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@Percussion - 278 - Vivi Vassileva

April 1, 2021


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Hosts: Casey Cangelosi, Ben Charles, and Ksenija Komljenović, Karli Viña
Intro music by Reese Maultsby -

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0:11 intro
1:22 today in music history: Sergei Rachmaninoff and Jeff Porcaro birthdays; Scott Joplin dies; Scott Weiland leaves Velvet revolver; John Lennon and Yoko Ono form “Newtopia,” announce dual sex change operation
6:20 welcome Vivi Vassileva!
9:05 Vivi’s current goings on with COVID, Corigliano concerto performance cancelled, new opera
14:45 John Corigliano’s percussion concerto, Conjurer
22:40 learning a new piece quickly and adapting to different practice situations
32:30 studying with Peter Sadlo and Martin Grubinger and career advice
39:42 matteorenzipercussion Instagram question: criteria for selecting repertoire for competitions
43:46 Vivi’s favorite repertoire
44:42 Casey Cangelosi’s Bad Touch
49:03 studying with Martin Grubinger and his busy schedule
51:51 Jessi Guo question about Chakras
56:45 What is undesirable to do on the day of a concert?
58:55 What do you eat on the day of a concert? Pre concert rituals?
1:03:58 international differences in repertoire choices?
1:09:59 Karli’s percussion and bassoon repertoire, more on chamber music
1:14:01 “The Bulgarian rehearsal”