a nice venue like barbican or festival hall, asking for us. Thats the best we can do for the moment!
Dying to see you.… DYING .…. Phoenix? Any chance? Pretty Please?
What, you are dying because of a mythical sacred firebird? How can we help?
I just want to say I love all things you play.
But I ask if you can come in Fance?
A lot of persons would like to heard and see you!
You are exelent !
Sorry for my english, I’m french and I prefer talk in english to write.
COME IN FRANCE !!
We have come before and we will gladly come again to France — we do our show in French in France of course
Privat Concert in BoraBora for Bora^^ Sounds Good!
Hi, first I wanted to say that both you Aleksey and Hyung-Ki are extremely gifted classical musicans. As a classical vocalist, I’m always working on improving my singing skills.I felt that learning the violin would help improve my musical skills. I have been hearing about and reading about violin master classes at what point is it a good time for a student learning violin to consider taking violin master classes and which style of violin technique i.e.: Russian, Suzuki etc.. for developing proper violin techniques.
Any information that you could provide me with on this subject would be greatly appreciated and welcomed-thank you.
Its entirely individual, there are no rules. Different things work for different people. Its important to find a teacher that inspires you and is able to also give you valuable technical knowledge. An the earlier you start the better, but if you start late, dont be discouraged!
You ‘ve already came to Antalya but please come to ANKARA too…
Because you are just incredible…
You’re fantastic!I saw you in San Sebastian last year and it was amazing!
When do you come again to Spain???If it’s posible to Barcelona. You are going a lot of days to Italy, come here after, we are nearly!!!;)
PS: Like Celia Cruz said “my english is not very good look”, I hope you understand me!
Quieremos regresar a Espana dentro poco — it depends when we get booked!
Bitte kommen Sie nach Münster!
Die Stadt gefallen Ihnen bestimmt!!
Actually, if we may double your name, we would also love to go there!
Come to Münster please!
Only if you protect us from the Munsters and the smelly cheese.
Any plans to come to the west coast of the USA — say San Francisco?
A big chance! And yes, we will say San Francisco: San Francisco.
SWITZERLAND Zürich Kongresshaus!
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Okay, okay, what about SWITZERLAND Zürich Kongresshaus?
Please come to London … the UK needs you!
hey! My friend and me are planning to participate in a talent competition this spring, and we would love to preform the Mozart Bond that you play in A Little Nightmere Music. We have looked everywhere, but we can’t find the sheet music/notes! Is there any chance that you could send them to us or published them or sometging? We are willing to pay
We are afraid our sheet music is not available yet — but why not write something original yourselves?
You are awesome when are you going to come to Latin America (specially Costa Rica), here you have a lot of Fans!!!!! We also want a Little Nightmare Music!!!
Gracias Javier, esperemos que vamos a toda latina america dentro poco.
I hope you will likle this, enjoy:
Yup we saw that. Igudesman is working on a violin version of it.
Wonderful Stuff! Is Israel on your touring list somewhere in the near future? Far future? Any future at all?
Ori, sunny Tel-Aviv
We wouls love to retun to Israel! Lets all hope it will happen soon.…
Hey Guys! Come to Singapore please, we won’t bite don’t worry! I love your vids, the only time I can watch you guys are only through Youtube! Would love to watch a live show by great musicians!
You are really wonderful! Thanks for the brilliant music you make.
Much love and good luck with upcoming performances,
l have watched your show in Antalya without Joo owing his illness. it was pretty good,but l want to watch all you together. l want to learn whether or not you will come to Antalya or any city in Turkey. l would like to see your show again.
We are planning to return to the festival next year to do the show! All the best, till then!
We are very sorry about we didnt see all of your show in Antalya, Turkey because of joo’s ilness. i hope he’s ok. But igudesman did it great even he is alone.
i wish to see both of you next year in the same festival.
Hi I live in iran and I love both of you. I don’t know why but you are the best part of my live. Hope to see you a day in Tehran.Please come to Tehran We are not big dragons:(
I really want to get one of your DVD’s. There are only 3 available on the US Amazon website (and one even ships from Germany).
However I live in Canada so is it possible to get the DVD’s via the Canadian Amazon website?
This is what music should sound like!
Thanks so much Lisa. We think you can order in through the US Amazon even to Canada…
Salut! Hi guys!
Ok I wanted to ask you to come in France quickly, but I’ve seen someone told you the same thing few days ago.
So… maybe it is hard to organize your coming in our country. I propose something: if you come in France, I agree to invite you at home! You and your technicians, you will eat and sleep at home! Good products from farm’s familiy, everyone really happy to receive you,… you will be as Kings guys!!
So… we’re waiting for you!!
See you soon!
Are you coming to ankara this year?
You should ask the promoters there, not us:)
Hello #1 Performers.
A friend of mine recently shared a link to a video of yours on youtube and this is how I got to know you. Eversince I check daily lots of flight sites but I cannot afford coming to either Teramo (tomorrow!) or to Bucharest, everything is SO expensive. Are you planning to come to Greece and relief me from the task of searching for reasonably priced flights and hotels? Thank you for your existence on behalf of the whole world
We would love to come… Joo ofte goes for hollydays there and we are both friends of the wonderful film composer Vangelis. Maybe one day…
I was at the Sociale in Biella and the concert was great (Hyung-ki …Do you remember the pianist guy? ). I want to say something about the show:
Apart from the show itself you are great because you went out meeting your fans.
People who are not sure to come to your show should book immediately because they can meet two fantastic people. Fans can also be kissed
Apart from that what I “disliked” is that I had seen most of the show on the internet but this is not your fault: Simply the show was ” A little nightmare music” and that was the programme.
However I laughed and this is important
Parte per Aleksey in italiano!
Il tuo Italiano non è male! non ti preoccupare!
Un po’ di pratica e parlerai l’italiano come se suonassi il violino ( cioè benissimo).
Ah ecco! la prossima volta non mi sputare più
I hope you will come again
Unfortunately I couldn’t come to see your Masterclass due to the school…
Good Luck with the concerts.
A college of mine sent me link of your “I will survive” in youtube. Wow.
Please visit any of: Finland, Sweden or Estonian. I will attend with my family.
Hey guys, i just found out from a friend you are coming to Romania, which is rare, cause most of the people out there don’t know what a romania is, and what do you eat it with.
No need to share the story of my life about how i got to discover you guys (my brother showed me this video and the rest is history), but just so you know (although i am sure you already do ), you guys are pure awesome, and that’s it! I hope i’ll be able to get to see you (would make a great christmas present), if not, there’s always a next time( really hoping so).
Keep having fun with what you are doing,
Thanks — call the place we are playing NOW to see if there are tickets, since it might be sold out soon!
Are you coming to Ankara?
We were in Ankara already this year and 2 years before — we are playing in Antalya in a few days — come there!
Hi guys, I was in “Teatro Sociale” in Biella on November 26th and I want to renew my compliments for the show: one of the funniest show ever I seen!
I have to ask you a thing: during the sketch of the violinist in the recording room, you said something about “staccato” and you said “this joke works only in english!” can you please tell me the “official” version of the joke in english? I didn’t understand it!
Thanks a lot also for signing the DVD: it takes a honour place in my collection!
I hope to see you again soon, cheers, leonardo and cristina
stuck, stuck, stuck, staccato!:)
kiss to both of you leonardo and cristina x
Sorry to bother you again! As I said in my last message, I live near San Francisco, CA. I saw that in March,2011, you are coming to New York. Is it possible for you to PLEASE come to San Francisco and perform there? I am your #1 fan!!!!
We will soon, we hope!
hi, i´m an austrian girl and i want to go to your concert in LAXENBURG with my family and some friends^^
But we have looked for tickets and there was only, that we have to pay 70 Euro, for the cycle.
but we wouldn´t be able to go to the other concerts, because we are too much
Is it possible only to buy a ticket for your concert??
it would be very nice if you two funny guys give me some information.
(and sorry about my english!)
We are afraid it seems like Laxenburg is sold out completely, it seems…
But we will play in Vienna more from next year on, we promise! Wir versprechen das hoch und heilig:)
I really hope I would have the chance to see you in France one day… Please, France is really a welcoming country, right? And I know there is a lot of fan (including me, of course) who would like to see you… you are expected!
Congratulations and I wish you good luck for future, although I really do not care about that!
(ps: I apologize for my bad english.. but I hope I succeed to make me understand )
In one sentence: YOU ARE GREAT!!
We do hope to return to France soon… thank you!
Please come to France, it’s so unfair, Itlay gets the most of you!!
Warning: Portugal’s laughters are endangered! we need your help!!
Please come back soon for save us of depression. Your fans (and we are a lot!) need you..
As long as you promise to bring an unhealthy amount of Pasteis de Belem, we will be there…:)
I love your show, please come to California!
I bought my mother your DVD last year for Christmas. It was her favorite gift. She has shown it to all her friends and family and pretty much anyone who steps foot in her house. My question is, you know it’s almost Christmas time again and I wanted to know if you have another DVD coming out soon? Or a CD or anything. Ya see, if you don’t, then I’m gonna have to buy her slippers or a holiday themed sweater or something tragic like that. Oh and any plans for a concert in the Washington DC area? I would totally drag her (not literally) to see you guys. Thanks for the laughs.
We are planning to do a new DVD sometime — as soon as we do we will announce it big time… for the moment, I am afraid it will have to be slippers for your mum
And we will come to Washington DC some time for sure!
Is here any possibility that you come to visit the Czech Republic (it’s a little country adjoining with Germany). I love classical music (mostly from soundtracks) and I love have a fun too. And if you join this two things together than we get your unbelievably, godlike music To sum up I’ll be waiting as long as I can for you
We would lovr to come and “Czech” your country out — hahaha, get it? hahaha! (sorry.)
I came here to say for you two,
PLEASE COME TO SAO PAULO BRAZIL!!!
ma quando a padova o nel veneto?
we need of yoooooouuuuuuuuuu
fasciamo concerti en firenze, pisa, etc. en marzo… il vollo dure solo 2 ore e mezzo dal padova, e en firenze che bistecca fiorentina!
hola amijos talvez ustedes no entiendan mi idioma pero con toda mi alma y mi corazon les digo lo mejor en musica teatral y canto son ustedes soy de el salvador centro america en el continente americano le mando saludos de parte de mi esposa que es cantante y yo que soy musico soy percusionista saludos
si puedemos entender todo, y muchissimas gracias y muchos saludos a el salvador. quando hacemos spectaculos en paises done hablan espanol, siempre hablamos castellano, por supuesto!
hey guys again i see your finally coming to nyc i am dragging a group of my friends to come and see the concert i was also hoping to take you guys out to dinner after the show if your up for it you can email me ^_^
good on ya! see you there soon. dinner might not be possible, since we have a million people we need to see, but come to the DVD signing afterwards!
WOW…!!! I NEVER TOUGHT CLASSICAL MUSIC CAN BE SUCH AMAZING AN BEATUFIL, UNFORTUNATELY I BEING RACE THINKING CLASICAL MUSIC IS BORING,WASTRE OF TIME AND FOR RICH PEOPLE ONLY., WHAT A SHAME…
THANK GOD MY SISTER HEARD ABOUT YOU AND SHARWHIT ME AND I LOVE IT, YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING; I CAN WAIT FOR YOU GUYS TO COME TO CHICAGO IL, HOPE IS ANY SOON.
I ALSO THANK GOD AND YOU GUYS FOR BEING THE INSPIRATION FOR MY 8YR. OLD DAUGHTER WHO IS NOW TAIKING VIOLIN LESSOS.
LOVE YOU GUS TOUR AWESOME..!!!
GOD BLESS TOU.…
thanks, we agree a hundred procent!
I like your music very much especially the mozart bond piece! Is it possible to sent you piano sheet music of mozart bond looking for mistakes and send it back? That would be awesome! If it is not could you then at least tell me if it begins with no other notes than d and g?
unfortunately we are not able to check your music if you send it, but come to a dvd signing after one of our concerts and we will take a look at it!
Fantastic musicens you both are. The great great music feeling in combination with yours fantastic instrumentel tecnic. I have the pleascher hearing and look at you at YouTube. I am laughing so my teers comes. I recomending you too my friends(sorry for the bad peopel, ha ha.)In Sweden (litle contry in north of Europa) we say a good laugh give you a longer life.
Please come to Sweden for consert and give us longer lifes. I wish You all the best.
we have played a lot in Sweden and would love to return, of course… lets live forever!
Amadeus Bond, James Mozart and myself are begging you to come to France !!
Hi! I don´t have any words…only wow…its amazing…Could you play just for one time in Czech Republic?…thanks a lot
we would love to — soon we hope!
I simply love your work! I am violinist and have a string quartet and we play a “music salad”
I appreciate A LOT your work, and would like to see you in Portugal, Oporto!
Hey I & J.
i just wish i knew about you guys sooner…
when i heard you the other day i thought it was brilliant!
Please como to PORTUGAL again as soon as possible!
Think about it: the beach in the south, the great food all over the country, the beautiful places to see, nice people…
we’d like you to come (again!) to switzerland, we too!
