Internationally Acclaimed Artists Taking Classical Music to a New Dimension
Ian & Ani Duo: Ian Maksin & Ani GogovaFacebook Twitter Website Music on iTunes Music on Amazon
iAN&ANi Duo is a Chicago-based cello and piano duo comprised of Russian cellist Ian Maksin and Bulgarian pianist Ani Gogova. In a little over a year since inception, iAN&ANi have performed over 50 concerts in different parts of the USA and in Europe. Their performances have been broadcast on National Public Radio in the USA, Bulgarian National Radio and well as Russian Radio. They have performed at several international festivals including Apollonia in Sozopol, Bulgaria. Last spring, their multimedia production Tango Obsession was sold out for 8 consecutive nights at Chopin Theatre in Chicago. iAN&ANi’s debut album TANGO PLUS came out in October 2012 and featured new arrangements for cello and piano of Astor Piazzolla’s music, as well as works by Ravel, Ginastera, De Falla, Rodion Shchedrin and a world premiere of a work by Chicago-based composer Ilya Levinson commissioned by the duo.
Dancer Kara Zimmerman
Kara was born in Hershey, PA and started dancing at age 8. Prior to joining the Joffrey Ballet, she also danced with the Pacific Northwest Ballet School on full scholarship and as a senior soloist with Cincinnati Ballet.
Dancer Lucas Segovia
Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lucas has performed since the age of 16 and toured across the world with Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company, and as principal dancer with Julio Bocca’s Ballet Argentina.
Our Lives Within Classical Music
Internationally acclaimed piano duo iAN&ANi (cellist Ian Maksin and pianist Ani Gogova) perform music of Maurice Ravel, Rosion Shchedrin and Astor Piazzolla and share personal stories of the impact classical music has had on their lives and those of their audience. They are joined by guest artists, dancers Lucas Segovia and Kara Zimmerman, courtesy of the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago.