You might think there is not much in common between Bach and Klezmer, or between Jazz and traditional Russian music. Yet the TransAtlantic Duo of Alexander Paperny (balalaika) and Vladimir Fridman (guitar and vocals) commands their instruments with virtuosity to seamlessly bring together all these diverse music styles in their exploration of the world’s musical heritage.
Alexander and Vladimir have been working together for a long time. In Moscow,Russia (1992-1998) they played together in eccentric show group Jazz Balalaika, with which they toured all over the world and recorded several CDs. At the same time, they performed as duo, playing a variety of music, from traditional Russian melodies to Astor Piazzolla tangos.