How about a gig in lovely Switzerland? Mum and me are waiting for you (this isn’t a threat ))
we will return, dont worry!
Please come to Singapore I will cry if you don’t come to Singapore to perform T_T. Please come I beg you T_T!
Please, please, please come to Singapore! Me and my group of musician friends are dying to watch! PLEASE!!!!!!!
P.S. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME!!!!!
Thank you so much for this fantastic evening at St. Petersburg Philarmonic! That was both funny AND inspiring! I was also greatly amazed by your Russian. Russian is such a difficult language — but you were very good at it! Please, come again soon! We love you! ♫
Ребята, вы потрясающие! Спасибо! Приезжайте еще!
spasiba! we had a ball!!!
Thanks for the show (today in Spb), it was great, especially Hyung-ki’s russian — Respect!
Hope you’ll return here someday again!
Special thanks to Aleksey for “и телефон” — phrase.
You know, in russian all this sounded even more funny than in english =)
I’m from the Czech Republic and I play the piano about 2 years. You both are great inspiration for me. Are you going to come to the Czech Republic in 2011? If not, PLEAAASE COMEE!!
Come to Hong Kong (again) please!
I missed your last performance in 2008, so it’s time to come again in 2011!
Best wishes from Hong Kong )
we are doing our best to return in 2011 or 2012 or both! we had the best dim sum in hing kong…surprising, isnt it?
Natürlich spiel ich klavier gut geraten
habe im februar aufnahmeprüfungen an paar musikhochschulen. Möchte nämlich klavier studieren wollte rachmaninoff spielen, mir fehlen aber diese holzdinger rachmaninoff hatte ja bekanntlich große hände
Thanks very much for your special lesson includes screaming and kicking and screwing ears as well. Actually, I need more to get 공중회전 돌려차기. I don’t know this term in English though. Do you like Kimchi stew? I love to make it. This will be the great deal. Anyway, any chance you’ve got a plan to visit Ireland some day? I really can’t wait to see you and Aleksey. =D
actually we BOTH love making kinchi chigae, as well as daktori tang! and yes, we would love to come to Ireland…
I know it’s been said about a hundred times, but please come to Australia? Pretty please, with sugar on top? And especially Melbourne. Me and my friends and family are all fans of yours on Youtube and it’d be wonderful to see you guys here. =)
we played in Huntigton festival several years ago and loved it there — what a great audience we had! we really hope to return…
It’s nice that this time I don’t have to travel around the world for your concerts))) The show in San Marino was great, so will see you soon again in St Petersburg (it’s closer to Moscow anyways …))))
I just read your diary from Night of the Proms ( I know that it’s been a long time ago) and I would say that you have at least 5 fans now.
But when you were in Belgium I didn’t knew you guys so do you come to Belgium again please???
We will come again, some time, so dont worry and be happy!
Finally you’re coming to Spb, great! Tickets already bought and I can’t wait Nov, 13th, though it’s this week already.
I expect the show to be great and no doubt it will!
We are already brushing up our Rusian Dasha! See you soon…
Ich wollte mal fragen, wann ihr wieder im Süden von Deutschland seid
Ich finde euch so großartig und genial, ihr seid die Besten
achja und ich hätte gerne ein kind von euch zumindest würd ich liebend gern mal mit euch musizieren
Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland!
Oh wir werden sicher in den Süden von Deutschland kommen… wir nehmen an du spielst Klavier Clara, stimmts;)?
Oh My Gosh!! You guys are amazingly awesome. i’ve watched the videos in YouTube like so many times over and over again, even when i was supposed to be studying. Please come to Singapore!!! It’s lovely here.
Also working on it!
PLEEEASEEE COME TO BRASILIA, BRAZILLLLL!!!
We are working on it:)
Igudesman and Joo: Yes, exactly! And it was absolute true!
I love you! You are so wonderfull artist. I am not tired for to see you. I hope you can to come to my country someday… I up several vídeos in my Facebook, because I want all my friendes to know you and to enjoy your great works too.
Thanks God that artist, like you to making great work whit music…
I hope this message can to be understand, ’cause “my English” is not good. My language is Spanish…is not English.
My best regards… God bless you and your work team!
Gracias Yoki — donde vives?
I found you guys on You Tube and was amazed! I admire you as musicians and comedians and how you combine the two in a genius way. I also appreciate how you have little jokes that only musicians would get like the A major/minor Bb one, messing around with Mozart… It made my day!
I’m a trombonist, not a violinist, sadly, I do play a little piano though, have yet to see if my hands can handle Rachmaninov …
I really enjoy you guys!
Did you know that a trombone is like a watermelon?
Hi Aleksey and Joo!
I just discovered you guys on Youtube and I am very excited! The videos are hilarious! I had tears running down my face from laughing! I live in Belgium, so I think you can guess that I would love to see you in Belgium! Our chocolat and waffles could serve as an enticement!
Hope to see you soon!
All the best from your new fan!
Thanks Yana, we do love your chocolat and waffles so we hope to return soon…
I’m a good friend of Sophie Rachlin and
we met you this September in Dubrovnik
at Julik’s festival, then in Vienna at
Musikferein where Julik was rehearsing
Schumann’s concerto with an ill fated
orchestra…Sorry for an introduction. It’s great that you are coming to New York-can’t wait!
Best regards and see you soon!
Thank you Galia, we are both looking forward to seeing you in N.Y.!
And another fan from Brazil here!
You guys are the best. Everyone I’ve showed your videos have liked you, no exception!
We really hope that you will consider performing a concert here in Brazil =)
And we are fans of Brazilian Football. Though more hot on the sizzling irresistible Samba Football then the last World Cup team– great players like Rivelino, Garrincha, Ronaldinho, Pele, Jarzinho, Zico, Careca, Viola, Bassoon, Tostao, Croissant, Socrates, Plato.
Come to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil please =D
You two have lots of fans here. We have to see your concert at least one time in life!
Yuri, meet Daniel below (above).
Me and my friend love Mozart Bond, I have read that you will come out with the sheets soon. Could you tell me if it’s in the near future? Like before 2011?
well, for the moment its not planned, but we are concidering it…maybe some time!
Im Enad from syria Iplay violin pleas come to syria
Prague was certainly friendlier to Mozart than Vienna Wolfgang’s famous sentence: “My Praguers understand me…“
And yes, it was true
Mozart also once said,” Excuse me, where’s the toilet? Ah– on the right, Thanks”
Actually, I stopped learning the piano in my childhood but you brought me back to piano since I’ve seen your video on Utube last year. You know I didn’t play the piano over 20 years but I bought a piano and am taking a lesson since I’ve seen your video. You and Igudesman’s performance are awesome. I noticed you visited S.Korea in May,last year. I was very sad in Ireland. I trerriblly wanted to see your concert but I couldn’t fly over to Korea. Wouldn’t you make a DVD of the concert what you and Igudesman performed in Korea? Or Would you perform some day in Ireland? I will be very very happy. Also I’m a big fan of Igudesman too. I love his violin and humour.
PS: I’m very proud you’re a Korean.:D
Last year, I ordered your DVD and still have it. It’s one of my treasure.:D I love Igudesman too!!
Dear Ji-Yeon. I am really honoured that you consider it’s thanks to us that you started to play the piano again. But you know, it was burning inside you to play again, and all you needed was a little push. As you can tell, I give Piano Lessons too, in Korean, and I can push quite a lot!
So anytime you’d like one of my very special lessons, kicking and screaming included, then just sign up. My fee is %&^hh:)lolol €€€$$$, but for you, just a bowl of Kimchi Jigae.
Dear Igudesman & Joo, my name is Noelia, I’m 14 and I’m from Argentina. I study piano at the San Martin’s Conservatory (I’m learning english, that’s why it’s not very good, I’m sorry)
In my class, my friends and I are big fans of you. We hope that one day you’ll come here and hold a concert, please !
You are amazing, and we love the way you play music. Thanks for your time.
nos encantaria ir a argentina! lets see maybe it will come true. until then say hello to all your class, Noe!
Please come to czech republic. You are awesome
We want to see you!
Aleksey I already knew from his time at Trilogy, but since I’ve seen your video of “A Little Nightmare Music”, I am your number one fan!
One question … why is not your show to Spain? I’m from Barcelona, and I would love to see you live …
P, D: My seven year old daughter who loves each day the video for Joo, singing “she’s gonna ticket to ride” … DIES OF LAUGHTER!
we will come to spain next year we hope, maybe even to barcelona, so hopefully your daughter will have even more to laugh about!:)
You are so amazingly great and funny! I was wondering if you’re planning an American tour in the near future? Particularly in Arizona? I would love to be able to come to one of your concerts!!
Thanks so much Melissa! Actually, we dont know about Arizona at the moment, but we will be in the US many, many times in the next years! Starting with march, where we will have our New York debut at the 92nd street Y on the 30. of march with a few dates around it, then we will do several festival in July and more US touring in october…
I am really looking forward for you guys to come to England (preferred London), just if you are anywhere close to the English channel. Get on a train and come. I think you guys would be much welcome since the English culture of humour
Gentlemen, when will you come to Prague at last??
We would love to come, especialy since we live so near in Vienna!
Also great thanks for your team for the logistics!
I have just received your autographed DVD cover on the post! Thank you so much! You are the greatest artists of the century! Hope to see you playing in Budapest soon!
Its our pleasure!
I and my friends watched your channel on youtube and we loved it. you are very good entertainers and players. people like you are really rare. so we decided to come to one of your shows. but the nearest one (in oldenburg) is more then 5 hours away. is there any chance you play near frankfurt (main), germany? i will tell everyone i know to come to your concert. i promise.
Thank you Kai. We will have many performances in Germany next year! As soon as we know more, we will post it on the homepage!
Finally you will be in Romania,soon!
I am shore that you will perform a great show.
I wish you a great audience too. I will be there with my family and more then 8 friends.
My doter (12 years old) wants desperately an autograph from you, may be she will manage to ask you for it.
With happy and love your biggest fun in Romania (I told you in another message that I am overweight),
we will sing DVD at the end, so you daughter can surely have a signature! see you soon!
I am very excited that you’re coming to Italy! Hope to see you in Bielle. PS:Do you make backstage passes?
we do not have backstage passes, but you can get a signature from us at the end. We will also be teaching msterclasses and workshops in the days after the performance…
Hello im from Madrid and i wish you could come to my city.Im 16 years old and i like how you guys express the music.I play the piano since i was 9 and now having a consolidated basis i try to improvise and play whatever comes.
You are great!!
You are the Best! What a pity, that you couldn’t come to Hungary. Please, please come, we are waiting for you! A had never seen any superiors, like you! You are outstanding examples of the genousity!
I’m just watching you 2 on youtube, and I’m just like “woooowww!! amaaazing!!! ” Thank you for being the way you are! See you also once here in Luxembourg?
we would love to come to Luxembourg!
PLEASE OMG PLEASE COME TO VANCOUVER, CANADA!!!!!
I’m a HUGE fan…I see that you guys are going to NY but i don’t see Canada on your tour schedule…
T-T why…is it because Canada is not even a real country T-T is it because we love maple syrup T-T
I love how you guys are so very talented in music and in comedy lol it really is my style
Great music and lots of laughs…just what i need right now.
Canada is real, dont let the southpark people tell you otherwise and your heads move up and down only a little bit;) we would love to return…
I’ve tried to get tickets for the concert in Oldenburg, Germany, but for some reason the ticket hotline there doesn’t know anything about it. I couldn’t find the concert on the website of the Staatstheater either. It is going to take place, isn’t it? What can I do to get tickets?
we do not know about tickets yet, sorry, but it is supposed to take place, yes!
Hi. I love you guys. You make me laugh so much. I just wish there was a POSTER of you I could hang on my wall! Pleeeeease make some!
come to a performance and steal it from a wall;)
I love yours perfomance i realy hope that you guys come to Portugal! Do you know when??
dont know portugal future yet, but we would love to return.
Please come to Australia! =) I should be studying for my university entrance exams right now (HSC) but am currently youtubing your clips =) You guys are such classics and your music is great. It would be awesome if you could come down under and play your awesome music =)Plus you could see a koala!
Please, you should really come perform in New Zealand!!!
I am so enthralled by your musical talent and humor! I would love the chance to play music with you!!! Do you ever plan on adding a member? We could be the three amgios it would be perfect, ahem I mean perfecto amgio. Hey it would be good for a skit right? Anyway I hope to just play with you guys some day that would be amazing!
we do sometimes play with others — Emanuel Ax, Gidon Kremer, Viktoria Mullova. We were also thinking of adding Viktoria Beckham to the last, what do you think?
Dear Aleksey and Hyung-ki,
Please, come to Bulgaria. Like other of your fans we want to see your “alive”, but we understand that you have to be at many places at the same time:) So at least you have to know that you have many fans here:)
And you are welcome to Sofia, Bulgaria — like other fans said “it’s a little country” with nice people:) good luck!
Oh for the day you come to the UK…if only I could invite you myself!
