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Music Bridges Kazakhstan-USA
Merkin Hall
Marat Bisengaliev, Violon; Temirzhan Yerkhavov ,Piano; New American Chamber Orchestra, Yuval Waldman, conductor

The New American Chamber Orchestra played a tremendously varied concert at Merkin Hall on November 20th. Led by the excellent Yuval Waldman, the concert celebrated Kazakhstan’s Independence Day…Three composers from Kazakhstan and four from America were represented.
Mr. Marat Bisengaliev, the violin soloist, had a splendid tone and great dynamics. He is certainly a major talent.
The world premiere of Serkebayev’s Piano Concerto Number 3 for strings, percussion and violin was the right choice to end the evening. Pianists Terirzhan Yerzhanov gave a towering performance of this serious concerto, as did percussionist James Neglia…Mr. Waldman and his small group did a fine job in this grandly virtuosic piece.
-Andre Gauthier


Reviews for Yuval Waldman
Business and Government, Alamaty, Kazakhstan. “Waldman is an overwhelming violinist and conductor…he gets something from an orchestra in a few hours that many conductors get only after working with them for years…one might say that he is a missionary of world music…when he plays the notes [they] touch the human essence.”


Kazahk Pravda, Alamaty, Kazakhstan.. “You can call Yuval Waldman the master of composing programs…The artist showed unusual ability to understand other musical worlds…he played like he had played [Kazakh] music all his life, with great individuality and understanding…deafening applause…


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