Chicago-based iAn & ANi Duo, comprised of Russian cellist Ian Maksin and Bulgarian pianist Ani Gogova, will perform at Grand Valley’s next Arts at Noon Series, Wednesday, March 12, from noon-1 p.m. in Cook-DeWitt Center, Allendale Campus. The series is open to the public with free admission.
In a little over a year since their inception, iAN & ANi have performed more than 50 concerts in the U.S. and Europe, at several international festivals, and in broadcasts on National Public Radio, Bulgarian National Radio and Russian Radio.
Their debut album, “Tango Plus,” released October 2012, features new arrangements for cello and piano of Astor Piazzolla’s music, as well as works by Ravel, Ginastera, DeFalla, Rodio Shchedrin, and a world premiere of a work by award-winning Chicago composer Ilya Levinson commissioned by the duo.
More information at (616) 331-3484 or www.gvsu.edu/music.