Well we would love to go out to New York, but it is in the middle of the week. Plus I have a show that week. *sigh* If you were having any shows closer to the Midwest area instead of this East coast, west coast stuff it would make much easier to come out, plus we have LOTS of people through Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana that are dying to come to a show, but maybe they aren’t as crazy as us and drive 7+ hours . But any who, baby can’t wait for her first show either. She has been watching your videos since she was about 3 weeks old. Mozart Bond and Riverdance always make her stop what she is doing and watch.
Hope to see you crazy guys soon! I’m going through withdrawal! Luv Ya Both!
we would looove to see you again sometime soon Marla! There will be other US dates, hopefully closer to you… x
It was so great to discover you two!
And when I was watching the “Piano lesson”, heh? Is Joo a korean?
I’m korean, but was also born in Britain! Well, not in England tho, a Welsh.
Anyways… another thing is that Igudesman speaks german! I thought the name is so german..
And actually now I live in Germany!
Please please come to Freiburg!!
I saw the list for touring and there was Oldenburg, but its really really really and really far from here
Please keep making super good performance and I wish to see you guys live!
joo is korean and born in england igudesman is russian and lived in germany and now we are both in austria — yipee!
we will come to freiburg or surrounding areas some time, we promise!
Well, even if I’m a fan, I’m not going to tell you that you’re incredibly funny, and wonderfull musicians. You know it, I know it, everybody knows it (And I hate to kiss butts )
I’m here to ask you a simple question:
Do you think you’ll come back to France one day?
I didn’t know you at the time you came… (shame on me) But now that I do, I can’t wait to see you live!
Keep the cheese eater in touch.
By the way, Aleksey, I know a good practician… If you want I can arrange you a meeting for hyung-ki (You know, for his mental troubles)!
The psychiatrist really helped me out. (Before that I was schizophrenic but now WE are cured…
listen, we are working on plans to cheeseland france, as we write! we will return. and yes, any help for our mental desease will be appreciated — apparently the best help is to simply come to one of our shows…
What luck, I just happen to be travelling to NY city (from Chicago) during the week of your concert! Thank your promoter for not charging $100/ticket like the Broadway shows in NY.
you see — we are cheap! all must come to N.Y.!!!
I found you guys on You Tube and can’t get enough of you. Please come to Ontario, Canada!! I see you’re going to New York, so you must get to Canada some day, I love the work you guys do!!
we will come to canada for sure some day again!
On the occasion of the Festival of Chopin and Schumann.
Would you like to write a scene to some of their music?
Good luck on concerts!I wish you success in work!
we love both composers so maybe…
PLEASE COME TO SPAIN, I WAS WAITING FOR THE DAY OS 23 in Malaga at the Teatro Cervantes, WANT TO SEE YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE THE BEST.
WHAT HAPPENED WITH YOUR TOUR???
WHY HAS BEEN CANCELED???
EXPECTING A GOOD WILL FOLLOW that you come to MALAGA not forget!
Well, the sponsor of the concert canceled last minute, so there was nothing we could do. We were so sad ourselves — we were so looking forward to coming! We really hope to return soon…
You were so kind to offer me the chance to have my DVD cover autographed for my friend who received tickets from me for your canceled concert in Budapest (http://www.igudesmanandjoo.com/message-board/#comment-4123).
I have sent you my cover with the post September 23rd to your address in the Annagasse but have not received anything from you. Did you get my mail or did it get lost in the post? Please,please tell me that it’s sitting on your desk and you guys are just too busy to open it..
My compensation gift to my friend is going to be a weak one if I lost the cover during mailing..
We are onto it Adam. Maybe it got lost in the post — that happens you know! If it did, please send us your address and we will send you a new one.
COME TO SAN FRANCISCO!!!
we would looove to and we will!
Welcome to Israel!!
Welcome to Israel!!
Do you plan to come to Israel? I hope you do
we would very much like to return, yes.
I am a huge fan of you
Please, please come to South Korea
we love it there and both miss our dakdori tang and michi chigae… hopefully next year we will return!
Everytime my New England Conservatory friends and I get together, we throw on your Nightmare Music DVD and have soooo many laughs. Please let me that when you come to America, you will make a quick stop in Boston! Otherwise, I’m going to have to drive a carload of people down to NYC and that would be annoying!
hey guys i’m still waiting on you guys to come to New York City so i can drag my friends to watch you guys any idea if you will come tour here ?
so come! 92nd street Y, on the 30th of march 2011…
Do you think that it will be possible for you to come not only in the North and south of Italy but also to est,like 3est(Triest)?2′ question:I’ve great trouble because of my big hands and playing violin…do you have any suggestion(I don’t like double bass)?
You’re really great!!
Italy loves you
we will play in various parts of Italy in the future, so dont worry!
about the big hands — viola is great,but u can still play violin — check out perlman he has enormous hands!
When will be seeing you in england!! never loved classical music so much listening to you!!
we hop soon, we really do!
Je viens à peine de vous découvrir grâce à mon professeur de piano. Vous êtes juste géniaux. Continuez comme ca, je vous adore!
With all admiration I have for your sense for humour and to make me laugh that much and loudly.…
a couple of years ago, we had the very luck to see you at a “nightmare” performance in Starnberg, Germany, part of the show together with julia Fischer where our son played birthday greetings on his violin together with some other cildren. During the scheduled preparation for this show in Gilching he had the luck to play violin with you a bit just for fun (!). He remembers this very good and that is the “problem”: Two and a half years further on (meanwhile 10 years old and still playing violin with astonishing success) he still asks me, when you finally come back to the southern part of Germany to meet you again(!)
Best wishes for both of you and your phenomenal ideas — miss laughing “live” very much: your are live even so much better — keep tuned.….
Dear Volkmar, we are really glad that your son had so much fun! We will play in your area for sure, so hope to see you again!
I just saw that you will be coming to New York City. Will you also be performing in Boston? I’ve been waiting for years for you to come to the USA! Hope you come to the Boston area soon.
We hope so too… but how about a little roadtrip;)?
.….…sitting patiently waiting on US news.….…
Marla!!!! How’s Mummy?????
When will be the 1st baby road trip I&J screaming singing style?
Dear Aleksey & Hyung-Ki: My daughter start to lern singing & and as we both love music very much, follow me your details. It was realy great to know you through internet small pieces found. I’d tried to find your DVD locally but it’s not available. Perfect mixture of excelent musicians & funny comediants. We become fan of your work. Hope to see you down here, sometime. because (beleive me you are good, very good) but our admiration is not, big enough to spend your show tickets plus our flight tickets from Argentina !!. Now for real, appreciate very much your job, and please keep doing it. Best Cordial Regards, Gustavo Jose
Well, i have a complain… you should have put a warning in your DVD… “do not show it to people you care about”. As you know, a couple of months ago I got your DVD on Amazon, but I was not aware of how difficult it is to keep it. The first time I watched the video with a really good friend, she wanted it so badly that I had no choice but give to her… now I dont have it anymore… isnt there any guarantee for that situation on the product?????
We are so sorry for the inconvenience this might have caused you and in return will do a tribal dance wearing gaelic colored tutus.
Un grand bonjour de Bologna… on s’était parlé (en français svp ! après le spectacle… tu cherches toujours tes anciens potes d’école ?
porfavo quando for por brasil vai em pernambuco
hopefully Brasil next year — more info coming soon!!!
Muchas gracias por tomarse el trabajo de enterarse lo que dice este mensajes.
Soy de Bolivia (no se si conocen… sur america… pais mediterraneo… Evo Morales… salar de Uyuni… lago Titicaca… etc…) he visto varios de sus videos en youtube y realmente estoy muy impresionado por su trabajo, ademas (de todo) me hicieron reir mucho, yo soy pianista (asi como Joo yo tambien naci).
Queria saber si conocen el trabajo de Les Luthiers, unos argentinos que hacen también musica humor, se los recomiendo ralmente son muy buenos.
Mi formación musical ha sido bastante autodidacta, recien hace unos años ingrese a conservatorio, la erdad no se para que les cuento todo esto… pero gracias por todo su esfuerzo y quiero que sepan que su meta esta siendo cumplida, mi hermanita de 13 años se intereso mucho por su musica, gracias a ustedes le inquieto escuchar un poco mas a mozart (a pesar de que yo toco mozart al piano desde hace varios años y las pocas veces que se sento a escucharme fue solo para probar cuanto tiempo podia soportar esa musica– y pensandolo bien eso no habla muy bien de mi interpretacion-) bueno, gracias por todo!!!
P.D. cuanto me costaría traerlos para el cumpleaños de mi hermanita?
meus parabens pelo trabalho realizado por vocês!
fico impressionado com a criatividade que vocês tem, gostaria de ir ao show de vocês preferenciamente no Brasil.
Hello, Igudesman and Joo! Please come to Asia! *Indonesia, especially. We’d love to see you! Oh come on, you guys really did it, makes me laugh until my tears dried up! YOU BOTH ARE AWWWWWWWESOME!
You should come to New York/New Jersey. People will go crazy to see you.
In 7 days you will find out about precisely that!
So all the press people turned into donkeys! ._.
you guys are magical!
Hey, you said that, not us!
Hey there. Is there a possibility to get those “matrix stylish” press photos of you? I would like to print them as a poster.
thanks a lot. i am curious what will happen in 9 days
I am afraid they are in the press room which is password protected. If we told you, you the password you would turn into a donkey and we wouldnt want that, would we? Unless you are already a donkey, in which case, well done for being able to type on a computer!
Its 8 days now, by the way…
PORFAVO VOCÊ poderia fazer uma turne no brasil eu sol um dois seus fan
it looks like we might come next year! subscribe to our newsletter and find out!
America is waiting for you!
9 more days then we reveal all!
Glad to hear u come back to Austria for a show in January (Laxenburg), BUT where/how exactly can I buy tickets? Or are the 2 shows for subsribers of the “Laxenburger Schlosskonzerte” only? It’d be THE perfect Christmas present for my mum, so I hope to see you there!
Keep it up!
You guys are pure awesomeness!
it would be great if ou come to our concerts in laxenburg — at the moment we only have the info that is up on the website — but keep checking please!
bis boid, hoffma!
That’s such a pity that el ser creativo canceled your gig in Malaga. Why they did it? Are we such in a crisis here in Spain — that we are not even getting culture anymore? That’s horrible — my heart is bleeding!!!
Hope you come soon back to southern Spain!!!!
i know, we are really sad too. we really really hope to come soon! hasta la proxima.
hola! podriais venir a Valencia a tocar, estoy segura que triunfariais!! jejeje.
a ver si os animais!! saludos!!
esperemos que vamos a regresar a valencia! saludos a ti tambien.
No more Europe! Please come to Asia, specifically, Singapore!!! XD
ah, singapore would be great… asia we will do next year for sure!
I’ve seen a part of your show during ‘the night of the proms’ in Antwerp (2 years ago. You guys were there as special guests. Me and my friends found it wonderfull and are since then looking for a tourdate with the label “Belgium”. I know we’re a small country but is there any chance you’ll visit us soon?
we do have plans in the future to return yes.
subscribe to our newsletter and you will know more!
not at all.
Thankyou for your music.Maybe my English is poor,but I think your music is amazing. I am a Chinese.COME TO CHINA PLEASE.WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH.
we are working on china — we love china and your food — in fact tomorrow its igudesmans sisters 30th brithday and he is taking her to an extremely good chinese restaurant!
No..no come to UK please!!
I can’t wait to attend one of your shows, you’re amazing.
and UK would be a dream for us. we hope we can come soon!
Come to Belgium in bruxelles !!! you are great
we would loooove to return, we love brussels!
Dear Igudesman & Joo
it’s me again I didn’t know that you visit Greece the only thing tha I know is that you visited Cyprus. I have friends there and they told me that the show was amazing.….Where exactly took place your show.…in Athens or in another city.…I would ask you to support Greece through your music and to come to Greece as soon as possible for an amazing show that help us to forgot our problems.….….… THANKS IN ADVANCE Be always good and help people to forgot even for a moment their problems.…. a FRIEND FROM GREECE
We have never performed as a duo in Greece. we have visited several times as we have friends in Greece. We were first in Greece in 1994, playing in a Waltz orchestra, on the day of Melina Mercouri’s funeral.
Hy guys, I have seen your dates. Biella, Teramo.…..but when in Padova or in any city in the Veneto?
More Italy dates to follow very soon.
We should be there also in March 2011 playing in several cities, including Roma!
You guys are awesome!! I played violin for 10 years from 4–14 years old. I was good, but I always would mock/comedy the songs and dance like Aleksey does (swinging the hips was a favorite!!) It was always discouraging to play because the teachers were always so uptight (I got a big bow wack on my shoulders a few times, too). Your music & performance is great and makes me enjoy classical music again. I just about died laughing when you played with the drink mixer on “I will survive” because I’ve always wanted to do that, but wasn’t allowed.
When are you guys coming to Southern California? How many interested people do you need to make a concert worthwhile? I can help to set things up if you need…
We hope you’re still playing the violin today and swinging your hips while making fancy cocktails. In fact, could you make us a Vodka Martini and an Egyptian Camel Basher please?
Southern California? How many interested people can you gather? Will Arnie be there?
If you have any creative ideas, please send them to our manager. She’s always open to ideas.
