Music I Am #25 – Daniel Kurganov, violin flâneur

The moment when you knew you wanted to be a musician:

After seeing the film The Pianist.

An important skill for a career in music that does not have anything to do with an instrument or making music:

There are many things that qualify more as personality traits, which can be mutable (though usually not). But in terms of actual skills, I would say learning how to manage money, and learning about the audio/video recording process.

Two ways you stay motivated:

Listening to my favorite pieces of music or favorite musicians & reading a piece I love but have never studied.

Latest Project:

The Brahms Age – the complete Violin Sonatas of Johannes Brahms played on historical instruments (hänssler Classic, HC22081) coming out this summer.

What inspired it:

My enduring connection and aptitude for the music of Brahms is inspired by his unique fusion intense and sensitive romanticism, which provides a vehicle to exhibit the expressive abilities of the violin, and his Bach-influenced architecture that transcends the violin.

Who’s on it:

Myself and Constantine Finehouse





How do you discover new music?

YouTube and recommendations.

One living and one dead musician that deserves more attention:

Living: Shunske Sato

Dead: Alexander Labko

Where can we find you online?

Youtube or on facebook


Upcoming Event you’d like to share?

Next is a little concert featuring Korngold and Rachmaninoff Piano Trios @ Brookhaven in Lexington on May 16 (with Jonathan Senik, piano and Joan Herget, cello)

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