The temptation to build a bridge between these two universes is permanent. Misha and I have had such a pleasure in making music together: Transforming, decomposing, recomposing, juxtaposing beautiful elements of classical compositions - looking, though with modesty, at some painters in history who revisited masters.
For Misha Alperin and Mikhail Rudy the music of Bach, Mozart, Schumann and Debussy et al can represent a starting rather than a finishing point, and their improvisations are a teasing and sophisticated mix of the urgan and elegiac.
Gramophone – Bryce Morrison
Double Dream is an exhilarating, liberated outing. Rudy writes that « nowadays it takes some courage to break the rules ». Music lovers should be happy that these two musicians have that courage.
Australian Stage – Chris May
They play this programme in the major venues - Londres King’s Place, Paris Théâtre du Trianon, Nanterre Maison de la musique, Paris Collège des Bernardins, Oslo Théâtre, Copenhagen Jazz Festival - and at such festivals as Sully sur Loire, La Moutte, Sydney, Montenegro, Jersey iFestival.