Maybe we’ll see you soon? And we want to see your comedy music schtick!!!
No problem What size venue do you want? x
Super Size with mayo and ketchup.
i think you should come to luebeck (north of hamburg in germany at the baltic sea), because the city of luebeck is part of unesco world cultural heritage, so that your performance would fit perfectly to this environment. furthermore luebeck is my hometown and i wouldn´t have to travel so far to enjoy such a height of the season.
So… if it´s possible to follow my advice, you really shouldn´t miss the great experience of playing in luebeck, and as an adequate reward for my valuable suggestion i would be deeply grateful for two free tickets including two back stage passes. Thank you and see you in luebeck.
We think we’re already coming to a concert hall near you. Summer 2011???
Or is that when Spiderman 4 comes out? Hmmm…
hey hey!! I forget something!! are you going to sign autographs and take photos with fans!!?? jajajajaja!!
We only take passport photos now– so if you bring a passport booth, we can take one together– usually takes around 5 minutes to develop.
hi!! I’m a Spanish Fan who almost died of laughing when see your videos !! the best one is that you’re going to play in a theater that is 20 min. from my house!! I’m so excited ^0^…soo I called the theater (because I don’t find information anywhere)and they don’t know anything yet.
When tickets go on sale and how much they cost (more or less)? xD
Segid así, sois los mejores!!
we are so sorry but the sponsors canceled the concert. money trouble everywhere, we guess… we really hope to come soon though, nos encanta espana!
Just amazing you are !!
when are you coming over to France ?
or England ? Have you already ??
flight tickets are not that expensive now, we can manage with my daughter to book a quick stay even in London !!
Please Please do come over to France !! I beg you on my knees )
Looking forward to hearing and seeing you very very soon …
we will come some time soon we hope — keep on checking our dates or subscribe to our newsletter. we would love to welcome you and your doughter at our performance!
Come to Australia. I came across your videos on youtube by accident when I was searching for the song “I Will Survive”. Not a huge fan of classical music but I am now a huge fan of Hyung-ki and Aleksey.
I spent hours on the tube checking out all the videos of their performance. I know the votes are low for Australia but you should give us a go through the Angel Recital Hall or the Opera House!!
It would be good to get more fans out down under
we would love to play in australia! aleksey has already performed in angel a couple of times with his string trio “triology” many years ago and igudesman & joo have been in huntington festival.
well pat, if you write in to musica viva and demand for us to to be booked, the chances are higher that we will come!
dear Igudesman & joo,
you are very talented men and i hope to come to Greece for an amazing show .…you are the best musicians i’ve ever seen .…do your music shows sold in dvd????
A FUN FROM GREECE
yes, our show is for sale on DVD on amazon.com here:
we love greece and would like ot visit again some time again and play there.
we are also friends of Vengelis who is a wonderful man!
Hey Guys! Remember me?… Just saying hello again from Honduras.
Look, when I was 12, my brother gave me a small keyboard to learn how to play piano with a couple of books he bought. I used to play the keyboard every day, learned more or less to read the songs in the books, and ended playing just enough to enjoy myself. After some time my keyboard got broken and never played again… I had forgoten how fun and pleasing it is to play music, but some moths ago, i saw you in the net, and then i got your video… because of you, I felt the need to play again, now im 31, and just got a new keyboard (yamaha, Richard got angry because his piano was not yamaha, so I took note) Im playing and geting lots of information on the internet. im learning quite a good amount of interesting music… and I just wanted to say thank you for reminding me who I am.
you bought a yamaha because of us? we should get percentage!;)
so glad you got into music again — that rules!
England! Play England! I would harass my local venues but unfortunately I live in Stoke-on-Trent which I fear would be beneath you x
There is no place that we consider beneath us, except the series Six Feet Under. In fact, Stoke is word that particularly feels like home to us, as we both met and studied at a school in Stoke d’Abernon. So go ahead, and harass, terrorise, camp outside, threaten, bribe your local venues, and we’ll be there.
I’m a 13 year old who has fallen in love with your music, shows, well really everything you guys do. You guys are amazing! You guys can sing , act (Aleksey’s big eyes during tense parts) and play piano and violin. I admire both of you and hope to be like Joo (sorry Aleksey but I’m not very good with string instruments ) when I grow up where I can play amazing pieces on the piano.
Also, are you guys planing on coming to Atlanta, Georgia (America) any time soon? I would love to see you guys performing live.
We are coming to the USA several times next year, and the year after that. Looking forward to hear your piano playing and crazy pieces you will write!
Hi, have you ever played in Czech republic? If not you should do that. It´s amazing country with nice people and the most beautiful girls in the world (that´s for Aleksey;)). And the audience is unbeatable:) plz come to CZ. It´s just behind the hills:)
well, this does sound rather enticing — but hwo where, why? we would love to come, if someone would invite us…
2 questions.… 1. Could u plz come to the u.s.? (It would be nice if it were somewhere near Michigan) I would really love to go to one of your concert instead of having to watch then on youtube.
2. I was hoping if there was any way i could get the music for “I Will Survive” because we would really love to play it in our orchestra for our end of the year concert and were ready to even pay for it (depending on the price). So could u plz let me know if it is possible to get the music?
here are the answeres:
1. we will in the states lots, so dont worry! first dates to be announced very soon.
2. our sheet music is not available yet, but maybe one day soon…
Dear Brothers in Arms,
I’m a Bulgarian piano teacher and performer who had been living in China for the last 6 years. I have enjoyed living and gaining a variable work experience there, however I’m happy to be back in Europe (now located by the beatifull Adriatic coast of Slovenia) and I’m looking for a reliable Agent in order to boost my career here. I have an extended repertoire so I’ll be happy to perform again in Europe. My website is: http://www.mariyapianostudio.com
Thanks Mariya, we will keep you in mind. Good luck!
u make me laugh really like ur style soooooooooo much
plz if u consider coming to EGYPT
many fans of u here
plz plz a performance in Cairo Opera House will ROCK
We would loooooooove to perform in Egypt.
Why dont you and your friends write in and/or email the Cairo Opera House demanding us — that way it is more likely to happen!
Hi! I am sick and the only thing that
helps me recover are your videos on youtube! Thank you SO much!
Yes, they have been known as a substitute to antibiotics.
PLEASE COME TO CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF MUSIC AND GIVE US A MASTERCLASS/CONCERT!!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!! <3
oh we would so love to — demand it from your dean or person in charge. we would deffinitely come next time we tour the US.
Thanks for replying to my messeges! It really means a lot to me! I just wanted to ask you a question. Well.….….2. 1st: I am going to a big piano competition in Trieste and I am very nervous! Any Tips? 2nd: Do you know any good instrument compenies where they sell banjos?
1st: Against nerves there are many tips — quite a lot of musicians take medicinal drugs like “beta blockers” but we strongly recomend to stay away from that.
Different things work for different people.
Some people meditate for a few minutes before, so simply close you eyes and try to empty your mind, controle you heartbeat and let it go slower and try to feel at piece — al the fing shui, tai chi, ping pong stuff, you know.
It helps if you do as many performances as possible pefore hand. That can be for ANYONE. You uncle. Your dog. His girlfirend. Your neighbour. Play your repertoire through to people. The more performances you do, ususally the more confident and less nervous you get. And one learnes endlessly from performances. Even though you might know things perfectly, in performance you might screw up certain places. Those are the places to practice then and be aware of.
PPS: Can you make a funny virsion of ‘don’t worry be happy’ on your next show in slovenia?
actually Igudesman has performed with Bobby McFerrin, so its not a bad idea… maybe we will:)
Hi again! I was actually born in France but I am originally from Bulgaria! Me and my auntie(who has been playing the piano for over 28 years since she was 5) are very excited to meet you! PS: I can have a shot at the oboe!
well yes, Carmen is a typicial Bulgarian name too;) once you master the oboe, please take a shot at the Banjo.
I am 12 years old and I LOVE your music! I have been playing the piano for just about 6 years and I’d love to see in person! I live in Slovenia and I would LOVE if you can do concert there!
Hi Carmen! well its very cool that you play the piano even though igudesman is sad that you dont play the violin and joo would love you to play the oboe. i am sure we will be in slowenia some time — we live in vienna, so not far at all! you have a very beautiful slowenian first name, by the way
as one in a million of your fans I can only beg you to come to Germany (don’t mind the name, it’s italian, but i live in Germany). You cannot leave the Germans (and everybody else living here), without having had the possibility to hear and see you.
we will be in germany a lot in the next years, so not to worry!
Oh my god you guys..are being pulled in a million directions! Isn’t it fun?
Regards from fans in Canada
we are indeed and yes it is
It is so sad that the sponsors canceled your Budapest concert. We were soo much looking forward to it!
I bought the cards as birthday present for a friend who is a great fan and who introduced me to your art by skyping me your YouTube links. When I visited your site and saw that you have a Budapest concert upcoming I knew this was the perfect gift. And now its canceled. I hope you will not become frustrated and come to us soon!
I will file for a refund at the venue and plan to purchase some of your DVDs as a cheer-up gift for my friend. Is there a chance to have you guys write a few lines for him on the cover? This would mean soo much to him!
send us the cover and we’ll write a few lines for your friend. Be sure to include his name and remind us of the reason (cancellation of Budapest-birthday etc.etc.)
The address is:
Only Hands Small
I’m from Padua too. You’re great! Go on!!! Thanks!
I’d really love to see you. I am from Padova.
So glad to hear you’ll be coming to the States in March! I hope you have a grand North American tour, but if not, I will gladly drive five hours to New York to see you.
P.S. Is Igudesman still single by any chance?
We will have a few Grand American and Canadian Tours.
March will be big for us because we will be performing in the Big Apricot (for Superman Comic Fans Only).
Igudesman is a 45′, a 1$ bill, a computer numbering format, a Cricket point, and also a single cream and single step and a french monkey with an “l”.
Anna, Madam I’m Adam.
you are right. I must study English now.
I hope to see your show soon, but how do I know where you play, if you not published the dates?
EH EH EH maybe I am learning English.
Where are you from, Lara?
I’ve got a mail about cancelling the hungarian concert, too. When will you come here instead of this? I hope we’ll see your show soon.
See above! We will be back.
After all, Igudesman is Buddha, and Joo is the Pest!
Guys! I’m very very sad and a bit disappointed
Today I got a mail from the Concert Hall that the concert of 01.10. in Budapest has cancelled. I do not know what happened, but I hope that you will come to Hungary in the near future!
The worst thing is: it would been the birthday-gift of my wife
I am looking forward to see you!
We are also very sad and more than a bit disappointed. But there was nothing we could do as the Sponsors of the concert cancelled. It is rare that these things happen.
Send us your address and wife’s name, and we’ll see what we can do to cheer her up a bit.
Come on guys, you must come to Barcelona! I’m the third in asking! I really enjoy your videos on youtube, and I’d love to watch you live
best regards, and keep on being this great!
oh you have no idea how much we would love to play in barcelona! we love your city. actually, the best we can do for the moment is malaga in october — feel like a little road trip?
I never saw you live, but I liked it on youtube.(A little nightmare music) A good friend showed me your video. And he really wants to see you live. I wanted to buy tickets. For a surprise. But it is to expencive, when I have to buy the flight too. I really like to see you in Germany. Are there any dates? I hope for it.
we will be in germany often next year, we promise!
You are so funny! TED should invites you 2~
yeah, tell ted to invite us! and jim. and josh.
Discovered the two of you over a year ago on youtube and was thrilled when I saw by coincidence in a newspaper that you’d be performing in Mainz the following week. Seeing you live was even better than watching you on youtube. Plus it made the perfect present for my parents’ birthdays. They, too, enjoyed the show a lot.
Really liked the location in the cosy little tent… despite some unexpected “background noises” (rain, air plane tramway). but at least the rain forced that horrible ABBA revival band two streets down to stop playing
Hope to be able to see you live again soon.
All the best,
Thanks for coming to our Mainz show!
Did you know that “ABBA” spelt backwards is– “Able to do housework in the cold riba of babylon”?
I’m Nick (14 years of age) from Australia (even though I currently live in Norway), and I just want to say I love the clips you have on youtube! I was introduced to you by my piano teacher, with the awsome clip of you guys playing the “Rachmaninov had big hands” when I was learning the Rachaminov Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor two years ago.
Since then I’ve always been following where you’re touring. However, you guys havn’t visited Norway (sadly, but I’m guessing its crazy prices) But now I’m moving back to Australia, I would really love you guys to visit! If you are touring Australia, please either come to Hobart (In the island state of Tasmania), or Melbourne. There are a lot of fans out there who appreciate the wonderfull mix of music and comedy you guys create!
One of our big dreams is to play in HELL!
We may come to Australia in 2012, just to see the toilet flushing the other way round.
So see you then! (not in the toilet)
Why not u all come to Singapore or Malaysia. I wish that we will meet there see ya
we went to Malaysia last year and loved it… we would love to return and go to singapore too!
Why don’t you play this year at the international chambermusic festival in the Hague, Holland ??
Do you know? when it will be the next time that we can see your show in Holland?
Greets from Holland
Actually– JOO will be playing this year at the Hague Festival. He will be playing on October 2nd and October 3rd with Gilles Apap and Eva Stegeman.
