Ljova Music

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Ljova has recorded with Yo-Yo Ma & The Silkroad Ensemble, arranged for The Kronos Quartet, Natalia Lafourcade, Alondra de la Parra, Gustavo Santaolalla, has released ten albums, penned dozens of film scores and more. Convenient Manhattan studio or mobile worldwide.

LJOVA (Lev Zhurbin) [ˈˈljɒvə (lɛv ʒʊərˈbiːn]) was born in 1978 in Moscow, Russia, and moved to New York with his parents, composer Alexander Zhurbin and writer Irena Ginzburg, in 1990. He divides his time between composing for the concert stage, contemporary dance & film, leading his own ensemble LJOVA AND THE KONTRABAND, as well as a busy career as a freelance violist, violinist & musical arranger. Among recent projects are commissions from the City of London Sinfonia, The Louisville Orchestra, a new work for Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, a string quartet for Brooklyn Rider, a clarinet quintet for Art of Élan, and works for The Knights, Sybarite5 and A Far Cry, as well arrangements for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, tenor Javier Camarena, conductors Gustavo Dudamel and Alondra de la Parra, the Mexican songwriter Natalia Lafourcade, Argentine composer/guitarist Gustavo Santaolalla. Ljova frequently collaborates with choreographers Aszure Barton, Damian Woetzel, Christopher Wheeldon, Katarzyna Skarpetowska (with Parsons Dance). Ljova is the author of more than 120 compositions for classical, jazz, and folk ensembles, as well as scores to numerous feature, documentary, and short films.

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Gear Highlights
  • Neumann microphones
  • RME pre-amps
  • plus six or 7 violins and violas of all shapes and sizes
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