Vladimir & Anton Live Out Now
The brothers have been busy touring the UK as special guests of superstar diva soprano Katherine Jenkins, and have also played a special concert at the Slovakian Embassy in London as part of the Euros 2016, as well as guesting at the prestigious Isle Of Wight festival.
The album draws heavily on popular Russian classical music, as Vladimir and Anton have been inspired by the adventures of their paternal Grandfather Nikolaj who was born in Moscow in 1925.
The repertoire draws on material that Nikolaj would have played, old Russian folk tunes and romances like “I Met You”, “Dark Eyes” and “Dark Is The Night” mixed with pieces that resonate with Vladimir and Anton. “Theme from Cheburashka” celebrates an iconic Russian classic cartoon character - part monkey, part bear-cub - who the boys grew up watching on TV, while “Those Were The Days” is revisited as the piece Anton used to proffer when asked by friends “can you please play something we know?”
The album also includes well-known pieces by Prokofiev, Rimsky-Korsakov and Shostakovich for a thrilling Trans-Siberian musical adventure from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok.
Now resident in Ireland for more than ten years, Vladimir Jablokov has established himself as one of the brightest young stars on the Irish classical scene, with concerts and recordings that show his love of both classical and contemporary music.
Meanwhile, younger brother Anton has completed his Masters degree with honours at the acclaimed Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, and is now studying for a solo diploma.
To celebrate the album release, Vladimir & Anton will be setting out on their biggest Irish tour so far:
4th October The Stock House, Trim, Co. Meath.
5th October Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh.
6th October Triskel Arts Centre, Cork.
8th October Black Box, Galway.
21st October Theatre Royal, Waterford.
26th October The National Concert Hall, Dublin.
28th October University Concert Hall, Limerick.
24th November Iontas Arts Centre, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan.
25th November Birr Theatre and Arts Centre, Birr, Co. Offaly.
26th November Mullingar Arts Centre, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.
27th November The Grain Store, Ballymaloe, Co. Cork.
1st December Ramor Theatre, Virginia, Co. Cavan.
2nd December Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
3rd December Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford.
4th December Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford.
Tickets for all shows are on sale now, see vladimiranton.com for full details.