Just hurry up and come to the Modesto Gallo Center.
ok, we are just putting our shoes on…
come to Taiwan please!!
it’s a small Island in Asia
and it’s very beautiful
the weather is good
the food is awesome!!!
i think you will love here very much!!!
(my english is pool.…..lol)
We were in Taiwan last year and we LOVED IT!!!
The Taiwanese audience is one of the best in the world! And the food is mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.….
we might come next year, so keep some dim sum for us.
Well, I like to believe I’m the entire bee, hehe (I googled Monty Python), actually flying is what I do for a living. About me having good ideas… coming from you guys I feel honored. Thank you. Please know that you have a friend down here in Honduras (didnt want to use the word fan), and if you ever need something from around here, well, you know… one more thing, that electronic piano Richard used with his credit card… are you sure it wasnt made in India?
Our lawyer would just like to add that no animals were harmed in the making of the “Credit Card Piano”.
Hello funny guys!
We are from Istanbul in Scandinavia (no, but from an ice-cave in the north) and we drove to Mora in Dalarna to see your wonderful performance at Vinterfest! It was the one of funniest things we’ve seen, you guys are really great! We almost cried when your show ended :’( We and the polar bears next-door are HUGE fans!!! We really hope that you will come back to Sweden soon!
/Us and the polar bears!
so cool you came! thanks we really appreiciate it. we are big fans of reindeer kebabs!
I’ve just seen a video of “Alla Turca” and I can only say WOW
You are amazing!
Come to Milan in Italy!!!!!!!!
we will return, we promise!
I am still waiting for the contract. Why do you persist in holding out? Are you waiting for D. Craig, who is very good, but he doesn’t swear as I do. I could drop a line to Sean or George, maybe Timothy or Pierce.
ps. Keep away from my wife Wanky.
For Your Four Eyes Only!
The contract was made with your agent, Ivor Bagsamoney.
He told us that Nobody does it better than you.
Thank You for great times together in Dubrovnik.
We will miss you and Kristina.
Can’t wait for our Vienna New Year’s Eve concert together in 2011.
(You might want to work on your spelling of our names till then.)
Aleksey and Hyung-ki
we were having fun in Belgium some time ago rearranging Bond Movie Titles:
The Fry Who Loved Me
The Man with the Golden Fries
For your fries only
You Only Fry Twice
From Russia with Fries.
Ragazzi siete davvero forti, unire la musica con la comicità.….… una domanda: ma fate dei master dove insegnate ai musicisti anche la recitazione? sarebbe davvero interessante.
ragazzi forza, fate presto ad aggiornare le date, siamo in tanti ad aspettare.….….….….….……
time to learn english for you now:
we learned and and some of our acting skills in the yehudi menuhin school…
hope to see you ina a show in italy soon.
For your appearance in Greece, may I recommend that someone contact either the Megaro Mousikis (Athens Concert Hall) or the Badminton Theatre. They are both well established halls for you, with an audience that will sell out. You are well know VIRALLY in Greece through youtube, and all you need now is to cash-out a bit on that, since WE want to see you LIVE! The atmos-fear is great! Thanks for your magnificent revamping of music. You should be in TED.com as well. FRESH is what you are.
well, all we can say is that we are both quite bad at badmington, but would still love to play in greece.
why dont you write to the halls and demand to have us there?
that is the most likely way that we will be invited!
yes my friends, I watched all of the extras, they are very original, but I think you should look for Mozart here in Central America, particularly in Honduras (I dont think you will be more succesfull than in Venice, but you will have a lot of fun)and Aleksey would be a little more confortable than in India… by the way… you are very brave for making that documentary there. If you ever come to my country, I promise cows will be nehind a fence, and all of those beauties you showed will be in a closed can hehe. Besides, Richard, vibrato is made more easyly in our tropical weather. Thanks again for the DVD and for the extras in it.
you have some pretty good ideas Eric. are you half a bee? if you dont understand that, you should research it under monty python…
Extras??? oh oh, I must have overlooked something…
Hope to see you again in Germany some time!
we hope to see you too!
Hey Guys! Now I’m the happy owner of your “A Little Nightmare Music” DVD, it finally arrived. I saw it this afternoon with my niece, and we both loved it… I want to tell you that I received your warm mega thanks (on the DVD cover), but actually THANKS TO YOU guys. what you do is what the world needs, and from the bottom of my heart… You are moving in the right direction. Thank you again for your effort.
Thank You! Did you watch the “Extras”? We’re particularly fond of those “Extras”…
when o when are you coming to the US?? can you give us some dates / cities that are on your 2011 tour calender? pretty please?
All Info coming soon!
New York is on the list for the end of March 2011.
I just have one question: Is there any possibility to get the notes of your pieces? Especially I would like to play “Mozart Bond” and “I will survive”. Greetings from Germany!!!
not yet, we are afraid, but maybe some time soon… subscribe to our newsletter and you will find out!
yes, but can we leave the melon out of it?
Hi! I´m wilhanson and I´m from Brazil, I knew you guys through the youtube and it´s so funny your show, I´d like you guys come to here cause you have a lot of fans here too, congratulations, you´re uniques!
Hi! I´m wilhanson and I´m from Brazil, I´ve knonw you guys through the youtube and it´s so funny your show, I´d like you guys come to hear cause you have a lot of fans here too, congratulations, you´re the uniques!
my english is terrible, I hope you understand, lol.
Your english is not terrible.
If you’re really bored (but you have to be really bored) we have a very stupid clip on YouTube called “the proper way to say Obrigado” where a Brazilian teaches Igudesman how to say it.
hi,i am that xiaodidi,chinese,who have just said some words to you in your message board .in fact i im only a high school student who have learned violin for years,and though i am busy with study,i dream of becoming a violinest like you,igudesman,whose work is exactly what he loves!
and you love chicken??you had come to the wrong place!!small cute animals like chicken,rabbit are really popullar in northen china,we eat almost every part of them!!we are so cruel,right?haha,just joking!
my holiday is going to an end,and this is my last free day .just talking to you is so happy,HAHa,thanks a lot for you attention!
I think you misunderstand. Igudesman loves chicken HEADS. so he is the most chinese one of Igudesman & Joo.
My name is Ai from Japan. I’m a student at university.
I knew your performance on video(youtube) that my aunt showed me, and I like your performance. It gives great laugh and smile to me.
If you can, please come to Japan!
You must have a really cool Aunt!
When will you come to Bang-kok!?
Hope to see you soon.
After going to Phuk-et!
it’s really an enjoyment watching you guys perform!PLEASE come to Singapore!!I will definitely purchase the tickets just to watch you guys!=D
We will come in a sling!
first I was very happy to know you.I from China and I speak English not good .if you can understand my means , I am so happy.I hope you can come to BeiJing for acting.mabye you have been,but I am so sorry to missed it.I have a restaurant,if you like it you can find me,every food is free!haha!
That’s all.wish you success in business!
Your English is way better than our Chinese! We have not been yet to Beijing. We love Beijing Duck and all Chinese Food! Many years ago we were in Hong Kong, and spent hours trying to find a restaurant that would serve chicken HEAD! Yes– that’s right, Igudesman likes to eat Chicken– Breast, Wing, Feet, Bum, Heart AND Head. In fact– he is a chicken! As we couldn’t speak Chinese, we had to use sign language and drawings to explain what we wanted! By the way, Joo, although Korean does not eat Chicken Head and unlike some of his countrymen, he also doesn’t like to eat puppies. Instead, he wears them as shoes. (Hush Puppies– small joke, no harm or cruelty to animals has ever occurred for the production of an Igudesman & Joo show– except chasing a goldfish).
Thank You for your wishes for our success and Thank You for inviting us to your restaurant and offering us free meals. We wish you much success too, but we hope you realise that if we come to your restaurant and eat for free, you might no longer have a business!!! We LOVE to eat!!!
Oops, now I booked a flight to Istanbul for Oct. 1st, and you tell me that you´re in Budapest. Oh dear oh dear, what now?
Or are you playing in the turkish Budapest, just outside of Istanbul ?
Love you and your show,
its ok, istanbul is right next to istanbul anyway, so its fine:)
Please! Come to Germany! I want to see you in action!!!!
we have just been there, where were you?
dont worry we will return many times next year!
Me encanta el trabajo q hacen ustedes dos.…..soy de Colombia y me gustaria poderlos ver algun dia.…felicitaciones.…..son muy espectaculares
gracias felipe, un dia quizas vamos a visitar tu pais, esperemos.
Hi. I’m a massive fan! My brother, sister and I are coming to Budapest for your October 1 Concert!!!!!!! Woooohoooooo!! It just occurred to me — we’re coming from Australia — and obviously in Hungary — their preferred language is Hungarian.
Will the concert be in English?… or will it be Hungarian?
You are coming from Australia especially for our concert?;)
Dont worry, we will do it in English ESPECIALLY for you!
Please, please, please, come to France !!!
Paris, Marseilles, etc…S’il vous plaît !
We love you, so come !
We love you too and we will come, as soon as they want to book us!
First of all: we love you and we can’t get enough of the youtube video’s. But we want to see you live!! Please come over to Switzerland or to the Netherlands, we will make sure that the Tonhalle in Zurich or the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam will be filled to the ceiling. But let’s get serious, is you agenda for 2011 already available? All the best! Leo & Wendy
OK Leo & Wendy,
If we get a date in Concertgebouw or Tonhalle, you’re our guys!
What happens if we’re performing in both halls at the same time, will you be able to fill up both?
Hi you two, here is the high-school-lady with 7 kids and grey hair.
I can’t believe that you remember the 2 minutes we spoke some words. Schade, dass wir nicht noch zusammen Mainz bei Nacht angeschaut haben, mit Euch könnte man Pferde stehlen
In youtube I watched a wonderful concert: Joo and Billy Joel!!!! Certainly you know, that Diabelli op.149,6 is compatible with “piano man” by Billy Joel? Curious? My family had to fill a minute by playing some tune in television. To make this a little bit more attractive, my fantastic violin teacher showed me how to mix Diabelli with Billy Joel. It’s funny. Do you want to watch or hear the little idea — just for fun?
How can we forget you?
We thought it was near to impossible that someone who has 7 children can look so young and hot!
Please send all ideas! Billy Joel has been a wonderful inspiration– in particular his “Questions and Answers” Lectures. Diabelli and Joel?- sounds very interesting indeed!
He always said that he steals from the best!
Another song of his directly quotes Beethoven– “This Night” (2nd mvmt. Pathetique)
He wrote some wonderful classical music which Joo helped in arranging and recording on the album “Fantasies and Delusions”. And Igudesman performed the violin solo in “Downeaster Alexa” with Joel at the Vienna Stadthalle a few years ago.
An awesome idea, the performance on the Eurostar! But please, without the helicopter… I mean, what impression would that make?
Hello, I am Malak from Egypt, Just saw your videos on You Tube and I have to say beautiful beautiful beautiful and not to mention a true performance Any Chance of a performance in the Cairo Opera House Egypt Maybe?
hi,i am a chinese,i looked at your performence and love you very much
have you played in china?
will you play in china sometime?
i believe that you will be loved very much in china
We are not Chinese, but we love Chinese Food, and we know that Chinese food is just called “food” in China.
There is a wonderful song by Monty Python which goes
“I like Chinese”.
We’ll see you when we perform all along the Great Wall. That concert will be televised from space.
I’m haim from Saudi Arabia
I love your shows and I looked at your presentation in the Alliot YouTube and I liked very much
One of my friends posted a video of you on facebook yesterday and I WORSHIP your music ! Come to London soon please. (France would be nice too as I’m french )Please continue your “might die of laugh” show ! i’ll come see you !
How about we perform a gig on the Eurostar and that way we could be in both London and France. Tom Cruise killed a helicopter on the Eurostar…
Hallo Ihr Zwei!
Seit zwei Tagen laufe ich lachend durch unser Haus, weil ich immer wieder an Eure geniale Show in Mainz denke. Die Kinder freuen sich natürlich sehr über die amüsierte Mama und die Freude schwappt auf die Kinder über — auf die 7 Kinder. Könnt Ihr Euch vorstellen, wie amüsiert wir alle sind?
Euer “What?” über die 7 schallt immer noch durch mein Ohr, das war echt!!!!!! Danke für das Bild mit den 7 small fingers , die Kinder haben sich riesig gefreut!!!!!!!
Hoffentlich kommt Ihr bald wieder in die Nähe, dann bringe ich ein paar von den 7 “Zwergen” mit.
ah, you are the 7 kid lady, who looks like she just came out of high school!
es freut uns so sehr das es euch spass macht, jaaaa bring die kinder nächstes mal, bring the kids along!!!! xxx
Hi you two!
wow, what a great concert show in Mainz yesterday! Thank you very much! That was absolutely faboulus.
I love your DVD, but in reality you are even more wow! Thanks again!
Defenitely I will be coming to your next show in germany, no matter where it is (even if it is in Aachen, although I do not live there )
Thanks again and keep on going with your brilliant show!
see you soon,
yes, come, come, in fact why not travel even further? how about istanbul on the 1st of october?
