Schifanoia is ready to record its first CD!
We need your help for a recording of wonderful duets by Telemann, Quantz and Philidor. Want to help? Keep reading
We have a wonderful repertoire which has been tested and approved in numerous concerts in Europe and Brazil, we have a recording team on board, we have great ideas for the CD booklet and numerous awaiting fans!
But... we need help raising the funds!
Flashback to 1998: at 14, we met at the Early Music Festival of Juiz de Fora (Brazil). There and then we sight read all six 1727 Telemann duets, already marking the ones we 'loved' and the ones we 'didn't-love-as-much'.
Natives of cities which are 1148km apart (BrasÃlia and Rio de Janeiro), at first we would only meet in festivals twice a year. We then moved to Brussels and The Hague (139km apart), which made it much easier for us to meet every now and then to once again re-read our favorite duets, and discover new ones.
In 2009, then both finally living in the same city, we finally decided to turn this spontaneous duo playing into something serious and the rest is history! We have played over 30 concerts of our favorite repertoire, to really get to know the pieces, and also to fine-tune our playing with each other.
We have enthusiastic audiences both in Brazil and The Netherlands, and from time to time we are asked 'where can I buy your CD', to which we always have an embarrassed smile of 'it's still to come'...
So, to celebrate knowing and playing with each other for 15 years, and as a consolidation of our work as a duo, we have planned a beautiful CD, with all of our 'best hits' from this musical friendship: Telemann (of course!), Quantz (a recent friend) and Philidor (which will make your hearts melt).
Now to the nitty-gritty: recordings cost money. *SIGH* And the one thing we did not manage to do in the last 15 years was become millionaires...
In order to record and produce this CD we have to cover expenses with:
- preparation of scores, travel costs, instrument revamp
- recording engineers and producer
- cover work
- pressing of the CDs
- new CD-worthy pictures
- and last but not least, a beautiful release concert
We have put it all on pencil, and it adds up to 5500 EURO. *quick moment for our heads to spin*
But we think we can make it, with your help!
We have until January 7, 2013 to raise all this money and then we will be on our way to recording and distributing what we hope will be a beautiful CD. We hope to have the CD ready to be packed as Christmas gifts for December 2013.
Check all the donation categories on the right-hand side and please spread the word to your friends, family, neighbors, colleagues, 'cachorro', 'papagaio', 'jacarÃ©'... we will be forever grateful and you will have been an important part of this project.
More information about us, including our bios, as well as audio tracks, videos, pictures and upcoming concerts can be found on our website www.schifanoia.net
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We will keep you updated on how things are going and we hope to be able to present you with a beautiful CD next year!
InÃªs & Isabel