JOCHEN BRUSCH & FINN ELIAS SVIT 

A review from a school concert:

 

SCHOOL ON HELSINGE SCHOOL March 1996:

ANIMALS IN THE MUSIC.

 

Preliminary presented Finn and Jochen themselves: Guitar and violin, it was about.

A chat with the kids. Nice and easy. The children were immediately curious. Was it Jochens small accent that gave this blow from the big world?

 

They took their places. Finn seated. Jochen below. The children sang along to "See the little starling". Between verses conjured musicians in free expression with variations on the melody, which finally got a sad twist of the moll. We were fine in time with the animals in the music.

 

There was "Dance of the Mosquitos", "The Bumblebee", "The  Canary", where Jochen demonstrated violin incredible opportunities.

 

There was an elephant ballet for solo guitar and succeeded Finn to use the instrument almost like a small orchestra that is to keep going in both melody, chords, rhythm section and bass. There was kuk-kuk (cuckoo); a charming little piece of music by the French composer Louis Claude Daquin (1694 -1772) .There was the Swan. Incredible - Jochen was the Swan. And if Finn had been water on the guitar, so the swan had not been able to swim so beautifully about.

 

It was refreshing to follow the way the musicians tackled guess rounds on:

What animal is it? What do you say? A bee. No. What do you say? A mosquito. Yes. Not something something: It can be as might also be something right in. Oh no. Here you go. True upshot. How! The children were immediately with these rules that created fun and good entertainment.

 

The concert through showed Finn and Jochen ensemble of high class. Apart from the basic layout: Jochen standing, song leader with violin, Finn sitting accompaniment with guitar.

 

They juggle, tamper with the musical substance and presenting a richly varied ensemble, which greatly entertained the children's interest caught.

 

Towards the end of the concert, we had reached into a sort of workshop-like situation. There was a time in music, lots of temperament in the air: Jochen played, gesticulating, directed, gave tips, "again", "view", etc., a multi-performances with violin and body language, the children gave spontaneously expressed great joy in being Cast.

 

Big applause for the musicians, encore and autograph-writing rounded the highly successful concert.

CV – DUO BRUSCH & SVIT

 

Frederic Chopin once exclaimed: "There is nothing lovelier than the sound of a guitar - except for the sound of two guitars!" With all due respect for the honourable Maestro, we would like to claim that the sound of a guitar together with a violin is even lovelier. So, in 1992, we decided to prove the charm of this combination of instruments, and created our duo.

 

RECORDINGS :

 

TREASURES for violin and guitar 1996

MORE TREASURES for violin and guitar 1998

BAROUQE TRESURES - 1999

HOMMAGE AUX DANMARK 2003

ANIMALS IN MUSIC 2006

FAMOUS KEYBOARDWORKS BY BACH for violin and guitar 2010

SCHUBERT & PAGANINI for violin and guitar 2014

 

About the Duo:

 

The Jochen Brusch & Finn Svit Duo has given concerts all over Denmark and numerous places in Germany, as well as festival appearances, master classes and recitals in many other European and USA countries. Their many school concerts - with programs such as the popular "Musical Animals" - have thrilled thousands of young audience members, both in Denmark and abroad. Among the many enthusiastic supporters of the duo's music, one of the most prominent was Yehudi Menuhin, the legendary violin virtuoso, who gave the duo his warmest recommendation.

 

CV - Jochen Brusch:

Jochen Brusch has given recitals in most European countries and has appeared on several occasions in the USA, performing, for instance, the entire Bach solo violin repertoire. He has recorded and published more than 100 pieces on CD and has received glowing reviews for his work. His teaching duties include courses, seminars and lectures at university level. Jochen Brusch plays a violin copied from Paganini's famous Guarneri.

 

 

HOHENZOLLERICSHE Zeitung:

Clear and very honestly is the language Jochen Brusch and Finn Svit invites the public .... The audience clapped, stomped and whistled for the best concert ever on Schloss Lindich. "

 

FLENSBORG AVIS:

"The two musicians are deeply committed to the repertoire, they love to play, and they love to communicate. They manage to create closeness in the experience. An intimate concert a great experience."

 

 

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