Sorry, we meant Budapest on the 1st of October!
My name is Buddha.
His name is Pest.
I met you (joo) in the vienna filmfestival.
So shock that I couldn’t able to talk to you. Actually, I stood next to you in the bus stop(no.1) haha…^^
I enjoyed your show so much.
Come to Hong Kong, Please.
I am waiting for your performance.
thanks, well we would love to return to hong kong — we loved it there — in fact we had a dim sum overdoze!
Oh, I just ‘found’ some money — so I’ll order your dvd on the internet. Not as good, of course. Good luck for tonight’s concert!
well thank you and thank you again!
your show in Mainz was really awesome (and cozy, in that little tent), my best evening in months!
What I admired most was your ability to play and at the same time do those… things with your facial expression.
Unfortunately, my friend and I were so broke, we couln’t afford a dvd. I’m curious, though: When you promised to give everyone a kiss who bought one, did that include guys, too?
“Für heavy metal, zerschlagen Sie das Klavier” — genial!
of COURSE it includes guys! we have kissed many a guy at DVD signings — its simply part of our job
thanks for coming although are broke!
ich hab mir gestern eure Vorstellung in Mainz angesehen. Hat mir sehr gut gefallen! Aber mal ne Frage: Gibt es von euch in absehbarer Zeit neue DVDs zu kaufen? Z. B. mit dem Programm mit Gidon Kremer und Kremerat Baltica? Die Ausschnitte auf Youtube sind ja sehr vielversprechend, aber ich würde das gerne mal komplett sehen.
yes we are working on further dvds — we will keep you updated! freut uns das dir gestern gefallen hat!!
i love your music, i think music is just to take us fun.i wish you can come to China,i hope i can meet you one day.i will always support you!!!
we would love to come to mainland china some time! we have been in hong kong and taiwan and loved it!!! and thanks for your consistant support…
Hey, I found your DVD in Amazon… I just ordered it, but it will be here in two long weeks. I really hope the DVD will be signed by you guys, but not in the silver color part, because it will not work that well in my player. (just kidding, I know you dont sign every disk in the factory)
oh we sign every dvd and even lick each envelope, we caress each cover and cry a little tear of joy every time its sent off…
Hey Igudesma and Joo. Big fans here in Serbia. It was great to see that you do tours, and even greater to see that you’re doind a live concert in Croatia, which is a neighbor country. It’s sad that we’re in bad relations meaning I’m unable to watch you guys live in September.
If you ever feel ”going the extra mile” and making a show in Serbia, I’ll be there. Stay the best.
^ Nice way of saying please come. ASAP. Cheers.
oh we have been a few times in serbia and loved it — we will return i am sure!
We are so thrilled, we live in South Africa and have just found out that we can actually see your show, LIVE, on the 21st of December 2010 in Bucharet, Romania — where we will spend our Christmas Holiday visiting family and friends!!
We are really looking forward to it!! Will there be some of your DVD’s available to buy?
When will you plan a South African tour?? Please, you must do it in 2011
Looking forward to the 21st of December!
Pat & Gert
Oh we would soooo love to come to South Africa! One of our absolute dreams… lets hope we get there.
well until then we will see you in Bucharest — but watch out, book tickets NOW since we are apparently nearly sold out there already.
Hello you two,
thank you very,very much for this really cool and interesting idea!:)
I have asked my music teacher today and she said it would be a good subject..so thanks a lot!
Do(es) you (Aleksey) “steal” things too when you(he) compose(s)/ what inspires you (him)?:)
Tausend Dank nochmal für diese gute Idee und wünsche euch viel Spaß in Mainz!
(I wish the conductor of the orchester where i’m playing would use the therm “Bratsche”. When he’s talking about sheet music for “viola” i always think he speaks to me )
its our pleasure!
well, aleksey has influences, like prokofiev and bartok, but of course has an own “style” — but when it comes to film music: in sherlock holmes, where aleksey wrote and arranged and played some additional music, he was “inspired” by gipsy music and goran bregovic, for example.…
alles gute und bis bald einmal!
Ich habe mal eine etwas ungewöhnliche Frage.
Gibt es irgendetwas, was ihr schon immer mal bzgl. von Musik/Filmmusik wissen wolltet und noch nicht “erforscht ist”?
Suche nämlich im Moment ein Thema für eine Facharbeit und habe mir gedacht, dass man ja auch mal die besten Musiker der Welt fragen könnte, ob die vielleicht eine Idee haben!;)
Sollte eigentlich in den Bereich Filmmusik/Musicalmusik gehen, vlt wie sie sich verändert hat/Wirkung auf den Menschen / Vergleich von Filmmusik und einem klassischen Stück, bin aber offen für alle Vorschläge (falls ihr welche habt)
Kommt ihr dieses Jahr nochmal nach Deutschland (außer dieses Wochenende)?
Hoffe, ihr habt euch inzwischen wieder zurückverwandelt!
Liebe Frau Bratsche
A cool subject would be something you could jokingly call “music theft” in film music. basiucally every film score or parts of it sound like a composer or even a piece in particular. film composers actually do that quite conciously — in fact they take inspiration from others -
even the great ones!
Morricone, music for the Mission = Bach.
John Williams often has things that remind one of Gustav Holst, the Planets in his grand pieces (e.g. Star Wars).
Hans Zimmer, who Aleksey often works with, is often inspired by various composers. of course noone actually wants to “steal” or literally copy, but to use something else which is great as inspiration is the way all of classical music has eveolved in the first place.
und ja, wir werden sicher bald wieder in deutschland spielen — ob es noch dieses jahr ist, ist noch offen…
Hi I & J,
Great work — congratulations!
Just a question — did you guys study Iyengar Yoga at the Yehudi Menuhin school? — you both show great vitality and creative freedom — did this/does this form a part of your lives today?
actually we studied Muay Thai and Taekwondo between the age of 1 and 3, so maybe that did it. Ah yes and English school food — its just so good! But we do enjoy Yoghurt too, although we have never tried the “Iyangar” brand…
Hi Igudesman and Joo
When are you coming to the UK???? You guys are amazing and it would be great to see you here!!! Come over and do a show soon!!!
Keep up the great work, your so talented and a great inspiration for music, that it can be melodious and fun!!!
Your Number 1 UK Fan — KRESH
oh we would so love to come if someone would invite us.…
Hello you two,
I’m back from my holiday and very sad not to find new tour dates mentioning Aachen, Liège or Maastricht
Now tell me: What do I need to say to convince you to come to this beautiful tri-border region?
listen, Aachen 2 hours away from Mainz, where we are playing twice next week — get your lazy butt out of Aachen and come!
if you are too young, drag your parents with you and say its a matter of the gravast importance to the future of humanity, okay?
my family and me would really love to see your show in budapest, hungary. Unfortunately, I can´t see any possibility to book the tickets. There is always an database error
(http://mupa.hu/en/program/?pid=4887), .… ?!?
I know that´s not your problem but I do hope that maybe someone could help us
wish you all the best
Judith, from Graz, Austria
wow, you would come all the way from Graz? cool.
sorry the link is wrong, here is the right one for Budapest:
If you can figure out how to book in hungarian we will see each other soon!
I’ll be seeing your show in Mainz, too. And I’ll drag along my best friend who has nothing to do with classical music, but a visit to your homepage absolutely convinced her to come! I can already barely sit still, I’m so much looking foward to it! Hope the week will pass quickly…
just jump and down non stop untill you fall down into bed with exhaustion and fall asleep. repeat untill the 28th.
no seriously, so cool you are coming and bringing your non-muso friend!
kommts alle zum signieren nach dem konzert zum plaudern!
I am growing to be one of your biggest fans, can´t wait to see you in Mainz in Germany on Sunday next week!
Will you be bringing the Riverdancing violinist?
Great show, love all of it (and you!)
See you in Mainz then!
hi asta! very cool you are coming. well, at the moment we only have one violinist and he does tend to riverdance for na apparent reason, so i guess you will get lucky!
we love you too, by the way…
make sure come to the dvd signing afterwards.
asta la vista!
My bad… Thanks for the correction. I see you are more patient giving geography classes than piano lessons… lol. Now here is a little spanish lesson:
El mundo necesita mas artistas con la creatividad que ustedes dos han demostrado, ojala siempre sigan con ese espiritu y por favor hagan mas videos y ponganlos a la disposicion de las personas en todo el mundo. Gracias por responder a todos sus admiradores, a ver si pueden responder a este.
benga chico, piensas que no puedemos hablar espanol? hacemos nuestro show tambien en catellano, entonces responder en esta caso no es tan dificil…
Tonight I have seen your show “I will survive” countless times and it is now dawn and I work tomorrow but it is was so good and funny that I could’t stop watching. I am also pleased to see that the answers to these comments are also full of humor. Great!!!
well, yes, we do answer everything with humor, except for this one.
즐겁고 자꾸봐도 보고싶은 콘서트에요
어느새 팬이 되 버렸어요!!!
Answering your question… no, we are not related, maybe tracing back the family tree back to Adan and Eve.… and, wait a minute, you said Aleksey wanted to be an alien, and then you said he wamted to be asian… welll if im not mistaken, he is asian… isnt Rusia located in Asia?
Actually he is from St Petersburg, which used to be Leningrad, formely known as Petrograd and before that Hetrograd, Metrograd, Sexograd, Retorgrad and Rome. But that was a long time ago.
Well, the whole point is that this town IS Europe.
Actually, its perhaps the most European town of Russia. But all this doesnt matter now, since Aleksey is an alien Asian.
In your film “Everything you always wanted to know about classical music” is in the background of the scene with Julian Rachlin throwing the bow a piece of music,a kind of dance. What is it called?
By the way, why do you not spend more time in Bavaria,Germany ?
ah bavaria where the weisswurst lives, we know it well! dont worry we will return soon.
actually the piece at that point is called “Klezmers Freilach” and its a traditional Klezmer piece, strangely enough.
It is great to hear that you might come to Korea next year. I’ll visit this website and check your plan from time to time.
by the way, no plan for “Being Gidon Kremer” DVD then? I know you have “a little nightmare music” DVD, and i think you should have “Being Gidon Kremer” DVD too if it’s possible..
I can’t wait to see you two in Korea
we are working on various DVD projects, so hope to have more soon! see you soon in Korea, we hope!!!
today, i was with some friends, (one of them was one of the cameramen in Musikverein 2006) at the vienna filmfestival..and i was really glad, to had the chance to watch this truly awesome show, it was so funny.
i hope there will be much more guys able to watch this.
awaiting a tour where u visit vienna again
Hey didn’t we meet there? I (Hyung-ki) was there too!!! Sebastian Leitner is one one of our true heroes and we admire his work, and he has been so helpful and generous with all our crazy filming. He will be in Dubrovnik with us filming our project with John Malkovich.
Thanks for tagging along with Sebastian, and we will be performing in Vienna next year– 2011.
Hey igudesman and joo! I am a huge fan of classical music and i think what you do is absolutely amazing. I would love to see you guys in concert here in Arizona. I would certainly pay to go see you guys live. So i will be looking out if you come here to Phoenix, AZ. Keep up the unbelievable work, you two are truly an inspiration to me. (:
well, thank you Eric. we certainly hope to come to Arizna also. by the way, have you noticed that there are many Erics writing to us? are you guys related?
I know everyone says this, but… is there a posibility of having you guys perform in Honduras sometime before 2090?… and one more question. Whay is that thing Aleksey used to play the violin in I will survive?
what, are you not happy with our 2090 Honduras tour? dont be so impatient!
and Aleksey uses an electric ultra-sonic balalaika-violin stick. you can buy it in most convenience stores on the Fiji Islands.
When are you coming to North America. We would love to have you in Toronto. Maybe you could do a show with the Toronto Symphony Orcastra.
(P.S) I spent a month in New Zealand a you guys would love it there.
Actually, we are planning many performances in North America next year, so hopefully we will pass by Toronto also!
Mr. Igudesman and Mr. Hyung-ki,
I live near the wonderful city of San Franicosco. Will you PLEASE come to California, (not called the Golden State for nothing:) Ever since I saw your videos on youtube, I wanted to meet you in person. Will you PLEASE come to San Francisco?!
well, actually, alekseys half-brother, leon igudesman play in the opera there, so he sometimes visits. we will deffinitely try and perform there soon!
Wow! Come to New Zealand! (Auckland!!!)
Just a tad far from us, but we would love to come if and when they invite us!
I Love you guys’ performance.
Unfortunately, I’m living in Seoul, Korea and i missed your concert, “Being Gidon Kremer”, last year because i found out about you after the concert.
Is there any chance that I can see your concert, “Being Gidon Cremer”, in Korea sometime in the fufure? Or at least buy a DVD ????
dont know about all that, be it looks like we will might be in korea next year for “a little nightmare music”. would that be alright too?
ma quando in italia???????????
check out tour schedule, soon more Italy dates will be announced.
By the way, why was Joo very angry when he was giving Igudesman piano lessons?
he was angry beacuse Igudesman had smelly feet.
I’m 10 years old, and many of my friends are your fans! I live in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. YFIDSUFUEJXK is actually NOT MY REAL NAME! But I just use it-it’s really just random letters. I can play the piano, violin, clarinet, and handbell, so I’m really interested in your performances. One thing-COME TO WASHINGTON D.C.! Many friends of mine want to see you perform LIVE, right in front of them!
We like your name very much and would love to come to Washington.
If we do and you will be in the audience, we will shout out your name, okay?
my daughter is one year old and she actually started laughing when i showed her “mozart bond” on you tube..if only you would come to romania, too! please come and make our survival enjoyable, pretty please! my husband is almost 30 and he wants to take piano lessons, hopefully not karate lessons, but still…look what you‘ve done to us!
okay, we always say our show is good for people aged 8 to 88, but according to you it should be 1 to 111… we like!
Hello from Honduras again… I have a question… why was Joo so angry wan he was teaching piano lessons to Aleksey?… he actually didn’t play that bad!
Joo: because Igudesman is baaad student!
Igudesman: sorry master.
I really dont like calssic music but since i watched you , I sware to god that I listen to you every single day. your music make me soo happy
I just have one question why you dont make a concert in lebanon or jordon or in dubai or anyway in middle east , people need to know about your work their
and by the way Im from Qatar
thanks , keep it up
well, its great we managed to turn you on to classical music — it can really truly be awesome!
you’re so awesome!!!
I and my friends want you to show in Thailand!!!
oh we looove Thailand! Aleksey even rode an elephant in Thailand while practiing the violin… you can see it on youtube!
Hello, I’m a big fan french. Please, Tell me when are you in Paris! I can’t wait anymore.
Response in French?
Keep going guys!
we hope to be in France bientot…
Keeping doing your fantastic projects! You guys are absolutely amazing.
Also amongst the professional colleagues, you have earned not only great comedy acclaim, but great musical as well. Respect on having a superb show on the road! You’ve so earned it!
If you’re looking for a venue in Switzerland, we have one.
luzern pianos .ch
thanks so much!
we have played individually and together in the KKL in Luzern and loved it there. we hope to return some time and will gladly visit you… you shop looks fabulous!
no need of a long text.
if you guys are playing in germany, just come on over to us!
Ich macht eine echt geniale Show, großes Kompliment!! Auch von dem Film “Was Sie schon immer über Klassik wissen wollten” war ich total begeistert und hab mich schlapp gelacht @Yvonne: Ja, auch ich schau den ZDF Theaterkanal und bin 19
Leider habe ich euch beide noch nicht live gesehen, aber das wird sich am 29. August ändern!!! Ich freu mich auf euch in Mainz!!! Wie wär’s mit einem Meet & Greet?
danke, danke! ja wir signieren eigentlich fast immer DVDs nachher also treffen wir uns dort…bis bald!
Are you really coming to Korea next year?
I’m already excited!
And is it in April? (already confirmed?)
Oh.…I might have a master’s thesis presentation or something like that during that month…
but what the heck! I will definately go to your concert no matter what!
School can wait! But you guys don’t.
we will try our absolute best, we promise! as soon as we know, we will publish it on our homepage.
Coming to NYC anytime soon? I could also skip classes to see you two—or cancel the class I’m supposed to teach!
NYC will be next year! We will announce it soon…
please come to indonesia! you have lots of fans here (including me) if you do a concert here I’ll skip my school to watch you two! LOL.
skip school? my god, that would make us criminals! well, ok then. we will do our best.
I watched you concert in Hagen some month ago. Since then I am desperatly looking for that song which was started by a harp. Unfortunately the song is not on your DVD. Even worse: no one smuggled in a recording device and uploaded it on YouTube
I hope some day (soon) you will publish that song! And for the record: Your music is way to good to not recording it!
Hope to see you again…
thanks a lot holger!
the song (or number) you might be thinking of is Igudesman’s “Intermezzo” for solo violin and orchestra. its originally the slow movement from the 2nd violin sonata which is published on universal edition as sheet music — no recording yet…sorry!
How about Helsinki-Tampere and Jyvaskyla city in heart-Finland ???
actually we would prefer to play in Elimäki, Miehikkälä, Outokumpu and Rääkkylä…
You guys really should come to Sao Paulo — Brasil! Will you???
I Love ur work, ur music! Like say in Brasil: Show!!!!
Goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool! How about if we come to Brasil in 4 years in June;)?
We have been to Oulu, mantaa, and Syssma already. How about next time, we go to Utsjoki and Nyruti?
You guys really should come to north Finland! Will you!
Well — OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hello from St. Petersburg!
I’m so in love with what you guys are doing! And it’s so GORGEOUS you’re coming to Russia! Can’t wait for you show! Rock the Philharmonic!
we are so looking forward to that! actually, its Igudesman’s first time back to St Petersburg since he is 6 years old!
I love you both! Thank you for what you both are sooo wonderful!
we love you too!
ich bin 19 und weiß, dass man als 19 Jährige nicht zugeben sollte den Theaterkanal zu sehen, hab aber letztens “Everything you need to know about classical music” auf dem ZDF Theaterkanal gesehen und bin überwätigt und fansziniert.
Ich habe die Musik genossen, gelacht und bei “all by myself” mitgeweint. (wirklich)
Wenn ihr dem Westen Deutschlands jemals näher kommt oder ich zufällig in der nähe bin muss ich eure Show unbedingt mal live sehen. Ich freu mich jetzt schon.
Ab jetzt habt ihr einen Fan mehr!
wir finden es extrem cool das du als 19 jährige thaterkanal schaust!
wir spielen ende august in deutschland komm vorbei — party time!
Are you guys coming to prague?
Maybe end of September! Keep watching our updates!
I just saw your show, “Everything you need to know about classical music” on ZDF Theatre Kanal.
I am hooked! You have a new fan who is already making plans to see you in concert as soon as possible.
Your talent is incredible; as comedians, sure, but your musicianship is what makes the comedy work so well. You are maestros. That makes the show all the more enjoyable.
I live in France now so a show here would be great. If you ever get to Australia, though, I am going back ‘down under’ to take my children to see you.
thanks a lot! so why dont we simply do a show on the airplane from france to australia?
I am from Honduras, Central America, and I would like you to know that what you do is unique. I respect and admire your work, but there shoul be more publicity.
Your talent is something you don’t see everyday.
Thanks for your music.
muchas gracias amigo! we really appreciate your honest words.
Dear Alexey and Richard Hyung-ki, zdravstvuite and anyong-haseyo !
I’ve discovered you on youtube and since then I’ve seen every video I could find of you.
May I ask if you are planning to perform in North America ? We would absolutely love to come to your concert in Toronto.
Ja tozhe, kak i Vy, rodilsja v Leningrade, na 3 mesjatza Vas ranshe
dear roman, we will be in the states A LOT in the next years, so not to worry — in your and igudesman’s hometown, we will be in november…
Saw your show yesterday on TV Awesome!!
I laugh a lot sitting beside my serious Friend he couldn‘t laugh about it. He told me Classic and Comedy doesn‘t work.…. –As if he would know!
Pity him! I won‘t take him to your concert in Mainz!!:-)
@Aleksey you are pretty flexible^^
your dancemoves are rocking.
I tryed some pretty fun
@Joo damm i don‘t remind something about you
–SRY!:-* not very nice:P — Oh now i remember the brom thing was very cool. Tryed that one too but i just hurt my Friend because he wan‘t fast enough XD
all the best
thanks almut — and its fine if your serious friend didnt appreciate it… a wonderful quote by joo is: “not everybody likes chocolate.”
Saw your show by chance on German TV last night. I used to try to teach you English in your flat in Hafenstrasse about 25 years ago. I remember that you were more interested in looking for solutions to computer games than learning grammar, but it was good fun. When you left for Stoke D’Abernon, the local newspaper ran a headline, something like “Local Boy on Verge of Great Career”. Why don’t you get them to follow it up?
Anyway, glad to see you’ve done well and hope your family are all well too.
wow, nice to hear from you paul! we hope to see you in a show some time! regarding the YMS — why dont YOU write to them? its a little strange if one writes to a place oneself, saying “we are so cool”…
Hey I got a reply on my last post, wow so cool! In that case, I have a question…
Would you happen to know any resources for studying classical music other than aural or music theory based approaches? I’m looking to delve into some composition similar to that of composer Yoko Kanno. Right now I can get close based on my more or less production based(Sound Design/Programming) based compositions, but would like to get better at just pure composition rather than having a big imbalance between instrumentation and composition. As for where I’m at right now, I have a few songs on my webpage here(click my name thing I guess)…
Sorry if this is an abnormally long post…xD
So far I’ve only been using a little bit of music theory and a lot of aural methods for composing just based off of whatever musical style I’m trying to experiment with or imitate. Is there any other resources you’d be able to recommend? (perhaps some super secret orchestral composer community??? Or perhaps a website that goes beyond traditional music theory?)
We shared the same early composition teachers at the Yehudi Menuhin School, namely Simon Parkin, and Malcolm Singer. They were great teachers and we learnt a lot from them. Perhaps one of the most important things they taught us was to keep on writing, keep on being open, being adventurous, and no matter what, to just DO IT! regardless of how good or bad you think it is, but to make it a part of your daily life, like breathing.
To answer your question more precisely, use anything and everything as your resource. It’s good to study and research but it’s equally good to experiment and follow your instincts.
Looking forward to hearing your works!
I am French and I liked a lot to say to you that you are extraordinary and that you have most of the humor.
I am a child (one pre-teenager) and already I like very much you!! I believe that it is my mother who found your videos on YouTube!!
Est-ce que un jour,vous ferais un concert en France ‚par exemple à Orléans (si vous pouvez me répondre en français faites –le !!)
In English if you do not understand French :One day, would make for you a concert in France, for example in Orléans (if you can answer me in French made-!!)
Merci pour Ton message. Nous allons venir en France lannee prochaine. JOO a passé la meillure annee de son enfance en France et IGUDESMAN est fascine par la grande cuisine francaise, alors nous viendrons a la premiere occasion!
Orleans? C’est la ville du Dixie Jazz, non? Oui, nous sommes tres fort en geographie.
Oi my friends! I heard the great news that you‘re coming to S.Korea in 2011. I hope that it‘s really gonna happen!!
I will see you at a concert hall not through the youtube.
Love you guys and see you soon!!
You could bring a computer with a camera and watch us live through the camera on your laptop. That would be a mixture of YouTube emotion and live experience…
Hallo, Hello und Privjet!
We just saw “A little nightmare music” on DVD and we are very impressed by your performance (c:
We read that you were up to come to Germany in August and would like to know if its going to be the same show?!?
Well no show of ours is ever exactly the same show as any other performance. But Most of the show will bear a lot of resemblence to the DVD you saw. To avoid any possible disappointment, We will tell you now that we will not do “ticket to ride” or “piano lesson” but we will do lots of things that are not on the DVD and there will even be in Mainz 3 pieces that we will only do in Mainz, and nowhere else. We try to keep our audiences and fans on their toes, as we know that many of them come more than once to our shows, so we love to surprise them with unexpected things. For example– The last concert we did in Portugal, two Taekwondo Martial artists did a little skit on stage– and not even IGUDESMAN knew! JOO planned it all as a last minute surprise! So who knows what will happen in Mainz? For sure, it will be same but different, but not alllooksame.com.
hey, is there any chance when you guys are in SPb you could have a cool confrontation with putin, you know, like yuri shevchuck did?
We will sit him down and play him some Mozart and Debussy and while he’s still seated, we will tell him to “sit down!l
Hallo aus der Schweiz,
ich habe heute per Zufall Euren Film: “Was sie schon immer über Klassik wissen wollten”, gesehen & bin voller Geister > also BEGEISTERT.
Ich liebe Eure Musik & Euren Humor: just great!
Wann kommt Ihr in die Schweiz? Ich würde Euch gerne mal live sehen; und hoffe sehr, dass Ihr auch Konzerte in der schönen Schweiz gebt
Best wishes usum Wallis,
wir sind nächstes jahr spätestens wieder in der schweiz… wir lieben es dort aufzutreten!
hola Igudesman and Joo, son geniales, en verdad me encantan sus videos y realmente me gustaria que vinieran a mexico para tener la oportunidad de verlos en vivo, por lo visto hablan un poco español, pero no se preocupen, lo basico es: “tequila”, “comida” y “baño”, jeje, saludos desde sinaloa mexico y los esperamos por acà.
pues esto no es todo — tambien “tienes piernes de p… madre” y “me das un beso, preciosa?” es imprta, no? esperamos que vamos a estar en mexico en enero o febrero el proximo ano — pero no es fijo todavia.
No, my mother-in-law was not born twice (not that I know of), but we are staying at her place Saturday to Sunday and only return in the evening. So, as I said, no chance to come to Mainz and see you two
Indeed in Aachen people sneeze a lot, because it is known for its famous drizzle. Nowhere else does it drizzle so often, so nicely and nowhere else do people get a cold so often than in Aachen. Doesn’t that sound inviting?
So, once more my question: How about coming to Aachen and do a 3 concerts-3 countries weekend?
how about doing a 3 month residency in Aachen and living at you mother-in-laws appartment?;)
isn’t there any way you could visit sth.korea again?
I really really (x100) want to see your performances in person.
it’s not enought to watch those great performances on youtube!!!
it’s like a torture for me to check your newletter, knowing you’re not coming to korea!
언제 와요!! 오세요!! 와요!! 얼른요!!
No more torture– we should be coming next year, around April.
This is what really (x100) looks like:
WE are Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Really Stupid, and Masters of How to Waste Time.
I wanted to come to your concert in Mainz but it’s my mother-in-law’s birthday (and I already missed the last one). So no chance to go there, but is there maybe any chance you might come to Aachen one day? It’s a fantastic town, very nice old town centre, cobble stone pavement and a super-duper audience (including me and my friends:)
And if you are already in Aachen then you could also got to Liège in Belgium and Maastricht in the Netherlands, it’s all very near. So you could play to your german, dutch and belgian fans all in one weekend. Isn’t that great?
Was your mother-in-law born twice? Or over two days?
We are playing twice in Mainz, on consecutive days. Isn’t Aachen is a place where it hurts when you sneeze?
So a C, and E, and A walk into a bar…D:
ok you guys are too awesome for that joke…D:
No minors allowed???
Ich war am 14.07. in Lunz am See. Die Vorstellung hat mir sehr gut gefallen, obwohl ich sehr enttäuscht war, dass ihr Zwei gemeinsam so wenig gespielt habt.
Ich hoffe die Gelsen haben euch nicht all zu viel gestochen…
We needed a little shave. No worries.
But we played a lot together on the 15th!!!
When will we see the two of you in Norway?
soon we hope — keep on checking this website or best subscribe to our newsletter!
ok — seems I’m not that clever
this point goes to you,.……
nono, its just that WE are quite silly!
But we are only four — at least in Austria.
Never mind, the more love we can receive.
Quadro-Novsky= 4 Novsky.
We never said we were not stupid.
I love you two!
And we love all ten of you Novskys.
Just watched the Documentary on 3Sat and it was quite OK, the music was mediocre but I did grin once or twice at the Roger Moore sketch ( did I mention I am a James Bond Fan.. see my Website…)
I play the Bagpipes so do appreciate what Hard work goes into learning an Instrument, well most instruments.…I think too many people play Piano and Violin, don’t you?
If you ever come into Hannover then I may even come and see you play live, if nothing better is on TV that night of course.
No.…seriously… the Documentary was really quite OK.
well you are quite ok also;) yes, a lot of people do play piano and violin, but there can never be enough…and what a noise it would make if all the violinists would play bagpipe!
Hi Igudesman & Joo, We wanted to let you know that Pianomania is about to launch in the UK — we really like your scenes in the film. Also Erica Worth says hello. She is moderating a Q&A after the film with Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Robert Cibis. We’re tweeting about Pianomania and would love you to follow us and retweet if you can! Thank you, Vanessa and the More2Screen team
we will do our best — where do find your tweets — whats your tweet account name?
the last evening in lunz was fantastic! first the magic of hyung-ki‘s piano playing, then a very funny russian clubbing (sometimes nearly a tyrolean evening, but much better violin ) ), it was a great party, thanxxx a lot to you!!!!!!!
thanks natalie — too kind! we had a great time too…
When you come again to Portugal ?
again? we were just there 10 days ago girl! well, if someone hires us we will return!
I play the violin in a youth orchestra and we all love to watch your videos when we have free time during rehearsal; please come to Portland, Oregon!!! We have the oldest youth orchestra in America!! If you do come, you must visit the Portland Youth Philharmonic during one of our rehearsals or concerts!
the oldest youth orchestra — thats an oximoron, isnt it?
its like saying — we are the youngest elderly people, or that is the hottest ice cream or that is the most wonderful viola player…
anyway, we would love to come — convince your boss to hire us and we will be there
Can you come to Turkey Again =) pleeeaseee=)
we will be in Fazil Says festival in Antalya festival this year… date to be announced soon.
o zaman görüsürüz!
I recently discovered your music on YouTube, and it is amazing! I played Mozart Bond for my dad, and his reaction? “Nice song.” ha ha ha. He didn’t even realize they were 2 very different songs. So I suppose that is a compliment in that you mashed them together quite nicely! : )
Anyway, I hope you come to the USA sometime soon! It would be great to see a show in Ohio : )
Best of luck!
What, Mozart Bond is 2 different songs? WE thought its a nice song too… ah well, one learns every day. We also hope for Ohio one day.
Why are you ignoring Tel Aviv? Gidon Kremer, Julian Rachlin, Alexandra Soumm will perform together with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra next year. Do you need a special invitation?
Well, if they invite us, we will go there tomorrow!
When do you plan to play in Germany? Best would be the Area of Stuttgart!
we are playing in mainz end of august (28. and 29.)
Come to bloomington Indiana in the US at The IU school of music. I watched all your videos and want to see you for real!!!!!!!!! Have you ever seen or heard of Joshua Bell? Well Josh comes from bloomington.
actually, Josh is a good friend of ours and every time we are in the same country we party hard and long!
we would love to come to bloomington — maybe one day!
Hi! Good evening!
I just recovered that you guys speak German (I’m from Vienna)
Als allererstes möchte ich sagen, dass Ihre Shows einfach toll sind, einfach etwas Neues auszuprobieren, nicht jeder hat den Mut.
Ich wollte Sie, Herr Igudesman, ganz speziell mal was fragen. Ich spiele selbst auch Geige an und habe schlimmes Lampenfieber, was mich auch zu dem Gedanken geführt hat einfach aufzugeben und nicht mehr zu spielen, weil es mich einfach genervt hat, einerseits auf der Bühne “abzulosen” bzw. mich zu blamieren, andererseits wurde ich immer enttäuschter von mir selbst. Haben Sie vl irgendwelche Tipps??
yes, we do speak german and we live in vienna too, yipee!
concerning nerves — there are many ways to solve your nervousness during performance, but you have to find your own way. a great method is to play a lot. on the street. for your friends. for teachers. anywhere any time. there is nothing like routine! the other question is, how efficient your technique is. if its stable its a lot easier. then there is meditation, breathing exercises. some people need peace before, others like people around, its so individual! there are people who take homeopathic medicine, others even resort to drugs — not something we do, of course. you can try hypnosis, all kinds of therapy. kinesiology is very recomendable. in the end, its whatever works.
but remember to keep on playing a lot for public! if you manage to make them laugh, you and the audience will feel a lot more relaxed and then you can play something serious afterwards too!
Hello dear musicians!
I really adore your music. Please come to Belgium once again, I really want to see you live!
oh we will, we will, dont you worry!
come to america at the pepsi center. you would really enjoy america i promise you
Ooh– that might be difficult, as we are playing at the Coca Cola Center next door. well, perhaps we can get UHU and BOSTIK to merge the two Centers together. By the way, we know the secret ingredient that’s inside Coca-Cola. Bubbles.
please come to MILANO !!!
Just kidding. we love Milano. They sell a lot of shoes there.
We played in Teatro Ciak a few years ago. We will return…
Hi again, I forgot to say two things:
The first one, thanks for giving us such good moments like these, for a fair price. Here in Portugal ticket prices are stupidly high.
The second: I wanted you both to autograph my violin xD no, just kidding, but I wanted an autograph.
Anyway, loved the show. Keep on!
Please send us your violin in the post, and we will sign it and send it back, no strings attached.
When will you come to Germany? It would be so great to see you in Hamburg or Berlin!!!
We’d love to come to Germany as soon as possible– even more to watch the new great German Football team in action!
We will be in Mainz at the the end of August. We like eating Hamburgers and Berliners.
i love your concert im Espinho !
the credit card was the best !!!
you are breat , CARAGO !
The Credit Card– we never leave home without it. Priceless.
Speaking of credit cards, there are some very funny “Banned Mastercard” commercials on YouTube. Check them out. Hilarious.
hello Mr Igudesman and Mr Joo.
As I said to Mr Joo last night,your concert in Espinho was fantastic, and we ( me and may frinds ) enjoyed it very much.
While you were autographing, I spoke with Mr Joo and he said me that a trombone is like a watermelon. he said me this becouse I said to him that I play trombone. I asked to Mr Joo why he said that and he said me to go home and think about it becouse was a difficult question. I’ve already thought about it and I can’t find the answer. I’ve also asked to my trombone teacher and he also don’t know the answer.
And if it is possible, I wish Mr Joo answer me this question because, as he said, is very difficult.
Congratulations for your work
Today’s investigation is: Why a Trombone is like a Water Melon?
Imagine you have a piece of paper and only a pencil. Whether you can draw or not, you are asked to draw a musical instrument that would look like no other musical instrument, regardless of how badly you draw it. What would you draw? A xylophone? Could look like a Marimba. A piano? Could look like a harpsichord. A clarinet? Could be an oboe. Is that a saxophone or a double bassoon?, cello or double bass?, a harp or a sowing kit?
BUT, a trombone can only look like a trombone.
Now, imagine the same task with a piece of fruit. You only have a pencil, remember. Strawberry? Could be a raspberry. Banana, a crescent moon? Starfruit– a starfish or a national emblem? Pineapple, a weird hairstyle? But a slice of water melon. And notice the emphasis on “Slice”. If you draw a water melon in a sliced shape with those black seeds, it will unmistakably be a water melon.
NOW– if you have coloured pencils, even easier to draw an unquestionable watermelon. Green, Pink, and Black Seeds. You’re Rembrandt!
If we could include examples, we would, but try it for yourself, or on your friends. Tell them to draw a water melon, or you draw a water melon, and ask them to guess what it is.
Same with the trombone.
Now you know why a trombone is like a water melon.
This is what music is all about. Life is the serious part…
We loved Portugal. Thank You for being such a wonderful fantastic phenomenal audience. We are now listening to Cristina Branco, Carlos Paredes, Argentina Santos, and Amalia Rodrigues 24/7.
I was in your concert today in Espinho, and it was simply AWESOME!
I’m sorry you had to deal with the portuguese punctuality (which obviously doesn’t exist, as you saw), but I loved your performance (the credit card sketch is GENIOUS).
I hope that you had time to taste some portuguese food, because if you came to Porto and you didn’t eat a Francesinha, it was as if you went to the Vatican and didn’t see the Pope :p
Looking forward for your next show in Portugal,
We ate Francesinha, Bifana, Bacalau, Vinho Verde, Ginja, Pasteis de Belen, which is the best ***********ing thing in the universe, and a whole lot of other yummy stuff.
When we went to the Vatican, we did not see the pope. However, we saw the head of the Vatican Bank playing golf inside a tiny chamber. Obrigado, Portugal for a great experience.
sorry forgot something ;D
kommt nach München biiiitte <3
ah, so we are being specific… hmmm, okay then!
I saw a few videos on youtube and I’d really like to go to one of your shows. Come to Germany please. I’d love to see your show.
end of august in mainz — be there or be square! or circular.
Просто у меня мама с сестрой тоже хотели пойти:)
I am green!
I am from Uruguay, is planning to make a tour of South America? I do not ask them to come to Uruguay because it is a very small country.
But passing through Argentina or Brazil would be more than enough to see them live.
A big hug from this side of the world.
we both love uruguay, so we do hope to play there one day… and well done in the world cup — fantastic playing!
Will you come to Tokyo again next year? I have watched your performances both from youtube and your DVD and I am thirsty for your live performance! I know you were here last year, but unfortunately I missed it 0_0… Please come again! You two are just amazing! Keep it up!
ps, one question, I am going to get the DVD of Cyberconductor, I just wonder is there a DVD of The Rise and Fall of the Classical Musician that you were with Mr.Kremer? Or any other DVDs?
hi jospeh — yes we hope to return to tokyo next year! there is no new dvd out yet, buit maybe soon?
Здравствуйте, Меня зовут Адама, сама из Южной Кореи, но живу вМоскве
Я сегодня посмотрела ваш концерт “A Little Nightmare music” и хочу сказать, что вы просто изумительны! Как это я до сих пор жила без вас!!!)))
Искренне желаю вам здоровья как физического, так и душевного и счастья в личной жизни и, чтобы ваша муза никогда не покидала вас!
Mr. Joo, do you speak Korean? Well… I hope yes!
두분 다 21세기 최고의 뮤지션이자, 연극 배우라고 생각 합니다! “A Little Nightmare Music” 동영상을 우연히 인터넷에서 찾아서 봤는데, 보는 내내 너무 흥미롭고, 색다르고 해서 정말 푹 빠져서 봤습니다! 러시아 모스크바에 올 예정은 없으신가요? 오시면 꼭 보러 가겠습니다!!!
좋은 작품 만드셔서 정말 감사합니다!
well, we are playing in st petersburg in novemeber and in suth korea, probably next year… so maybe we get to see you?
You should come to New Mexico. I know it’s in the middle of sad, fat little America, but if you come to Santa Fe, there are plenty of creative, incredible people (who are a bit higgledy-piggledy in the brain, I won’t lie) who love your work and there are many others here who will end up loving it, too. Regards from one higgledy-piggledy to another.
how did you know we are higgledy-piggledy? who told you? and what on earth does it even mean?